An exotic brooch captivates visitors to the exhibition of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman’s Magnificent Jewels.

NEW YORK - The peacock feather is a favorite motif of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, whose collection will be offered at Sotheby’s tomorrow, 5 December, and typifies the flair for the exotic that preoccupied jewelry designers and collectors in the last quarter of the 19th Century. This Silver-Topped Gold, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond ‘Peacock Feather’ Brooch, displayed by specialist Catharine Becket, is just one of the many remarkable jewels owned by Mrs. Wrightsman.