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WENDY RAMSHAW CBE RDI | BROOCH, 'PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR'

Estimate:

2,000 to - 3,000 GBP

Property of a Lady

WENDY RAMSHAW CBE RDI | BROOCH, 'PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR'

WENDY RAMSHAW CBE RDI | BROOCH, 'PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR'

Estimate:

2,000 to - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,500

GBP

Property of a Lady

WENDY RAMSHAW CBE RDI

BROOCH, 'PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR'


Modelled as the head of Dora Maar, British hallmarks and sponsor's mark for Wendy Ramshaw; circa 1991.


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Accompanied by a facsimile of an invoice from Wendy Ramshaw, dated 1991 and an accompanying postcard of Dora Marr, framed by Wendy Ramshaw.


Stamped with British hallmarks for London, platinum, date letter R for 1991 and sponsor's mark WR for Wendy Ramshaw. Butterfly fittings (including 2 additional pairs) stamped 18K. Measures approximately 110 x 110mm, gross weight approximately 17 grams. Overall condition very good.


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In the mid 1980s British jeweller Wendy Ramshaw (1939-2018) embarked on a series titled Picasso’s Ladies, which was later exhibited at the V&A in 1998. In this, she juxtaposed her creations with 66 portraits of women that played a role in Picasso’s life, including the present lot, a brooch modelled as the head of Picasso’s muse and lover, Dora Maar.