BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers will wrap up 2022 with a two-day auction featuring jewelry for holiday gift-giving. It will take place on Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8, with both sessions starting at 10 am Eastern time. The live-online Holiday Chic and Antique Estate Treasures Auction includes jewelry from three tri-state area consignors and other items imbued with holiday charm. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Headlining the jewelry portion of the auction is property consigned by an Upper East Side estate, including a 6.1-carat Marquis platinum and diamond engagement ring with a removable gold cocktail jacket in a ribbed basket weave pattern, estimated at $50,000-$70,000; and a 3.24-carat brilliant-cut platinum engagement ring, estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Both are accompanied by a GIA certificate and both will make quite the statement.
A family that spends more time in Ibiza, Spain than their home in New York consigned some equally exotic jewelry, such as a Rolex 18K gold lantern charm watch – a rare survivor, as this type of watch was frequently damaged during use. Its estimate is $4,000-$6,000.
Also featured are decorative accessories such as cuff links, watches, fountain pens, lighters and hat pins, as well as a bejeweled lapis lazuli and gold hinged box, estimated at $5,000-$10,000.
A direct descendent of the founders of the A&P Supermarket chain consigned several pieces for the holiday auction, among them Art Deco gold-and-diamond line bracelets, a Tiffany tonneau diamond-mounted ladies’ watch and a Cartier buckle bracelet with rubies. This last is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
For those more interested in fine art, an Andy Warhol uncut double image of the Washington Monument on wallpaper should appeal. Its estimate is $4,000-$6,000. Another Warhol on offer is the Sunday B. Morning serigraph of Mao in Blue, which is stamped on the verso. The market is very strong right now for anything Warhol.
Another European consignor provided paintings, such as an undated Venetian canal scene by the French artist Bouvard, which has an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. A cast bronze sculpture by Kathe Kollwitz, titled Die Klage, comes from the Finn estate, a prize from a person who collected a great deal in England and on the Continent. The Kollwitz bronze carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.
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