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Category: Pocket Watches

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    Timepieces

    Marquis de Lafayette was an important figure in the American Revolutionary War. The French aristocrat served alongside George Washington in several battles. The two became such good friends that Lafayette named his only son after America’s first president. The upcoming auction of timepieces, presented by Hindman, offers a Jacquemart automation…

    CARTIER, 18K ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND BAIGNOIRE WRISTWATCH
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    Sterling Associates announces highlights of Estates Auction

    ‘Chips That Pass in the Night,’ oil-on-canvas, 16.5 x 19.5in, possibly American or English. Titled, dated (1898) and artist-signed (indistinctly) on back of frame. Estimate $3,000-$4,000. NORWOOD, NJ.-Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will conduct this year’s edition of their popular Fall Collectors Estate Auction on Wednesday,…

    Sterling Associates announces highlights of Estates Auction
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    Premier Auctions | Session I

    Highlighted in the first session of Brunk Auctions’ upcoming event is a 1964 Lincoln Continental sedan from the Ford Motor Company. Since 1939, the division of Lincoln Continental was led by Edsel Ford, son of the founder Henry Ford. He produced personal luxury convertible cars as vacation vehicles. The featured…

    Edwardian Platinum and Diamond Necklace
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    Select Antique Jewelry & Watches

    American designer and jeweler David Webb is best known for his sculptural animal motifs and his use of textured gold, colored gemstones, and carved rock. In his early career, Webb made weekly visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was inspired by the goldwork of the ancient world.…

    Diafini Ruby Tsavorite Gold Strawberry Brooch Pin
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    Fall Jewelry Picking

    Following the success of the Rolex reference 6542 watch, a distinct GMT-Master watch was introduced in 1959. It was initially designed as a timekeeping tool for pilots who sought a readable, accurate, and functional wristwatch. The upcoming Auction XI - Fall Jewelry Picking, presented by Intervendue, offers a Rolex GMT-Master…

    SALAVETTI 18K Pink Sapphire Diamond EarringsÊ
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    12-carat diamond ring realizes $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions' first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale

    The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled over $700,000. The diamond ring was the top lot. The auction’s expected top lot was this dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring. It sailed past its $80,000-$120,000 estimate…

    12-carat diamond ring realizes $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions' first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale
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    Leo Tolstoy's grandson's World War II flight jacket will be auctioned by EstateOfMind on October 3rd, live and online

    Included with the flight jacket are 29 albums of Ilya A. Tolstoy’s top-secret photos for the Office of Strategic Services’ China-Burma-India theater mission. The personal World War II flight jacket of Count and Colonel Ilya A. Tolstoy, the grandson of the renowned Russian author and Count Leo (Lev) Tolstoy (War…

    Leo Tolstoys grandsons World War II flight jacket will be auctioned by EstateOfMind on October 3rd, live and online
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    Most valuable belongings of the outstanding pianist Władysław Szpilman will be put up for auction

    A companion of Szpilman’s entire musical career, the Steinway piano from 1937 was present in his house until his death. WARSAW.- The Steinway piano belonging to one of the most famous pianists, Władysław Szpilman, can be viewed in public for the first time in the biggest Polish auction house DESA Unicum. The…

    Most valuable belongings of the outstanding pianist Władysław Szpilman will be put up for auction
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Soulis announces Sept. 19 no-reserve auction of exceptional 30-year Jerry and Cathy Mueller Americana collection

    Featured: 65 weathervanes, painted American furniture and accessories, figural trade signs, patriotic antiques LONE JACK, Mo. – A premier collection of Americana amassed over a 30-year period by Jerry and Cathy Mueller of Sioux City, Iowa, will be offered without reserve on Saturday, September 19 in an outdoor country-style live…

    Soulis announces Sept. 19 no-reserve auction7
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    Andrew Jones Auctions will hold its first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Auction on Wednesday, September 16th

    The sale features more than one hundred lots from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California The auction’s expected top lot is this dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring (est. $80,000-$120,000). DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES,…

