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COWAN’S AUCTIONS, INC. TO HOST INAUGURAL JEWELRY AUCTION ON MARCH 29
On March 28 two preview events will be held in conjunction with the sale
CINCINNATI, OH – March 12, 2012— Cowan's Auctions, Inc. inaugural Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction will take place on March 29, 2012. The 300-lot sale will be held at Cowan’s Auctions salesroom and will feature a collection of signed and unsigned jewelry, timepieces, handbags and other couture.
In addition to the sale, two complementary preview events will be held on March 28. Cowan’s has invited staff from Krombholz Jewelers, Cincinnati, OH, to be available from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. for private consultations concerning repair, restoration, or custom design inquiries regarding items in the auction. That evening, Cowan’s will be hosting a champagne reception from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to preview the collection in the upcoming auction, while enjoying champagne and light refreshments. Interested parties need to RSVP to the champagne reception at email@example.com or 513.871.1670 ext. 17, but can attend the Krombholz Jewelers preview without reservations.
Highlighted in the sale is a beautifully made ring containing a platinum setting with a 22k yellow gold basket head that features one natural fancy yellow pear-shaped cut diamond. This diamond, approximately 5.05 carats, is flanked by two trillion-cut diamonds and is estimated to bring $50,000/70,000 in the sale.
A variety of jewelry will also be featured in the sale. An Emerald-Cut Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring is estimated at $25,000/45,000. A pair of Natural Alexandrite and Diamond Earrings is expected to bring $35,000/55,000. A Vintage Cartier 18K and Enamel Cigar Ring is estimated at $1,500/2,000.
The auction will also feature a variety of timepieces. A Patek Philippe Calatrava with 18K Gold Mesh Band is available and estimated at $5,000/7,000. A Vintage Diamond Set Pocket Watch is estimated at $2,500/5,000, and a Piaget Decorated Face Timepiece with fob is expected to fetch $800/1,000.
A number of handbags, both vintage and modern, will also be offered in the sale. A Vintage Lalique Handbag is expected to sell for $800/1,000. An Alexander McQueen Flora Handbag is estimated at $800/1,200, and a Karl Lagerfeld Couture Fan Handbag is estimated at $800/1,000.
“We have a great range of items for every collector’s price point and taste,” notes Tara Eggleston-Johnston, Director, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, “My goal was to appeal to every collector, no matter the price point, and I believe this sale accomplishes that.”
For more information about the auction, preview events, or to view the catalogue please visit cowans.com or call 513.871.1670 ext. 17. The auction and preview events will take place in Cowan’s Auctions Salesroom, 6270 Este Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232.
About Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.
As one of the nation’s leading auction houses with sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important collections for more than a decade. The company’s seven divisions of American History,