25th Jan, 2023 11:00 EST

The Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan

 
  Lot 18
 

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Robert Heitmann (American, b. 1922)
Needlepoint Roundel for Tiffany & Co., USA, circa 1970

Gold Lurex thread roundel on painted open weave panel, set in stained wood and brass frame
Unmarked

H: 55, W: 41, D: 1 1/2 in.

Provenance

Property from the Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

Gold Lurex thread roundel on painted open weave panel, set in stained wood and brass frame
Unmarked

Provenance

Property from the Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan

Note

Robert Heitmann (American, b. 1922) was an illustrator and window dresser in New York, and one of Erica Wilson's students. He worked with the visual merchandising team at Tiffany & Co. for many years, and the present lot was created by Heitmann for display in the jeweler's Fifth Avenue store windows. According to Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches, Wilson and Vladimir Kagan saw this needlepoint roundel in the window at Tiffany & Co., and Kagan purchased it for Wilson as a Christmas gift. For several decades, it was installed in the entrance hall of Wilson and Kagan's Park Avenue apartment.

Published

Linda Eaton and Anne Hilker, Erica Wilson: A Life In Stitches, Winterthur, 2020, fig. 2.13 (the present lot illustrated)

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