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March 18, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Brooch, Attributed to Boucheron

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Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2711BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 18, 2014 10:00AM


Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Brooch, Attributed to Boucheron, France, c. 1900, designed as a jackal's head crowned with the heads of two serpents, navette-shape cabochon ruby eyes, old European-cut diamond mouth, and suspending a pearl drop, lg. 2 1/2 in., unsigned, unmarked.

Note: A similar example, along with study drawings, is pictured in Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, by Gilles Neret, p. 62.

From the collection of Rita Goodman.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

Pinstem possibly later, and marked 18. Pearl drop likely a later replacement.

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France, head, Gilles Neret, Rita Goodman