Apr 18, 2024 12:00 EST

Important Jewelry

Lot 72


Elizabeth Gage Pair of Gold and Mabé Pearl Earclips

Estate / Collection: The Estate of Sydney Roberts Shuman

18 kt., 2 mabé pearls ap. 13.5 mm., signed Gage, with English hallmarks, ap. 19.3 dwts.

Sold for $3,840
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,800

Includes Buyer's Premium


Estate / Collection: The Estate of Sydney Roberts Shuman

18 kt., 2 mabé pearls ap. 13.5 mm., signed Gage, with English hallmarks, ap. 19.3 dwts.

Pearls: slightly silvery white, faint rose and green overtones, soft luster.

Clip-backs. 1 3/16 x 1 1/16 inches.

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Auction: Important Jewelry, Apr 18, 2024

  • Auction of Important Jewelry on April 18, 2024 Soars Over Expectations!
  • Combined Total of April Jewelry Sales Tops $7 Million
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Jewelry sold at Doyle has achieved exceptional results all season! Doyle’s jewelry auctions have witnessed the continued buoyancy of the international jewelry market, with strong demand at all levels of value. This exciting trend was evident at the April auctions of Jewelry Online, Fine Jewelry and Important Jewelry where the combined sale total soared over $7 million!

Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond - Sold for $241,800
Highlighting the April 18 auction was a dazzling ring set with a Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond weighing 8.88 carats, VS1 clarity, that realized $241,800, far beyond its $100,000-150,000 estimate. Bidders were attracted by the stone’s asscher cut, which incorporates fewer facets and displays a purer color than the more typical contemporary radiant cut. Adding to its appeal was the diamond’s carat weight of 8.88, an auspicious number in some Asian cultures, evoking wealth, prosperity and success.

South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace - Sold for $178,300
The auction also saw strong prices for three pearl necklaces from the Estate of Christina Lang Assael, the late president/CEO of the international coral and pearl company, Assael. Highlighting the selection was a South Sea cultured pearl necklace estimated at $15,000-20,000 that achieved a staggering $178,300. The necklace was composed of large pearls ranging from 19.5 to 16.1mm and displaying beautiful color and luster.

The Estate of Sydney Roberts Shuman
Doyle was honored to auction jewelry from the Estate of Sydney Roberts Shuman, which drew competitive bidding and strong results. This remarkable collection featured exquisite pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Hermès, David Webb, Andrew Clunn and other prominent makers. Highlights included a glittering Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond bracelet that doubled its $30,000-50,000 estimate, realizing $95,750, and a pair of sapphire and diamond earclips by Verdura that sold for $64,000, more than double their $20,000-30,000 estimate. Read More

René Lalique: Master Jeweler of the Art Nouveau
René Lalique (1860-1945) was one of the most influential jewelers of the Art Nouveau with his innovative designs that drew inspiration from the natural world. At age 16, Lalique was apprenticed to the Parisian goldsmith Louis Aucoc, where he learned jewelry production and design, and also studied at the Ecole des Artes Decoratifs. Within five years, he was freelancing for such firms as Cartier and Boucheron, and soon he opened his own shop in 1890. His distinctive pieces quickly attracted the fashionable women of the era, from aristocrats to opera stars. Featured in the sale were two rare pieces by Rene Lalique that attracted similar attention from contemporary collectors. A graceful gold, plique-à-jour enamel and diamond 'Femme Papillon' brooch, circa 1895, flew past its estimate of $20,000-30,000 to realize $57,600, and a delicate carved rock crystal, moonstone and diamond garland brooch, circa 1903-1905, realized $64,000, more than tripling its $15,000-20,000 estimate.

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