Lot 46
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14 Karat Gold, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond 'Grape Cluster' Brooch, Seaman Schepps

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Seaman Schepps
  • gold, sapphire, emerald, diamond
Of openwork design, set with cabochon sapphire and emerald grapes, accented by round diamonds weighing approximately .95 carat, gross weight approximately 40 dwts, signed Seaman Schepps.

Catalogue Note

The 'grape cluster' was a design favored by Seaman Schepps because it presented opportunities to use cabochon stones of different hues. The most famous version of this design was created in 1941 for Doris Duke and features deep violet blue and purple sapphires with carved emerald leaves; she wore this brooch with other complementary pieces by Schepps. For a history of the grape cluster design see Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design by Amanda Vaill and Janet Zapata, pages 80-82.
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