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Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor personally owned and likely worn brooch. Pin was made during the Qing dynasty, China's last dynasty. Exquisitely crafted in the three-dimensional form of a Telescope Eye goldfish, brooch was acquired by Simpson during her yearlong tour of China in 1924-1925. Pin features an articulated body and fins made of brass tone metal with filigree scales and applied enamel in red, orange and light blue. The pin mechanism is located on the underside. Measures 3.75'' x 1.5'' x 1.75''. Separation to central segment, else near fine. Provenance from the Sotheby's auction of The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, held Geneva, Friday 3rd April 1987, Lot 104.
Wallis Simpson's Personally Owned Qing Dynasty Goldfish Jewelry -- Ornate Articulated Brooch Made of Filigree & Enamel
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