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Diamond and 18K white gold ring showcasing an unheated 16.40-carat Sri Lankan sapphire, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

Michaan’s delivers variety of treasures in trio of April auctions

Diamond and 18K white gold ring showcasing an unheated 16.40-carat Sri Lankan sapphire, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions
Diamond and 18K white gold ring showcasing an unheated 16.40-carat Sri Lankan sapphire, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – In April, Michaan’s will conduct three auctions. The monthly Gallery Auction on Friday, April 14 will be followed by two new specialty sales on Monday, April 17. The first is a Collectibles Auction that will start at 10 am Pacific time, and the second is a Prints and Multiples Auction that opens at 1 pm Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The April 14 Gallery Auction will offer several fine examples of furniture and decorative arts, including a Napoleon III-style ebonized buffet estimated at $2,000-$2,500, and a Navajo Third Phase marked sterling concha belt with turquoise insets, which has an estimate of $3,500-$5,000.

Navajo Third Phase marked sterling silver and turquoise concha belt, estimated at $3,500-$5,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions
Navajo Third Phase marked sterling silver and turquoise concha belt, estimated at $3,500-$5,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

Jewelry choices in the April 14 sale include a diamond, sapphire, cultured pearl, enamel, gold and silver pendant watch estimated at $2,000-$3,000, as well as two magnificent rings. The first is a diamond and 18K white gold band estimated at $9,000-$12,000, and the second centers on an unheated 16.40-carat Sri Lanka sapphire set with diamonds and white gold and estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Copy of Marvel Comics’ Journey Into Mystery #83, featuring the debut of Thor, estimated at $8,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions
Copy of Marvel Comics’ Journey Into Mystery #83, featuring the debut of Thor, estimated at $8,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

Michaan’s enters Monday, April 17 with a morning Collectibles Auction featuring comic books such as Marvel Comics’ Journey Into Mystery #83, published in August 1962 and including the debut of Thor. It has a CGC grade of 3.0 and an estimate of $6,000-$8,000. Other standouts include a 1934 Steelcraft fire truck pedal car estimated at $1,500-$2,000 and a circa-1908 carved wood carousel horse by Stein and Goldstein, estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Back View of Standing Woman with Striped Shirt,’ estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions
Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Back View of Standing Woman with Striped Shirt,’ estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

The afternoon Prints and Multiples Auction on April 17 showcases the work of talented artists such as Rufino Tamayo and his Torso de Mujer lithograph, estimated at $1,500-$2,500; Wayne Thiebaud’s Sorbet lithograph, estimated at $6,000-$8,000; and Back View of Standing Woman with Striped Shirt, a hardground etching and scraping by Richard Diebenkorn, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

Undated vintage Monterey Pop Festival handbill, estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

Undated vintage Monterey Pop Festival handbill, estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Image courtesy of Michaan’s Auctions

Completing the afternoon April 17 sale is a wide variety of posters such as a Monterey Pop Festival handbill estimated at $1,000-$1,500 and a circa-1930 French advertising poster by Leonetto Cappiello, dubbed Je Ne Fume Que Le Nil and estimated at $1,200-$1,800.

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