Highlights range from Americana to Asian antiques to treasures from Tiffany & Co.
The latter category includes an 18kt yellow gold and platinum diamond bracelet set with 50 found brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.27 carats. The “Taylored Five Row” bracelet comes with a 2007 letter from Tiffany & Co. stating its replacement value as $19,500. The bracelet is in its original box and carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
Made by Minton for Tiffany & Co. is a set of 12 cobalt blue and gold gild decorated china plates. None of the 10-inch plates shows any sign of use. The set is estimated at $900-$1,200.
A set of 12 Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plates and a serving bowl probably date to the late 18th century, said Kathleen Pica, Auctions Neapolitan founder and auctioneer. The plates are 9 inches in diameter and the bowl is 9 3/4 inches wide. The lot has a $1,200-$1,800 estimate.
An intricately carved Chinese elephant ivory urn from the early 20th century depicts exceptionally detailed courtyard figural scenes. The signed urn stands 16 inches tall with lid. It carries a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.
Furniture highlights include an American Empire secretary bookcase bearing the original label of Joseph Meeks & Sons (working 1829-1835). The secretary bookcase measures 85 1/2 inches by 46 1/2 inches wide and 27 1/2 inches deep. It has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.
A circa 1840 Federal miniature four-drawer inlaid chest measures a diminutive 20 inches tall by 18 3/4 inches wide and 10 3/4 inches deep. In generally good condition, the little chest of drawers has an $800-$1,200 estimate.
European porcelain is highlighted by a KPM hand-painted plaque picturing Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback at the Battle of Friedland. The 16-inch round plaque is contained in its original wooden frame, which measures 23 inches wide by 25 inches tall, with carved decoration at the top. It has a $2,200-$2,800 estimate.
With all the aforementioned highlights, Pica said there are still many affordable lots in the auction. “We sell a lot of what our customers seem to like,” she said.
The sale will take place at Auction Neapolitan’s gallery at 1100 First Ave. S. in downtown Naples.
For details visit Auction Neapolitan’s website www.auctionsn.com or call 239-262-7333.
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