VERY FINE RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET
Designed as three baguette and circular-cut diamond openwork panels, set with six oval-cut rubies weighing approximately 1.72, 1.73, 2.00, 2.08, 2.09 and 2.70 cts., mounted in platinum--6¼ in. long
With certificates CS 28345, CS 28346, CS 28350, CS 28347, CS 28349 and CS 28348 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin
Victoria Nebeker Coberly (1917-1991), a distinguished art collector and generous philanthropist, was a sixth-generation Californian who lived her entire life in Los Angeles. She attened the Marborough School and Stanford University, and early in her life was married to the late Henry T. Mudd, benefactor of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Coberly served on boards of numerous charitable and cultural institutions. A founding member of it's Society of Fellows, the Huntington Library appointed her to a board of overseers in 1972. She chaired the Overseers' Art Collections Committee and was charter member of the Huntington Circle. Mrs. Coberly was Director of the Robert E. Lee Association, a member of the Colonial Dames, and a member of Las Madrinas of Children's Hospital, amoung other activities.
Mrs. Coberly collected Impressionist and other paintings for many years, creating an outstanding collection, some of which on occasion she lent to both the Huntington Library and the California Club. Honoring a generous bequest by Mrs. Coberly in memory of her son, John W. Mudd, the National Gallery early in 1992 received as gifts two spendid paintings: "Bassin aux nympheas" by Claude Monet, and "Le Port" by Georges Braque.
Christies is proud to be offering for sale these two fine pieces of jewelry by Oscar Heyman, from Victoria Nebeker Coberly Family Trust.