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Lot #86
Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$600.00
Last UpdatedMay 22, 2019


14KT YELLOW GOLD AND IVORY BROOCH BY ALVIN A. WHITE Sandwich, Massachusetts, 20th Century
Oval ivory medallion engraved with an Asian-style motif of a flower vase and censer. Gold surround with bird and flower design. Length 2.75. Approx. 12.0 dwt.
Alvin "Al" White (1915-2006), who worked for decades as the master engraver for Colt, has an international reputation for his firearms engravings. He was also a noted gunsmith, scrimshander, sculptor and jewelry maker. He grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in Africa and the Pacific. He began engraving firearms in the 1920s, and throughout his distinguished career he received commissions for presentation weapons for John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and other officials and celebrities. He retired to Sandwich, Massachusetts and died in 2006 at age 91."

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