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3630T Boston
May 10, 2021 12:00 PM - May 19, 2021 07:00 PMCalender
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Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings and Brooch

$625$500
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 3630T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2021 12:00PM

Description:

Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings and Brooch, set with single-cut diamond melee, the earrings with marquise- and baguette-cut diamond drops, white gold mounts, 15.8 dwt, each lg. 1 3/8 in.

Note: From the estate of Lois Beurman Torf (1926-2020), an important Boston collector of contemporary prints. Her collection was admired by curators worldwide, and her generosity significantly enhanced the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Matthew Teitelbaum, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, described her ability to look at art and quickly determine what was important: "She did that out of knowledge, she did that out of understanding, she did that out of intuition." Torf's choices in jewelry reflect that same keen aesthetic judgment and appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Beurman Torf, Cultured Pearl