Boston auction house Skinner will sell rare jewelry designed by legendary painter Pablo Picasso on March 18.
According to Skinner, early in his career, Picasso made a series of jewelry pieces, possibly with the assistance of his dentist. He then gave three of those pieces to Françoise Gilot, the mother of two of his children, Claude and Paloma. Gilot passed them on Carole Mallory, who was engaged to Claude.
Among the pieces is a sculptural, silver satyr pendant, featuring the satyr motif that appeared in Picasso’s works.
There is also a brooch depicting Picasso’s son Claude as a boy, etched in silver.
The third is a round disk representing the sun.
Photos courtesy Skinner
They all carry a $15,000 to $20,000 estimate.
In addition, Mallory, who wrote a book, Picasso’s Ghost (A Love Story), will present a lecture at Skinner on “the mystery of Picasso’s jewelry” on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m.