DIAMOND, TURQUOISE, FRESHWATER PEARL AND GOLD INDIAN HEAD BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA
Designed as a sculpted rose gold Indian chief, wearing an elaborate headdress composed of 

a large baroque freshwater pearl, textured gold feathers and single-cut diamond feathers, 

and a cabochon turquoise necklace, enhanced by an articulated turquoise pendant, mounted 

in platinum, rose and yellow gold, circa 1957 
 Rubine,verdura,Rubin Rubine,verdura,Rubin
Rubine,verdura,Ruby,Rubin Rubine,verdura,Ruby,Rubin Rubine,verdura,Ruby,Rubin
RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER 
The hinged cuff, composed of a series of polished gold links, each centering upon a rose 

gold plaque, enhanced by old European-cut diamond trim and joined by calibré-cut sapphire 

arched links, mounted in platinum, yellow and rose gold, circa 1939, diameter 2 ins.
Signed Cartier New York, no. 3918096 
 
Provenance Nanaline Duke, and by descent to Doris Duke A RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD FEATHER BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA FOR PAUL FLATO
Designed as twin sculpted gold plumes, enhanced by single-cut diamond trim, tied with an 

old European and single-cut diamond ribbon, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1935 
 
 This feather brooch was likely designed by Verdura while working for Paul Flato. Doris 

Duke purchased many Flato pieces, often commissioning pieces using her own gemstones.

THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT JEWELRY

 


RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD FEATHER BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA FOR PAUL FLATO


Designed as twin sculpted gold plumes, enhanced by single-cut diamond trim, tied
with an old European and single-cut diamond ribbon, mounted in platinum and gold,
circa 1935

This feather brooch was likely designed by Verdura while working for Paul Flato.
Doris Duke purchased many Flato pieces, often commissioning pieces using her own
gemstones.

DIAMOND, TURQUOISE, FRESHWATER PEARL AND GOLD INDIAN HEAD BROOCH BY FULCO DI VERDURA


Designed as a sculpted rose gold Indian chief, wearing an elaborate headdress
composed of a large baroque freshwater pearl, textured gold feathers and single-cut
diamond feathers, and a cabochon turquoise necklace, enhanced by an articulated
turquoise pendant, mounted in platinum, rose and yellow gold, circa 1957

Provenance Verdura, 1957

Literature Patricia Corbett, "Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler", Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002
page 199

Penny Proddow, "American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition", Rizzoli, New York, 1987, page 131

Verdura loved to scour flea markets and one of his most interesting finds was an antique folio of Native
American tribal chiefs. The wonderful hand-colored plates inspired many of his Indian-themed jewels.
This brooch that Verdura created for Doris Duke in 1957 was inspired by the Indian head nickel. She was so
pleased with the jewel she had him create a similar piece with diamonds replacing the baroque pearl




RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER


The hinged cuff, composed of a series of polished gold links, each centering upon a
rose gold plaque, enhanced by old European-cut diamond trim and joined by calibré-
cut sapphire arched links, mounted in platinum, yellow and rose gold, circa 1939,
diameter 2 ins.Signed Cartier New York, no. 3918096

Provenance Nanaline Duke, and by descent to Doris Duke

The Duke Collection:

DIAMOND FRINGE NECKLACE, By CARTIER |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

EXQUISITE ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL EVENING BAG, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

DIAMOND HAIR SLIDES, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

SPECTACULAR INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

ELEGANT DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

EXQUISITE DIAMOND RING, BY TIFFANY & CO|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

IMPORTANT PAIR OF ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELETS, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

ELEGANT SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL EAR PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN ART DECO PEARL AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

Pearl Earrings Pendants Perlenohrhänger |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT TWO-STRAND EMERALD NECKLACE|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN ART DECO EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN EXQUISITE ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND EMERALD EAR PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A MAGNIFICENT SINGLE-STRAND EMERALD NECKLACE |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A SPECTACULAR RUBY AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, BY DAVID WEBB |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

VERDURA BROOCH |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD FEATHER BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

DIAMOND, TURQUOISE, FRESHWATER PEARL AND GOLD INDIAN HEAD BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MULTI-STRAND SEED PEARL NECKLACE|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

 

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