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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Skinner's Fine Jewelry Auction - Fun and Eclectic



Fine Jewelry 
at Skinner...

Just a few of my favorite things from the Fine Jewelry Auction at Skinner yesterday...





Art Nouveau Opal, Diamond, Enamel Brooch, Marcus & Co.
Auction:2659B
Lot:590
Sold for:$19,000

Art Nouveau Opal, Diamond, and Enamel Brooch, Marcus & Co., centering an opal matrix cabochon within a scrollwork frame, and suspending a conforming drop, set with seventy-six old mine- and old European-cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 4.00 cts., platinum and 18kt gold mount, lg. 3 3/4 in., signed, (restoration, enamel loss).
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Art Nouveau 18kt Rose Gold and Alexandrite Pendant Brooch, Marcus & Co.
Auction:2659B
Lot:586
Sold for:$55,000

Art Nouveau 18kt Rose Gold and Alexandrite Pendant Brooch, Marcus & Co., centering a cushion-cut alexandrite weighing approximately 7.43 cts., within a peacock-style frame with bezel-set old mine-cut diamonds and green enamel accents, suspending a drop, signed.






14kt Gold Gem-set Snake Necklace, Eric de Kolb
Auction:2659B
Lot:552
Sold for:$7,500
14kt Gold Gem-set Snake Necklace, Eric de Kolb, with green hardstone eyes, sapphire melee accents, completed by articulated scale links, 128.9 dwt, lg. 17 1/2 in., signed. 
Estimate $6,000-8,000 





Arts & Crafts Platinum, Moonstone, and Sapphire Pendant, Tiffany & Co.
Auction:2659B
Lot:511
Sold for:$12,000
Arts & Crafts Platinum, Moonstone, and Sapphire Pendant, Tiffany & Co.,set with a cabochon moonstone measuring approx. 30.00 x 20.40 x 12.20 mm, framed with Montana sapphires and scrolling wirework, suspended from a fancy link chain, lg. 2 1/4 and 21 in., signed, (alterations).




Art Deco Jade, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant Watch, Cartier
Auction:2659B
Lot:525
Sold for:$11,000
Art Deco Jade, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant Watch, Cartier, the circular cream-colored dial with Roman numeral indicators enclosing a European Watch & Clock Co. 18-jewel movement, with black enamel bezel and top, suspended from a black cord with a black enamel and rose-cut diamond slide, joined by a jade ring, no. 13494, 22247, 23 mm, dial and slide signed, (losses). 
Estimate $4,000-6,000


Edwardian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Spider Brooch
Auction:2659B
Lot:515
Sold for:$1,900Edwardian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Spider Brooch, the body set with demantoid garnets and old mine-cut diamonds, platinum-topped 14kt gold mount, lg. 1 in., (losses). 
Estimate $1,000-1,500 


18kt Gold Cuff, Mario Buccellati
Auction:2659B
Lot:450
Sold for:$4,500

18kt Gold Cuff, Mario Buccellati, designed as a finely textured leaf, interior cir. 6 3/4 in., signed, boxed. 
Estimate $3,500-4,500 







Fine Carved Emerald and Diamond Pendant
Auction:2659B
Lot:231
Sold for:$20,000

Fine Carved Emerald and Diamond Pendant, India, set with a carved emerald tablet depicting flowers, foliage, and Islamic script, measuring approx. 31.00 x 21.44 mm, framed by rose-cut diamonds, and suspending a carved emerald drop measuring approx. 29.00 x 15.90 mm, flanked by pearls, high-karat gold mount, the reverse pierced and finely enameled, 3 7/8 x 2 in. 
Estimate $20,000-30,000 


18kt Gold, Hardstone, Ruby, and Diamond Cicada Cuff Links
Auction:2659B
Lot:264
Sold for:$1,500

18kt Gold, Hardstone, Ruby, and Diamond Cicada Cuff Links, each with cabochon ruby eyes and diamond melee collar, lg. 1 in. 
Estimate $1,500-2,000 

Gold, Tourmaline, and Gem-set Suite
Auction:2659B
Lot:104
Sold for:$1,700

Gold, Tourmaline, and Gem-set Suite, comprising a 22kt gold pendant/brooch bezel-set with a bicolor tourmaline slice, cultured pearl and diamond accents, suspended from a flexible gilt torque; a pair of 14kt gold earstuds, each set with a bicolor tourmaline slice, diamond melee accents; and a 14kt gold ring set with a bicolor tourmaline slice, circular-cut pink tourmaline accent, lg. 1 3/8, 17, and 3/4 in., size 8 1/4.
Estimate $1,200-1,500


18kt Gold, Plique-a-jour Enamel, Gem-set Figural Pendant/Brooch, Masriera
Auction:2659B
Lot:109
Sold for:$2,700

18kt Gold, Plique-a-jour Enamel, and Gem-set Figural Pendant/Brooch, Masriera, designed as a nymph with plique-a-jour enamel wings, sapphire and diamond melee accents, applied green enamel body suspending a pearl drop, lg. 2 1/8 in., no. C-1468-C, signed, boxed, with papers.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


Carved Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring, Sevan Bicakci
Auction:2659B
Lot:118

Sold for:$9,000
Carved Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring, Sevan Bicakci, c. 2005, bezel-set with a cabochon pink tourmaline with a Maltese cross carved within, further framed and set with diamond melee, 24kt gold and oxidized silver mount, size 8 1/2, signed, boxed. 
Estimate $5,000-7,000 


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