A pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Sanz,
Lot 137
A pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Sanz,
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 33,000

Lot Details
A pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Sanz,
A pair of diamond pendent earrings, by Sanz, circa 1960
Each surmount of abstract spray design, set with baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending two baguette-cut diamond tassels, terminating in a pear-shaped diamond drop, weighing 2.24 and 2.29 carats respectively, within a border of collet-set brilliant-cut diamonds, unsigned, three diamonds deficient, length 5.0cm., fitted case by Sanz, Madrid

Footnotes

  • Property of Lita Milan

    Hollywood actress Lita Milan, star of twelve feature films and over forty television movies, modestly describes her hugely successful Hollywood career as accidental.

    She was born in Israel and educated in New York and France and from a young age studied dance and drama. During one of her school vacations, she was hired by a dance company and spent the summer dancing and presenting in one of Nat King Cole's Las Vegas shows.

    On a trip to Los Angeles to visit relatives, Lita Milan was signed by legendary Hollywood agent, Paul Kohner who also managed the careers of Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Billy Wilder, Henry Fonda, David Niven, Ingmar Bergman and Lana Turner. Her success in "The Violent Man" with Barbara Stanwyck, Glenn Ford and Edward G. Robinson, propelled her to stardom and she was contracted by Columbia Studios. Leading roles followed and she starred in "The Ride Back" opposite Anthony Quinn, "Never Love a Stranger" opposite Steve McQueen and "The Left Handed Gun" opposite Paul Newman.

    In the early 1960s, Milan abruptly abandoned her career to run off with Ramfis Trujillo, son of Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. After Trujillo's death in a car accident, Milan settled in Spain in order to raise her two children. She subsequently had a long relationship with one of Spain's most famous bull fighters and today lives just outside Madrid where she plays a dynamic role in intellectual and artistic society.
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