Lot 216. A Pair of 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Enamel and Ruby Bead Convertible Bracelets-Necklace, Verdura. Estimate $ 15,000-20,000. Sold for: $21,250. Photo Leslie Hindman
consisting of two matching bracelets composed of 15 and 14 strands of ruby beads respectively, the beads measuring approximately 2.40-4.80 mm in diameter, each bracelet joined with two foliate motif gathers accented with translucent green enamel surrounding central domed clasps studded with post set ruby bead "berries" interspersed with leaf motif divides accented with translucent green enamel. Stamp: VERDURA 18K. 114.20 dwts.
Provenance: This pair of bracelets was purchased by the consignor in the October 3, 1968 Parke-Bernet Important Precious Stone Jewelry auction, catalogued and photographed in the catalogue on pgs 22-23, Lots 133 and 134.
Accompanied by a Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc. auction catalog from October 3, 1968.
Property from the Estate of Robert and Lois Orchard, St. Louis, Missouri
Leslie Hindman. Important Jewelry, December 4, 2016