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An 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Gem-Set and Cultured Pearl Blackamoor Brooch, Verdura. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s

the carved blackamoor in ruffled costume, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, the turban accented by a cabochon emerald, further set with cultured pearls and topped by one pyramid-shaped sapphire, signed Verdura.

Sotheby’s. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Jewels & Objects of Vertu, New York | 20 nov. 2014, 07:00 PM