Lot 51
Property of Various Owners

Two Platinum, Yellow-Gold, Amethyst and Diamond Brooches, McTeigue & Co.
The first, a 14-karat gold stylized 'thistle' brooch having three graduated carved fluted amethysts, thirty-eight round faceted tsavorite garnets weighing approximately 1.70 carats and thirty-six round single-cut diamonds (together with a removable pendant); the second, an 18-karat gold 'turtle' brooch with the shell consisting of one large oval cabochon amethyst weighing approximately 24.50 carats, surrounded by twenty-three round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately .95 carats, the tail and rotating head set with nine round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately .15 carats and the eyes set with two round faceted tsavorite garnets. Each impressed with maker's mark.
Gross weight: 27.3 dwt.
Length of first: 2-3/4 in (7 cm)
Width: 1-3/4 in (4.5 cm)
Length of second: 1-3/4 in (4.5 cm)
Width: 1-1/8 in (2.8 cm)

Estimate $1,000-1,500

Thistle Brooch: Highest amethyst flower with an inclusion that appears as a chip, but it is internal. No apparent significant chips or abrasions present.

Turtle: Amethyst apparently in good condition; Diamonds are GH/VS-SI1


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Sold for $4,200