CHICAGO – Hindman’s May 13 Fine Timepieces auction and May 14 Fine and Important Jewelry auction will feature selections from top names in watches and notable examples of signed jewelry, antique, art deco and contemporary pieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Fine and Important Jewelry sale includes a selection of pieces from highly desired, iconic jewelry houses like Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati and Tiffany & Co. As names that are synonymous with excellence, these brands continue to drive results and have sold well over presale estimates. The collections range in scope from whimsical designs such as a Tiffany & Co. bee brooch to classic pieces from Cartier, such as the “LOVE” bracelets.
Highlights of this session include:
– Lot 139A and 139: Van Cleef & Arpels Feuilles sapphire and diamond brooch, $4,000-$6,000 and bracelet (above), $8,000-$10,000.
– Lot 130: Buccellati yellow gold and cultured pearl leaf motif necklace, property from a Texas Collection, $4,000-$6,000.
– Lot 137: Van Cleef & Arpels amethyst and pink sapphire “Hawaii” convertible set (below), $15,000-$20,000.
A robust session of Tiffany & Co. jewelry, which remains a highly sought after and a desired auction mainstay, is highlighted by an Art Nouveau topaz, emerald and polychrome enamel necklace, with a presale estimate of $10,000-$20,000 (Lot 81). Offered from the estate of Linda Zoe Jenkins of Roseville, Minnesota, this Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace is an extraordinary example of Tiffany Art Jewelry, combining semiprecious golden topaz gemstones with precious emeralds. A necklace of this quality, condition and design exemplifies Tiffany’s unique interpretation of the turn of the century design movement and sensibility, and makes it a collector’s piece not often seen at auction.
Additional auction highlights include:
– Lot 54: A 4.18-carat rectangular mixed-cut diamond ring from a distinguished Texas collection, $55,000-$65,000.
– Lot 159: A 10.17-carat oval diamond ring, $70,000-$90,000.
– Lot 184: A 4.86-carat pear brilliant-cut diamond, from the collection of Rose Miller, Orchard Lake, Michigan, $90,000-$110,000.
The May 13 Fine Timepieces auction offers an array of classic watches by Cartier, Rolex and Patek Philippe and presents an opportunity for every level of collector. Two Patek Philippe “Nautilus” wristwatches are the top lots of the sale, along with a few other highlights:
– Lot 62: Franck Muller 18K white gold and diamond “Double Mystery” wristwatch, $10,000-$20,000.
– Lot 67: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus wristwatch, $40,000-$60,000.
– Lot 66: Rolex platinum Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch, $30,000-$40,000.
– Lot 65: Rolex 18K white gold Datejust Rolex “Black Zebra” wristwatch, $20,000-$30,000.
– Lot: 68: 18K rose gold and diamond Patek Philippe Nautilus wristwatch, $60,000-$70,000.
Kimberly Burt, Vice President of Marketing and Luxury Goods, stated: “We have been delighted by our March and April sales results across the board and are excited to offer these two strong sales in mid-May. Hindman has embraced our remote capabilities with virtual appointments and appraisal services, and we are confident we will continue to successfully conduct important sales like these remotely.”
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