The Auction Block
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Tiffany & Co. Lucida Platinum and Diamond Solitaire Ring
Auction Date: September 19
Estimate: $25,000 – $35,000
Love is in the air at Weschler’s with a selection of nearly twenty diamond engagement rings, from their fall Capital Collections Estate Auction. The standout is a Tiffany & Co. Lucida platinum and diamond solitaire ring, set with an internally flawless, E-color, diamond weighing 1.63 carats. The auction will also feature an important selection of 20th century American works of art cultivated from prominent Washington, DC collections.
Sotheby’s New York
Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Colored Stone and Diamond ‘Oiseau de Paradis’ Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France, circa 1963
Auction Date: September 23
From an ‘Oiseau de Paradis’ brooch by Schlumberger boasting fantastical colored stone plumage, to an Art Deco inspired pair of David Webb diamond earrings framed by swirling enamelwork, the Important Jewels sale this September deftly guides collectors from day to night. Modern classics are mixed among exquisite period jewels including a rare Belle Époque garland design bracelet by Cartier. The sale also offers a superb array of top quality colored gemstones and diamonds, many of which are set in signed mountings.
Magnificent String of Opal Beads with Diamond and Sapphire Clasp
Auction Date: October 18
Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000
This resplendent necklace consists of 29 graduated gemstone orbs in a rainbow of hues with a larger oval opal, sapphire and diamond clasp. Opal was considered good luck in the Middle Ages and is celebrated today as the October birthstone.
Doyle New York
Rose Gold, Platinum, Mystery-Set Ruby and Diamond Leaf Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
Auction Date: October 21
Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000
Part of Doyle New York’s Important Jewelry Auction. 18 carat brooch, composed of three overlapping leaves mystery-set with 316 square, rectangular and fancy-shaped rubies, centering fine ribbon-like veins and topped by two stylized leaves set with 20 tapered baguette and baguette diamonds.
9.69 Carat Diamond Ring with Diamond Accents
Auction Date: November 3
Estimate: $75,000 – $95,000
This pear shape diamond set in a platinum ring with triangular-cut diamond accents will be sold in Freeman’s Fine Jewelry & Watches auction on November 3.
BRINGING DOWN THE HAMMER
July 16, Fine Jewels Auction
Enamel and Diamond Bracelet, Verger Fréres, ca. 1920
Estimate: $34,280 – $51,420
Final Selling Price: $127,693
July 02, Post-War & Contemporary Art (London)
Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899 – 1968)
Concetto Spaziale, 1952
oil on canvas
Estimate: $400,000 – $565,000
Final Selling Price: $1,241,847
September 03, Out of the Ordinary auction (London, South Kensington)
‘Hippo’ Dining Table, 2002
Estimate: $8,285 – $11,599
Final Selling Price: $28,805