Cabinet 1, Drawer 1
Tura & Diors from The 60´s.
Early Tura Christian Dior or other Tura jeweled frames from this era. All Christian Dior frames from this era were by Tura but usually Dior would not share billing on the product. We know of one or two exceptions to this. When we say diamonds please assume we mean crystals.
Slot 1 - Tura USA NOS - Oversized jeweled optical - with alternating rows of white and black diamonds. Sold.
Slot 2 - Christian Dior USA - 12KGF with white enamel and inset stones. Has prescription lens but perfect condition. Temple tips should be replaced as on almost all examples of this model we have seen. Sold.
Slot 3 & 4 - Christian Dior USA NOS- 12KGF with white enamel and beautiful inset stones, including a matching set of earrings and a necklace. The best example of this Dior that we have seen. Sold.
Slot 5 - Christian Dior USA - 12KGF with white enamel. Front is perfect and all stones intact. As usual, temple tips are a little rough. Sold.
Slot 7 - Tura USA NOS - GF - large diamond encrusted optical frame. One of the best examples of Tura jewelry frames we have seen. Sold.
Slot 8 - Tura USA - GF with grey enamel - a few of the minor stones missing but otherwise in good condition. Comes with original pouch. Sold.
Slot 9 - Christian Dior USA - GF with rose pink enamel - all major stones intact and some minor stones missing. Needs new temple tips. Sold.
Slot 10 - Christian Dior USA - GF with yellow enamel - all major stones intact and some minor stones missing. Green prescription sun lens looks great in the yellow frame. Bridge needs resoldering at one point. Sold.
Slot 11,12,13,14 & 15 - The Tura full jewel frames. They were in the catalogue and the Frames book for many years and some had wholesale list prices up to US$750,000. Those prices were for the real thing. These frames were photographic models or display samples and from the estate of Saleta Stewart, Tura's original sales manager. Barton Levoy, Tura's owner in the 80's, once told me that the most expensive frame they ever sold was for US$70,000. All Sold.