DAZZLING JEWELRY AT WESCHLER’S APRIL AUCTION
- WASHINGTON, DC
- March 17, 2011
Weschler’s will hold their annual spring auction of Jewelry, Coins & Watches on Saturday, April 2nd, with an exhibition beginning on March 26 in their Washington, D.C. gallery. The stunning offerings will span the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Victorian and Modern periods, plus a selection of U.S. gold coins and lady’s and gentleman’s watches will be on the auction block.
Highlighting the jewelry offerings is an almost 10 carat emerald-cut solitaire diamond ring, set in platinum, which is anticipated to fetch $40,000-$60,000; an Art Deco platinum, diamond and black onyx brooch ($10,000-$15,000); an Art Nouveau tested 18-karat yellow-gold, platinum, diamond, plique-à-jour and cameo bangle bracelet by Masriera y Carreras ($3,000-$5,000); and a Van Cleef & Arpels platinum and diamond bow-knot brooch, together with a letter of authenticity, carries a $5,000-$7,000 pre-sale estimate. Other offerings include an Art Deco 14-karat yellow-gold, white-gold, platinum, diamond and synthetic blue sapphire mesh evening bag and change purse ($5,000-$7,000) and an Art Deco 14-karat yellow-gold cigarette case by Cartier holds a $3,000-$4,000 pre-sale estimate.
A selection of U.S. gold coins will feature two U.S. Double-Eagle twenty-dollar gold coins, dating 1876S and 1889S, with each carrying a $1,200-$1,500 pre-sale estimate and a Sesquicentennial two-and-one-half-dollar commemorative gold coin, dated 1926, is expected to bring $400-$600.
Showcasing the watch offerings are a lady’s platinum and diamond 17-jewel manual-wind cocktail wristwatch by Hamilton ($1,500-$2,000); an Omega gentleman's stainless steel manual-wind wristwatch, Speedmaster, Swiss ($1,000-$1,500); and a gentleman's 18-karat yellow-gold manual-wind wristwatch, Patek Philippe, Swiss, holds a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$4,000.
For more information on Weschler’s April 2nd auction of Jewelry, Coins & Watches, contact John Weschler at (202) 628-1281. The items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com or at www.artfact.com.
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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.