HATFIELD, Pa. – Fine jewelry rose to the top of Alderfer Auction’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Dec. 7. A 6.09-carat brilliant cut natural fancy light yellow diamond in platinum (above) and 22K yellow gold sold for $33,000 while a 4-carat oval diamond ring in platinum brought $20,400. Collections such as this brought much interest from around the world with bidders from over 40 countries competing. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
Completely encrusted with 434 full-cut diamonds, a cuff bracelet in 18K white gold achieved $13,200.
From Tiffany and Co., a J.C. Moore 1853 sterling silver cream and sugar bowl shined at a $4,800. A beautiful Loetz Titania silver overlay art glass vase sold for $2,700.
A Wurlitzer 850 bubbler jukebox player with vinyl records pulled turned $8,400.
A hand-painted bronze by Dimitri H. Chiparus (1886-1947, France/Romania) depicting a dancer in an Art Deco costume, sold for $6,000.
Paintings ranged from Bucks County, Pa., to European artists. An oil on canvas painting titled Repairing the Docks by Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) sold for $6,000. Jean Halter’s painting, Bucks County Barnyard, sold for $5,100. George Lafayette Clough (1824-1901) river valley landscape painting sold for $3,600.
For details contact Alderfer Auction at 215-393-3000.