This July, Akiba Antiques will offer items ranging from Patek Phillip watches to Chinese cloisonné vases in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide Auction. One of the featured lots is an 18-karat gold snail brooch from American jeweler David Webb. The artist is recognized for his distinctive take on modern design and statement jewelry pieces. Webb particularly focused on animal motifs, including monkeys, snakes, elephants, and big cats. Worn by many celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, his work became a trend in Hollywood in the 1960s.
Also showcased in the auction is a Lalique Paris “Venice” frosted faucet set. With a history of more than a century, Lalique is known for its detailed crystal pieces that imitate sculpture. Lalique was strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. A 19th-century French Empire mantel clock stands out as well. Depicting a Greco-Roman scene with Cupid, this piece is decorated with medallions and ribbons. Explore the full catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (38), Decorative Arts (224), Furniture (25), Jewelry (57), Asian Works of Art (57), Watches & Clocks (22), Collectibles (25)
# of Lots:457
Interesting lots include:
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|Patek Philippe Les Grecques 18k Diamond Watch|| Estimate: |
|Lalique THG Paris Frosted Venice Faucet Set|| Estimate: |
|Japy Freres Egyptian Revival Garniture Set|| Estimate: |
|David Webb 18k Gold and Enamel Snail Brooch|| Estimate: |
|Cartier Two-Tone Panthere Stainless Watch|| Estimate: |