March 2024 Auction Block

March auction items include a pair of pearl, platinum and diamond earrings from The Potomack Company, a Fiat beach car from Bonhams, a Mario Sanchez painting from Christie’s, and more.

The Potomack Company

Platinum, Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings 


Estimate: $1,200-$1,600 

Sold for: $12,000 

Each pearl is attached with a petaled crown with six old mine cut diamonds at .20 carats. Each earring also has two old mine cut diamonds of J-K color and SI1-SI2 clarity, weighing 1.8 carats and measuring 1.25 inches long. The pearls are baroque pearls. 


1965 Fiat 500F ‘Jolly’ Beach Car Conversion

 Sold for: $28,000 

The Fiat Jolly was the invention of Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli, who thought of a stylish small car he could use as a tender for his yacht while vacationing on Capri. He shared his thoughts with fellow automobile maker Ghia’s Gigi Segre and the duo made a bright and festive little auto based on the Fiat 500. The car was part of the February 29 Amelia Island auction. 


Mario Sanchez’s Main Drag 1940s 


 Estimate : $20,000-$40,000 

Sold for : $113,400 

This painting by artist Mario Sanchez (1908-2005) is titled and signed “Main Drag 1940s/Key West/Mario Sanchez in the lower right corner. The art is carved and painted wood and believed to have been done circa 1940.  


Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Cut Glass Figural Centerpiece 


Estimate: $600-$800 

Sold for: $7,040 

This Louis XVI figural centerpiece measures 12 1/4 inches high and 21 ½ inches wide. The piece sold for nearly 10 times its estimated value. 


Chinese Carved Tianhuang Stone Mountain Scene with Contemplating Scholars on Stand 


Estimate: $50-$100 

Sold for: $3,200 

This carved piece of art sold for over 30 times its estimated value. It measures 11 ¼ inches high and was part of a Metro Online auction in late February. 









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