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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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A Pair of Aventurine, Gold, and Pearl Earclips

Each designed as a carved aventurine shell, enhanced by cultured pearls and polished gold accents, mounted in 18K yellow gold, length 1 1/4 inches.
Signed 'Verdura'

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

Contact Specialist
Nazgol Jahan
Worldwide Director, Jewels
+1 212 940 1302

Jewels

New York Auction 17 June 2016