CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions’ March 25 sale offered a sampling of estate heirloom-quality jewelry. Selling several gold necklaces spurred tremendous absentee and Internet bidding interest through LiveAuctioneers. The hammer prices realized were $10,500 for an 18K Bucciari coin chain necklace (above) and $9,250 for an 18K yellow gold circle link chain necklace (below). Prices quoted do not include the buyer’s premium.
Also selling well were a platinum diamond and sapphire brooch, a Tiffany & Co. 14K yellow gold wristwatch, an Egyptian Revival 15K amethyst ring and other jewelry from the same estate did not disappoint. More fine jewelry from this same estate will be offered during upcoming auctions.
Among the finest factories creating and producing art pottery at the end of the 19th century, William Moorcroft was the most successful and enduring in England. A Moorcroft grape and yellow lusterware twin-handled cup on pedestal brought a hammer price of $850.
Musicians from near and far expressed their interest in the Globe Gold Medal accordion concertina from Saxony, Germany. With all its buttons in good, clean condition, the musical instrument was in its original case and shipping box. It sold for $1,600.
Five books about Andy Warhol were all in near-perfect condition. A first edition of Warhol (below) by Crone Rainer sold for $750.
A catalog signed by Warhol from his 1970 solo exhibition in Stockholm was accompanied in its original box. It sold for $425.
Kensington Estate Auctions will continue to offer the diversity of the timeless elegance of Moorcroft and Dutch pottery, exquisite fine estate jewelry, signed antiquarian books through the subculture and political statements of graffiti/urban tagging/art.