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Category: Watches & Clocks

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    Online July Auction

    Between 1989 and 1995, the Moscow Mint produced a series of palladium bullion coins that pictured a ballerina on the front. Created to honor the Bolshoi Theatre, one of the best-known cultural institutions in Moscow, these coins continued production through the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A 25-roubles ballerina coin…

    18k Gold, Opal, Emerald and Diamond Brooch
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    Property of an Iconic Industrialist

    In the upcoming Property of an Iconic Industrialist auction, a selection of jewelry, fine and decorative art, and collectibles can be found. At the center of the auction is a no-heat Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Burmese rubies are considered the rarest and most valuable rubies with colors ranging from…

    (14) Strain 18K YG Bezel Set Diamond Necklace
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    Estate of Jennie K. Scaife, with Additions

    With a personal fortune of approximately $1.2 billion, banking and oil heir Richard Mellon Scaife was an American public figure and the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. His granddaughter, Jennie K. Scaife, shared his interest in philanthropy and collecting antiques. Her collection is on sale this July in the upcoming…

    Helmet Koller (Austria-United States b. 1954) Acrylic on Canvas Red Eyed Tree Frogs
  • Exhibitions

    Museum of Russian Icons reopens July 17 with two new exhibitions

    CLINTON, MA– The Museum of Russian Icons will be reopening on Friday, July 17 with two new exhibitions: The Long Way Home: A Photographic Journey with Gordon Lankton, featuring 40 stunning photographs from the museum founder’s life-changing mid-20th century motorcycle adventure from Germany to Japan; andTradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, an…

    Museum of Russian Icons reopens July 17 with two new exhibitions
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    Historic Fine Art & Antiques

    The upcoming sale, presented by Elite Auctioneers, particularly highlights an oil painting titled The Goldfish Bowl by Samuel F.B. Morse. The painting shows Mrs. Richard Carey Morse and her two children, Elizabeth and Charlotte. The artist, who was also the inventor of the single-wire telegraph and creator of Morse code, started…

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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles

    The Patek Philippe Nautilus watch was introduced in 1976 and was a creation of designer Gérald Genta. Inspired and named after the submarine from Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the watch has an unusual octagonal bezel that resembles the porthole of a ship. The upcoming auction,…

    Saul Fanfani (Italian 1856-1919) Bust Charme
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    Jewelery and Watches Auction

    Carlo Crocco launched Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, in 1980 and began designing unconventional watches soon after. The company’s signature piece is made of metal and rubber, two elements brought together for the first time in watchmaking history. Featured in the upcoming Jewelry and Watches Auction, offered by Morton Subastas,…

    BELL & ROSS CHRONOGRAPH. STEEL AND 18K PINK GOLD. REF. BR 02-94
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    Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art, Jewelry & Timepieces, Asian Art

    The upcoming Clars auction features a watercolor piece titled Victory: The Spanish War (1947). With over a million lives lost and the eventual victory of a fascist ruler, the Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating conflicts in Spanish history. This watercolor and Indian ink painting by Surrealist…

    A FRAMED PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF HENRIETTE D'ANGLETERRE
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    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…

    19th Cent. French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
  • Auction Industry

    Still life by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955) could hit six figures in Andrew Jones' July 26th auction

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden Auction on Sunday, July 26th, will feature over 250 lots of important fine art, design, antiques and accessories from collections across the country and throughout California. This will be an online-only auction, with no live…

    Still life by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955) could hit six figures in Andrew Jones' July 26th auction
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    New York City Estate Auction, July 12

    Zapotec artist Rufino Tomayo brought Mexican folklore to life using motifs. There was something about watermelon that appealed to him, as it often became the subject of his works: “They [watermelons] are a smile from Mexico.” One of Tomayo’s watermelon paintings is featured in the New York City Estate Auction,…

    Pierre Mas Modern Bird Oil on Board
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    July 11th Exceptional Estates Auction

    In 1955, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was commissioned to write a first-grade primer that children would enjoy reading. However, Geisel felt constrained by the list of words the publisher deemed appropriate for first graders. He scanned the list for two words that rhymed, eventually finding "cat" and…

    1870s English 18K Gold Pocket Watch
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    Fine Pocket Watches

    The upcoming Fine Pocket Watches Auction, offered by Morphy Auctions, presents a selection of timepieces from several notable brands. One highlight is a Marius LeCoultre 18-karat pink gold chronograph pocket watch with the moon phases and retrograde dates marked. Below the hand-decorated gold case of the pocket watch is the…

    18K GOLD M.T. STAUFFER, LES PONDS, MINUTE REPEATING H-C POCKET WATCH
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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles

    The Etruscan civilization populated ancient Etruria and the neighboring territories around the sixth century BCE. It was known for its highly skilled artisans and jewelry making techniques. Etruscan jewelry is characterized by its detailed gold depictions of animals and symbols. The upcoming auction of Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, & Collectibles,…

    LeRoy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012)
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    Fine Jewelry and Watches

    From its beginnings in 1847, Cartier has been noted for its signature designs and motifs. The company’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, was an acclaimed French craftsman. In the early 1920s, the brand that was once recognized as a jewelry house began to include watches as well. Cartier’s watches have been worn…

    Platinum 13.44ct Coral Diamond Cocktail Ring
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    Watches Online: The Essential Collection

    At the 2005 Baselworld Show, Patek Philippe launched ref. 5078—  a minute repeater watch— to update its ref. 3979. Its double-gong chiming mechanism marks the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. The ref. 5078 was initially offered in a platinum case with a white enamel dial, but in 2010, the brand…

    DE BETHUNE, KIND OF GOLD, TITANIUM & 18K ROSE GOLD, REF. DB28BRUS, LIMITED EDITION OF 10
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    Summer Estate Antiquities Auction

    Gold was first discovered in South Africa in 1886. Three years later, the country was a world leader in gold exports and Paul Kruger, the South African president, established its national mint. South Africa’s gold Krugerrand would be released in 1967 as a means to promote private gold ownership after…

    Palatial 24-Light Crystal Chandelier
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    Estates From Seized Safe Boxes Cont'd

    Georg Jensen, a Danish silversmith, tried his hand at pottery and sculpture before setting up his silver business in 1904. Initially known for his jewelry, Jensen’s designs for flatware and hollowware quickly became known for their quality craftsmanship. Although Jensen died in 1934, his company survived him and continues producing…

    10K-14K Gold & Diamond Heart Pendant
  • Auction Industry

    Swiss Made UNLOCKED: Sotheby's launches a brand-new multi-disciplinary online auction

    A tender portrait of a child by Albert Anker, the classical Swiss painter best-known for his intimate and life-like renditions of domestic life in rural Switzerland (Knabe bei Tisch (Ruedi Anker) II, lot 40 est. CHF 200,000 – 300,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. ZURICH.- Shaking up the conventions of category and calendar, Sotheby’s Switzerland is…

    Swiss Made UNLOCKED Sotheby's launches a brand-new multi-disciplinary online auction
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    Fine Art & Antiques – Day 1

    Active between 1781 and 1835, the New Hall porcelain factory was a cooperative between several Staffordshire earthenware makers. The factory pioneered a new two-stage firing process, a lower temperature biscuit firing followed by a high-temperature glost firing. The resulting product – known for its hybrid hard-paste – had a milky…

    GEORGE DAVIDSON A LARGE AMBER CLOUD GLASS SATUR