Lot 584
  • 584

Pair of 14 Karat Gold, Platinum and Diamond Brooches, Verdura

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • verdura
  • gold, platinum, diamond
Each depicting a pair of laurel boughs tied with a diamond ribbon, set with round diamonds scattered thoughout the leaves, total gross weight approximately 19 dwts, signed Verdura; circa 1940.


This lot is formerly from the Collection of Mary 'Minnie' Cushing Astor Fosburgh, who, with her sisters Betsey Cushing Whitney and Barbara 'Babe' Paley, were loyal friends and clients of Fulco di Verdura, each a collector of his distinctive jeweled designs.


In very good condition. The diamonds weigh approximately 1.00 - 1.35 carats. They are approximately F to I color, VS to SI clarity, one diamond in the smaller "bough" bearing a chip. The gold exhibiting some scratches and minor discoloration due to age. Each signed at the top of the pin bridge, the signatures slightly rubbed. Lengths approximately 2 inches and 1 1/2 inches.
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