Jewelry Fashion Reports
Jewelry of the Gilded Age on display in Ohio
Akron, Ohio--Jewelry exhibit Finer Things: Jewelry & Accessories from the 1880s-1930s, will be open at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens here on April 1.
Stan Hywet is the former home of F. A. Seiberling, the co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The 65-room mansion (below) is the sixth largest home in the United States.
The focus of the exhibition is to display the types of jewelry that Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, might have worn during the time they lived at Stan Hywet. While the pieces that will be showcased did not actually belong to the Seiberlings, the jewelry is appropriate in style to the time period and of the quality that people of wealth may have owned.
Wherever possible, photographs of the Seiberlings will be shown near pieces that closely resemble the jewelry being worn in the picture.
The jewelry periods that will be represented in the exhibition are late Victorian, Edwardian, arts and crafts, art nouveau and art deco. An early 20th century brooch, a pocket watch and a turn-of-the-century intaglio necklace by New York City goldsmith Gustav Manz (below) are to be included in the exhibit.
This silver, moonstone and opal pendant necklace (below) by C.R. Ashbee/Guild of Handicraft (circa 1900) will also be on display at the Stan Hywet.
A gold and amethyst ring by Carl Schon (below) from the early 20th century is part of the exhibition.
This highly stylizing silver brooch by Shreve & Co. (circa 1910) will be showcased.
The curator for the exhibit will be jewelry historian Elyse Zorn Karlin, co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts. The exhibition will run through Oct. 7.
Additional information can be found by contacting Donna Spiegler at firstname.lastname@example.org.