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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


    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

    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

    Metals:
    Gold

    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".

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    *Reserve Not Met. A reserve has been posted on this lot, but no bids have met the reserve. The next bid will meet the reserve.

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 2:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    10 Days 20h 15m 49s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: 9
    Page Views: 137

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    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 2 - Signature® Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55318-55765) - 3:00 PM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Reserve Amount:
    $2,000
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