is an impressive selection of jadeite featured including a jadeite bead necklace, composed of seventy-two jadeite beads completed by an Art Deco platinum, emerald, and diamond clasp, accompanied by a GIA report (lot 776, $10,000 to $15,000), and a double-strand jadeite bead necklace accompanied by GIA report no. 2151092711, stating that the beads are natural jadeite, no impregnation (lot 795, $60,000 to $80,000).
Well known for bringing important artist-signed jewelry to auction, Skinner continues to satisfy the demand for unusual and signed works. Unique pieces that will make lovely holiday gifts for the jewelry collector on your list include: 18kt gold and mother-of-pearl “Alhambra” earpendants by Van Cleef & Arpels (lot 653, $3,000 to $5,000); a platinum and diamond necklace by Kwiat (lot 662, $20,000 to $30,000); an 18kt gold and coral Buccellati necklace (lot 677, $3,000 to $5,000); a 14kt gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelet by Arthur King (lot 689, $4,000 to $5,000); and 18kt gold, coral, onyx, and mother-of- pearl earclips by Angela Cummings (lot 712, $1,500 to $2,000).
Popular watches include an 18kt gold “Ballon Bleu” wristwatch by Cartier (lot 310, $10,000 to $12,000), an 18kt tri-color gold wristwatch by Bulgari (lot 338, $10,000 to $15,000), and an 18kt white gold and diamond “Avenue Classic Aurora” wristwatch by Harry Winston (lot 669, $4,000 to $6,000).
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, December 3, 2012, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2624B is available by mail from the subscription department at #508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
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