Van Cleef & Arpels gold, diamond, and onyx jewellery set could bring $150,000
The stunning jewels will go under the hammer alongside some fine pieces of Asian art
With the price of gold hitting record highs, Dallas Auction Gallery is offering a gentle reminder that consumers should do their homework before selling gold jewelry and accessories to their local dealer.
Tough economic times and compelling gold exchange infomercials have created a jewelry-selling craze, but savvy sellers should think twice before putting unwanted or old jewelry in an envelope. Dallas Auction Gallery will offer over 75 lots of estate jewelry in the April 20 auction. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Kathi Shuford, vice president of Dallas Auction Gallery, says, "Jewelry sold at a live auction is exposed to an international audience.
"Collectors of high-end and signed jewelry are Internet savvy. They understand the value of signed and period pieces and comb the on-line auction catalogues of high-end reputable auction houses for these valuable pieces.
"We are proud to be able to give our clients the opportunity to buy important estate pieces in our April 20 auction.
The most preeminent lot in this sale is the Van Cleef and Arpels 18K gold, diamond, and black onyx double scallop demi-paure set that is consigned from a local Dallas collector, estimated to sell for $90,000-$150,000."
The auction will also feature fine art, Chinese art and antiques, an impressive collection of estate silver, fine furniture, and more. Further highlights include: a French platinum and diamond bracelet having 106 round brilliant cut diamonds, French eagle hallmark (est. $13,000-$20,000).
A Chinese Qing carved jade water pot depicting three boys surrounding a large hollowed guava shaped vase carved with five bats, raised on an intricately Zitan and rosewood base (est. $8,000-$12,000).
A large Chinese Qing carved ivory vase depicting the face of the beast and dragons, having four free rings at the base (est. $6,000-$9,000).
A rare pair of Chinese late Ming-early Qing bronze candelabra depicting lotus blossoms and rocks (est. $8,000-$12,000). Watch this space for the results of this intriguing auction.
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