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Garth’s in Ohio is auctioning jewelry designed by Mary Ann Scherr from a private collection. Pieces will be available in their auction this Thursday, Dec. 1.
Mary Ann Scherr's jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including The Vatican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, Goldsmith Hall in London, The Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Archives in Washington, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private collections.
Mary Ann's voluminous resume includes seven decades of work as a designer, metal smith, jeweler, educator and studio artist. Subsequent to WWII, she was the first woman to be hired by Ford Motor Company's automotive division, and she designed for other corporations, including Goodyear, Alcoa, and US Steel. She owns patents for her design of body monitors, and copyrights for processes such as the instant photo etching of metals. She pioneered the use of exotic metals in adornment, stainless steel, rare earth metals, aluminum and mild steels.
Mary Ann was a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and an Honorary Associate of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London. She was on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dan Rather's Evening News, and NBC's That's Incredible, and has been featured in over 25 books and magazines.
Mary Ann’s unique designs and use of metal work in jewelry have garnered attention by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs throughout the world.
Jewelry Collection designed by Mary Ann Scherr, Internationally acclaimed designer, educator and goldsmith
Dec. 1 @ 6 PM ; Preview throughout this week
Absentee and online bidding is available.