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    Sale 1368

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    13 May 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 107

    AN EBONY, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND 'BLACKAMOOR' BROOCH, BY CODOGNATO

    Price Realised  

    AN EBONY, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND 'BLACKAMOOR' BROOCH, BY CODOGNATO
    The carved ebony head wearing a textured gold turban with circular-cut sapphire and diamond detail surmounted by a fluted rock crystal bead and old-cut diamond, to the similarly-set tunic with foliate accents, circa 1950, 8.5 cm long
    By Codognato


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    Recognisable as particularly Venetian in style, 'moretti' or blackamoor jewels are Shakespearean in inspiration, the most well known designed by Italian jewellers such as Nardi and Codognato. This blackamoor brooch was purchased from Codognato in the 1950s, a Venetian maison founded by Simeone Codognato 1866. Since then, Codognato has opened its doors to celebrities, collectors and Queens alike, including such names as Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly and Queen Victoria amongst their illustrious clientele.

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