Lot 157
  • 157


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  • Seaman Schepps
Of hinged crossover design, composed of polished and fluted gold, embellished with round and old European-cut diamonds within star-settings, the boules each with a round diamond-set collar, the hinges accented with cabochon rubies, gross weight approximately 72 dwts, internal circumference 6½ inches, signed Seaman Schepps; circa 1940.


Formerly from the collection of Andy Warhol. Sotheby's New York, December 4, 1988, The Andy Warhol Collection, Jewelry and Watches Part II, Sale No. 5800, lot 137.


National Jewelry Institute at the Forbes Gallery, Field Museum, Treasures of the Titans: 1950 - Present, Chicago, Illinois23 January - 3 June 2007. The Andy Warhol Museum, Possession Obsession: Objects from Andy Warhol's Personal Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2 March - 19 May 2002.


In overall good condition, with minor surface scratches to the mounting commensurate with wear. Signed Seaman Schepps on the inside near the hinge. Stamped 14K for 14-karat gold. The 81 round diamonds and 3 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.15 carats, are approximately H-J color, VS-SI clarity. The rubies are medium to deep in tone and moderately included. To open, pull pin out from the side then gently rotate the pin side outwards.
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