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Alameda, CA, United States
DoneSat, Dec 10, 2016 6:00 PM GMT

December 10 - Estate Auction

Diamond rings and diamond stud earrings, carved jade, Chinese pottery and Japanese gilded wood Buddhas, Art Nouveau silver and fine art prints are among the treasures awaiting discovery at Michaan's final monthly Estate Sale of 2016. The diverse lots offered on Saturday, December 10 include lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Paul Cezanne and Georges Braque, as well as 20th century landscapes of the American West by various artists, and fine miniatures by Oakland master miniaturist Tom Roberts. Collectable Asian art objects include a woodland creatures themed bronze vase, a pair of lifelike bronze crabs, and a finely detailed Japanese silver cruet fashioned as a trading ship. A metal and glass oval coffee table, attributed to Philip and Kelvin Laverne, is a furniture highlight. Lovely period jewelry from the estate of a Berkeley grande dame will be offered in this sale. Chandelier and drop earrings are among the antique and vintage pieces, which feature pearls, enamel and gemstones set in gold. An eye-popping tourmaline ring of more than 13 carats is another highlight that would make an unforgettable gift.