Rare Picasso Jewelry

The story behind the three pieces of jewelry that sold at a Skinner auction last year is remarkable. All of the pieces once belonged to  Françoise Gilot. They were given to her as a gift from Pablo Picasso. She in turn gave them to Carole Mallory, who is an author, actress and model, as she was engaged to her son, Claude. Although they were never married, she was in possession of these items until the auction.

The first piece sold for $153,000 dollars and depicts a satyr.

Satyr pendant by Picasso

This stunning – and rare – Pablo Picasso pendant sold for $153,000 last year. Made out of silver and depicting a satyr, this piece of jewelry one was of three at the Skinner auction. The item stemmed from the collection of Carole Mallory.

 

The second piece sold for $141,000 and depicts a sun.

Sun pendant by Pablo Picasso

This pleasant, happy – and rare – Pablo Picasso pendant sold for $141,000 last year. Made out of silver and depicting a smiling sun, this piece of jewelry one was of three at the Skinner auction. The item stemmed from the collection of Carole Mallory.

The third and final piece from this collection sold for $92,250 and depicts Claude in profile.

A silver pendant by Pablo Picasso

This shiny, whimsical – and rare – Pablo Picasso pendant sold for $92,250 last year. Made out of silver and depicting Pablo Picasso’s son, Claude, in profile, this piece of jewelry one was of three at the Skinner auction. The item stemmed from the collection of Carole Mallory.

All of the pieces went to the same auctioneer, which is something that made Carol Mallory very happy.

 

For more information about the auction house, visit their site: http://www.skinnerinc.com/

 

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