Michaan’s launches sparkling new year with diamonds and art, Jan. 15

Diamond 18K yellow gold ring, est. $3,000-$5,000

Diamond 18K yellow gold ring, est. $3,000-$5,000

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Auctions greets the new year with a Gallery Auction on Saturday, January 15, starting at 1 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

January brings many options in diamonds. Of particular note is a round brilliant-cut diamond, slightly larger than two carats, set in an 18K yellow gold band containing yet more diamonds and estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Another stunner is the ring centering a green tourmaline in a band of hammered 18K yellow gold handcrafted by California jewelry designer, Laurie MacAdam. It is estimated at $500-$700.

Native American jewelry is a longtime favorite of Michaan’s buyers and can be found in most auctions. The January 15 sale includes a Navajo turquoise and silver cuff bracelet estimated at $400-$600.

Harry Curieux Adamson, ‘Flying Ducks,’ est. $6,000-$9,000

Harry Curieux Adamson, ‘Flying Ducks,’ est. $6,000-$9,000

Among the art finds in the auction lineup is a large oil-on-canvas by Harry Curieux Adamson, (American, 1916-2012), titled Flying Ducks. It pictures mallard ducks sweeping through the landscape in Adamson’s signature style, reflecting a scene that will prompt dedicated hunters to reminisce about great days pursuing these beautiful birds. The painting, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 will likely soar past this estimate as Adamson’s paintings of mallards in flight have been some of the artist’s best-performing works at auction.

Michaan’s department of Furniture and Decorations offers a compelling selection of Americana in January. A highlight is a work by African American outsider artist Wilbur Rowland, who was active in the mid-20th century. His carved and painted wood figure in a frame, which is nearly life-sized and posed dancing a jig, is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

Chinese clair-de-lune glaze Lotus bowl, Yongzheng mark, est. $2,000-$3,000

Chinese clair-de-lune glaze Lotus bowl, Yongzheng mark, est. $2,000-$3,000

Asian art has been a crucial part of Michaan’s Auctions since the company’s inception. In January’s Gallery Auction, collectors will find an excellent selection of fine Chinese porcelains, some with finely painted decoration and others with subtle glazes. Leading the choices is a clair-de-lune glaze lotus bowl, pale blue in color and bearing a six-character apocryphal Yongzheng mark. It is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.

 

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