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    Fluorite, Coral, Diamond, Gold Earrings, Tony Duquette
    The earrings feature oval-shaped fluorite measuring 18.05 x 12.75 x 10.28 mm and 17.85 x 13.00 x 8.48 mm and weigh a total of approximately 26.00 carats, enhanced by oval-shaped coral cabochons ranging in size from 6.60 x 4.90 mm to 7.00 x 5.50 mm, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Tony Duquette. Gross weight 34.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-3/8 inches
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced or non-pierced ears


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    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Fluorite, Coral
    Shape(s): Oval
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Absolutely vibrant! The earrings are completed by collapsible posts and omega clip backs. Marked Tony Duquette 18k. minor nicks and abrasions to fluorite, several coral cabochons have cavities on the surface.
    Tony Duquette: Born in Los Angeles, Tony Duquette started his artist life in the theatre. After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute and free-lancing for various designers, he quickly established himself as one of the leading designers in Los Angeles. He was the first American artist to have a one-man showing at the Louvre. This would be the first of many solo exhibitions. Through the 1960’s and 70’s, the Duquette’s (wife Elizabeth, whom he married in 1949, was an artist, his muse, and life collaborator), traveled the world creating private oasis interiors for notables such as Doris Duke, Norton Simon and a castle in Ireland for Elizabeth Arden. Additionally, he designed interiors for commercial and public spaces, including a monumental exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry at Exposition Park. His love of opulence, whether it be in exotic fabrics, hides, feathers, objects d’art from South East Asia, recycled and found objects brightly spray-painted, to gems; bold, colorful and unabashedly combined were always his vision. He never stopped creating fantasy living spaces, art and jewelry. At the time of his death at age 85 in 1999, he was in the midst of working on the interiors in the Palazzo Brandolini in Venice and a jewelry collection for Gucci. His work is carried on by his longtime business and design partner, Hutton Wilkinson, recreating from Duquette’s original works.

    *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: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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