Lot 350: A Bulgari 18 K gold, coral, and black onyx "Guardsman" pin, Signed "Bulgari" on foot with French décharge marks, circa 1985
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Bulgari 18 K gold, coral, and black onyx "Guardsman" pin
signed "bulgari" on foot with french décharge marks, circa 1985
In the form of one of Her Majesty''s Guardsmen, the coat carved from coral, the trousered legs in black onyx.
H: 2 1/2 in.
Commissioned from Bulgari by First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.
Presented to Malcolm Forbes, March 29th, 1985
Thence by descent
Please note that all wear is consistent with age and use for this lot. The absence of a statement of surface or condition issues does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Please note that the all information provided such as weights, grades, color, clarity are approximate and the opinion of the jewelry department of Freeman's.
Overall condition: very good
Pin fastener is original and stamped three times, the hinge intact. Stamped and signed on sole of boot "BVLGARI"
All items are sold as is on the day of the sale. Please note; all gemstones were measured and graded in their settings unless otherwise noted. Laboratory reports may be published, but do not guarantee the information provided, but rather are to inform potential buyers as to the findings of these reports. Some results provided by different laboratories may vary in their findings.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
Illustrated in Margaret Kelly, Highlights from The Forbes Magazine
Galleries, New York: Forbes Inc., 1985, p. 58.