IMPORTANT ESTATE JEWELRY


Auction

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10am

CONSIGNMENTS ARE CURRENTLY
BEING ACCEPTED

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Ann Lange
SVP, Director, Jewelry Department
212-427-4141, ext 221


Emma Doniger
Jewelry Department
212-427-4141, ext 262


Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232


Including Property From

Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Estate of Anne S. Humes
Estate of Dora Schwarz
Estate of Evelyn Keyes
Estate of Friedl Summerer
Estate of Raye D. Werner
Estate of the Honorable Florence P. Shientag
Property from the Estate of a Washington D.C. Philanthropist
Property of a Berkshire County Estate
Property of a Lady
Property of a New Jersey Estate
Property of a New York Estate
Property of a New York Lady
Property of a West Coast Collector
The Collection of Dr. Ruth Lax
The Madame Marina Svetlova Collection


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DOYLE NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 IMPORTANT ESTATE JEWELRY AUCTION TOTALS $3.75 MILLION

Diamond Ring of 16.74 Carats, L color, VS1, Achieves $242,500

Diamond Ring of 6.44 Carats, G color, VS2 , Sells for $140,500

Carved Emerald and Diamond Ring by Cartier Achieves $98,500


Doyle New York's Important Estate Jewelry auction on September 29, 2010 saw international competition from bidders in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet. The sale offered jewelry spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras by some of the world's most prestigious makers, including Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co. Also featured were fine watches and objets de vertu, including elegant compacts and cufflinks.

Strong competition resulted in a stunning total of $3,757,986, far surpassing the estimate of $2,304,250-3,258,750 with 87% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.

DIAMONDS
The auction was highlighted by a selection of high-carat diamond jewelry that achieved stunning prices. A ring centering one rectangular step-cut diamond approx. 16.74 carats, L color, VS1 clarity, formerly property of the Scripps Estate, soared past its estimate of $125,000-175,000 to achieve $242,500. Another ring with an emerald-cut diamond approx. 6.44 carats, G color, VS2 clarity, from the Estate of a Palm Beach Lady, sold for $140,500, well over its estimate of $75,000-100,000.

COLORED STONES
Colored stone jewelry featured a circa 1925 carved emerald and diamond ring by Cartier centering one round cabochon emerald carved in a floral motif, approx. 15.90 carats. Estimated at a conservative $3,000-4,000, the ring was the object of fierce competition that sent its price to a stunning $98,500. An Art Deco diamond and emerald bracelet, also circa 1925, from the Estate of Raye D. Werner, sold for $74,500 against an estimate of $30,000-50,000.

DAVID WEBB
Jewelry by David Webb proved popular at the auction. A David Webb gold, platinum and diamond bib necklace from the Estate of the Hon. Florence P. Shientag achieved $80,500, several times its estimate of $20,000-30,000. A lovely David Webb diamond flower clip-brooch from the same estate sold for $43,750, against an estimate of $30,000-40,000.

NATURAL PEARLS
Strong demand for natural pearl jewelry was evident at the sale, where a circa 1920 triple strand natural pearl necklace with diamond clasp by Yard from the Estate of Anne S. Humes sold for $53,125, many times over its estimate of $10,000-15,000. A natural pearl necklace with platinum and diamond clasp, also circa 1920, estimated at $5,000-7,000, achieved a strong $25,000.

JADE
The auction market for jade jewelry has been increasingly competitive, and this sale was no exception. A pair of circa 1930 Art Deco jade and diamond pendant-earrings by Janesich sold for $43,750, surpassing their estimate of $20,000-30,000. A circa 1920 Tiffany & Co. Art Deco jade and diamond ring estimated at $15,000-20,000 sold for $34,375.

Doyle New York’s next auction of Important Estate Jewelry is scheduled for December 8. Consignments are currently being accepted.



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Louis@DoyleNewYork.com
Lot 543
Platinum and Diamond Ring
Centering one rectangular step-cut diamond approximately 16.74 cts., flanked by 2 tapered baguette diamonds approximately 1.40 cts. Size 6 1/4.
With GIA report no. 2125299954 stating that the diamond is L color, VS1 clarity.
Formerly Property of the Scripps Estate.

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Sold For $242,500
Lot 518
Diamond Ring
Platinum, centering one emerald-cut diamond approximately 6.44 cts., flanked by 2 tapered baguette diamonds, approximately 4 dwt. Size 5.
With GIA report no. 5121018812 stating that the diamond is G color, VS2 clarity.

