November 7, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Lot 76: An aquamarine and eighteen karat gold necklace and pendant-brooch, Haroldo Burle Marx,(58 views)
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An aquamarine and eighteen karat gold necklace and pendant-brooch, Haroldo Burle Marx
modernist form with a carved free-form aquamarine, measuring approximately 42 x 14mm, bezel set in a satin textured brooch with retractable bail for use as a pendant with the matching flexible necklace; accompanied by original receipt from 1972.
46.6 dwt.; Necklace length: 16 in.; Pendant-brooch: 2 1/4 in.
Please note that all wear is consistent with age and use for all the above lots. 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
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Overall condition: very good
Necklace marked 'No Brass' GB 791 75C
Brooch marked Marx 75C 'No Brass'
Good quality carving with little to no scratches or chips.
both signed for Burle Marx, 750 and numbered 791
All elements of the pendant-brooch in very good condition
Necklace in very good condition, a few links with minor stretch.
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Notes: Haroldo Burle Marx 1911-1991, was a Brazilian jeweler and was condidered as the 'ambassador for Brazilian modernist jewelry and design' He along with his two brothers, Roberto, (landscape architect, and Walter (musician) were referred by Time Magazine in 1967 as 'The most amazing and talented brother act in Brazil' Marx was drawn to the colorful gems of Brazil, and created a style called 'Forma Livre Cut' or free form cut.