logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
placeholder

TWO PAIRS OF EAR CLIPS

Discover Similar Items

placeholder
Est. $1,8001 day Left
Two Pairs of Ear Clips 18k yellow gold, one pair of ear clips with a ribbed design and the other with a row of round coral beads. l. 1" and 1-1/4", total weight 58.7 grams Provenance: The Estate of
1 day Left
$1,300
1 bid
placeholder
Est. €1,5004 days Left
CORAL AND DIAMOND RING AND TWO PAIRS OF EARRINGS in yellow gold, the ring of crossover design depicting two dolphins adorned with diamonds, one pair of ear clips with red coral buttons and one pair of
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. €3,9004 days Left
DEMI-PARURE, "C DE CARTIER", CARTIER in yellow gold including a brooch and a pair of ear clips with two interwined letter C’s. French assay marks. Signed Cartier and numbered. In original fitt
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. €1,0504 days Left
TWO TONE GOLD AND DIAMOND DEMI-PARURE including a brooch and a pair of ear clips designed as round brushed segments centring small diamonds. Circa 1970. Gr 27,20 - Orecchini / earrings diam. cm 2,30;
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. €1,0504 days Left
PAIR OF GEM-SET EAR CLIPS depicting two large, brushed yellow gold leaves adorned with precious stones and small diamonds. Gr 20,20 - cm 4,80 x 2,00
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
4 days Left
€700
placeholder
Est. €9004 days Left
PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR CLIPS designed as two tone gold wire half-hoops highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approx. 0.30 ct. Gr 15,20 - cm 3,00 x 1,40
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
4 days Left
€600
placeholder
Est. €4,5004 days Left
PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS in yellow gold set with two rectangular-cut emeralds weighing approx. 4.20 ct overall framed by pear-cut and baguette diamonds weighing approx. 2.00 ct overall. O
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. €1,2004 days Left
PAIR OF AMETHYST AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS in yellow gold set with two oval amethyst weighing approx. 27.00 ct highlighted with small diamonds set in white gold. Gr 18,50 - cm 2,00 x 1,50
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. €6,0004 days Left
PAIR OF BLUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS in white gold set with two oval blue sapphires weighing approx. 9.00 ct framed by circular-cut and navette diamonds weighing approx. 2.00 ct. Gr 9,80 - cm 1
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT
placeholder
Est. $18,000Oct 08
A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLOODSTONE AND GOLD NECESSAIRE TABLE CLOCK IN THE MANNER OF JAMES COX, LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY, WITH LATER FITTED INTERIOR, THE CLOCK 18TH CENTURY AND ASSOCIATED The lid
Christie'sNew York, NY, US
placeholder
Est. $500Oct 03
An oversized pair of ear clips that are high quality with over 3 1/2" of prong set stones
CatwalkNew York, NY, US
placeholder
Est. €5,2504 days Left
DIAMOND AND GEM-SET DEMI-PARURE including a large brooch and a pair of ear clips depicting butterflies entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approx. 4.00 ct and adornerned with precious st
Aste BolaffiTorino, , IT

Lot 0070 Details

Description
TWO PAIRS OF EAR CLIPS
ONE BY SEAMAN SCHEPPS, LAST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY; THE OTHER BY LEO DE VROOMEN, LONDON, 1987
The first designed as a pair of shells carved of aventurine quartz mounted in yellow gold and capped by cabochon sapphires, signed P.S.V. of Seaman Schepps, the clip marked 14K; the second designed as two fans of red enamel mounted in yellow gold centering a mabe pearl, signed De Vroomen and with London hallmarks
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long, the first; 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm.) long, the second

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARION OATES CHARLES

"Christie’s is honored to present property from the collection of Marison Oates Charles, Lots 1 through 97 These works that include European and English furniture, silver, ceramics and fine art as well as jewelry by makers Verdura, Henry Dunay and Seaman Schepps offer a glimpse into the eclectic, but always elegant taste of this American original.
Marion Oates Charles, known to most as “Oatsie”, was born on September 29, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama. As a young woman, her beauty and quick wit were her trademarks. Though a granddaughter of a Civil War colonel, congressman, and governor, Oatsie broadened her horizons to attend boarding school in pre-war Europe, debut in New York and eventually become one of the most celebrated hostesses in Washington, D.C.
In 1942, Oatsie married Thomas Leiter and they moved into an apartment in Washington’s Dupont Circle. She immersed herself in a formidable social set that included politicians, business tycoons, and socialites alike. During the decades she spent in her R Street home, Oatsie counted Katharine Graham, Nancy Reagan, Bill Blass, Truman Capote, and Gore Vidal among her close friends. Perhaps most notably, she socialized with the James Bond series’ author Ian Fleming and is credited with recommending the books to another good friend, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, while he recuperated from back surgery. The subsequent inclusion of Fleming’s novels in a publication of the newly elected President’s reading list projected the James Bond character to national attention and helped launch the Bond franchise that continues today.
In 1952, Oatsie and Thomas Leiter purchased the Newport cottage ‘Land’s End’, whose previous owners included novelist Edith Wharton. In 1957, Oatsie sold ‘Land’s End’ to move into its gardener’s cottage ‘The Whim’. In Newport, she devoted herself to philanthropic efforts. Doris Duke, a neighbor and good friend, appointed Oatsie to the Board of Directors of her foundation. Oatsie also served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Newport Restoration Foundation. On December 5, 2018, in her beloved home ‘The Whim’, Oatsie Charles died, leaving an indelible legacy as one of the last great doyennes of American society. She was survived by her daughter, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren."

Buyer's Premium
  • 25% up to $300,000
  • 20% up to $4,000,000
  • 13.5% above $4,000,000

TWO PAIRS OF EAR CLIPS

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Aug 20, 2020
Lot Closed
You can no longer bid on this lot.
Starting Price $1,500
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromNew York, NY, United States
placeholder

Christie's

New York, NY, USA
1,501 Followers
Auction Curated By:
placeholder
Bliss Summers
Co-Head of Sale, The Collector and Head of Sale, Interiors
placeholderplaceholder
Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.
placeholderplaceholder
As Seen On
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
placeholder