    Andrew Jones Auctions will hold its first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Auction on Wednesday, September 16th
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    Opulent Jewels, Accessories & Important Jade

    In the upcoming sale, GWS Auctions will present jewelry and accessories with an emphasis on jade items. A jade Buddha pendant is one of the featured lots. Made from Type A jade, this pendant is finished with an 18-karat white gold mounting and diamond accents. In Chinese culture, jade is considered a…

    23mm Certified Natural Type A Jadeite & 18K Ring
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    Watches

    Following the success of the Rolex reference 6238 watch, an updated reference 6239 was launched in 1963. It was the only model that featured inverse colors for sub-dials. Before becoming known as the Rolex Daytona, this racing-inspired watch was called the Rolex LeMans. The upcoming Watches auction, presented by Sotheby’s,…

    PATEK PHILIPPE - RETAILED BY SPAULDING & CO A FINE YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET OPEN FACED WATCH WITH ASSOCIATED YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1895
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    August Jewels & Watches

    Launched during the Baselworld show in 2015, the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon watch was produced in a limited edition of eight series, with 18 pieces per series. The Tourbillon watch was the first to feature Ulysse Nardin’s proprietary constant force escapement system. After eight years of research and development, the…

    5.59-Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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    The Art of Time

    In the era before smartphones and gift cards, many companies gave retiring employees the gift of a gold watch or carriage clock. The latter was often a symbol of the time served, but also functioned as an artistic medium. Popular between 1860 and 1900 in France, carriage clocks were decorative…

    Thomas Engel And Richard Daners, No. 28. A Fine Unique 18k Gold Open Face Keyless Pocket Chronometer
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    Auction X Summer Hits

    Quatre is one of the well-known jewelry lines launched by the House of Boucheron in 2005. The line is characterized by striking and unusual texture combinations. One of the key lots in the upcoming Auction X Summer Hits event, presented by Intervendue, is a Boucheron platinum diamond Quatre ring. Boucheron…

    BOUCHERON Platinum Diamond Quatre Ring
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    Fine Jewelry and Watches

    Launched in 1956, the Day-Date was the first self-winding and waterproof chronometer watch by Rolex. Designed by the founder Hans Wilsdorf, the Rolex flagship model has a built-in calendar that displays the full day and date. It is popularly known as the “Rolex President” due to its symbolic bracelet and…

    18K Gold Diamond Large Lapis Pendant
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    Watches Online: The Collector’s Edition

    A Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, F.P. Journe is named after its founder, François-Paul Journe. The company is the only three-time winner of the Aiguille d'Or grand prize from the Fondation du Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Today, F.P. Journe is among the last watch manufacturers still operating from central…

    PATEK PHILIPPE - INDUCTA, LARGE GILT METAL WALL CLOCK, ELLIPSE MODEL
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    Silver, Objects of Vertu and Jewelry at Stair

    Mario Buccellati was among the first Italian goldsmiths to open a shop on Fifth Avenue in New York and, later, in Palm Beach, Florida. As his popularity increased, his clientele came to include the Vatican and the royalty of Europe, earning him the nickname “The Prince of Goldsmiths.” In the…

    Taxco Mexican Silver Teapot with Stacking Cream and Sugar Vessels
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    European Furniture & Decorative Arts

    In 1878, Edward C. Moore, design director and head of the silver workshops at Tiffany & Co., created a champlevé enamel after-dinner service. Champlevé is the technique of removing silver from an item’s surface to create a space for enamel. Moore's Saracenic designs, which used shaded and matte-finished enamels, were…

    Zsolnay Pecs Green Lustre Eosin Glazed Vase
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    Wholesale Trading

    The blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite, better known as tanzanite, is found exclusively in Tanzania. One of the highlights in the upcoming Wholesale Trading auction, presented by Kodner Galleries, is a blue tanzanite and diamond ring. Also among the key lots are two emerald and diamond necklaces. One…

    Chopard Miglia 1000 Automatic Men's Watch