Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The alligator of carved green opal, the tail terminating with a bezel set oval cut opal (likely a doublet), claws with round cabochon garnet accents, and the front claw extending a star cut blue topaz, the gold frame with a single locking pin stem, stamped 14K.
5 x 2.25 x 1 in. From the Collection of the late Dobie D. Hogan, Norfolk, Virginia
Dobie D. Hogan was a print and runway model in Norfolk, Virginia who began her career in New York working for the Paris designer Mainbocher in the 1950s, and in the 1970s, she was voted "Best Dressed Woman" of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Her lifelong love of jewelry and substantial collection began with her fashionable mother, Louise Jenkins Driver, and developed over Hogan's long involvement with the industry.
Break and repair at tail; some glue residue on carving.