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  • Artist Biography

    Verdura

    American

    Duke Fulco di Verdura was born into an aristocratic family in the late nineteenth century and quickly became a man with a vast imagination. Raised in a world of fairy tale-themed costume parties, Verdura conceptualized jewelry inspired by the animal aesthetics from his lavish childhood.

    With a youthful, refreshing approach to jewelry making and an international sensibility, Verdura prospered in the interwar years and capitalized on the wealth of tourists who visited Venice and Palermo. He caught the attention of Cole Porter, who became a long-lasting patron and appreciated the value in Verdura's diamond, gold, and pearl accessories.

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PROPERTY OF A LADY

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A Diamond Brooch

Designed as an undulating line of graduated baguette-cut diamonds, framed by a border of circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, length 2 3/4 inches.
Unsigned, attributed to Verdua

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $11,250

Contact Specialist
Nazgol Jahan
Worldwide Director
+1 212 940 1283

Jewels

New York 20 April 2015 2pm