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New York, NY, United States
DoneTue, Sep 27, 2005 1:00 PM GMT

Important Estate Jewelry

The September 27 auction at Doyle New York offers dazzling jewelry spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras by some of the world's most prestigious makers, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger, David Webb and Bulgari. Also featured will be fine watches and objets de vertu, including elegant compacts, cigarette cases and cufflinks. A special section of the auction will be devoted to fine jewelry from the estate of Felice Lippert, co-founder of Weight Watchers. The Lippert Collection comprises lots 2275 - 2289, 2483 - 2503, 2505, and 2506 in the auction. Among the highlights are a number of elegant designs by David Webb, including a fluted rock crystal and diamond cuff bangle (lot 2501), a gold and diamond bracelet (lot 2499), and a gold and diamond flower clip brooch (lot 2500). Property from other owners is highlighted by a stunning diamond necklace totaling almost 20 carats (lot 2521). The selection of diamond rings includes a 5.03 carat round diamond ring with a mounting by Oscar Heyman Bros. (lot 2517) and a 6.15 carat marquise diamond ring, circa 1930 (lot 2516). Other notable pieces feature a circa 1920 diamond bracelet (lot 2462); a gold, cabochon sapphire and emerald cuff bracelet by Buccellati (lot 2246); and a charming diamond, ruby and sapphire bird brooch (lot 2478).