Fine jewelry leads off Michaan’s auction Sept. 12

Moonstone, diamond, sapphire, blackened white 18K gold bracelet (left), estimate: $2,000-$4,000; and a jade, diamond, 18K whilte gold 'ring-dant,' estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Michaan's Auctions image Estimate:  $2,000 / 4,000

Moonstone, diamond, sapphire, blackened white 18K gold bracelet (left), estimate: $2,000-$4,000; and a jade, diamond, 18K whilte gold ‘ring-dant,’ estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Michaan’s Auctions image
Estimate: $2,000 / 4,000

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Approximately 170 jewelry lots will provide an abundant selection at Michaan’s Auctions on Saturday, Sept. 12. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding in the 650-lot auction.

The ethereal aesthetic of moonstone takes center stage in a bracelet of clusters of the milky stones accented by sapphires (lot 161, $2,000-$4,000).

Over 80 lots of Asian origin are held in the September sale, with a unique pair of temple standards providing unusual decorative elements at auction. The gilt metal standards adorned a temple in Hong Kong in the 1890s. The pair has an estimate of $1,000-1,500.

Two gilt-metal temple standards, estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Michaan's Auctions image

Two gilt-metal temple standards, estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Michaan’s Auctions image

John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller are a few of the icons of the 20th century captured in Garry Winogrand’s 15 Big Shots. The black and white photograph portfolio by American photo great Winogrand (1928-1984) is a prestigious grouping of influential, heavy hitters of the time, “big shots” as he has deemed them. Also included in the collection, enveloped in a hardcover canvas case, are images of Jackie Robinson, Norman Mailer, John Huston, Hugh Hefner with Jesse Jackson, Muhammad Ali, George Wallace, Betty Freidan, Diane Arbus, John Glenn with Walter Cronkite and Lyndon Johnson. Each photo print measures approximately 16 inches in height by 20 inches in width, with the collection in overall good condition.

Winogrand remains one of the most highly acclaimed photographers of American life, particularly in New York City, from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Well-known as a street photographer, his impeccable eye lead to high acclaim with three Guggenheim Fellowships bestowed upon him in 1964, 1969 and 1979, as well as a Fellowship received from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975. Winogrand’s 15 Big Shots carries an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.

Garry Winogrand (American 1928-1984), '15 Big Shots,' portfolio of gelatin silver prints, estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Michaan's Auctions image

Garry Winogrand (American 1928-1984), ’15 Big Shots,’ portfolio of gelatin silver prints, estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

A model 87 Isamu Noguchi for Knoll child’s table is accompanied by a Harry Bertoia child’s wire chair, listed as lot 383 with an estimate of $800-1,200. In fine condition, these pieces keep have a sophisticated, minimalist modern aesthetic, perfectly scaled for children.

Isamu Noguchi for Knoll, Child's Table, Model 87, with a Harry Bertoia child-size wire chair, estimate: $800-$1,200. Michaan's Auctions image

Isamu Noguchi for Knoll, Child’s Table, Model 87, with a Harry Bertoia child-size wire chair, estimate: $800-$1,200. Michaan’s Auctions image

For general information call Michaan’s Auctions at 510-740-0220 ext. 0 or email info@michaans.com.

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.