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It's news when an auctioned piece of jewelry sells for 12 times estimate. An eye-shaped pin holding a watch, designed by surrealist painter Salvador Dali for his wife, sold for $148,800 (96,000 British pounds) in July 2013 at Dreweatts auction in Newbury, Berkshire, England. The 3-inch pin has a gold and blue enamel watch in the center surrounded by platinum and diamonds. It was made in 1949 by a New York jeweler.

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Photo: Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions

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#1 Maker?laadler 2013-09-19 22:10
This exquisite piece has to have a pedigree. Who was the 1949 NY jeweler
who executed the design?

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