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18kt Gold, Carved Emerald, Coral, and Onyx Suite

Auction:
2471
Lot:
573
Sold for:
$22,515$19,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2471
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 15, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold, Carved Emerald, Coral, and Onyx Suite, probably Italy, c. 1970s, the geometric collar set with onyx and coral panels, and bezel-set with carved emerald cabochons, earclips en suite.

Note: This suite, with its bold colors and strong geometric motifs, certainly reflects the Egyptian Revival style of the 1970s, influenced by the 1972 Treasures of Tutankhamen exhibition. Similar examples can be seen in Bulgari jewelry from this period, as seen in Bulgari by Mascetti and Triossi, p. 91.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Coral Suite
Necklace: one coral panel on the right side cracked
very small and unobtrusive crack to an onyx panel on the left toward the back, stable
one coral panel to the left with some scratches
various emeralds with surface flaws, nicks
Earrings:
one emerald with chip on top, not particularly obtrusive, can be seen clearly with the loupe
earclips have a day/night hook
some nicks to the edge of one of the mounts

Keywords

Coral Suite, Onyx, Onyx Suite, Carved Emerald, Italy, Bezel, Bulgari, Collar, Coral, Emerald, Gemstones, Jewellery

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