Lot #35
Jacqueline Kennedy Gifted Brooch with Autograph Gift Note

Stunningly gorgeous brooch gifted by Jackie to her personal secretary
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Estimate: $3500+

Description

Stunningly gorgeous brooch gifted by Jackie to her personal secretary

Vintage brooch by designer Marcel Boucher, gifted by Jacqueline Kennedy to her personal secretary in 1960. The golden rope pin measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.75″ and is encrusted with faux emerald and pearl cabochons, and marked "Boucher" and "6778" on the reverse; gold content is unknown. Includes an ANS by Jacqueline Kennedy, signed "Jackie," on a 4 x 3 card, in full: "Merry Christmas Mary and lots of Love"; includes the transmittal envelope addressed by Jackie to "Mrs. Mary Gallagher, c/o/ John F. Kennedy, 3307 N. St. NW, Washington, DC." In fine condition.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mary Barelli Gallagher, in part: "Christmas gift from Jacqueline B. Kennedy to Mary B. Gallagher—1960. Emerald green & pearl pin encased in gold rope design setting. Her personally written gift card that accompanied the pin…was addressed to me at their Georgetown home where I was working." Barelli was secretary to Senator John F. Kennedy from 1953-1956, and personal secretary to Jackie Kennedy from 1956-1964.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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