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    Verdura Lady's Diamond, Platinum, Gold Covered Dial Watch, French
    Case: 20.00 x 9.00 mm, rectangle, 18k gold, hinged cover with platinum set diamonds, snapback closure
    Dial: gold, square, gold hour indexes, gold "Stick" hour and minute hands, mineral crystal
    Movement: Back wind
    Bracelet: 18k gold bracelet, sliding clasp with lock closure; 5-1/2 inches
    Stones: Full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in platinum
    Marked: Verdura on dial, French hallmarks on case and bracelet
    Gross Weight: 39.60 grams
    Note: watch is not currently in working order


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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

    Metals:
    Platinum
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: A unique watch that can double as a bracelet! The dial is cleverly concealed by a decorative, diamond-studded cover. Circa 1960s! Minor scratches to metal commensurate with normal wear. White metal tests platinum. Designed for a small wrist size.
    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.

    *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

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    May
    3rd Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    May
    3rd Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    13 Days 19h 2m 3s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: 15
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55309) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, May 3, 2021.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $2,000
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