Rare! Ethel Merman Estate 18k Yellow Gold Large Blackamoor Diamond Ruby Brooch

EstateSKU: 3270teddx

Sale price$14,210.00
In stock


About This Piece:

The Vintage Rare Ethel Merman Estate 18k Yellow Gold Large Blackamoor Diamond Ruby Emerald Sapphire Brooch is a striking piece from estimated 1960's, auctioned at Christie's in 1984. 

This exquisite brooch features a detailed Blackamoor figure crafted in 18k yellow gold, adorned with sparkling diamonds and vibrant rubies. 

Its historical significance is enhanced by its provenance from broadway legend Ethel Merman's estate. 

The brooch comes with the original newspaper clipping and catalog from the auction, adding to its rarity and value. 

This unique piece not only showcases exceptional craftsmanship but also holds a fascinating connection to a legendary performer and a moment in auction history.

Christie's East Catalog (Dated Oct 10, 1984) states: #22 - A GOLD AND GEM-SET BLACKAMOOR BROOCH, the blackamoor with 18k gold turban and tunic embellished with cabochon rubies, collet diamonds, square-cut rubies, circular-cut sapphires and a triangular-cut emerald.

The brooch pre-dates the 1984 Christie's East auction, we estimate the brooch dating back to the 1960's or older. 

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Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Measurements: 71mm x 37mm

27.2 grams


1x Emerald, Approx 11mm x 7.5mm

13x Sapphires

20x Diamonds, Approx 2ctw F-H Color SI2-I2 Clarity

23x Rubies, Approx 4ctw

Hallmark: K18 ITALY 


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