54 Press Releases

Tag: Art Deco

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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,…

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    Essential Jewelry- Online Only

    The old mine cut diamonds preceded modern brilliant-cut diamonds. Characteristics of the older style included a high crown, a small table, and rounded corners of the square face. They were common during the Georgian and Victorian eras. The upcoming Essential Jewelry auction, offered by Hindman, will feature an Art Deco bracelet…

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    Erte Art & Costume Design Online Auction

    Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, moved to Paris from St. Petersburg when he was 18 years old to pursue fashion and costume design. With the help of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Erté grew to become a leading designer of French performance halls, women’s fashion, and theatrical costumes. His lavish…

    A Pair of Erté Rayonnement 14K Gold, Ruby, Diamond, and Enamel Earrings
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    Early Valentine's Estate Auction

    When Pan Am Airways requested a watch for its crew that could display two time zones simultaneously, Rolex created the GMT-Master in 1954. The watch has a 24-hour bezel that can be set against the GMT hand on the dial to track local and home times simultaneously. Pan-Am issued the…

    Palatial Antique Stained Glass Landing Window
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    Oriental Rugs from American Estates

    Serapi rugs entered the market in the early 19th century. Known for their strength and durability, Serapi rugs were weaved with silky wool that gave them a smooth, alluring texture. These rugs typically focus on details: floral patterns, diamonds, curvilinear lines, and medallions are common patterns. An antique Persian Serapi…

    Antique Peking Rug, China
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    Palm Beach Collections

    The upcoming Palm Beach Collections auction, offered by Hindman, will feature contemporary and post-war works from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. A selection of modern furniture, Art Deco pieces, and decorative arts will be available. A highlight of the auction is a 1984 Rosenthal porcelain tea set designed by…

    A Cartier Art Deco 18K Traveling Desk Clock
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    Fine French Furniture & Decoration, Jewelry and Coins

    The upcoming Fine French Furniture & Decoration, Jewelry and Coins auction, offered by Kodner Galleries, will include an example of the Nautilus, the first sports watch designed by Patek Philippe. Launched in 1976, the Nautilus was marketed as the world’s most expensive steel watch. This watch impacted the jewelry industry…

    French Louis XVI Style Commode
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    Discovery Sale, 01022020

    W.S. Penley depicted Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez in the farce Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas. In this comedy, Penley cross-dressed as an aunt from Brazil who chaperoned some young ladies he and his friends wished to entertain. After opening in 1892 in London's Royalty Theatre, Charley’s Auntwas a huge success, achieving a record-breaking…