NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction jewelry from the Noel and Harriette Levine Collection as a featured section of the Important Jewelry sale on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10am. Generous patrons of the arts, Noel and Harriette Levine were longtime donors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, both of which have galleries named in their honor. They donated their extensive and renowned collection of Photographs to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, whose Photography Department bears their name. Mr. Levine served as Board Member and Trustee to a number of cultural and arts organizations, including serving as Chairman of the National Trustees of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. Mrs. Levine was active in the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. This non-profit, non-partisan organization is dedicated to enhancing the United States’ image abroad through contributions of American art to our embassies around the world.
Jewelry from the Noel and Harriette Levine Collection offers exceptional pieces by David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and other makers comprising lots 335-387 in the April 24 auction. Highlights include a clip-brooch by David Webb designed as a charming lion set with yellow sapphires and diamonds (est. $30,000-50,000). By Van Cleef & Arpels are a pair of turquoise bracelet/necklace combination enhanced with diamonds and sapphires (est. $30,000-50,000). Certain to attract attention is a glittering diamond ring set with a pear-shaped diamond of approx. 10.03 carats, J color, I1 clarity (est. $35,000-45,000). View Catalogue