Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (15 September 2020)

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £7,000

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

An 18ct gold amethyst and diamond set suite, by George Weil, 1970s, comprising hinged bangle, ring and earrings, each composed of abstract clusters of textured triangular panels, triangular-cut amethysts and brilliant-cut diamond accents, the bracelet signed ‘G. Weil’ and stamped ‘18ct’, the ring centred with an oval mixed-cut amethyst and stamped with maker’s mark (rather indistinct) and ‘18c’, the earrings with clip and post fittings and hallmarked for London 1976, signed and with maker’s mark ‘GW’, earring length 34.5mm, ring size O. £6,000-£8,000

Footnote

George Weil was born in Vienna in 1938, part of a Jewish family who fled Antwerp for London in 1939. He trained as a jeweller and spent some time at St Martins' School of Art. His jewellery shows strong sculptural influences, reminiscent of the work of his contemporary Andrew Grima. The textured gold and asymmetric forms are typical characteristics of the British goldsmiths of the 1960s. Weil closed his jewellery studio in 1979 and later emigrated to Israel where he continued to work as a sculptor and artist.