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Antique Emerald and Diamond Brooch

Auction:
3027B
Lot:
384
Sold for:
$110,700$90,000

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

Description:

Antique Emerald and Diamond Brooch, centering a step-cut emerald measuring 9.55 x 9.50 x 4.65 mm, surrounded by old European-, old mine-, and rose-cut diamonds, lg. 5/8 in.

Note: Accompanied by AGL report no. 1085751, dated August 2, 2017, stating that the emerald is Classic Colombia origin with insignificant traditional enhancement.

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 $7,000-9,000

Approx. by formula 2.64 cts. Pin stem bent and does not clasp.


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

Oric Bates, James Satterthwaite, Bryn Mawr, Colombia, Bates family, Groton, Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, Natica, Naticidae, Tidebrook

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