The sale features notable lots of signed pieces from the great jewelry houses of Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Cartier, Maubossin, Mikimoto, Oscar Heyman, Hammerman Bros., Chopard and prominent designers Seaman Schepps, David Webb, Elizabeth Locke, Henry Dunay, Faraone Mennella, Peruzzi, Baraka, Leo Pizzo, David Morris for Fred Leighton, Sauro and Erté.
Highlights of this auction include:
– Tiffany & Co. platinum 4.26-carat diamond engagement ring (lot 399), clarity VVS1, color I, with diamond baguettes totaling 0.65 carats. It comes with a Tiffany & Co. diamond certificate and the retail replacement valuation is $204,500.
– Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Moon Watch 5039 (lot 228), circa 2000, 18K yellow gold perpetual calendar, moon phases, astronomic, self-winding, water-resistant. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe box and papers.
– EGL Certified natural, nonheat treated sapphire and diamond ring (lot 148), 2.56 carat and has side diamonds that total 1.08 carats, color H-I, clarity VS2-SI2.
– Vintage Seaman Schepps 18K turquoise, sapphire and diamond brooch (lot 11), a beautifully sculpted floral piece with yellow sapphires that total approximately 0.95 carats, seven diamonds that total approximately 0.35 carats and pretty robin’s-egg blue turquoise. It is marked “Seaman Schepps 16230 750” and measures 72mm x 56mm.
– David Webb 18K and platinum emerald, ruby, diamond earrings (Lot 398), with diamonds that total 1.05 carats, clarity VS, color G, cabochon rubies that total 4.22 carats, and cabochon emeralds that total 4.84 carats. The earrings measure 28mm x 19mm and the current retail is $17,900.
– Fabergé 14K gold and sapphire cigarette case from the Tony Curtis estate (Lot 74), marked with Fabergé hallmarks and the Russian goldmark for 14K. It is accented with a cabochon sapphire push-piece and comes with its original fitted box.
Hampton Estate Auction will also presents a diverse selection of Tiffany & Co. jewelry in this auction. Included are iconic Tiffany signature pieces—the zigzag, the “x,” the bean, the teardrop, the heart and arrow, the seagull bird and others.
Antique and estate jewelry lots represent all the major periods of distinctive jewelry design including Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, 1940s Retro, 1950s Cocktail Era and 20th century “modern” jewelry.
This auction will appeal to admirers of Art Deco filigree bracelets, period diamond and gemstone eternity band rings, and large single gemstone rings, including a 25.33-carat aquamarine and 24.90 kunzite. Collectors of Victorian mourning jewelry and Etruscan revival pieces will find many offerings as well.
Jewels of naturalism abound in this event with a flurry of vintage insect, bird, frog and flower jewelry. Of note is a Buccellati 18K gold and silver mother-of-pearl leaf brooch. (lot 110)
Objects of whimsy lots include a Vhernier 18K gold crystal diamond earrings shaped like balloons (Lot 142); a pair of 18K gold rabbit gemstone charms (lot 139); an 18K gold enamel jester (Lot 98); and a 14K gold turquoise sapphire and ruby porcupine pin (lot 156).
For fans of mixed metals and unusual combinations of metal with other materials there are Tiffany & Co.’s Peretti sterling silver wood coral bangles (lot 48), Buccellati’s silver and rose gold engraved cufflinks (Lot 96), an onyx fly motif brooch (lot 90), a Japanese Shakudo antique gold bird motif brooch (lot 130), and Los Castillo’s Mexican mixed metals sterling silver cufflinks (lot 283).
Silver jewelry lots include Robert Lee Morris’ ultra-modern cuff bracelets and an array of Tiffany, Judith Ripka and David Yurman sterling silver pieces. For admirers of Native American and Mexican silver jewelry there will be bracelets, rings and necklaces with signed lots of Stephen Webster, Fransisco Gomez, Touchine and Los Castillo.
Many outstanding fine silver hollowware pieces will be featured. One exceptional piece is the Buccellati sterling silver tea set (lot 307), which includes a teapot, hot water pot, sugar bowl and creamer, which has folds that are reminiscent of luxurious linen.
A fine antique Russian silver enamel cigarette case (lot 338) made by the Grachev Brothers of St. Petersburg is noteworthy. It has exquisite cloisonne enamel work.
Watch lots in this sale present a variety of Rolex and better brands including Wakmann, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Le Coultre Vacheron Constantin, Daniel Baumann, Bulgari, Baume Mercier, Raymond Weil, Elgin and Movado. For pocket watch enthusiasts there is a rare Patek Philippe pocket watch and a Tiffany pocketwatch.
Coin enthusiasts will find coins of all kinds, including an 1875 S Trade Dollar coin, proof sets like the 1994 Royal Hawaiian gold series, and commemorative coins in honor of U.S. states including Oregon, Alabama and Texas and such notables as Grant, Monroe and Daniel Boone.
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