Lot 718
  • 718


12,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • verdura
Of stylized design, the brooch featuring a round blue topaz, accented by old European-cut diamonds, signed Verdura; the pair of earclips of similar design, centering bombé clusters of round aquamarines and diamonds, partially signed Verdura; and a coordinating 'Leaves' ring, similarly-set with round aquamarines and old European-cut diamonds, size 6¾, unsigned; circa 1945. Earclips fitted with posts.


Each item in good condition, the mountings with surface scratches and nicks commensurate with age and wear, not noticeable when worn; the earclips with evidence of solder to the reverse; a few stones in the ring and earclips are loose in their mountings and may benefit from the attention of a jeweler. The brooch and earclip mountings test as 14 karat gold; the ring is stated to be mounted in 14 karat gold. The brooch inscribed with scratch number C408; the earclips inscribed with scratch number FC307. The partial signatures on the earclips are located near the top of the clip mechanisms. The topaz is very light blue, slightly included, with a few scratches and nicks noticeable under 10x magnification. The aquamarines are light to medium slightly greenish blue to blue, eye clean to slightly included, a few bearing chips noticeable under 10x magnification. The diamonds in the brooch and earclips, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 0.65 carat, and the diamonds in the ring stated to weigh 1.28 carats, are approximately G-I color, SI clarity. Total gross weight approximately 49 dwts. Brooch dimensions approximately 2¼ x 2⅛ inches; earclip length approximately 1 inch; ring width approximately 1 inch. The earclips fitted with posts for wear on pierced ears. The ring accompanied by Verdura Certificate of Authenticity dated December 13, 2018.
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

The ring accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Verdura.