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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1113

    A DIAMOND, RUBY AND SAPPHIRE "PEACE '91" MASK, BY HARRY WINSTON

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    A DIAMOND, RUBY AND SAPPHIRE "PEACE '91" MASK, BY HARRY WINSTON
    The lucite mask designed as the American flag, set with circular-cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires, with a lucite handle and mask cover, made in 1991, 7 x 2¾ ins.
    Signed Winston for Harry Winston


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    Post Lot Text

    This mask made its debut at the Dallas Museum's Masque des Beaux Arts in Palm Springs in April 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. When Ronald Winston heard that the theme for the ball was "Bal Masque," he got inspired to produce something special for the occassion. The result: a jeweled rendition of the American flag.