The upcoming Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals auction offered by Bonhams will feature a wide range of gemstones, decorative items, rare natural pearls, and much more. Leading the collection is Buccellati’s historical amethyst geode and a silver sculpture titled ‘The Garden of Eden.’ Designed by goldsmith Mario Buccellati in the 1950s, the 72 pieces tell the story of the book of Genesis.
Among the highlights of the sale are a ‘1000 carats club’ emerald-cut aquamarine and a pair of rock crystal and gold boxes. The latter was created by designer Robert Lualdi. The collection also includes ‘100 carats club’ gemstones that are too big to mount in jewelry but can be kept as cabinet specimens. Also included in the sale are lapidary works of art with highlights from Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio. View each of these lots and register to bid online on the Bonhams website.
Lot Categories:collectibles (392)
# of Lots:392
Price Range:$150 - $180,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rock Crystal Carving of a Horse on an Aventurine Quartz and Silver-Gilt Base||
|Pinkish Purple Spinel||
|Tanzanite and Diamond Pendant||
|Multi-gem "Spaghetti Stripe" Intarsia Box and Frame||
- 1000 Carats Club
- Blue Moonstone
- Cat’s Eye Ring
- Mario Buccellati
- Robert Lualdi
- The Garden of Eden
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