Mar 21, 2024 12:00 EST

Fine Jewelry

 
  Lot 32
 

32

Two-Color Gold, Baroque Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Mabé Pearl and Diamond Earclips

Yellow and white gold, 2 baroque pearls ap. 17.8 x 13.8 and 15.8 x 14.6 mm., 8 semi-baroque pearls ap. 15.0 to 14.2 mm., 312 round diamonds ap. 12.50 cts., 2 mabé pearls ap. 21.0 mm., 2 small round diamonds, attributed to Emilio Muller, unsigned, ap. 97 dwts. Length 17 1/2 inches.

Attributed to Emilio Muller, by descent through the family.

Emilio Muller, a Holocaust Survivor hailing from Berlin, Germany, traversed through Brussels and various regions of Europe before establishing residency in Cuba, where he pursued a career as a diamond cutter, showcasing his expertise in the field. Forced to depart from Cuba due to political exigencies, Muller, alongside his wife Nina, relocated to New York. There, he gained prominence as a distinguished jewelry designer and manufacturer within the diamond district, crafting numerous innovative and trend-setting pieces. Among his notable creations stands the necklace featured in this auction, hailed as one of Muller's seminal masterpieces, crafted with heartfelt dedication for his wife, Nina.

Estimated at $7,000 - $9,000

 

Yellow and white gold, 2 baroque pearls ap. 17.8 x 13.8 and 15.8 x 14.6 mm., 8 semi-baroque pearls ap. 15.0 to 14.2 mm., 312 round diamonds ap. 12.50 cts., 2 mabé pearls ap. 21.0 mm., 2 small round diamonds, attributed to Emilio Muller, unsigned, ap. 97 dwts. Length 17 1/2 inches.

Provenance:

Attributed to Emilio Muller, by descent through the family.

Emilio Muller, a Holocaust Survivor hailing from Berlin, Germany, traversed through Brussels and various regions of Europe before establishing residency in Cuba, where he pursued a career as a diamond cutter, showcasing his expertise in the field. Forced to depart from Cuba due to political exigencies, Muller, alongside his wife Nina, relocated to New York. There, he gained prominence as a distinguished jewelry designer and manufacturer within the diamond district, crafting numerous innovative and trend-setting pieces. Among his notable creations stands the necklace featured in this auction, hailed as one of Muller's seminal masterpieces, crafted with heartfelt dedication for his wife, Nina.

Pearls: whitish to slightly creamy with rose and green orient, some pronounced bubbles, ridges and wrinkling, varied shapes, good luster.

Diamonds: H-I-VS, several SI.

Necklace width 1 1/2 to 1/2 inches.

Earrings: posts and clip-backs. Diameters 15/16 inch.

Mabe pearls: slightly creamy to creamy with rose and green orient, flat outer rim

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Auction: Fine Jewelry, Mar 21, 2024

  • Successful Auction of Fine Jewelry on March 21, 2024
  • Sale Total Surpasses Expectations Amid Competitive Bidding
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions


NEW YORK, NY -- Competitive bidding drove strong results and a sale total that surpassed expectations at Doyle's March 21, 2024 sale in the popular category of Fine Jewelry. Bidders vied for stylish jewelry by Bulgari, Cartier, Hermès, Buccellati, David Webb, Marina B, Seaman Schepps and Tiffany & Co., as well as fine watches by Rolex and Patek Philippe. This exciting sale category showcases a wide array of jewelry and fine watches for every occasion!

 

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