Estate Road Show's auction of Louise Graham Fine/Costume Jewelry Collection rescheduled for Dec. 14 Estate Road Show Auctions has rescheduled the auction of fine and costume jewelry from the Estate of Louise Mondani Graham. The sale will now take place on Sunday, Dec. 14.
jewel accents includes a lion with ruby eyes and a diamond in its mouth, as well as two designs adorned with fire opals: a walking cane design and a crescent moon with star.
Among the Bakelite necklaces is a 4-strand cherry amber example with old-style knot-and-loop fabric closure. Other Art Deco entries include a small 14K white-gold garnet ring, a 14K gold and Persian turquoise bracelet that may fetch $1,200; and a properly stamped and hallmarked Tiffany & Co. 14K gold ladies’ compact with textured-grain pattern, woven-pattern border and bezel-set oval sapphire clasp. With a gold weight of 89.40 grams, it has an appraised value of $3,600.
Other important entries include a “Jesus Knabe” (Young Jesus) miniature painting on Dresden porcelain, studio of Ambrosius Lamb after Heinrich Hoffman (value: $3,000); and a collection of gold pocket watches. The grouping includes a Mathey 14K gold watch with cobalt blue background and a beautiful Victorian-looking lady with upswept hair and three rose-cut diamond accents. In good working order, the timepiece is estimated at $1,400.
Approximately 40 percent of the collection consists of top-quality costume jewelry by such designers as Miriam Haskell, Christian Dior, Jorgen Jensen and Alice Caviness, whose most important design offered is a signed 1950s hinged bracelet with Aurora Borealis crystals, wired crystals and faux pearls. Also to be auctioned are Venetian glass lampwork bead necklaces, Etruscan silver charm bracelets from Italy, masses of pearl necklaces, and Moderne “Palm Springs style” jewelry including a 14K gold cocktail ring with high-set peridot.
The auction will take place on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Estate Roadshow auction facility at 1090 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., in the Charleston suburb of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com eBay Live Auctions. Prior to the sale, the fully illustrated catalog will be available to view online through www.LiveAuctioneers.com or www.EstateRoadshow.com. Enquiries: Tel. 843-817-6552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Antique Victorian 18K emerald, diamond and enamel ring said to have been Mrs. Graham’s favorite jewelry item. Appraised value: $5,700.