March 24, 2011 | Tiffany and Company. Shreve, Crump and Low. Black, Starr and Frost. Marcus and Company. Gorham. Raymond C. Yard. These are just a few of the prominent jewelry retailers supplied by the German-born New York jeweler Gustav Manz in the first decades of the twentieth century. Hitherto little known, Manz's work is examined in "Where credit is due: The life and jewelry of Gustav Manz" by Courtney Bowers, in the September-October 2010 issue of ANTIQUES. But his clients during his peak years-between about 1910 and 1925-were too numerous to document there. The listing that follows, collated from Manz's business records at Winterthur, along with the number of sales he made to each, shows why. Though Manz's mark almost never appears on a piece, his jewelry is definitely out there to be found.
|GUSTAV MANZ (number of sales are approximate due to incomplete, illegible and sheer volume of notes)|
|Tiffany& Company, New York||531|
|Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston||117|
[Compiled by Bill Stern, Executive Director at the Museum of California Design, Los Angeles. Originally published in "Curator's Eye" in Modern Magazi» View All