05-18-2021 05-18-2021
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3645B Boston
May 18, 2021 10:00 AMCalender
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Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Brooch

$2,625$2,100
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 3645B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2021 10:00AM

Description:

Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Brooch, France, set with navette-shape sapphires, and marquise-, baguette-, and tapered baguette-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 2.70 cts., 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in., maker's mark and export stamps.

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 $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Torf, France