Jeweled dragonfly brooch adds sparkle to Oakridge’s Oct. 23 auction

 18K gold, diamond, sapphire and ruby dragonfly brooch, est. $2,500-$4,000


18K gold, diamond, sapphire and ruby dragonfly brooch, est. $2,500-$4,000

ASHBURN, Va. – Oakridge Auction Gallery is pleased to present its October 2021 auction: a Fall Collection of Antiques & Art. The sale will take place on October 23 at 10am Eastern time. It features 370 lots of antiques, art, sterling silver, jewelry and paintings, as well as a number of works of art from Asia. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction starts with more than 65 lots of estate jewelry and timepieces. The range of earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces features dazzling jewels and materials including diamonds, 14K and 18K gold, jade and jadeite, sapphires and pearls. The highlight is an 18K dragonfly brooch with ruby eyes, a sapphire body, and more than 140 diamonds on its wings and back. The timepieces and clocks in this sale are no less impressive, with the grandest being a Neoclassical gilt bronze clock from Black, Starr & Frost with its original beveled glass and mercury pendulum. Other makers include Geneve, Elgin, Omega, Lauterwasser and more from France, Japan and throughout the world.

Gray schist Gandhara Buddha, 2nd or 3rd century, est. $10,000-$12,000

Gray schist Gandhara Buddha, 2nd or 3rd century, est. $10,000-$12,000

The sale lineup also includes more than 100 lots of Chinese porcelains, paintings, snuff bottles and other works of art, as well as nearly 100 lots of Japanese bronzes, lacquer, woodblocks and porcelain as well as many antique arms and related accoutrements. Significant works of Chinese art include a cloisonne candle stand dating from the 16th-17th century; a bronze censer from the Ming dynasty and various export silver pieces.

Ranked Japanese katana, signed Fujiwara Kagehira, est. $1,000-$1,400

Ranked Japanese katana, signed Fujiwara Kagehira, est. $1,000-$1,400

The finest pieces from Japan include a ranked, Edo-period katana by Fujiwara Kagehira as well as a hand-painted book with an imperial edict, or mikotonori, which includes a 56-foot-long foldout with watercolor scenes of battle. Also included in this section is a stone sculpture of Shakyamuni Buddha made in the Gandhara region of Pakistan during the 2nd or 3rd centuries.

Repousse silver over mahogany bargueno, est. $3,000-$4,000

Repousse silver over mahogany bargueno, est. $3,000-$4,000

Next is an assortment of estate sterling silver. These 40 lots include sterling by Cartier and Tiffany, early Gorham pieces, flatware from Towle and Gorham, a Bolivian bargueno desk and Mexican silver from Sanborn’s.

Thomas Moran oil-on-board landscape, est. $2,500-$3,500

Thomas Moran oil-on-board landscape, est. $2,500-$3,500

The sale concludes with more than 70 lots of fine art including bronzes, glass and crystal, and paintings. The auction house will present a number of excellent paintings, including an original oil landscape by Thomas Moran dating from around 1870; several watercolors from 20th century American artist Hugh Mesibov; and original works by artists Saul Steinberg, Kenneth Adams, Jacob Kainen and Paula Towne.

 

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