Achille Lauge Basket of Roses painting leads estate sale ahead of Tiffany's jewellery

There can be few items more desirable to jewellery collectors more desirable than a simple but beautiful Tiffany & Co ring, and that is exactly what a Californian auctioneer is offering as part of its Sunday, February 5, Estate Sale.

Centred on a round, brilliant cut 0.95 diamond, the platinum engagement ring is like to excite many bidders. The main diamond is embellished by 15 more tiny diamonds. It is expected to bring $2,500-$3,500.

Ippolita jewellery pieces have proved popular with jewellery collectors in recent years. One example offered at Michaan's is an Ippolita gold and diamond Anniversary bracelet. It is smothered in 440 minute diamonds and carries a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.

For those more interested in decorative art, a Rosenthal Winoblad Studio Line dinner service set that serves eight, is available fashioned in the patterns of Mozart's famous opera The Magic Flute, with heavy gold leaf work. It is expected to bring $3,000-$4,000

The Fine Art section is at least as impressive, composed of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century European and US paintings.

Achille Lauge Basket of Flowers painting
Achille Lauge's Basket of Flowers painting

The realist painting Basket of Roses by French painter Achille Lauge is the most covetable work here.The attractive, yet simple oil painting is expected to achieve $8,000-$12,000. Collectors interested in great European art can do better however.

We are currently offering an original autographed drawing by one of the great artists of the 20th century, Salvador Dali.

The Californian auctioneer has been going from strength to strength recently, based on its Asian Art sales. It sold a Qing dynasty lacquered wood panel for $58,500 at the end of 2011 as part of a $1.27m sale.

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