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $140,500
Lot 529
Platinum, Carved Emerald and Diamond Ring, Cartier
Centering one round cabochon emerald carved in a floral motif, approximately 15.90 cts., flanked by 2 baguette diamonds approximately .40 ct., signed Cartier, no. 47-79891, circa 1925, approximately 5.5 dwt. Size 6.


Sold For $98,500
Lot 540
Diamond Ring
Gold, platinum, centering one emerald-cut diamond approximately 7.42 cts. Size 6.
With GIA report no. 5121414552 stating that the diamond is J color, VS1 clarity.

C Property of a New York Lady
Sold For $86,500
Lot 441
Gold, Platinum and Diamond Bib Necklace, David Webb
18 kt., centering an openwork bib of diamond-set platinum leaves, accented by rope-twist stylized acorns tipped with diamonds and gold leaves, totaling approximately 648 round diamonds approximately 27.00 cts., completed by textured gold stylized branch links, signed Webb, 2 extra links, 8 diamonds missing, approximately 157 dwt. Length 17 inches.

C Estate of the Honorable Florence P. Shientag
Sold For $80,500
Lot 541
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Emerald Bracelet
The wide bracelet of geometric design, centering one baguette diamond flanked by 2 calf's head-shaped and 2 baguette diamonds, further set with 4 bullet-shaped and 10 baguette diamonds, total approximately 9.70 cts., accented by 12 rectangular and numerous calibre-cut emeralds, set throughout with 318 old European-cut and single-cut diamonds approximately 16.30 cts., circa 1925, approximately 71 dwt. Length 7 inches. With fitted box.

C Estate of Raye D. Werner
Sold For $74,500
Lot 463
Pair of Diamond Stud Earrings
14 kt. white gold, set with 2 round diamonds approximately 10.03 cts.
These diamonds have been weighed.

C Estate of a Washington, D.C. Philanthropist
Sold For $62,500
Lot 453
Gold, Platinum, Yellow Enamel and Diamond Bangle Bracelet, Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger
18 kt., the articulated link bombe bangle applied with burnt yellow paillonee enamel, alternately spaced by ribbed gold bands and studded with 90 platinum collet-set round diamonds approximately 3.60 cts., signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger, France, approximately 96.7 dwt. Inner circle 6 1/2 inches.


Sold For $53,125
Lot 502
Triple Strand Natural Pearl Necklace with Diamond Clasp, Yard
Platinum, composed of 215 pearls approximately 7.42 x 7.34 to 3.32 mm., completed by a cut-corner rectangular clasp centering one marquise-shaped diamond approximately 1.25 cts., flanked by 2 trapezoid-shaped and 4 baguette diamonds, accented by 24 old European and single-cut diamonds, signed Yard, partially obscured, circa 1920. Length 14 inches.
With GIA report no. 5121498511 stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater, no indication of treatment.

C Estate of Anne S. Humes
Sold For $53,125
Lot 511
Belle Epoque Platinum, Diamond and Pink Velvet Choker Necklace, Cartier
Of stylized garland motif, the pink velvet ribbon spaced by three stylized flowers centering 3 old-mine cut diamonds, within curved diamond-set square-shaped frames, flanked by stylized fleur-de-lys, set throughout and edged by rose-cut diamonds, signed Cartier, Paris, with maker's mark and French assay mark, circa 1910, with extra tongue for extension. Lengths 13 and 13 3/16 inches.

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $43,750
Lot 542
Diamond Flower Clip-Brooch, David Webb
Platinum, the dramatic stylized rose centering 3 old European and old-mine cut diamonds approximately 4.63 cts., amid curving petals, completed by a stem and leaves, all pave-set with 538 round, old European and single-cut diamonds approximately 28.75 cts., signed David Webb, one diamond missing, approximately 32 dwt.
The three center diamonds have been weighed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STEM IS DETACHABLE.

C Estate of the Honorable Florence P. Shientag
Sold For $43,750
Lot 534
Pair of Art Deco Platinum, Jade and Diamond Pendant-Earrings, Janesich
Topped by 2 square-cut diamonds, joined by graduated pairs of 20 baguette diamonds, totaling approximately 1.85 cts., suspending 2 oval cabochon jade approximately 19.6 x 14.4 x 6.15 mm. and 19.65 x 14.4 x 6.25 mm., signed Janesich, with maker's mark, no. 74154, circa 1930.
With GIA report no. 2125245897 stating that the jade is natural color, no indications of impregnation.


