Timeless Styles, Original Pieces make a Splash at John Moran’s December 13th Fine Jewelry Auction Timeless Styles, Original Pieces make a Splash at John Moran’s December 13th Fine Jewelry Auction
- An Art Deco Diamond, Emerald, and Platinum Bracelet hammers for more than three times the high
bold statements. The first, a cross-over ring featuring a 1.35 ct central old European-cut diamond, realized $4200 (estimate: $2500 - $3500), while the second, featuring a 1.61 ct central diamond flanked by 2 marquise and 6 baguette-cut diamonds brought $4800 (estimate: $2500 -3500). An Art Deco onyx desk clock by Cartier (once owned by British character actor Roland Young) brought a number of interested parties forward in the week prior to the sale, and ultimately fetched nearly five times the high estimate at $14,700 (estimate: $2000 – 3000).
Time pieces new and old were also in high demand. An antique 18K gold pocket watch by F.B. Adams and Sons, estimated at $1000 – 1500, reached a healthy $2125. Two Chopard watches, one an 18K white gold “Happy Diamonds” ladies bracelet wristwatch, featuring a mother of pearl dial and 5 loose bezeled diamonds (estimate: $3500 - 5500), and the other, an equally impressive 18K white gold bracelet wristwatch with a rectangular mother of pearl dial (estimate: $3000 – 5000), garnered $10,200 and $6250, respectively. A gorgeous gentleman’s Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso-Duoface-Night-Day 18K yellow gold wristwatch found a home with a local Pasadena bidder for $6600 (estimate: $4000 -6000) (PHOTO 6). A mid-century 8-Day Cartier desk clock that looked like it would be right at home on the set of Mad Men brought a flurry of bidding activity among bidders on the floor, but ultimately went to a phone bidder for $2450 (estimate: $500 – 700).
John Moran Auctioneers’ next sale will be held February 7th, 2012, and will feature Antiques and Decorative Arts. The Fine Art sale usually scheduled for February has been moved to April 17th, and has been made a two-session sale. The first session will feature California and American Art (a John Moran staple), while the second session will highlight European and Modern works. Bidding for all sales is available from the floor, by phone, by absentee, and online via ArtFact.com. For more information on this or any sales past or future, including sales results and consignment inquiries, you are invited to call the offices of John Moran Auctioneers at (626) 793-1833 or visit www.johnmoran.com.