John Moran Auctioneers presents Antiques, Fine Jewelry & Decorative Art on Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! on over 200 lots of antiques, jewelry and decorative art on April 27, 2010.
News-Antique.com - Apr 20,2010 - (Boston MA) Artfact is pleased to announce the John Moran Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction on April 27, 2010 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The auction offers over 200 lots including: silver, jewelry, fine art, Asian art, furniture, timepieces and more. If you can’t join the live auction action in Pasadena, California, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
Lot 1067: An extensive Tiffany & Co. sterling silver 'Wave Edge' flatware service. This service comes by descent through the family of Charles T. Cooke, Tiffany & Co. Director from 1902-1907. Most of these pieces bear the earlier Tiffany & Co, mark indicating that they were made between the pattern's introduction date of 1884 and 1891. Some pieces are more modern additions, likely made when the pattern was re-issued in 1956. Many of the pieces are monogrammed ''MLB''. The set is sold together with an oak canteen also monogrammed ''MLB'', and an associated walnut canteen with light blue lining. Bidding for this set will open at $10,000
Lot 1220: A large diamond and white gold ring. Centered is a full-cut round diamond weighing 10.79 cts, graded very light grey/M+ color and I clarity - with ''Yehuda'', clarity treatment, a clarity enhancement process that takes a diamond with a visible imperfections and makes the imperfection invisible to the naked eye. This central diamond is surrounded and flanked by 110 full-cut round diamonds totaling 1.90 cts, graded H-I color and VS clarity and mounted in 18K white gold. The ring is a size 6.75. Bidding begins at $10,000.
Lot 1054: An Austro-Hungarian enameled, parcel-gilt silver and stone-inset chess set. Dating from the late 19th/ early 20th Century, probably Vienna, the square hinged game board lifts to reveal a crimson velvet-lined divided interior containing thirty-two amethyst glass and pearl-inset game pieces modeled as Medieval figures enameled in cobalt and pale blue. The board’s sloped sides are chased with acanthus scrolls and applied with enameled plaques depicting battle scenes and military trophies, with knights mounted to corners flanked by scrolling jewel-inset foliate sprays over similar pierced feet. Minimum Bid for this piece is $4,000.
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