Auction Block, July 2022


Off the auction block this month, a classic and exquisite Tiffany & Co. diamond and platinum ring and band, a 1995 tribute to Michael Jordan for his 32nd birthday, a 17th century Jan Wijnants oil painting of an Italianate wooded landscape and much more. 

DOYLE 

Doyle: Platinum Diamond Rings.

Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Ring and Band Ring 

Estimate: $50,000-$70,000

Sold for: $88,200

In Doyle’s latest Fine Jewelry and Important Jewelry auction June 23, a classic and traditional Tiffany & Co. platinum and diamond ring and band ring sold for $88,200. The amount was above the estimate for the jewelry, exquisite in its simplicity. The rings are from the estate of Kazuko Nagamatsu. 

 

HINDMAN 

Hindman: Jordan Silvercast.

A Nike Air Jordan 1 Silver Cast Basketball Shoe Crafted for Michael Jordan’s 32nd Birthday  

Estimate: $15,000-$20,000

Sold for: $31,250

A Nike Air Jordan 1 silver cast basketball shoe made specifically for Michael Jordan’s 32nd birthday sold for well over the estimate with Hindman Auctions. The cast was designed straight from one of Jordan’s Air Jordan 1 shoes by his then-wife Juanita. Only 10 shoes were created, and Jordan was gifted two. The rest, all created by Howard Kaplan, owner of Henry Jay Jewelers, were kept by Kaplan or given to charities. The cast has been perfectly preserved since Jordan’s February 1995 birthday. 

 

SOTHEBY’S 

Sothebys: Israel’s Messenger periodicals. 

A Full Tun of Israel’s Messenger, Shanghai: 1904-1941 

Estimate: $30,000-$40,000

Sold for: $214,200

The only recorded full run of this Jewish periodical from Shanghai sold for nearly a quarter of a million dollars last month. The periodicals are David S. Sassoon’s personal copies. The paper, dubbed “Israel’s Messenger,” was the official English-language organ of the Shanghai Zionist Association. It was in print from April 1904 through October 1941, with Nissim Elias Benjamin Ezra serving as editor-in-chief until his death in 1936. 

 

CHRISTIE’S 

Christies: Jan Wijnants oil painting. 

Jan Wijnants (Haarlem 1632-1684 Amsterdam): An Italianate Wooded Landscape with a River 

Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

Sold for: $44,100

Christie’s “Old Masters: No Reserves” collection included the best-selling piece in the collection, Dutch painter Jan Wijnants’ 1656 oil on canvas. The Italianate wooded landscape with a river is signed and dated “J Wignants 1656.” The painting is property from the collection of Alberto Rosales-Orellana. 

 

 

 

 

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