Two (2) designer novelty items, including Tiffany & Co., Verdura. 1st item: Tiffany & Co. 14K gold cigarette holder, in original Tiffany case. 4 1/2″ L. Mid/late 20th century. 2nd item: Verdura gold tone pocket mirror, in velvet case and original box. 2 1/2″ square. Late 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South’s most prestigious charity eventsâthe Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland, until his death in 2002. A graduate of Nashville’s Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nation’s longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castle’s roof. CONDITION: Some faint lipstick residue to mouthpiece on cigarette holder; price sticker residue to exterior of Tiffany case. Verdura mirror in excellent condition.
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