Austin Auction Gallery rings in fall season with colorful jewelry Sept. 24-25
AUSTIN, Texas – The fall auction season makes a strong debut at Austin Auction Gallery’s Sept. 24 and 25 auction event with over 1,000 lots, ranging from estate jewelry to a Babe Ruth signed baseball.
Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Leading the sale is a dazzling group of extra-fine estate jewelry followed closely by ornate sterling silver, an extensive coin collection, fine art, 18th to 20th century antiques from Italy and Spain and a selection of mid-century modern design decor. A signed and graded Babe Ruth baseball with winning provenance is the heavy hitter of the auction.
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available on all lots through LiveAuctioneers.com.
The fine jewelry category shines with four estate rings that are absolute showstoppers. Each is accompanied by a GIA report. Hailing from the San Antonio estate of Mary E. Petty is an antique 14K gold filigree ring set with a 14.35-carat Columbian emerald, in a surround of 4.00 carats of old mine-cut and old European cut diamonds. A 50-carat natural yellow sapphire in a multicolor gold setting also comes from this prominent estate. Both have conservative estimates of $30,000 to $60,000 and $15,000-$30,000 respectively.
A platinum 7.10-carat diamond ring coming from one of the oldest cigar families in Tampa, Florida, is estimated to bring $40,000 to $60,000. A men’s 6.09-carat diamond and gold estate ring from an Austin estate will open at $25,000.
A Babe Ruth autographed baseball, signed on July 9, 1947 for the consignor who recalls meeting “The Babe” like it was yesterday, will be offered with an opening bid of $15,000. The JSA and PSA graded and authenticated ball (below) has been in his possession since that special day in 1947, when Ruth autographed it at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.
Sterling silver leads the decorative arts category with a plentiful group encompassing several prominent estate collections of ornate hollowware, serviceware and numerous flatware services.
An extensive 123-piece set of Georg Jensen’s Acanthus pattern flatware (below) will be presented in the original tiered box. The set hailing from the Tampa, Florida, estate weighs 135.61 ounces and is estimated to bring $4,000 to $6,000.
Furniture and decorative arts spanning the 18th to 20th centuries comprise a large part of the auction with offerings from Italy, Spain and Denmark as well as local estates.
The Italian collection hails from Milan and boasts mid-century design décor as well as carved antiques.
The auctions begin at 10 a.m. Central both days.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.