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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1075

    THE FLORENCE GOULD BELLE EPOQUE PEARL, SEED PEARL AND DIAMOND EVENING BAG

    Estimate

    THE FLORENCE GOULD BELLE EPOQUE PEARL, SEED PEARL AND DIAMOND EVENING BAG
    Designed as a seed pearl and white leather pouch, trimmed by seed pearl triangular overlay, suspending pearl drops with old European-cut diamond caps and ribbon detail, to the twin-rope cinch cord, gathered by rose-cut diamond rondelles, mounted in platinum, circa 1900, 8½ x 4 ins.


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    Provenance

    This handbag was owned by Florence Gould, a celebrated patron of the arts and founder of a number of literary and artistic prizes, including the Critics Prize, the Max Jacob Poetry Prize, the Roger Nimier Prize for literature, the Engraving Prize, and the Musical Composition Prize.


    Post Lot Text

    For a similar seed pearl evening bag from the Collection of Majorie Merriweather Post see Paul Desautels', Majestic Jewels Find a New Setting at the Smithsonian, June 1974, page 41