Past Auction

California Jewelry

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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Sale Total Tops $2 Million Amid Competitive Bidding


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  • Auction of California Jewelry on November 18, 2019
  • Auction in New York Following Exhibitions on Both Coasts
  • Sale Total Tops $2 Million Amid Competitive Bidding

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s semiannual auctions of California Jewelry attract hundreds of bidders vying for exquisite designs consigned from prominent private collections and estates. The range of offerings includes stylish jewelry for garden lunches to glittering statement pieces perfect for the red carpet. Among the fine watches are exceptional examples for ladies and gentlemen by such prestigious makers as Rolex, Piaget and Patek Philippe.

Highlighting the November 18, 2019 auction was a ring by Tiffany & Co. centering a Burma ruby weighing 2.20 carats of exceptionally fine color and clarity that achieved $68,750, far surpassing its estimate of $35,000-45,000.

Distinctive designs by David Webb sold strongly at the auction. From the collection of a a Newport Beach Matriarch were a sculptural carved rock crystal and diamond cuff bangle that doubled its estimate of $12,000-18,000 to realize $37,500, and a baroque cultured pearl and diamond ring that fetched $18,750, many times its estimate of $2,500-3,500.

Attracting a great deal of attention was an important Art Moderne jabot by Jean Fouquet that sold for $37,500, well over its $15,000-20,000. The circa 1935 jabot of gold, silver, black onyx and diamonds was a marvelous example by this Parisian jeweler of the influential Art Moderne movement.  Read More

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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  • A La Jolla Family Collection
  • Collection of a European Family
  • Collection of a San Diego Family
  • Collection of the Cook Family
  • Estate of a Miami Beach Family
  • Estate of Barbara Simpson
  • Estate of Frances Post
  • Estate of Jack Weisenhunt of Dallas and Laguna Beach
  • Estate of Jay Spectre
  • Estate of Louis Gerson Kushner
  • Estate of Margaret Nord
  • Estate of Phyllis Gee
  • Estate of Stella Hanish
  • From a Pasadena Family Collection
  • From a Private Monarch Beach, California Collector
  • From the Collection of a Portland, Oregon Lady
  • From the Collection of the Late Lili St. Cyr
  • From the Estate of an Alaskan Family
  • From the Estate of Pamela Avelar Ruiz Tucker
  • Property from a Southern California Collector
  • Property from an Important Jewel Collector
  • Property from the Collection of a San Diego Historic Home
  • Property of a Beverly Hills Lady
  • Property of a Calabasas Family
  • Property of a California Family
  • Property of a Californian Equestrian
  • Property of a Newport Beach Matriarch
  • Property of a Southern California Family
  • Property of a Southern California Lady
  • Property of a Woodland Hills Family
  • Property of an Old Locust Valley Family
  • Property of the King Family Collection
  • The Estate of Henrietta 'Ettie' Lichtenstein
  • The Property of a Swiss Bel Air Lady

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