With over 350 lots, Moran’s Tuesday, December 6nd Fine Jewelry Auction Aims to Delight • Moran’s final jewelry-specific auction catalogue of 2016 is packed with nearly 350 lots of fine and designer jewelry, timepieces and luxury items.
• Lots include contemporary, modern, Retro and ant
News-Antique.com - Dec 10,2016 - MONROVIA, CA – A plentiful bounty of antique, retro, costume and designer jewelry sure to delight any taste and fill any gift requirement this holiday season will be on display at John Moran Auctioneers on December 6th. The auction features a lineup of excellent examples from leading design houses including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Moran’s annual holiday party and auction preview will be held Thursday, December 1st form 6-9pm with complimentary refreshments available. Additional previews for the auction will be held on Saturday, December 3rd as well as Monday and Tuesday at Moran’s headquarters located at 145 E Walnut Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016. Moran’s Fine Jewelry Auction will begin promptly at 12pm, and will be followed by a Decorative Art Session as well as a selection of Important Chinese Objects.
One of the many catalogue highlights is a 1970s shell-form bracelet by Cartier. The oversize shell-shaped links rendered in 18K yellow gold offer a prime example of the classic style of Cartier design and is sure to catch the eye of a lucky collector when it comes to the block with a $4,000-$6000 estimate. Another fine example is a sapphire and diamond ring created by noted Italian design house Buccellati. The familiar design of an oval sapphire with a diamond surround is given a slight twist by the addition of a raised openwork setting and boasts a natural unheated Ceylon sapphire as its centerpiece. The classic ring is expected to sell in the range of $12,000-$15,000 at auction. Other pieces, including a trendy carnelian and rose gold “Sweet Alhambra” necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels ($500-700), a diamond “Maillon Panthere” necklace by Cartier ($3000-$5000), and a sterling silver and gold bracelet by Gucci ($300-$500) are sure to attract attention from buyers looking for signed pieces to add to their collection.
Collectors of antique jewels need look no further than the selection of adornments included in Moran’s auction. Principle among them is an antique Swiss gemstone and Geneva enamel bracelet dating to circa 1830. This delightful example, valued to sell in the $8,000-$12,000 range, depicts young ladies dressed in regional costume with their respective cantons noted on the reverse. The bracelet is expected to garner strong interest from savvy collectors when it hits the block. For watch enthusiasts, Moran’s is happy to offer an incredible A Le Coultre gold minute repeater Chronograph pocket watch at auction. Boasting both a triple calendar and moon-phase movement, the watch is not to be missed by collectors who may lead the lot to exceed its $18,000 to $24,000 estimate. Also of note is a glittering Edwardian diamond heart pendant/brooch made of platinum-topped 18K yellow gold and entirely set with 4.50 carats of diamonds ($1200-$1800). Collectors of jewelry in the Edwardian and Art Deco taste will be happy to see the eras are well represented in the auction, with a selection of rings, bracelets and earrings to match any taste.
Those seeking a more Retro look will have much to choose from at the