Past Auction

California Jewelry

Mon, May 06, 2019 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Auction Total Topped $2 Million!

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  • Auction of California Jewelry on May 6, 2019
  • Sale in New York Following Exhibitions on Both Coasts
  • Auction Total Topped $2 Million!

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s popular semiannual auction of California Jewelry attracted hundreds of bidders vying for exquisite designs by the world's most prestigious makers. Following successful exhibitions on both coasts, the auction was held in Doyle's New York gallery on May 6, 2019. With competitive bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $2,012,962.

Highlighting the sale was an elegant natural pearl necklace from a Private Monarch Beach, California Collector that achieved an exceptional $175,000, far surpassing its estimate of $50,000-75,000. The necklace was comprised of 71 graduated natural pearls ranging from 4.53 mm to an impressive 10.08 mm with a marquise-shaped aquamarine clasp.

An Edwardian diamond tiara from the Estate of Helen Hartley realized $62,500, well over its estimate of $30,000-50,000. The glittering tiara could be worn to a royal state dinner, then transformed into five brooches or an elegant necklace for less formal occasions.

By Raymond Yard was a rare and highly-sought-after example of his whimsical Art Deco Rabbit Waiter brooches, which exceeded its estimate of $25,000-35,000, fetching $50,000. These anthropomorphic brooches delighted the 1920s elite, and continue to amuse us today. Read an essay by Specialist Nan Summerfield profiling Raymond Yard and his Rabbit Waiter brooches.  More

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

Wednesday, April 24 from 1pm-5pm at the Waldorf Astoria
Thursday, Apr 25 and Friday, April 26 by appointment

Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10am EDT

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  • A Multi-Generational Western Pennsylvania Family
  • A Private California Collector
  • Collection of a Palm Desert Golfer
  • Estate of a Los Angeles Attorney and Socialite
  • Estate of a Philadelphia Family
  • Estate of a San Diego Family
  • Estate of an American Diplomat in Paris
  • Estate of Bruce Blackman
  • Estate of Helen Hartley of New York City
  • Estate of Isabelle Murphy
  • Estate of Jack Weisenhunt of Dallas and Laguna Beach
  • Estate of La Jolla Resident
  • Estate of Marian Clark Adolphson, CT
  • Estate of Patricia Sawaya
  • Estate of Stella Hanish
  • Estate of Susan O'Day
  • From a Private Monarch Beach, California Collector
  • From a Texas Collector
  • From an Oregon Family
  • From the Collection of a Box Connoisseur
  • Property from a European Family Collection
  • Property from a Los Angeles Collector
  • Property from a Point Loma Family
  • Property from a Santa Barbara Family
  • Property from a Santa Paula Estate
  • Property from an Early California Pioneering Land and Cattle Family
  • Property from an Old European Family
  • Property from the Collection of a Rancho Santa Fe Family
  • Property from the Collection of Caroline Sweet, Santa Barbara
  • Property from the Fisher Family Collection
  • Property from the Peters Family Collection
  • Property of a Beverly Hills Lady
  • Property of a California Lady
  • Property of a California Native
  • Property of a Hope Ranch Collector
  • Property of a Pasadena Family
  • Property of a Santa Barbara Collector
  • Property of a Southern California Lady
  • Property of an Old Locust Valley Family
  • Property of an Old Mackinac Island Family
  • Property of Pacific North West Family
  • The Collection of an Orange County Lady
  • The Collection of the McCune Family

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