[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - On Saturday, December 4th, Weschler's will offer a stunning selection of Art Deco, Edwardian, Retro and Victorian jewelry plus a large collection of U.S. gold coins and lady's and gentleman's watches from various private collectors and local estates.
The auction will begin with a selection of U.S. gold coins consigned by a local Maryland collector. Noteworthy among the collection is a St. Gaudens high relief twenty-dollar gold coin, dated 1907, which is expected to bring $7,000-$10,000; two Indian Head ten-dollar gold coins, dating 1908 and 1912 ($1,000-$1,500); and two Eagle ten-dollar gold coins, each dated 1905, are estimated to bring $1,000-$1,500.
Showcasing the watch offerings is a lady's Vacheron & Constantin Edwardian platinum, diamond and pearl pendant watch. The pendant watch is set with one round full-Dutch rose-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.75 carats and carries a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$10,000. Other standouts include three gentleman's Rolex wristwatches, which carry estimates ranging from $1,000-$6,000 and a gentleman's Borel Fils & Cie. 14-karat yellow-gold 22-jewel quarter and minute repeater chronograph hunting case pocket watch, which was made for the Russian market and holds a $5,000-$7,000 pre-sale estimate.
Period pieces will include an Art Deco platinum and solitaire diamond ring by Cartier, circa 1930, which will be sold together with a platinum and diamond wedding band ($3,000-$4,000); an Art Deco platinum, jadeite jade, emerald and diamond three piece ensemble, circa 1920-1930 ($2,000-$3,000); and a pair of Retro 14-karat yellow-gold arrowhead dress clips by Tiffany & Co. ($1,000-$1,500). Other offerings include a platinum and diamond floral brooch ($10,000-$15,000); a pair of platinum and diamond ear clips ($4,000-$6,000); and a pair of platinum and diamond bow-knot clips mounted as brooch, set with 15.50 carats of diamonds, are anticipated to bring $8,000-$10,000.
For more information on Weschler's December 4th auction of Jewelry, Coins & Watches, contact John Weschler at (202) 628-1281. Exhibition begins November 28th in Weschler's Washington, D.C. gallery, and the items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com or at www.artfact.com.