Jewels in Bloom at John Moran Auctioneers’ May 21st HQ Jewelry Auction -- Harry Winston necklace set with 24-carat Ceylon sapphire leads 250-lot sale
-- Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, retro & and modern pieces by top makers all consigned from estates & private collec
• A simple but stunning jadeite cabochon and diamond ring (estimate: $8000 – 12,000)
Buyers will also find high-quality jewelry box staples such as diamond solitaire rings (including a 4.40 ct rectangular-cut estimated at $18,000 – 22,000), diamond line bracelets, and emerald, sapphire and diamond earrings and brooches, and a selection of ladies’ and gents’ watches. The latter category is headed by a limited edition Vacheron Constantin 18K white gold automatic wristwatch, offered for $20,000 – 30,000. A 1920’s Audemars Piguet diamond and platinum wristwatch lends an elegant dash of Art Deco style, for an estimated $2500 – 4500.
Luxury items include crystal minaudiéres and other accessories by Judith Lieber, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, and several classic Hermes silk scarves from the 1950’s forward. A selection of exquisite small decorative items encompasses a Tiffany & Co Art Deco nephrite jade 8-day desk clock, and several antique Continental boxes, including German and French mechanical singing bird boxes, glass paperweights from Baccarat, Perthshire and Whitefriars and American makers Paul Stankard and Rick Ayotte, and a large collection of fanciful boxes, frames and fish figurines by Jay Strongwater.
This will be the second of Moran’s ‘’HQ’’ sales, so-called because they are conducted at Moran’s headquarters in Altadena, rather than at the company’s usual larger venue, the Pasadena Convention Center. John Moran’s headquarters are located at 735 West Woodbury Road, Altadena, CA 91001.
The sale is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21st. Previews will be held Monday, May 20th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and May 21st from 10:00 am until sale time. The catalogue can be viewed by visiting www.JohnMoran.com. Bidding is available in person, by absentee, and via telephone, as well as online through LiveAuctioneers.com, AuctionZip.com, and Invaluable.com.
Consignment inquiries are always welcome – interested parties are encouraged to contact John Moran Auctioneers directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 793-1833.