Jewelry

Fellows – Antique & Modern Jewellery

October 6th, 2011 by

 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction Realizes Over $3 Million

September 21st, 2011 by

September 20, 2011 – An audience eager for antique jewels helped make the September Fine Jewelry and Timepieces auction a resounding success, realizing over $3 million. Fine jade jewelry, in particular, was in high demand from an international group of collectors. A pair of platinum, sapphire, diamond and carved jade pendant earrings sold for $10,980, quadrupling the pre-sale high estimate, while a fine “glassy” jade bead strand sold for $12,200. According to jewelry specialist Alexander Eblen, “Demand from the Asian market for fine quality was evident in the strong prices realized for jade jewelry.”

Phillips de Pury – Invitation to Consign

September 20th, 2011 by

Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce
Appraisal Week in New York for our upcoming
December Jewels Auction. We will provide you
with a complimentary appraisal and evaluation of your
jewelry as well as a chance to meet with our Jewelry specialists.
We invite you to schedule an appointment at your convenience
during the week September 19th – September 23rd.

Sotheby’s – New York – Important Jewels

September 15th, 2011 by

The first jewelry auction of the fall season, the Important Jewels sale this September offers an abundance of beautiful and very wearable signed pieces from every key style and period.  Collectors of iconic Art Deco jewels will discover one of Cartier’s rarest works, an exquisite “Tutti Frutti” bracelet made in the late 1920′s, featured on the catalogue cover.  A selection of David Webb jewels from an American collector comprises both diamond-set pieces and bold enameled designs.  Also highlighting the sale are the decorative jewels from the estate of Mrs. Walter Matthau.  An array of top quality white and fancy colored diamonds is offered this September — led by a classic emerald-cut diamond ring, 9.19 carats, D color, set by Van Cleef & Arpels and a 2.59 carat pear-shaped fancy intense blue diamond mounted in a pendant-necklace.  Whether one gravitates to fine stones or beautiful signed jewels, this sale offers enticing options for every collector.

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels

May 10th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Geneva 17th May sale of Magnificent Jewels & Noble Jewels is spearheaded by the most important emerald and diamond tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years and a superb fancy intense pink diamond weighing 10.99 carats. The sale also comprises fine jewels of noble provenance, and an impressive array of white diamonds and coloured gemstones including Kashmir sapphires and two important Burmese rubies.

In addition, there is a broad selection of period jewels, and creations signed by some of the world’s greatest jewelers; among them, 50 jewels by Cartier, nearly 40 creations by Van Cleef and Arpels, and a group of jewels by JAR.

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Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers – May Jackson Rooms Auction

May 10th, 2011 by

Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers’ May Jackson Rooms Auction is finally here!  You’ll see a variety of beautiful pieces – far too many to list here!  But here are a few of the many pieces available at this amazing auction:

  • A Fine Selection of English Furniture and Decorative Art including a Harvest Table, Welsh Dresser, Pew, Cupboards, Bookcase, Terra Cotta Chimney Pots and Mirrors
  • Exceptional Painted French Louis XV Style Armoire with Beveled Edge Mirrors, Louis XV style Marble Top Bombe Chest, Pair Louis XV Belle Epoque Armchairs and a Louis XV Belle Epoque Settee
  • Antique American Bookcases, a Baker Armoire, China Cabinets, Contemporary Design Furniture and Wrought Iron and Patio Furniture and Outdoor Elements
  • Oil Paintings and Prints including a large Floral Oil by Sebouten
  • Asian Decorative Art, Lamps & Chandeliers
  • Handwoven Carpets and Area Rugs, Sterling and Plated Silver
  • Flo Blue, Ashworth Bros., Mottahedeh, Limoges, Staffordshire, Waterford, Baccarat and More
  • Large Selection of Silver, Costume and 14k Gold Jewelry
  • American Samplers and Longaberger Baskets
  • Toys & Collectibles, Much More!

Sotheby’s – Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels

April 29th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Geneva 17th May sale of Magnificent Jewels & Noble Jewels is spearheaded by the most important emerald and diamond tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years and a superb fancy intense pink diamond weighing 10.99 carats.  The sale also comprises fine jewels of noble provenance, and an impressive array of white diamonds and colored gemstones including Kashmir sapphires and two important Burmese rubies.

In addition, there is a broad selection of period jewels, and creations signed by some of the world’s greatest jewelers; among them, 50 jewels by Cartier, nearly 40 creations by Van Cleef and Arpels, and a group of jewels by JAR.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Sale Results

April 15th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s – Important Watches

April 15th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Evening sale of Important Watches at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva on Sunday, May 15th will take collectors on a journey through five centuries of watch history, from 1580 to the present day.  The sale, which features 280 lots, will bring together an impressive range of antique timepieces, pocket watches and wristwatches including a 16th-century German tambour watch, highly rare Rolex sports watches – models like Submariner, Sea Dweller, Explorer – and various versions of the Daytona.

Patek Philippe will also be present with very rare complicated watches such as the Ref. 2499 second series with magnifying glass.  Part of the sale will be devoted to pocket watches with three sections showing enamel timepieces made for Indian, Turkish and Chinese markets.

Finally, this sale will include watches that have witnessed man’s limits and accomplishments such as the collection of Rolex from Dr. Janusz Kurbiel, the Prince Troubetskoy racing driver timepieces, and the Ulysse Nardin split seconds chronograph that made history with official time keeping of Fausto Coppi’s legendary Cycling World Hour Record.

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Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

April 6th, 2011 by

Jewels that stand the test of time are typically characterized by great stones or great design. The New York sale of Magnificent Jewels this April features many such jewels, including an array of white diamonds and period Cartier designs offered from a distinguished family collection.

Collectors will find top quality precious gemstones of every color including an exceptional Colombian emerald mounted by Harry Winston, a beautiful Burma ruby set in a 1920′s Chaumet brooch, and a lively Burma sapphire certified “royal blue”. Complementing such remarkable gems, the sale this April also features beautiful signed jewels made by leading jewelry designers both past and present. On the catalogue cover we showcase an elegant pair of diamond, sapphire and emerald hoop earclips by JAR, the most creative jeweler working today. Another highlight is a Modernist bangle-bracelet/clip made by Raymond Templier in the mid-1930s that is equally stunning and innovative.

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