Michaan’s jewelry sale hails David Webb, Schlumberger designs Dec. 10

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger ‘Cooper’ diamond bracelet. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Michaan’s image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – In a special Monday auction on Dec. 10, Michaan’s Auctions will present an exclusive collection of fine designer jewelry from the estate of a single San Francisco collector. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gianguan Auctions puts emphasis on Chinese masterpieces in Dec. 12 sale

Hsia Yan (b. 1932), ‘After George Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon.’ Estimate: $30,000. Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – The value of the offerings in Gianguan Auctions’ Dec. 12 sale rests not only on the standards of rarity, design and craftsmanship but also on the symbolism projected. While Western collectors may overlook deeper meanings of the subject matter in paintings, on ceramics and carved into jade, Chinese collectors will take into account the messages of longevity, harmony, prosperity and happiness. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Neue Auctions launches with jewelry and objets de vertu sale Dec. 8

Diamond, sapphire and ruby samorodok gold case, Russian. Estimate: $3,000-$6,000. Neue Auctions image

CLEVELAND – Neue Auctions, Cleveland’s newest auction house, will host a Jewelry, Fine Watches and Objets de Vertu online auction on Dec. 8. Lots will close on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Moran Auctioneers showcasing top jewelry designers Dec. 11

This pair of Maltese cross pendant/brooches by Van Cleef & Arpels carries a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers is planning an assemblage of five auctions scheduled on Dec. 11 and 12, including the highly anticipated Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction on Tuesday. Featuring a bevy of jewelry from antique to contemporary, there are baubles aplenty for every taste. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Many faces appearing in Ancient Resource Auctions event Dec. 8

Upper portion of an Egyptian sarcophagus lid, Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C. Ancient Resource Auctions image

MONTROSE, Calif. – Ancient Resource Auctions will host their Exceptional Winter Antiquities Auction on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time/noon Eastern. The auction will feature over 400 lots of high quality and well-provenanced ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian, Native American, Pre-Columbian antiquities, as well as collections of ethnographic and fine art. Absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Large Tiffany Studios window graces Michaan’s auction Dec. 8

Tiffany Studios figural window, circa 1900. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Michaan’s image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Tiffany Studios leaded glass window and Roland Petersen’s painting Tea for Two headline Michaan’s auction of fine art, jewelry and more on Saturday, Dec. 8. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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All signs point to big day of buying at Morphy’s Dec. 12 Advertising Auction

Lawrence (Tiger Brand) Paint porcelain sign, double-sided, near-mint condition. Est. $2,500-$5,000

DENVER, Pa. – No matter what the product or service may be, it pays to advertise. Merchants and manufacturers of the modern era know the value of signage and messaging, although the concept itself began with the Ancient Egyptians, who painted primitive “ads” on papyrus. While there are no prehistoric examples in Morphy’s December 12 Advertising & General Store Auction, collectors are sure to respond enthusiastically to the eye-catching 800-lot selection chosen for the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery to host Dec. 5-6 no-reserve auction of antiquities, ethnographic & Asian art

3rd-5th century Roman stone mosaic, 52 x 24 inches, depicts playful dolphin with many well detailed fish. Est. $40,000-$60,000

BOULDER, Colo. – It is obvious when a collection of any type has been amassed with passion and perseverance. That is the case with the extensive and exceptionally fine collection of antiquities, Asian and ethnographic artworks at the heart of Artemis Gallery’s December 5-6 auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Elizabeth Jackson LLC to auction grand furnishings, fine art Dec. 9

Abbott Fuller Graves oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Elizabeth Jackson image

GREENWICH, Conn. – Elizabeth Jackson LLC will present an important collection of fine art (both paintings and sculpture), antique furniture, Lalique crystal, silver, lighting and rugs in their online auction that concludes Dec 9. This collection includes unique pieces acquired from some of the best dealers and auction houses in the United States and Europe. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneersRead more

Socialite’s estate items stand out in Heritage Auctions sale Dec. 7-9

A Six-Piece Reed & Barton Francis I Pattern Silver Tea & Coffee Service with a Wallace Four Pattern Silver-Plated Ladle, Taunton, Massachusetts, designed 1907, manufactured 1951; Wallingford, Connecticut, 20th century

DALLAS – Selections from the Holiday Table, the Holiday Gift and the Estate of Colletta Ray McMillian are among the lots expected to generate the highest demand in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction Dec. 7-9. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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