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A Cartier 18K yellow gold elephant brooch with pave diamonds realized $24,550 plus the buyer’s premium in 2021.

Build your own menagerie of animal-themed jewelry

A Cartier 18K yellow gold elephant brooch with pave diamonds realized $24,550 plus the buyer’s premium in 2021.

A Cartier 18K yellow gold elephant brooch realized $24,550 plus the buyer’s premium at Bidhaus in 2021.

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.

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Cartier Penelope 18K yellow gold diamond Double C five-row link bracelet, estimated at $42,000-$56,000

Bulgari, Cartier and Tiffany glitter among Trove’s July 10 auction treasures

Cartier Penelope 18K yellow gold diamond Double C five-row link bracelet, estimated at $42,000-$56,000

Cartier Penelope 18K yellow gold diamond Double C five-row link bracelet, estimated at $42,000-$56,000

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.

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Joan Albaugh, ‘A Path to Summer,’ estimated at $3,500-$4,500

Rafael Osona gathers Nantucket treasures for July 3 auction

Joan Albaugh, ‘A Path to Summer,’ estimated at $3,500-$4,500

Joan Albaugh, ‘A Path to Summer,’ estimated at $3,500-$4,500

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.

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Clementine Hunter painting enlivens June 20 Auctions at Showplace sale

Clementine Hunter, ‘Folk Art Still Life,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000

Clementine Hunter, ‘Folk Art Still Life,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000

NEW YORK – On June 20, Auctions at Showplace will offer 280 lots directly from New York City and metropolitan estates including an impressive selection of fine art, furniture, and decorative arts. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Cartier 18K gold trinity tri-color chain bracelet, estimated at $2,200-$3,500

Cartier, Tiffany, Gorham appear in SJ’s June 6 auction

Cartier 18K gold trinity tri-color chain bracelet, estimated at $2,200-$3,500

Cartier 18K gold trinity tri-color chain bracelet, estimated at $2,200-$3,500

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On June 6, SJ Auctioneers will hold a Fine Jewelry and Silverware sale, starting at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fancy light yellow diamond ring, which sold for $308,700

Yellow diamond ring sparkled brightly at Freeman’s May 19 sale

Fancy light yellow diamond ring, which sold for $308,700

Fancy light yellow diamond ring, which sold for $308,700

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.

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Fresh-to-market Grandma Moses painting is centerpiece of Everard June 8-9 auction

Grandma Moses (nee Anna Mary Robertson, American, 1860-1961), ‘Deep Snow,’ 1957, oil on Masonite, 22¾ x 30 5/8in (framed), artist-signed lower left. Titled and dated on original artist’s label on verso. Direct line of provenance back to the artist. Copyright Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York. Estimate $60,000-$80,000

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.

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Limited edition Roberto Coin Nemo cuff bracelet, estimated at $23,000-$28,000

Bulgari and Cartier shine in May 26 designer jewelry sale

Limited edition Roberto Coin Nemo cuff bracelet, estimated at $23,000-$28,000

Limited edition Roberto Coin Nemo cuff bracelet, estimated at $23,000-$28,000

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.

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AOK May 22 auction features diamonds, estate property from famed DC restaurateur

Pasha de Cartier ladies watch, 35mm, 18K rose gold case, mechanical movement with automatic winding. Comes with original Cartier box and paperwork. Provenance: Estate of Kelli I. Martin. Estimate $18,000-$30,000

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.

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Patek Philippe 18k Pink Gold Worldtime’ wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000

Patek Philippe, Tony Duquette star in Hindman’s May 17-18 sales

Patek Philippe 18k Pink Gold Worldtime’ wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000

Patek Philippe 18K pink gold Worldtime wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000

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.

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