Lark Mason Associates Announces A Gem Of A Sale From The Estate Of Mary Yturria, Renowned Texan Style-Setter And Philanthropist

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New Braunfels TX: Lark Mason Associates is delighted to present Fine Jewelry  and Fashion from the Estate of Mary Yturria on, which opens for online bidding on May 30th through June 15th.

A Vintage Emerald, Diamond, and Platinum Necklace with European cut diamonds, (Estimate: $60,000-80,000)
A Vintage Emerald, Diamond, and Platinum Necklace with European cut diamonds(Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

Says Lark Mason: “Mary was the quintessential style-setter in the 1950s and her jewelry and clothing reflects her sophisticated taste. As a stewardess for Pan Am Airlines during its heyday, she was able to experience the world and developed a love of China and Asia from her many trips abroad. She eventually met her husband Frank Yturria, whose ancestors were from one of Texas’ legendary ranching families.”

According to Mason, the couple spearheaded many civic projects in Brownsville, Texas and across the state of Texas, including the preservation of the endangered Texas ocelot and other native species and restoration of historic buildings throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Mary and Frank were very active politically, supporting the arts, literacy, health, safety, and education. 

Nearly 250 lots will be offered, Among the jewelry highlights are: a 10.00 Ct Marquise Cut Three Diamond and Platinum Ring, (Est: $125,000-175,000), a Vintage Emerald, Diamond, and Platinum Necklace with European cut diamonds, Estimate: $60,000-80,000), a pair of Jean Mahie High Karat Cuff Bracelets, 277 dwt, each hallmarked 22K and with makers mark, one with applied elements (Estimate: $20,000-30,000), a pair of Platinum and Diamond Dangle Earrings (Estimate: $10,000-20,000), a David Webb 18K Gold Graduated Rope Necklace (Estimate: $10,000-15,000); a Chinese Green Jadeite Peach and Citron Carving with Gold Mounts and a Woven Gold Chain (Estimate: $10,000-15,000), a Cartier 18K Gold Panthere Men’s Watch (Estimate: $7,000-10,000), a Sterling Silver America Frances I Tea and Coffee Service and Tray (Estimate: $10,000-15,000) and a Chinese Pink and Green Tourmaline Gourds and Squirrels Carving with Gold Bail (Estimate: $700-1,000).

Fashion accessories include over a dozen handbags, shoes, and belts, from Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Ferragamo, Valentino and Judith Leiber, with an assortment of clothing by Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, and James Galanos.

The jewelry will be on view at Lark Mason Associates, 210 West Mill Street, New Braunfels, Texas. Gallery Hours are 10:00 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information visit: or phone 212-289-5524.

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