Sold For $43,750
Lot 469
Platinum, Gold, Turquoise and Diamond Fringe Necklace, Julius Cohen
Composed of 12 oval cabochon turquoise approximately 19.0 x 14.5 mm to 13.0 x 9.8 mm., spaced by 12 pear-shaped diamonds approximately 6.75 cts., draped in three rows of 110 baguette diamonds, suspending 9 turquoise drops approximately 19.5 x 13.8 mm. to 14.2 x 10.4 mm., capped by 216 pave-set round diamonds, joined by 8 round diamonds, totaling approximately 13.90 cts., signed Julius Cohen, circa 1950. Length 15 1/4 inches. With signed fitted leather case.

C Estate of a Palm Beach Lady
Sold For $40,625
Lot 462
Platinum and Diamond Necklace, Cartier
Continuously set with 112 round diamonds approximately 14.50 cts., signed Cartier, approximately 19.4 dwt. Length 14 3/4 inches.


Sold For $34,375
Lot 532
Art Deco Jade and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co.
Platinum, centering one oval cabochon jade approximately 18.8 x 12.7 x 5.1 mm., flanked by 2 trapezoid-shaped diamonds approximately .50 ct., signed Tiffany & Co., circa 1920. Size 4 1/4.
With GIA report no. 2105997479 stating that the jade is natural color, no indications of impregnation.


Sold For $34,375
Lot 454
Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Flower Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
18 kt., centering 7 round sapphires approximately 3.00 cts., encircled by overlapping petals, the polished curved gold stem tipped with a leaf, pave-set with 219 round diamonds approximately 15.50 cts., signed Van Cleef & Arpels, NY, no. 40292, stem detachable, with attachable pendant loop, approximately 24.5 dwt. With signed fabric case.


Sold For $32,500
Lot 384
Pair of Gold and Diamond Stud Earrings
Set with 2 round diamonds approximately 5.06 cts.* With GIA reports no. 10583030 stating that the 2.52 cts. diamond is I color, SI2 clarity and GIA report no. 10670550 stating that the 2.54 cts. diamond is I color, SI2 clarity.


Sold For $31,250
Lot 399
Gold, Platinum and Diamond Ring
18 kt., the bold mount centering one collet-set round diamond approximately 3.09 cts., within a platinum frame pave-set with 24 small round diamonds, approximately 13.6 dwt. Size 7, with inner guard.
With GIA report no. 1122342485 stating that the diamond is I color, VS2 clarity.


Sold For $28,750
Lot 353
Diamond Ring
Platinum, centering one cut-corner modified square-cut diamond approximately 3.03 cts., with pave-set diamond prongs and shank, approximately 3.6 dwt. Size 5 1/2.
With GIA report no. 14057844 stating that the diamond is G color, VS2 clarity.


Sold For $26,250
Lot 538
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Emerald Bracelet
The wide pierced strap centering one emerald-cut diamond approximately 1.50 cts., flanked by 3 marquise-shaped diamonds approximately 2.15 cts., spaced by 4 rectangular-cut emeralds, accented by chevron-shaped slender panels decorated with calibre-cut emeralds, set throughout with 265 old European-cut diamonds approximately 15.35 cts., circa 1925, one diamond missing, 2 emeralds missing, approximately 27.5 dwt. Length 6 1/2 inches.

C Estate of the Honorable Florence P. Shientag
Sold For $25,000
Lot 509
Natural Pearl Necklace with Platinum and Diamond Clasp
Composed of 53 pearls approximately 7.28 to 5.56 mm., spaced by seed pearls, completed by a short platinum chain spaced by 2 pearls and 2 collet-set diamonds and a square-shaped clasp centering one old European-cut diamond approximately .50 ct., bordered by 12 old European-cut diamonds, flanked by diamond-set bar links, circa 1920. Length 23 inches.
With GIA report no. 2125279402 stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater, no indication of treatment.


Sold For $25,000
Lot 474
Diamond Ring
14 kt. white gold, centering one cushion modified brilliant diamond approximately 2.67 cts., approximately 2.6 dwt. Size 5 1/2.
With GIA report no. 15585733 stating that the diamond is G color, Internally Flawless clarity.


Sold For $25,000