'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958
'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958
'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958
'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958
'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958

FULCO DI VERDURA (1898-1978)

'Les Ferrets De La Reine' An Exceptional Emerald And Diamond Devant De Corsage By Fulco Di Verdura, Paris 1958

c. 1958 Paris

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£550,000 gbp
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The devant de corsage designed as two flower heads each with polished emerald bead petals surmounted by a single diamond detail surrounding a round brilliant-cut diamond cluster centre, linked by a double row of emerald beads interspersed with bezel set diamonds in platinum forming a swag and tassels which terminate in four conical spiralled diamond drops. The flower heads are detachable and can be worn either with or without their tassel drops making this a very versatile and wearable piece. Verdura called it ‘Les Ferrets de la Reine’ (the Queen’s studs) after the diamond jewels in Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.

Emerald polished beads weighing a total of 297.85cts
Round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of 13.34cts

Overall width 16cm and drop 10.5cm
Very fine
This piece was commissioned from Fulco di Verdura by Baron Alain de Rothschild for his wife Mary and was purchased in Paris on 21st April 1958, it is accompanied by a copy of the original bill of sale.
Please see 'Verdura' by Patricia Corbett p178 for a description of this jewel.
Dimensions
Weight 119.29g (3.84oz t)
Stock Code
BRO 121476.AV
Medium
An exceptional emerald and diamond devant de corsage.
Signed/Inscribed
Platinum and 18ct white gold with French assay marks, Paris and makers signature
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