BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions will conclude the year with an online auction titled Pretty Little Smalls, featuring small, beautiful, sparkly and interesting items that are easy and quick to ship for the holidays. The 322-lot sale will go live on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
“Everything in this auction is small in stature and big on quality, uniqueness and value,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “Items include period Art Deco diamond jewelry, a collection of antique car mascots, antique toys, trains, Buddy Trucks, vintage Steiff stuffed animals, a collection of vintage watches, antique Native American jewelry, sterling silver, small scale decorative arts and miniatures. All would make perfect gifts.”
Strong candidates for top lot of the auction include a stunning, custom-made 18K yellow gold, imperial topaz and diamond brooch of sunburst form (above), with undulating golden rods set with seven 2.1mm round brilliant cut diamonds (est. $12,000-$15,000); and a lovely, unusual antique Colombian emerald, gold, diamond and platinum brooch (below) with a center oval cut emerald surrounded by 12 old European cut diamonds (est. $10,000-$12,000).
A men’s Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra co-axial chronometer wristwatch having a navy blue dial with pointed steel markers, luminous steel hands, 27-jewel automatic movement and original box and papers is expected to bring $2,500-$4,500. A Bulova supercompressor self-winding dive watch, made in 1962 and in good vintage condition, with white Arabic numerals and a leather band should realize $1,200-$1,800.
A Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware service for eight in the Acorn pattern, weighing 102.456 oz. troy (knives with stainless blades are included 25.27 oz. troy), should rise to $3,000-$5,000.
A Southeast Asian high-karat gold dragon bracelet, possibly Balinese, marked 22K gold, also marked “MKP,” with lovely granulation, depicting a dragon with cabochon sapphire eyes and a small pearl in its mouth, should fetch $3,000-$4,000. An English Victorian 15K diamond and Persian turquoise bangle bracelet, having nine old European mine-cut diamonds set in four rows of Persian turquoise, 15 carats, has an estimate of $1,200-$1,800.
A ruby and diamond ring boasting a one-carat oval cut natural ruby of very fine color and brilliance, surrounded by 10 well-matched and nicely proportioned 10-point modern round brilliant cut diamonds, set in 18kt yellow gold, is expected to make $2,000-$3,000. Also, a pair of 18kt yellow gold and diamond heart earrings, having diamond-encrusted puffed hearts and a gold gadrooned border, weighing 12.9 grams, should hit $800-$1,200.
A whimsical 18K yellow gold lion brooch with gemstones, depicting a seated lion with a gold mane, emerald eyes and a diamond pave nose, 1¾ inches tall weighing 19.60 grams, has an estimate of $800-$1,200. Also, a silver and turquoise Cripple Creek Mine squash blossom necklace, signed with the maker’s initials (“RP”), 25 inches long, double-strand bead form with 10 turquoise inset squash blossoms, should garner $600-$800.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, contact Neue Auctions by calling 216-245-6707 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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