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A gold, gem-set, rock crystal and sodalite rhinoceros, Fulco di Verdura. Estimate 15,00020,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s

the figure with gold and gem-set trappings, on gilt bronze base. Mid 20th century. height 6 1/4 in., 16 cm

Literature: Verdura’s drawing for this piece is published in Patricia Corbett, Verdura: The life of a master jeweler, 2002.

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