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.
The second piece sold for $141,000 and depicts a sun.
The third and final piece from this collection sold for $92,250 and depicts Claude in profile.
All of the pieces went to the same auctioneer, which is something that made Carol Mallory very happy.
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