Antique Chinese objects will lead Elite Decorative Arts' May 11 auction A magnificent selection of estate jewelry, fine artwork, bronzes, sterling silver and Chinese works will cross the auction block on Saturday, May 11, at Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach. Fla.
with hand-painted gold decoration over cobalt glaze ground and gilt bronze horses and putti mounted throughout is expected to fetch $10,000-$12,000; and a Samuel Marti French bronze and marble mantle clock with a striking roaring lion mounted on the top and a beveled glass case housing a mechanical movement, 21 inches tall, should gavel for $8,000-$10,000.
Wonderful estate jewelry is bound to dazzle the assembled throngs. Anticipated top lots will feature a stunning and heavy ladies’ 18kt yellow gold charm bracelet holding fourteen 14kt yellow gold charms, most with a golf theme (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a ladies’ Harry Winston designer 18kt yellow gold necklace holding 3.15ctw round cut diamonds, 1.95ctw sapphire stones with featured pear cut pendant and 0.45 ctw cabochon rubies (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Rounding out a short list of the day’s expected top lots are a ladies’ 18k yellow gold and diamond Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch featuring a black face with nine set round and baguette diamonds and bezel holding 40 round cut diamonds (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a gorgeous pair of cut crystal Baccarat vases in the Thistle pattern, each vase having silver plate mounts and each holding the impressed Baccarat mark to the bottom of the metal base (est. $8,000-$10,000).
A preview will be held on Friday, May 10, from 11-5, and on Saturday, the date of sale, from 11 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 1 p.m. (EST). All purchases will be subject to a 18 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids) or 21 percent for bidding online. Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning one item or a whole collection, call (561) 200-0893 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the upcoming May 11 auction, please log on to www.eliteauction.com. Updates are posted frequently.