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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1053

    **A PAIR OF BONE BROOCHES, BY WEDDERIEN

    Price Realised  

    **A PAIR OF BONE BROOCHES, BY WEDDERIEN
    Each designed as a carved bone plaque, depicting a group of multi-colored painted Japanese masks, the reverse composed of polished bone, enhanced by sculpted gold detail, mounted in gold, early 20th century
    Each signed Wedderien (2)


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    This piece was originally designed as a Japanese snuff bottle in the early 20th century, later divided to be made into two brooches.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.