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The sale is highlighted by an amazing assortment of diamonds that will appeal to both seasoned collectors and those looking to buy their first piece. Featured diamonds include a platinum and heart-shaped diamond solitaire by Van Cleef & Arpels, 4.33 carats with GIA report estimated at $60,000-$80,000; a platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 5.05 carats and estimated at $12,000-$15,000; another platinum and diamond solitaire, this one weighing 7.03 carats and estimate at $40,000-$60,000; and a diamond ring weighing 10.36 carats and estimated at $100,000-$125,000.
Other diamonds of note include an oval-cut platinum and fancy intense yellow diamond solitaire weighing 4.69 carats and with GIA report, estimated at $30,000-$40,000; a marquise-cut platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 11.62 carats and estimated at $30,000-$40,000; and a stunning Graff platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 5.55 carats and with GIA report estimated at $175,000-$225,000.
MIRIAM HASKELL JEWELRY:
With this sale, Skinner auction house is offering fashionistas everywhere the rare opportunity to own an original, vintage Miriam Haskell piece. The auction will feature more than 30 lots of Haskell jewelry from the private collection of Susan Kelner Freeman, a well-known collector from New York City. These pieces inspired today’s most sought after looks worn by fashion forward celebrities and mainstream consumers alike and have translated effortlessly over the years. Highlights of the collection include an impressive vintage grape cluster festoon necklace, circa 1950s, designed by Frank Hess, estimated at $800-$1,000 and a rare prototype and butterfly festoon necklace, circa 1960, designed by Robert F. Clark and estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
Art Deco offerings are abundant and include fabulous Deco silver items from Fahrner featured by a gem set suite of brooch and ear pendants estimated at $500-$700. Other interesting Art Deco pieces include a floral Art Deco enamel and gem-set bracelet and brooch estimated at $800-$1,200 and an Art Deco sterling silver, enamel, and marcasite bracelet, Germany, estimated at $600-$800. Stunning Lalique jewelry will also be offered such as an Art Deco molded glass “Crene” bracelet estimated at $1,000-$1,500 and an Art Deco molded glass “Fleurs” ring estimated at $500-$700.
Antique offerings include several coral pieces such as a fine antique serpent bracelet estimated at $1,000-$1,500; a four-strand bead necklace estimated at $1,500-$2,000; and an impressive cameo brooch depicting a maiden with corkscrew curls and wearing a garland of grape vines estimated at $800-$1,200. Other great antique pieces include a goldstone glass and seed pearl heart pendant estimated at $200-$400 and an 18K gold, pink topaz and diamond brooch, retailed by Jones, Ball & Poor and estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY:
Collectors of Arts and Crafts works won’t be disappointed with highlights such as a gem-set brooch attributed to Dorrie Nossiter, designed as a wreath and estimated at $3,000-$5,000; an 18K gold, sapphire, and freshwater pearl necklace by Margaret Rogers estimated at $6,000-$8,000; and a pair of jadeite ear pendants, Tiffany & Co., also estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
Rounding out the sale is a fine offering of Art Nouveau pieces. Featured works from the genre include an 18K gold, plique-a-jour enamel, and enamel brooch by Joe Descomps for Leon Gariod, depicting a nude maiden and estimated at $4,000-$5,000 and the cover lot, an 18K gold, carved opal, enamel, pearl, and diamond pendant estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Finally, an unusual 18K gold and ruby spider brooch, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and a pair of 14K gold gem-set “sign language” clip brooches by Paul Flato estimated at $5,000-$7,000 will be offered.
Previews for the auction will be Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 6, noon-7 p.m.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE