09-10-201309-10-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2671BBoston
September 10, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
393

Antique Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant/Brooch, Jaques & Marcus

Sell one like this
$2,520$2,100
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2671BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 10, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Antique Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant/Brooch, Jaques & Marcus, designed as a rose-cut diamond crescent moon and stars on blue enamel ground, framed by old mine-cut diamonds, dia. 1 1/4 in., signed, (reverse inscribed).

Note: This pendant descended in the family of Gardner Colby (1810-1879),a Maine native, Boston merchant, a prominent philanthropist. After his large donations to Waterville College in Maine allowed the school to remain open, it was renamed Colby College in his honor. Colby had this brooch made from his mother's wedding ring for his daughter Mary Francis.
Estimate $800-1,200


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Gardner Colby, Maine, Waterville College, Colby College, Mary Francis