Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry September 13th Featuring Cartier, Tiffany, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Skinner, Inc. will host a sale of fine jewelry at its Boston gallery on September 13th, 2011. The sale will feature a broad range of collections, and of note, boasts a pretty Art Deco, 8.72 carat suga
peridot, and estimated at $8,000 to $12,000; pieces from David Webb including lot 289, a 18kt gold Zodiac pendant/brooch, depicting Pisces, estimated at $4,000 to $6,000; lot 337, an 18kt gold and enamel snake ring, estimated at $300 to $500; and finally, lot 461 18kt gold and enamel earclips, each designed as doorknocker with white enamel, with an estimated auction value of $4,500 to $5,500.
Gentlemen Take Note: Cuff Links and Watches Abound
For the gentleman buyer, this sale will include a well-rounded selection of watches and cufflinks including lot 79, signed Georg Jensen sterling silver and green onyx cuff links, each with fish motif, and estimated at $200 to $400; lot 241, two pairs of signed Cartier cuff links, including one pair of stainless steel and 18kt gold stirrup cuff links, the other sterling silver and 18kt gold, estimated at $400 to $600; and lot 614, a beautiful Art Deco diamond dress set by Cartier, estimated at $3,000 to $5,000.
Watches also make a strong appearance at this sale including lot 258, a signed Patek Philippe 18kt gold and stainless steel “Nautilus” wristwatch, estimated at $10,000 to $15,000. Lot 261, a stainless steel “Senator” wristwatch by Glachütte is estimated at $2,000 to $3,000 and an 18kt gold and diamond wristwatch by Piaget, lot 265 is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.
Previews and Special Events
Previews will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm and Monday, September 12th, 2011 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. In conjunction with the fine jewelry auction preview, Skinner Inc. will host a Jewelry Clinic on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm with Mr. Hagop Matossian from Bostonian Jewelers. Mr. Matossian is an expert in antique and period jewelry restoration, known for his laser restoration techniques, and will be available for individual consultations concerning items in the auction.
Catalogues and Bidding
Illustrated catalogue #2561B is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at (508)970-3240 or at the gallery for $32. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. At www.skinnerinc.com, users may also view all lots in the auction, leave bids, order catalogues and bid in real-time through Skinner-Live.
Skinner, Inc is one of the world’s leading auction houses. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world. Skinner auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Providing a broad range of auction and appraisal services, Skinner is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner appraisal experts are frequently featured on the PBS-TV series Antiques Roadshow. Specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys,