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18kt Gold and Sapphire Bracelet, Buccellati

Auction:
3106B
Lot:
240
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 3106B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold and Sapphire Bracelet, Buccellati, the hinged cuff bezel-set with sapphire cabochons, Florentine finish, 38.3 dwt, interior cir. 6 1/2 in., signed M. Buccellati.

Note: From the Collection of Nancy Friday.
Author Nancy Friday grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and was a graduate of Wellesley College. Friday was known for her groundbreaking best selling book My Secret Garden, published in 1973. The book was a revolutionary compilation of women's sexual fantasies gathered through advertisements placed in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. Referred to as a sexual pioneer, Nancy struggled with the women's movement referring to feminists as anti-men and anti-sex. Friday had a successful career writing about female sexuality and liberation, and was a guest on popular talk shows throughout the 80s and 90s. She shared her time between Key West, Florida, and New York City. Nancy lived by the motto "more sauce and bigger drinks."
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Surface scratches and scuffs to surface, tarnish.


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

Charleston, New York City, Cabochon, Friday, Garden sanctuary, Human behavior, Human female sexuality, Human sexuality, My Secret Garden, Nancy Friday, Personal life, Sapphire, Sexual fantasy, Sexual orientation

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