Description

    Retro Diamond, Ruby, Gold Purse, Piccini
    The 14k yellow gold hinged miniaudière is highlighted by an embellishment featuring baguette, full, and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.25 carats, enhanced by round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats. It opens to reveal a mirror, and various makeup compartments, together with a matching lipstick holder. A 14k yellow gold shoulder chain measuring 15 inches supports the minaudière. Signed Piccini, Firenze. Accompanied by original, fitted velvet sleeve. Gross weight 1,297.27 grams.
    Dimensions: 7-1/2 inches x 4-3/4 inches x 7/8 inch

    Provenance: This one-of-a-kind purse was custom made in 1952 by Fratelli Piccini of Florence, Italy, as a gift for Sharon Simons from her husband, Pollard Simons, Dallas, TX.


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Fratelli Piccini
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Shapes: Baguette, Full, Single
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Ruby
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-cut
    Gem Count: 51 - 75
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The baguette and full-cut diamonds are set in platinum atop 14k yellow gold. The lipstick holder still contains lipstick; the powder compartment contains a puff.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    8th-9th Monday-Tuesday
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