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
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