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New York, NY, United States
DoneTue, Sep 14, 2004 12:00 PM GMT

Estate Jewelry, Pocket Watches and Gold Coins

The September 14 auction offers IMPORTANT ESTATE JEWELRY from a variety of prominent estates and collections. The sale will offer a dazzling array of jewelry spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras by some of the world’s most prestigious makers. The sale will also offer fine watches and objets de vertu, including elegant compacts, cigarette cases and cufflinks. One of the highlights is a stunning ruby and diamond pendant/brooch centered by a cabochon ruby of approximately 83 carats known as The Star of Burma (lot 612). Another dazzling lot is an impressive carved emerald and diamond necklace set with approximately 733 carats of emeralds (lot 603). THE ALFRED COSSIDENTE COLLECTION OF FINE POCKET WATCHES comprises a wide variety of elegant European and American pocket watches dating from the 1820s through the 1920s by some of the most prominent names in horology. Completely fresh to the market, this remarkable collection has been in his family's possession for the past three decades and is certain to attract the attention of prominent collectors and dealers from around the world (lots 1 - 49). THE JOHN R. BOKER, JR. COLLECTION OF MODERN GOLD COINS comprises coins minted between 1968 and 1998, and features examples representing various nations on five continents with a particular focus on the People’s Republic of China and France (lots 50 - 189).