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    Diamond, Sapphire, Shell, Gold Brooch, Verdura
    Stones: Full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.55 carats; sapphire cabochons; Lion's paw shell
    Metal: 18k gold
    Marked: Verdura
    Gross Weight: 58.63 grams
    Dimensions: 3 inches x 3 inches

    The Jewelry Collection of a Lady


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Shell, Sapphire
    Shape(s): Oval
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: This is an iconic brooch by Verdura. The brooch is completed by a double pinstem and trumpet clasp. Accompanied by a signed box. Marked 18K, CG.
    Verdura: The Sicilian Duke of Verdura, Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, began his career in 1926 as a costume jewelry designer for Coco Chanel. He left her Paris locale to work for Paul Flato in the United States. In 1939, Verdura opened the first of his salons where his love of nature could be fully displayed. It was reflected in his signature designs: the scallop shell, the frame, and the wing. He created animals and figures utilizing shells, diamonds, and enamel. His fame and influence impacted both the jewelry industry and fashion worlds. Verdura is single handedly credited for renewing interest in enameled jewels. He also implemented the rope motif in modern jewelry, a first. Verdura sold his business and retired to London, where he died in 1978. The company continues to produce fabulous jewels based upon Verdura’s original artwork.

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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    May
    3rd Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    May
    3rd Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    13 Days 19h 25m 13s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: 32
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55309) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, May 3, 2021.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $12,500
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