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Tag: Art Deco

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    Arts & Crafts and Art Deco

    At the cutting edge of the Art Nouveau movement was Alphonse Mucha, a Czech designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mucha’s hand was behind the Art Nouveau emphasis on beautiful women surrounded by stylized flora and fauna. Available in the upcoming Sworders auction of Arts &…

    A Tiffany Studios table lamp
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    Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist

    Stash by Lee Stanton’s upcoming Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist auction offers a selection of decorative art that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern designs. A glazed vase from the British studio pottery movement will be featured in the event. The British studio pottery movement was founded by…

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    Abington Auction's Late Summer Auction

    Lynn Chadwick was a leading British post-war sculptor. Trained as an architectural draughtsman, Chadwick started creating mobiles and, later, other natural forms, insects, and animals. By the end of the 1960s, he mostly devoted his time to human figures, the subject later becoming central to his oeuvre. These sculptures were…

    Lynn Chadwick Bronzes 'Pair of Sitting Figures II
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    An Eclectic Collection & Estate Jewelry Sale

    Jean Simon Deverberie, a Parisian sculptor and clockmaker, was active during a period of significant social change in French society. A 1791 piece of legislation removed mandatory guild memberships for craftsperson, allowing Deverberie the freedom to experiment with different techniques within his company. His style was influenced by Greco-Roman mythology,…

    Rene Kern 18kt Gold Compact Case
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    Jewelry, Luxury Acc, Sterling Silver, Coins

    The Morgan silver dollar series, minted in Carson City, is among the most sought-after currencies in the United States. The CC Morgan dollars were first struck in 1878 and depict the history of the American Wild West. Only 13 coins were part of the series. Carson City, until 1859, was…

    A 3.65 ct Ruby & Diamond Ring in 18K
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    Most Wanted

    The Ballon Bleu de Cartier wristwatch combines Cartier’s signature jewelry designs and intricate watchmaking techniques. Launched in 2007, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a favorite among celebrities and royals such as Kate Middleton. The Ballon Bleu gets its name from its two prominent features: the blue sapphire cabochon set…

    18k Gold, Enamel & Diamonds Ring
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    Summer Jewels and Watches

    British jewelry designer Laurence Graff founded his eponymous jewelry house in 1960 in London. The company has since discovered, polished, and set several notable diamonds in history. Describing his affinity for diamonds, Graff reflects: “My love affair with diamonds is life-long.” Several pieces from Graff will be on display in…

    Marguerite Stix, Opal, emerald, and diamond shell brooch
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    Important Jewelry

    In 1866, Jacob Dreicer and his wife, Gittel, immigrated to New York from Russia. Two years later, the couple opened Dreicer & Co. They were the first American jewelers to introduce the latest diamond cuts from Paris, often creating pieces equalling the better-known Parisian houses. Dreicer & Co. was liquidated…

    Raymond Yard 18kt Gold, Opal, Jade, Sapphire, and Diamond Brooch
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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles-2

    When Gérald Genta, a designer for Patek Philippe, created the first sketch for the Nautilus watch in a restaurant, he intended the timepiece to be a water-ready sports watch. His creation has since been worn by the likes of Drake, Trevor Noah, and Mark Wahlberg. Featured in the upcoming Estate…

    GIA 10.49 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ring
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    Atlanta Collections, Session I

    Furniture of all sizes, colors, and eras will be available in the upcoming two-day Hindman auction of Atlanta collections. This sale features over 500 lots of European furniture and decorative art from every period between the Renaissance and Art Deco. The first session features a Louis XIV bureau Mazarin. This…

    An Art Nouveau Style Gilt-Bronze and Frosted Glass Eight-Light Chandelier
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    Abell Important Jewelry Auction

    The French Constitution of 1848 allowed a new standard for luxury in France. Like many jewelers, Louis-François Cartier began experimenting with different materials under the rule of the new government. He saw a breakthrough with platinum, a material which became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms, and…

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    Jewelry & Fine Art Auction Online

    American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Eastman Johnson first rose to prominence during the Civil War. Best known for his depictions of everyday life, Johnson also painted portraits of prominent Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. One of Johnson’s oil paintings…

    14K White Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Ring
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    Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles

    Several pieces of diamond jewelry stand out in the upcoming Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles auction, offered by Kodner Galleries. One of these, a platinum necklace, was made with over 100 emerald-cut diamonds. The necklace has a total weight of 60.50 carats and measures approximately 18 inches long. In addition…

    Important Diamond and Platinum Necklace
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    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times

    A collection of two stainless steel chronograph strap wristwatches, Benrus and Vantage, circa 1950's and 1960's. Diameter: 35 and 37mm, respectively; Length: 8 1/2 to 9 in. Estimate $500-700. Sold for $2,000 (buyer's premium included). On March 24, Freeman’s successfully hosted its first online-only jewelry auction: Luxe | Boutique Jewels…

    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times
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    Luxe | Boutique Jewels & Vintage Watches @ 1600

    Watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are among the featured items in the Luxe Boutique Jewels & Vintage Watches auction. The sale, presented by Freeman’s, will showcase a diamond and platinum engagement ring and wedding band set. A round, brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.50 carats, is centered on the engagement…

    A yellow beryl, diamond, and eighteen karat gold ring
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    Andrew Jones Will Hold Important Back-to-Back Auctions the Weekend of March 21-22 in Los Angeles

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Andrew Jones Auctions’ DTLA Collections & Estates auction on Sunday, March 22nd, will feature a vast selection of market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories, all enticingly priced.  The sale will be held online and in the gallery at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los…

    Andrew Jones Late Roman mosaic panel of an urn
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    Important Tiffany Lamps, Lalique Glass, Fine Art, Jewelry And More

    Although Louis Comfort Tiffany began as a trained painter, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. The son of Charles Lewis Tiffany—the founder of Tiffany & Co.—the younger Tiffany began exploring the medium after his travels through Europe and Morocco. He focused…

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    Bidsquare Exclusive Jewels

    Joshua Kodner presents the upcoming Bidsquare Exclusive Jewels auction, featuring a collection of jewelry, watches, and estate pieces. The sale will feature several emerald items, including a pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The step-cut emeralds are accented by marquise-cut diamonds, all set in platinum.   A Ceylon no-heat sapphire ring is…

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    Fine Jewelry and Watches

    Jean Michel Schlumberger was one of the leading jewelry designers of the 20th century. His jewelry caught the attention of Walter Hoving, the chairman of Tiffany & Co. After being offered a job at the luxury firm, Schlumberger became one of only four jewelers who have signed their creations for…

    18k Gold 3ctw Diamond Watch Bracelet
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    No Reserve Discovery Auction

    By the 1930s, Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Clarabelle Cow were made into collectible dolls, puppets, and figurines. The characters were featured on lunch boxes, handkerchiefs, and backpacks as well. Whitley’s Auctioneers, in their upcoming No Reserve Discovery Auction, will present a selection of Disneyana figurines, paintings,…