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    Mikimoto Cultured Pearl, White Gold, Sterling Silver Brooches
    Pearls: Cultured pearls measuring 5.00 mm - 8.50 mm
    Metal: 14k white gold; sterling silver
    Marked: Makers mark for Mikimoto
    Gross Weight: 23.40 grams
    Dimensions: 1-13/16 x 1-5/8 inches and 2-1/8 x 1-1/4 inches

    Property of a Fort Worth Collector


    Estimate: $1,000 - up.

    Condition Report*: Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Round
    Color: Cream
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 23
    Size: 4.50 - 8.50 mm


    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Accompanied by a signed Mikimoto box. The 14k gold brooch weighs 12.86 grams.
    Mikimoto: The name Mikimoto is synonymous with the highest quality Japanese cultured pearls available. Its founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, was an early pioneer in the concept of pearl farming. While he was not the first to invent the culturing process, Mikimoto did refine it, patenting his technique. He is recognized as the master of the culturing process. The need for culturing pearls arose out of the demise of the natural pearl market in 1930, when over-fishing and pollution devastated pearl beads. Today, cultured pearls are farmed worldwide with Japan, China, Australia and Thailand the leading producers.

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    22nd Tuesday 8:50 pm CT
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    22nd Tuesday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Jewelry & Timepieces Session
    (Lots 74001-74048) - 9:00 PM Central Time, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
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