Andrew Grima | Tom Scott

Carved Diamond and Agate Choker

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October 6, 06:10 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


Tom Scott for Andrew Grima

b. 1946

Carved Diamond and Agate Choker

1987, unique, signed GRIMA, TES (Tom Scott), 750, British hallmark for 1987 on back of pendant; GRIMA 750 on back of choker

white gold, diamond, and agate choker with a natural hollow center

Pendant: 1 15⁄16 by 3 in.; 4.9 by 7.5 cm.

Choker circumference: 14 7⁄16 in.; 36.7 cm

Oak Gem, Florida, 2019

Private Collection, United States

Tom Scott (1921–2007) discovered three-dimensional design in precious metals when he began studying silversmithing and jewelry at the Hornsby College of Art under Gerda Flockinger. Scott shared workshops with and was therefore inspired by various craftspeople during the early part of his career before he went on to become of one of Grima’s key goldsmiths. He remained independent while working with the artist, and when Grima sold his business in 1986 to move to Switzerland, Scott continued to make pieces for him in Britain. For export hallmarking requirements, Scott applied his own TS hallmark on pieces and put the Grima stamp alongside. This Carved Diamond and Agate Choker is clearly a Scott for Grima piece, unique enough for the artist to put his own delicate flair on Grima's fondness for natural, rough, and imperfect stones.