Past Auction

Important Jewelry

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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  • Auction of Important Jewelry on December 13, 2019 at 10am
  • Featuring Jewelry from the Estate of Animal Rights Advocate Mary Max and the Estate of Janine Metz, Social Secretary to the Duchess of Windsor

NEW YORK, NY -- Perfectly timed for the holidays, Doyle's auction of Important Jewelry on December 13, 2019 offered glittering creations for that special person on your list. Showcased were high carat weight diamonds and exquisite jewelry by the world's most prestigious makers, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. Also featured were fine watches for ladies and gentlemen.

With competitive international bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet the auction totaled a successful $4,773,327, surpassing its estimate of $3,105,900-4,417,500, with a strong 86% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.

The Estate of Mary Max

Doyle was honored to auction an important and rare jewelry collection from the Estate of animal rights advocate Mary Max. This remarkable collection offered over 70 lots and features a curated selection of exquisite designs by Belperron, Mellerio, Hemmerle, Lalique, Grima, George L’Enfant, David Webb, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. 

The Estate of Janine Metz

Doyle was honored to auction jewelry from the Estate of Janine Metz, who was the Social Secretary to the Duchess of Windsor. Featured were a selection of high carat weight diamond and sapphire rings, a group of colorful Indian jewelry, and other dazzling creations from the collection of a remarkable and fascinating woman. 


Bubbles & Baubles with Ruth Peltason!

Prior to the sale, Doyle hosted a festive cocktail reception and exhibition of Important Jewelry, including the Estate of Mary Max and the Estate of Janine Metz, and The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection, with remarks by Ruth Peltason, author of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler. 


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Consignments are currently being accepted for upcoming auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation of your jewelry and fine watches. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Ann Lange in New York at 212-427-4141, ext 221 or [email protected]
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Consignments are currently being accepted

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  • A Chester County, PA Estate
  • Co-Founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mr. Arthur Mitchell's Estate Sale
  • Collection of a Florida Lady
  • Estate of a Distinguished New York and Palm Beach Lady
  • Estate of a Prominent New York Family
  • Estate of a Prominent Philadelphia Collector
  • Estate of Janine Metz
  • Estate of Lucie T. Bard
  • Estate of Maggie Sherer, Palm Beach
  • Estate of Mary C. Graff
  • Estate of Mary Max
  • Estate of Sarah A.T. Mills
  • Peter J. & Mary Ann Ruda Brickfield Revocable Living Trust
  • Property Formerly from the Estate of Jocelyn Marshall Wallace, New York, NY
  • Property from a New Jersey Collection
  • Property from a New York and North Carolina Estate
  • Property from the Estate of Broadway Actress Jo Sullivan Loesser
  • Property from the Estate of Rosa Strygler
  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Miami Lady
  • Property of a Morristown, NJ Collector
  • Property of a New York City Collector
  • Property of a New York Estate
  • Property of a Wall Street Collector
  • Property of a Western Gal
  • The Estate of Ruth Lax
  • The Property of Gloria D'Elia

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