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    Verdura Diamond, Gold Covered Dial Watch
    Case: 22 x 10 mm, rectangle, 14k gold, snap back case closure, hinged cover, 14988
    Dial: Goldtone, gold "Baton" hour and minute hands, applied gold dash and dot hour markers, mineral crystal
    Movement: Quartz, 7 jewel ETA
    Bracelet: 18k gold and diamond-set platinum; 6-1/2 inches x 5/8 inch
    Stones: Full-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 1.20 carats
    Marked: Verdura on dial and clasp
    Gross Weight: 122.80 grams
    Note: watch is not currently in working order


    Estimate: $16,000 - $20,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Full
    Count: 76 - 100

    Metals:
    Gold
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The bracelet is marked 18k, PLAT. The snap back case closure of the dial is marked 14k. Minor tarnish seen on several areas of the bracelet. Tarnish and discoloration visible on the edge of the dial. The bracelet does not lay completely flat when not worn on the wrist. Bracelet measurements were recorded using a conical structure. Movement has some rust. Replacement will be needed.
    Verdura:

    About Jewelry Designer Verdura

    Duke Fulco di Verdura (1898 – 1978) led a vibrant life. His awe-inspiring designs and iconic patrons are legendary. His great friends and supporters Cole and Linda Porter introduced him to Coco Chanel, who immediately recognized his talent. He created a pair of Maltese cross cuffs for Coco, using cabochons set in white enamel. Inspired, she had them remade as costume jewelry for her shop, thus beginning an eight-year collaboration between Verdura and Chanel. Devoted client Diana Vreeland introduced Verdura to Paul Flato, “Jeweler to the Stars”.

    He went on to set up his own boutique in New York, backed by Cole Porter and Vincent Astor. A prolific artist, Verdura’s business partner Joseph Alfano is credited with saving much of his original artwork, which is still in use today. The name and designs were acquired by Ward Landrigan, in 1985, who continues crafting timeless Verdura treasures to the same high standards as the company’s namesake.

    How Much is Verdura Jewelry Worth?

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    Brief Biography of 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
    September
    27th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    27th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    1 Day 13h 22m 23s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: 3
    Page Views: 148

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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55445) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, September 27, 2021.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



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