Lot 88
  • 88


30,000 - 40,000 USD
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The clip-brooch designed as an oak leaf, set with variously-cut multi-colored zircons, signed Verdura, France; the earclips designed as maple leaves, set with oval, round and pear-shaped zircons, quartz and tourmalines, signed Verdura, with French assay and maker's marks.


For images of similar leaf jewels, see Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler by Patricia Corbett, pages 93 and 124.


CLIP-BROOCH: In very good condition, with very minor surface scratches to the mounting. The pin stems very slightly bent out of line. Mounting tests as 18 karat gold. The zircons ranging in color from medium slightly yellowish green, medium strongly yellowish green, medium light to medium orangy brown and medium yellow, eye clean to slightly included. Length approximately 4¼ inches. Gross weight approximately 53 dwts. This design dates to the 1940s according to 'Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler' by Patricia Corbett, page 123. EARCLIPS: In very good condition with light surface scratches to the mounting. French assay marks for gold and stamped 750 for 18 karat gold. The gemstones range in color from medium slightly yellowish green, medium orangy brown, medium orangish yellow, medium reddish purple and medium pink, eye clean to slightly included. Length approximately 1½ inches. Total gross weight approximately 23 dwts.
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