NEW YORK – Few are immune to the charms of animals. From medieval times, European royalty often maintained private menageries featuring lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, elephants, camels, and tropical birds. In time, wealthy Londoners, in addition to personal menageries, collected pieces of jewelry that depicted birds, beasts, and everything in between.
FEASTERVILLE, Pa. – On Saturday, July 10, The Trove Group will host $1 Start Rare & Vintage Designer Jewelry, a 489-lot sale of exquisite pieces and fine handbags from top designers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Chanel, Chopard, Hermes, Tiffany & Co, Buccellati, and much more. All lots will open at $1. Auction start time is 12 noon ET. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NANTUCKET, Mass. – More than 100 lots of notable Nantucket art and fine art will share the stage with estate jewelry; period American, English and Continental furnishings and decor; Nantucket baskets; sterling silver; and collectibles in Rafael Osona’s 41st Annual Independence Weekend Auction, scheduled for July 3. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Freeman’s is pleased to announce the results of its May 19 Jewelry and Watches auction, which confirms Freeman’s leading market position as a destination for fine pieces from renowned makers and houses. Art Deco designs performed particularly well, but the 157-lot sale saw competitive bidding from both phone and online buyers for a wide range of styles and pieces. An impressive fancy light yellow diamond ring achieved $308,700, leading the sale and surpassing the piece’s high estimate.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Those who have always yearned to own an original Grandma Moses oil painting will have the rare opportunity to make that happen when Everard Auctions presents the revered New England artist’s Deep Snow as the headliner of its June 8-9 online auction. Fresh to the market after more than 40 years of private ownership, the prized artwork’s provenance goes back directly to Grandma Moses herself.
NEW YORK – Don’t ask if you deserve it. Of course you do. You are worthy and yes, you can and should have nice things. On May 26, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present 362 ways to reward yourself through its Designer Jewelry & Watches sale, featuring pieces from storied brand names such as Piaget, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Chanel, and many more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DAMASCUS, Va. – If walls could talk, Martin’s Tavern in Washington, DC, would be a never-ending source of tantalizing political back stories that never made it into print. Since 1933, the beloved Georgetown restaurant has been a favorite of presidents, the press corps, sports legends and visiting dignitaries. Under the watchful eye of successive generations of the Martin family, each president from Truman through George W Bush was escorted to their favorite booth or table where, on a number of occasions, history was made. It was at Martin’s Tavern that Congressman John F Kennedy proposed to future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier. LBJ was known to discuss pending legislation there with his closest advisers, and there is evidence to suggest that spies consorted at the establishment in the 1930s and ‘40s.
CHICAGO – Hindman’s spring Fine Timepieces and Fine and Important Jewelry auctions will take place on May 17 and 18, and will showcase stunning antique keepsakes and modern pieces by designers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Hemmerle, Evelyn Clothier, Tony Duquette, and Nicholas Varney, and wristwatches by Longines, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Patek Philippe. The timepieces auction will include a variety of pocket watches, ladies dress watches by Cartier and Chopard, as well as men’s sports watches and collectible timepieces. The jewelry auction will feature property from a private collection with several floral plique-a-jour enamel and gemstone brooches by Evelyn Clothier. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.