Lark Mason Associates Sale of Fine Jewelry from New York Estates Opens for Bidding on, May 3-19

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New York:  Just in time for Mother’s Day, Lark Mason Associates is delighted to announce a sale of Fine Jewelry from New York Estates, which opens for bidding on Tuesday May 3rd through May 19th on

“This sale overflows with wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day,” says Lark Mason. “Their low estimates add to the allure of these beautiful treasures, making them accessible at all price points.”

A 14k Gold Swimmer Link Necklace, designed by Carey Boone Nelson
A 14k Gold Swimmer Link Necklace, designed by Carey Boone Nelson

According to Mason, the sale includes gold jewelry from the estate of Carey Boone Nelson, a direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Ms. Nelson was a self-taught sculptor and jewelry designer who studied under the Prix de Rome winner, Arthur Lorenzani and John Hovennes at the Art Students League in New York and with John Terken of the National Sculpture Society. She was recognized for her accomplishments in the arts by the Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and was a member of the society of illustrators and the Royal Society of Arts, London

Among the 120 lots of fine and silver jewelry is a Platinum, Diamond and Pearl Ring set with a central 2.00 carat round diamond and a 7.5mm pearl, estimated at $2,500/3,500.  Also offered are several panther-form pieces, including a gold panther link necklace (Estimate: $1,000/1,500), a large panther-form convertible brooch pendant for $1,000/1,500 and a gold-hinged panther bracelet.  The sale also features several diamond pieces including an 18K White Gold and Diamond Necklace with graduated stones (Estimate: $3,000/5000), an 18K White Gold and Diamond Bracelet (Estimate: $2,000/3000), and a Pair of 18K Gold and Diamond Leaf Form Ear Clips priced at $400/600.  

Rounding out the sale are a few small antique pieces, including a finally detailed Indian Repousse Gold, Pearl and Emerald Ring or Clothing Ornament that depicts a female deity flanked by two attendants and is estimated at $700/1,000.   

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003.  From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show.”

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