Rago’s December 7th, 8th, 9th Auctions Cheer Holiday Buyers with 1200 Rago’s December 7th, 8th, 9th Auctions Cheer Holiday Buyers with 1200 Lots of Fine Furnishings, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Art and More
a Cartier rock crystal pendulette; and lot 1341, diamond ruby and emerald garland necklace.
Diamond engagement rings and unmounted diamonds include: lot 1364, a 2.20 cts. diamond platinum ring; lot 1370, 1.25 cts. E, VS2, emerald cut diamond; and lot 1429, 9.33 cts. Pear cut diamond ring.
Colored gem jewelry in the sale includes: lot 1369, an unmounted 8.74 cts. sapphire, estimated at $6,000-8,000; 1406, 12.44 cts. yellow sapphire and diamond ring in platinum, estimated at $7,500-8,500; lot 1414, an exceptional approx. 50 cts. aquamarine and diamond clip, estimated at $6,000-8,000; lot 1420, approx. 68 cts. star sapphire diamond brooch, estimated at $8,000-12,000; and lot 1422, 7.5 cts. sapphire diamond ring, estimated at $12,000-18,000.
Other exceptional lots include: lot 1057, a moonstone and diamond bracelet designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany; lot 1056, Walton & Co. black opal ring; lot 1424, an enameled gold necessary in the Chinese style by LaCloche Frere; lot 1425, an Oscar Heyman sapphire and diamond pansy brooch; lot 1426, emerald and diamond ring by Vedura; and lot 1430, large diamond platinum brooch by Van Clief, NY.
The sale concludes with a session of furs, designer handbags and bijoux including: lot 1431, a full length mink cape; lot 1432, three massive jeweled brooches by Iradj Moini; lot 1439, Line Vautrin gilt bronze compact, followed by some gold jewelry and unmounted gems. Famous handbag makers include: Judith Leiber, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, notably lot 1447, Judith Leiber Art Deco style minaudiere.
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