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Important Jewelry, including The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 12pm EDT |
New York
2020-10-01 12:00:00 2020-10-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Important Jewelry, including The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I Featuring The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle [email protected]
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Featuring The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
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  • Auction of Important Jewelry on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Noon EDT
  • Featuring The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I
  • Including Two Rare Disney Charm Bracelets by Cartier, Jewelry by Alexander Calder, and Property from the Estates of Irma and Rube Goldberg
    This sale will be presented as an auction event conducted by an auctioneer in a closed setting. Place your bids from the safety and comfort of your own home using the following convenient methods:
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    Enter your absentee bids directly into the online catalogue until 8am on the morning of the sale. For information on Absentee Bids, please email [email protected]
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  • We are available to guide you through the entire bidding process and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at [email protected]

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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction of Important Jewelry on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Noon EDT will showcase dazzling jewelry by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Tiffany & Co., with offerings spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras. Also attracting attention will be high-carat-weight diamond and colored stone rings, as well as fine watches, gentlemen’s accessories and objets de vertu. Highlighting the sale will be 71 lots of jewelry from The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I.

The Rosalind P. Walter Collection Part I

Doyle is honored to present at auction the exceptional and extensive jewelry collection assembled by Rosalind P. Walter (1924-2020), the original "Rosie the Riveter" and a generous benefactor of PBS. Raised in privilege on Long Island and Fairfield, Connecticut, the former Rosalind Palmer joined the war effort in 1942, working as a riveter at the Vought Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut. Society chronicler Igor Cassini wrote about her in his popular "Cholly Knickerbocker" column, which then inspired the hit song, Rosie the Riveter. In later years, she devoted herself to philanthropy with her principal focus on public broadcasting. She became the largest individual supporter of WNET New York, helping underwrite 67 shows or series over forty years.  Read More

Jewelry from The Rosalind P. Walter Collection will also be offered in the October 20 Jewelry Online auction and the October 21 Fine Jewelry auction.

The Magic of Cartier & Disney

Collectors will have the rare opportunity to acquire two charm bracelets created by Cartier in collaboration with Disney, circa 1938-40.  Read More

Calder's Coils

Wearable art by one of America's greatest Modern masters! From the Estate of Shirley K. Manley are three pieces of jewelry by Alexander Calder.  Read More

The Estates of Irma and Rube Goldberg

The auctions of Fine Jewelry on September 23 and Important Jewelry on October 1 offer property from the the Estates of Irma and Rube Goldberg, the famed cartoonist of zany inventions that accomplish simple tasks.  Read More

All purchases are subject to a Buyer's Premium of 25% on the first $300,000 of the hammer price and 20% on the portion from $300,001 through $3,000,000.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
· By credit card (an additional 3% fee will be charged)
· By wire transfer. For instructions, please email [email protected]

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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation of your jewelry and fine watches. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Ann Lange in New York at 212-427-4141, ext 221 or [email protected]
Nan Summerfield and Emily Marchick in Beverly Hills at 310-276-6616 or [email protected]

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  • Estate of Julia Acton Forrest
  • Estate of Mossavar Akhavan
  • From the Estate of Ruby and Lester Callahan
  • Property from a New York Private Collector
  • Property from the Collection of a European Family residing in North Carolina
  • Property from the Estate of Broadway Actress Jo Sullivan Loesser
  • Property from the Estate of Lewis Mercer Borden of The Borden Dairy Company
  • Property from the Estate of Shirley K. Manley
  • Property of a Newport Beach Matriarch
  • Property of a Private New Jersey Collection
  • Property of an Elegant Lady
  • The property of Flora Bloom
  • The Rosalind P. Walter Collection

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