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Holdali Jade Pendant, Live virtual auction on Nov.  30, 2016

The Curator's Eye Presents an Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic Jewelry Auction (November 30th) - MANY LOTS AT NO RESERVE

The Curator's Eye / November 30, 2016


Boston, Massachusetts – November 1, 2016 - The Curator's Eye (TCE) has announced their next virtual live auction which will be held on November 30th. This will be The Curator's Eye's third virtual auction, presenting an impressive catalog of jewelry, from Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic history. This auction is a continuation of TCE's move into virtual art auctions, where they are creating a new model in a tradition-bound industry. In this new model, TCE provides dealers with the ability to reach a worldwide audience, previously only available through larger auction houses. Dealers have become the seller and are in direct contact with buyers. Buyers can bid with confidence, as this auction is being sponsored by dealers with very high standards for integrity and art.  With no buyer's premium (0%) and low starting bids and low reserves, this is an excellent opportunity for buyers to obtain exceptional pieces of jewelry, as well as take home a piece of history. Live bidding will be available at CuratorsEye.com as well as LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

On November 30th, the auction will feature a fine selection of jewelry, including Asian pendants, Byzantine rings, and Ethnographic beadwork from the Naga people of South East Asia. Register to bid now at The Curators Eye.

Many items are offered at No Reserve. Selected highlights include:

Ancient and Islamic Jewelry

Roman Ring with "SPQR" Cameo (Est: $3,000/$5,000)

Possibly 4th Century AD. The cast band fluted at the shoulders joins an oval bezel that holds a cameo displaying four white letters “SPQR” on a black ground and with a white surround.  The four letters stand for “Senatus Populusque Romanus” (The Senate and People of Rome).  Since the first century BC this emblem has been used to refer to the commune of Rome.

Fatimid Ring
(Est: $6,000/$8,000)

9th-11th Century. The small turquoise is encircled by five filigree twisted wires, with a thin gold wire holding tiny seed pearls (replaced) passing through the points of the star.  The large ring is typical of the craftsmanship of Fatimid goldsmiths.

Matched pair of Islamic gold bracelets set with turquoise cabochons (Est. $10,000/$12,000)

An exquisite rare matched pair of Islamic gold bracelets of heavy fused braided wire, original pin-clasps set with turquoise cabochons in intricately granulated settings. No repair. Stones probably replaced in the late 19th or early 20th Centuries. 11th Century AD, Syria or Iran.

Imperial Roman gold shield style earrings
(Est: $1,700/$2,200)

Unusually finely made Imperial Roman gold shield style earrings with "braided" hoops of fused twisted wires, a third twisted wire fused to the exterior of the hoop. Central domed shield discs encircled with twisted wire, a central cluster of granulation. Box shaped drops with granulated pyramids below. Intact, 1st - 2nd Centuries AD, Italy.

Byzantine Cloisonne Ring
(Est: $3,000/$5,000)

With a round projecting bezel composed of cloisonné inlay in red and white enamel in the form of a flower on a dark-blue ground. This ring is an excellent example of its type with its twisted wire hoop which was popular in the late Roman and Byzantine periods.

Asian Jewelry

Holdali Jade Pendant (Est: $3,000/$5,800)

Rajasthan, Northern India. Antique, 19th century jade "Holdali" pendant from India, studded with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Also known as Mutton Chop Jade, made popular during Mughal era, worn to protect against heart attack.

Emerald Fantasy
(Est: $18,000/$24,000)

New Delhi, India. A finely made 22K gold Indian necklace studded with 14.66ct of rose cut diamonds and set with 66ct of emerald bead dangles. It comes with an adjustable gold chain and clasp.

Antique Gujarati Dowery Necklace
(Est: $6,000/$9,000)

Gujarat, India - ATQ Northern Indian Tribal Jewelry. 22K gold bead choker necklace with a very large center filigree and granulated gold bead. Gujarat Tribal Dowery necklace.

Chandora Earrings
(Est: $3,000/$5,800)

Rajasthan, Northern India. 22K enameled gold earrings with 12mm Chinese freshwater pearl drops and studded with 14 diamonds 3.8ct.

Gold enameled Diamond Ring
(Est: $6,000/$8,000)

Rajasthan, India - Fine Diamond Jewelry. 18K enameled gold ring, set with a clean white silver foil back rose cut Diamond. 1.5ct.

Old Indian Bazuband Inlaid with Diamonds
(Est: $12,500/$15,400)

Late 19th Century. One gold “Bazuband” inlaid with diamonds and white enamel on the back. Chain of multiple miniature Barsa Pearls.

Ethnographic Jewelry

Konyak Naga Chief’s Blue Padre Bead Necklace (Est: $5,300/$7,000)

19th Century. High value blue padre beads, are still valued in northern areas of the Naga Hills. The piece is 17 inches long and has 5 strands of large beads. This piece was made by the Nagas and used by them in their actual ceremonies and not made for tourists.

Ao Naga Wealthy Woman’s Necklace
(Est: $6,000/$7,500)

20th Century. The piece has 5 strands of Carnelian beads, 37 brass bells, 7 chank shells as the decorative enclosure and is 20 inches long.

Pre-Columbian Jaguar Gold Bell
(Est: $12,000/15,200)

The quality of this pre-Columbian gold piece is exceptionally fine, especially considering it was cast in wax around 1,000 years ago using the lost wax technique. Ring the bell and feel the quality of gold.


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