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GOLD AND DIAMONDS TO DAZZLE WESCHLER’S HOLIDAY AUCTION

Washington, DC -- 16 November 2010
U.S.  St.  Gaudens High Relief Twenty-Dollar Gold Coin, dated 1907
U.S. St. Gaudens High Relief Twenty-Dollar Gold Coin, dated 1907
(Weschler's)
  • Pair of Platinum and Diamond Bow-Knot Clips, Mounted as Brooch

    Pair of Platinum and Diamond Bow-Knot Clips, Mounted as Brooch

    Weschler's

  • Gentleman's 14-Karat Yellow-Gold 22-Jewel Quarter and Minute Repeater Chronograph Hunting Case Pocketwatch, Borel Fils & Cie.

    Gentleman's 14-Karat Yellow-Gold 22-Jewel Quarter and Minute Repeater Chronograph Hunting Case Pocketwatch, Borel Fils & Cie.

    Weschler's

[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.

About Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers:

Since 1890, Weschler’s is one of the leading auctioneers & appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations and Asian works of art.