The Personal Archive of Louis Osman, Goldsmith and Architect

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Date of Auction: 27th March 2018

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £300 - £500

Louis Osman Archive: Four jewellery designs, comprising designs for a sodalite and sapphire collar necklace and pendant, an azurite and diamond suite, a dioptase and gold necklace and a gold and solitaire diamond pendant, on white, light and dark grey A1 and A2 paper, in pen, pencil, crayon, watercolour and gold leaf, the first two signed and dated. £300-500


The azurite suite and dioptase necklace were designed by Louis for his beloved wife Dilys in 1978. It would appear that they were never executed, although a similar pair of dioptase earrings were made and now belong to Louis and Dilys’s daughter.

The solitaire diamond pendant was designed and made by Louis for Mrs Maurice Jenkins in 1975.