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Art Deco Platinum, Black Opal, Diamond, and Seed Pearl Necklace

Auction:
2932B
Lot:
705
Sold for:
$50,430$41,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2932B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Art Deco Platinum, Black Opal, Diamond, and Seed Pearl Necklace, c. 1926, composed of a delicate platinum and seed pearl chain with bezel-set opal and foliate old European-cut diamond melee links suspending an opal pendant, lg. 17, pendant drop lg. 4 1/2 in.

Note: According to family history, this necklace was given by Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959) to his bride Edith Sloan on their wedding day in 1926. Griscom was known as "Dean of the Birdwatchers" for his pioneering work in field ornithology. He was the first proponent of watching birds as a sport, and once hosted President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a bird-watching trip in New York.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

some crazing to opals, light surface wear.


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

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edith Sloan, Birdwatching, Griscom, Jewellery, Ludlow Griscom, Necklaces, Opal, Pearl, Pearl necklace, Pendant, Visual arts

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