PLATH (SYLVIA) Sylvia Plath's "dragon" pendant and chain, with maker's stamp "Coro", [1950s]

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Lot 319
PLATH (SYLVIA)
Sylvia Plath's "dragon" pendant and chain, with maker's stamp "Coro", [1950s]

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,654) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
PLATH (SYLVIA)
Sylvia Plath's "dragon" pendant and chain, with maker's stamp "Coro", base metal, openwork Maltese Cross design flanked by two dragons, some wear, diameter 50mm., [1950s]

Footnotes

  • One of Sylvia Plath's favourite pieces of jewellery, most probably purchased (or given to her) whilst she was living in America in the late fifties. It features in several well-known photographs of her, including the iconic portrait by Rollie McKenna (1959, see London National Portrait Gallery), and Marcia B. Stern's informal image of Sylvia with Ted at Concord, Massachusetts (December 1959, reproduced in The Journal of Sylvia Plath, Faber, 2000). The Lilly Library has a photograph of Plath wearing the dragon pendant, standing besides Hughes in Oscar Williams's apartment in New York, June 1958. It was also worn in a snap taken of Sylvia and her daughter Frieda at Court Green, Devon in December 1962 (see lot 354).

    Provenance: Sylvia Plath, and by descent to her daughter Frieda.
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PLATH (SYLVIA) Sylvia Plath's "dragon" pendant and chain, with maker's stamp "Coro", [1950s]
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