PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT RANCHO SANTA FE COLLECTOR
Cf. L. Ettlinger Gross, Brooches: Timeless Adornment, New York, Rizzoli, 2008, p.106-107
Cf. S. Tennenbaum, J. Zapata, Jeweled Garden: A Colorful History of Gems, Jewels and Nature, New York, Vendome Press, 2006, p. 102
Post Lot Text
This is a stunning example of a beautifully designed 'gardenia' brooch, which Oscar Heyman & Brothers originally debuted at the 1939 World's Fair where it won Best of Show.