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Chester, NY, United States
DoneSun, Sep 11, 2011 3:00 PM GMT

Fine Art, Meissen, Jewelry & Antique

Among the works of art highlighting the sale are Tsuguharu Foujita's (France/Japanese 1886-1968) ink/wash Two Male Nudes ($15,000/20,000). This work is likely a study for a mural commissioned by the French government "People of the World" c.1921. In addition, other exceptional works include David Burliuk's (American/Southampton 1882-1967) oil on canvas, Fisherman, signed ($10,000/15,000); Alfred Jensen?s (American/New Jersey 1903-1981) oil on canvas "The American", signed & dated 1947; and Oscar Borg (California 1879-1947), oil on canvas, ?California Forest, signed & titled verso. Additional noteworthy artists include a Robert Rauschenberg (American 1925-2008), screen print/collage, "General Delivery" signed #103/300, dated 1971 ($3000/5000); American School (20th century) oil on canvas board, "Cabs at the Plaza", signed & titled Guy Wiggins (signed 2x) ($2000/3000); and other works by Frederick Judd Waugh, Harold Arthur Roney, Merta Becket, & Igor Razdroguine. With the price of gold & silver soaring, jewelry has found a very favorable position in the auction market. The jewelry offerings features a 14K yellow gold & 2.0 carat diamond solitaire ring (eye clean; faint yellow) ($6000/8000); a handsome pair of yellow/white gold (tests 14K) green enamel & diamond pierced drop earrings ($1000/1500); 18K/Platinum 1.0 carat emerald & diamond ring set with (2) triangular cut side stones/each 0.50 carat, marked ?Handmade PJ? ($800/1200); a women's Retro Baume & Mercier 14K 17-jewel wristwatch with 14K mesh band ($3000/5000); 14K yellow gold Maltese dog pin/pendant, 25.73 grams ($700/900); and a Mexican Taxco 940 sterling Aztec design bracelet, signed Hector Aguilar c.1948-62, 2.87 ozt ($800/1200). Interest in vintage wrist & pocket watches continues to grow with "Men of a Certain Age". Top lots in this category include a Cartier stainless "Santos" quartz calendar wristwatch ($800/1200); Audemars Piquet & Co. 18K "Chromometro" open-face pocket watch.