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18kt Gold, Agate, and Emerald Clip Brooch, Schlumberger

Auction:
2496
Lot:
413
Sold for:
$7,110$6,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2496
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 16, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold, Agate, and Emerald Clip Brooch, Schlumberger, designed as a carved agate shell with radiating spines, bezel-set with a cabochon emerald, lg. 2 in., French guarantee stamps and maker's marks.

Note: This brooch was sold as part of the Lady Nancy "Slim" Keith collection at Christie's on April 11, 2006. Keith was a well-known New York socialite and style icon of the 1950s and 1960s. The original "California girl," Keith was recognized as the inventor of modern American chic. Her circle included Truman Capote, Babe Paley, Cary Grant, and Ernest Hemingway. Keith's famous quip, "You know how to whistle, don't you? Just put your lips together and blow," was immortalized in the film To Have and Have Not.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Nancy "Slim" Keith, Schlumberger, Babe Paley, Cary Grant, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, To Have and Have Not

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