09-19-2017 09-19-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3027B Boston
September 19, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 3027B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 19, 2017 10:00AM


Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, composed of seventy-two pearls graduating in size from approx. 4.25 to 8.23 mm, completed by a platinum-topped gold clasp bezel-set with an old mine-cut diamond, lg. 17 1/2 in.

Note: Accompanied by GIA report no. 1182600713, dated July 26, 2017, stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater, Pinctada species.

Note: Lots 381 through 384 are from the estate of Natica Inches Bates Satterthwaite (1919-2015). She was the daughter of Oric Bates, who was an archaeologist at Harvard University, and Natica Ysnaga Inches Bates. The Bates family divided their time between Puritan Hill Farm in Groton and Boston. She graduated from the Winsor School and then attended the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women. During World War II she was a member of the New England office of Dogs for Defense and the WAVES. She attended Bryn Mawr and then transferred to Radcliffe, where she majored in Politics. In 1961, she married James Satterthwaite, who was the chairman of the English department at Groton School. Together they developed their Freeport, Maine property, "Tidebrook", which is now part of the Freeport Conservation Trust.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

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Oric Bates, James Satterthwaite, Bryn Mawr