Lot 84
  • 84

A 14 Karat Gold 'Shell' Compact, Verdura

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • verdura
  • gold
the polished gold case designed as a shell motif, measuring approximately 2¾ by 3 in., the interior fitted with a mirror and powder compartment, gross weight approximately 103 dwts, signed Verdura; circa 1940. With a signed and fitted red leather case.

Condition

In fair condition. Much soft abrasion to the gold surface at exterior edges, small dent to the back left bottom corner of the compact. Interior mirror displays one crack at upper left corner with some minor discoloration consistent with age. Signed Verdura in the upper left corner, stamped 14K. Powder and puff included. Leather slip case signed Verdura with much discoloration to the edges.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.