Lot 60
  • 60


5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Of hinged design, set to the front with a line of slightly graduated old European-cut diamonds, total gross weight approximately 20 dwts, internal circumference 6¼ inches.


In good overall condition, the mounting with surface scratches commensurate with wear. One bangle's clasp is slightly difficult to open; this same bangle has a small fracture in the gold beneath the diamonds 6th and 7th from the clasp, which may benefit from the attention of a jeweler. Mounting tests as 14 karat gold. Each bangle with approximately 4.00 carats of diamonds, on one bracelet the diamonds are approximately G-H color, predominantly SI clarity with a few I clarity examples, on the other they are approximately H-I color, predominantly VS-SI clarity. Clasps close securely and are fitted with safety catches.
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.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.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.

Catalogue Note

Famed singer and actress Lena Horne was a trailblazer in the entertainment industry for over fifty years between the 1940s and 1990s. She achieved fame at a young age, beginning in the nightclub circuit at the renowned Cotton Club in Harlem and quickly became a vocal sensation on both Broadway and later, in film, where she ultimately signed a long-term contract with MGM, a tremendous achievement in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s, where white actors were favored. Throughout her life, she used her fame as a platform to champion civil rights and bring awareness to the mistreatment of black soldiers in the military and the inequality black performers faced in the film, theatre and music industries. Sotheby’s is pleased to offer these diamond bracelets which belonged to Ms. Horne.