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    Sale 12182

    Important Jewels

    18 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    A DIAMOND FEATHER BROOCH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DIAMOND FEATHER BROOCH
    Designed as a stylized circular-cut diamond feather brooch with a baguette-cut diamond stem, 3 3/4 ins., mounted in platinum


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    Saleroom Notice

    For Lot 25, the diamond weight is approximately 12.00-15.00 carats total


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important American Collection


    Post Lot Text

    Although unsigned, the design and workmanship are consistent with the work of Paul Flato.
    The feather was a favorite subject of Flato’s, using the motif to create jewels for clients such as Mrs. Jack Warner and Paulette Goddard. Several examples of known Flato jewelry feature the curling and overlapping edges similar to those seen in Lot 25, giving what could be an otherwise static jewel a sense of movement and lightness.