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Denver, PA, United States
DoneSat, Nov 2, 2013 1:00 PM GMT

MORPHY AUCTIONS Sat., Nov. 2nd, 2013 Auction

Fine & Decorative Art November 01 - November 02, 2013

Rainbow selection of fancy colored diamonds, long-held fine art collection headline Morphys Nov. 1-2 auction

Star lot: 5.16ct fancy gray/yellow/green diamond ring with 26 pink, 18 blue diamonds

A spectacular array of colored diamonds and a fresh collection of fine artworks assembled in the 1950s and 60s top the long list of highlights in Morphy Auctions Nov. 1-2 Fine & Decorative Art sale. In all, 1,200 lots will be offered.

Day one will glitter with its first-class selection of jewelry, precious coins and silver, starting with 100 coin lots from the Pennsylvania Treasury Bureau of Unclaimed Property.

This is our third consignment of valuables from the Commonwealths vaults, and the quality continues to amaze me, said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. In addition to silver dollars, we will be auctioning 5, 10 and 20-dollar gold pieces, plus a variety of fine jewelry. This arrangement has worked out so well for both sides that the Pennsylvania Treasury has chosen to continue its arrangement with Morphys next year.

More than 100 lots of silver wares will follow the Treasury goods. The grouping includes teapots, candlesticks, a 48-piece Tiffany sterling flatware service, $2,000-$3,000; and a 6-piece Mexican silver tea and coffee set, $3,000-$4,000. An S. Kirk & Son sterling pedestal centerpiece is estimated at $3,500-$5,500.

Next up will be a 300-lot selection of fine jewelry and timepieces. Mens watches are led by an 18K gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual, $6,000-$8,000; and a Brietling two-tone model with diamond bezel, $6,000-$8,000...