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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 Cultured Pearl Earclips

Each of cross-over design, the front set with two rows each of white and black cultured pearls, mounted in 18K white gold, length 1 1/4 inches.
Signed 'Verdura'

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Contact Specialist
Nazgol Jahan
Worldwide Director
+1 212 940 1283

Jewels

New York Auction 8 December 2014 2pm