of .80 carats each, and 26 carats total diamond weight. An engagement set purchased from Zimmer Brothers about 1925 includes a 3 carat solitaire set in platinum and is estimated at $18,000/24,000. Also from the same estate are a pair of men's Patek Phillipe wrist watches, a deep blue star sapphire ring, a platinum and diamond lavalier necklace, an Austrian carved gemstone floral pin from Oesterreicher of Vienna and a Tiffany Platinum open face pocket watch circa 1930.
A selection of Chinese jades includes an impressive bowl in the "rice" pattern with dragon handles and possibly Ming dynasty. A large collection of Chinese scrolls and snuff bottles will also be sold. A collection of Chinese enameled silver will also be sold.
European decorative arts include a pair of Viennese enameled silver and rock crystal dishes. A large Royal Vienna painted tray, a group of three colored engravings by Georg Ehret, an 18th century French brass mounted trunk and five Besler botanical engravings.
Of particular interest is a matched pair of Spanish Miquolet pistols and a monumental 19th century Wedgwood jasparware plaque, measuring 23" x 16".
The auction will take place Sunday, March 18th at 11am. Viewing is available auction week Thursday through Saturday 11am to 4pm and auction day 9am-11am. The gallery is located at 707 Main Street, Monroe, Connecticut and can be contacted at (203) 880-5200 or online at www.fairfieldauction.com.