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    Diamond, Multi-Stone, Gold Moretto Clip-Brooch
    The blackamoor clip-brooch features carved ebony, enhanced by an antique cushion-shaped diamond measuring 5.00 x 4.50 mm and rose-cut diamonds, accented by round-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, round, complemented by cushion and emerald-cut emeralds, carved jasper and green glass, set in 18k gold. Gross weight 20.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/16 inches x 1-1/4 inches

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: I
    Shape(s): Antique Cushion, Rose
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Emerald, Tsavorite, Sapphire, Ebony, Jasper
    Shape(s): Emerald-cut, Round-cut, Carved
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good


    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse. The colored stones have chips, nicks, and/or abrasions. The two glass stones are emerald-cut and round-cut. The "moretto" is an item of jewelry that best encapsulates the classical image of Shakespeare’s Othello and the refined goldsmith’s techniques of 18th-century Venice. Dressed in his characteristic clothes and turban, the blackamoor, or "moretto", is embellished by the infinite styles and combinations that make each piece unique. Circa 1960.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    29th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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