Alexandrite, a gemstone discovered in Russia, was named after the country’s Tsar Alexander II. Most alexandrite deposits were exhausted by the end of the 1900s, making the uncommon gem a prized possession among the Russian royalty. Highlighted in the upcoming Furniture, Fine Art, Jewelry and Timepieces, Asian Art auction, offered by Clars Auction Gallery, is an 8.44 carat oval-cut alexandrite and white gold ring. The main stone is surrounded by 176 full-cut diamonds.
Another key highlight of the sale is a painting by James Gill, who became a phenomenon at the forefront of the 1960s Pop Art movement. Gill combines distorted newspaper images with paint to produce blurred works of art. The auction will also feature an 18th century French Regence looking glass with divided mirror plates and an espagnolette mask. Above the mirror is a carving of a military trophy. Included in the auction are various lots of antique furniture, wristwatches, Persian rugs, porcelain figurines, wines, and more. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Clars Auction Gallery’s website.
# of Lots:680
Price Range:$50 - $19,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Alexandrite, Diamond, 14k White Gold Ring|| Estimate: |
|Print, Henri De Toulouse-lautrec, La Revue Blanche|| Estimate: |
|An Antique Persian Isfahan Carpet|| Estimate: |
|Japanese Suzuribako Set, Meiji|| Estimate: |
|A George Iii Reticulated Sterling Basket|| Estimate: |