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Antique Platinum, Gold, and Diamond Brooch

Auction:
3027B
Lot:
382
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 3027B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Antique Platinum, Gold, and Diamond Brooch, designed as a crescent moon bead-set with single- and old European-cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 3.25 cts., lg. 3 1/2 in.

Note: Lots 381 through 384 are from the estate of Natica Inches Bates Satterthwaite (1919-2015). She was the daughter of Oric Bates, who was an archaeologist at Harvard University, and Natica Ysnaga Inches Bates. The Bates family divided their time between Puritan Hill Farm in Groton and Boston. She graduated from the Winsor School and then attended the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women. During World War II she was a member of the New England office of Dogs for Defense and the WAVES. She attended Bryn Mawr and then transferred to Radcliffe, where she majored in Politics. In 1961, she married James Satterthwaite, who was the chairman of the English department at Groton School. Together they developed their Freeport, Maine property, "Tidebrook", which is now part of the Freeport Conservation Trust.
Estimate $5,000-6,000

Diamonds are bright and lively, face up white but some show color under magnification. VS/SI a couple of nicks, abrasions, only noticed under magnification.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Oric Bates, James Satterthwaite, Bates family, Bryn Mawr, Groton, Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, Natica, Naticidae, Tidebrook

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