Lot 294: Silver, Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald Compact

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
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Grogan & Company

June 3, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, US
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Description: Silver, Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald Compact
the engraved silver compact with gilt interior featuring circle-cut sapphires, oval-cut rubies, and emerald-cut emeralds arranged in a bird motif; 55.36 dwts.; 3 x 2 1/8 x 3/8 in.

Provenance: Mrs. Thomas A. Scott (Anna Riddle), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to her daughter, Mrs. Clement B. Newbold (Mary Dickinson Scott), by descent in the family.

Other Notes: Anna Riddle Scott (1839-1901) was a 19th century Philadelphia socialite and wife of Pennsylvania Railroad President, Thomas A. Scott. Mr. Scott famously wooed Ms. Riddle while she was being courted by his underling at the Pennsylvania Railroad, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie, having brought "his Annie" to meet his superior at the Railroad, quickly regretted it, noting that Scott "was older, a widower, and one of the handsomest and most entertaining men in the United States". It did not take long for Ms. Riddle to fall for Mr. Scott and the two married in 1861. The Scotts kept a primary residence in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, a country home in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, and a summer home in Bar Harbor, Maine. Mrs. Scott''s 1901 obituary stated, "in the death of Mrs. Scott Philadelphia''s fashionable society loses one of its charming leaders."

Mrs. Scott had an impressive jewelry collection, with a particular affinity for natural pearls. We are pleased to offer in The Spring Auction six pieces of jewelry from Mrs. Scott''s collection, including an important natural pearl and diamond bracelet (lot 239) and a natural pearl and diamond brooch (lot 238) by J.E. Caldwell & Company, the Philadelphia jewelry from whom the Scott''s purchased much of their jewelry.
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