John Moran Auctioneers’ Inaugural HQ Jewelry and Luxury Auction Rings in the Holiday Season with Sil - First of many future HQ sales to be held at John Moran Auctioneers Headquarters in Altadena, CA
- A 95% sell-through rate achieved
- Renewed online demand pits floor bidders against fierce......
bee earrings with wings of carved garnets (estimate: $600 to $800), while a striking Egyptian-themed scarab bracelet, crafted in 18k gold and set with chalcedony and synthetic ruby, and estimated to bring $1500 to $2000, realized $2280. A Rosenthal gold wasp brooch, set with two opals and accented with a dozen full-cut diamonds, went for $510 (estimate: $400 to $600).
Continuing in the category of accessories, an Italian evening bag crafted nearly entirely of 18k gold and embellished with 19 full-cut round diamonds on the push piece found a buyer at $24,000 (estimate: $12,000 to $18,000). Realizing $1715, a group of six silk scarves by Hermes and Christian Dior went to a delighted absentee bidder who had fallen in love with them at the December 5th preview (estimate: $500 to $800).
Additional highlights include:
• A Victorian turquoise and diamond hinged bangle, circa 1850, estimated to sell between $2000 and $2500, realized $2700.
• A Chinese medal denoting the Order of the Double Dragon found an online international buyer for well above the initially estimated at $2000 to $3000, bringing $9600.
• A skeletonized 18k gold and diamond inset watch by Swiss maker Vacheron Constantin realized a final price of $24,000 – above the estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.
• Offered from a Boca Raton, FL collection, a diamond “Avenue C” wristwatch by Harry Winston found a new owner at $10,200 (estimate: $6000 to $8000).
John Moran Auctioneers’ next sale, slated for February 5th, 2013, will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101, and will feature 20th century design, including American Arts and Crafts furniture and midcentury modern design, silver, and quality Native American artifacts, including blankets and pottery. Previewing will begin at noon on the 5th, and the Catalogued Session will commence at 3:00 p.m. The uncatalogued Discovery Session will follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. Bidding for the Catalogued Session is available via telephone, absentee, in person, and online through Liveauctioneers, AuctionZip, and Artfact. Check www.JohnMoran.com for more information on upcoming auction dates and upcoming sale highlights.
John Moran is currently seeking quality consignments of jewelry, luxury accessories, antiques and fine art for all 2013 auctions. Please contact the John Moran offices directly, at (626) 793-1833, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.