Hill Auction Gallery assembles diverse offerings for spring sale March 27

Vintage Cartier 18k solid yellow gold, red salmon coral and mother of pearl bracelet and ring set. Good condition with small chip to one mother of pearl cabochon and crack to coral cabochon at clasp. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Hill Auction Gallery image


SUNRISE, Fla. – Diverse items collected by a Coral Gables couple who had vastly differing tastes but a shared desire for high quality represent the bulk of Hill Auction Gallery’s “Spring into Auction” event March 27. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

For decades, the husband and wife scoured antique shows, auctions and specialty dealers to acquire the hidden gems.

A selection of items hail from such prominent jewelers as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., H. Stern, and Kurt Wayne to name a few.

Hill Auction Gallery will also offer a medley of beautiful acoustic and electric guitars from Gretsch, Gibson, Lowden and others, some of which were used in the creation and recording of music by the Stephen Palmer Band.


Vintage GIibson Model ES-335 TD hollow body 12-string electric guitar, circa 1965-67, sunburst finish, serial no. 309286. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Hill Auction Gallery image


This eclectic collection brings to the market a plethora of unique and exciting pieces from other relevant local collections.

A remarkable assortment of Judaica includes two offerings from the master craftsmen at Swed Workshop and several from Hazorfim.


Swed Masters Workshop Judaica Shabbat set. All pieces signed with Swed marks. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Hill Auction Gallery image


Another item of interest is a color photo of Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern weeks before the film star’s untimely death.


Signed Bert Stern (1929 – 2013) photograph of a Marilyn Monroe from the famous ‘Last Sitting’ series, image measures 19in x 18.75in. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000. Hill Auction Gallery image


An original certificate from Charlotte Horstmann, the legendary Hong Kong antiques dealer, accompanies a Muromachi period Japanese Buddha wood carving, circa 1600.


Japanese wood Buddha, circa A.D. 1600, on a later 18th century wood lotus-form stand, a later faceted jewel set in the forehead, 17in tall. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Hill Auction Gallery image


Additional noteworthy items are an original Josef Albers serigraph, a Franz Bergman bronze, ancient Egyptian bronzes, and numerous paintings, sericels and prints.

This auction of more than 400 lots will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.