Morton Kuehnert's summer catalogue auction event featuring beautiful antiques, fine art, fine rugs, estate jewelry and art d'objets from Europe and around the globe will begin at on Sunday, July 24. The auction day preview reception begins at 11 am.
Beginning Monday, July 18, the items may be previewed in the auction house at 4901 Richmond Ave., in Houston, TX, 77027. Participation is open to the public; also available are absentee bids, phone bids and online bidding at LiveAuctioneers.
More than 200 lots from seven estates are on the block.
They include: the estate of Mildred Crocker, Ruidoso, N.M.; property of Escondido Ranch, Magnolia, Texas; the Houston Junior Forum Endowment and the collection of an international oil executive.
Then there is the estate of La Grand Trunk Gallery, Houston, the personal collection of the late Jay Silver, a Houston antique dealer and a 50-year personal collection of an international gentleman from Houston.
Origins of the lots include: Morocco, North Africa; Luango, Central Africa; Borneo, Bali and Sumatra, Indonesia; Costa Rica; Mexico; Teke Turkman; India; Russia; Iran; Italy; France; England; China; Korea and the United States.
Sure to bring international interest is Lot 94, an 18K gold Pasha de Cartier watch with a 5.00-carat diamond bezel, estimated at $16,000-$20,000. Lot 114, an 18K Rolex President wristwatch, is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
A man's sapphire and diamond ring, Lot 115, is estimated at $700-$1,000, and a ruby and diamond bracelet is estimated at $300-$500. Lot 92 is a 19K yellow gold pair of signed Henry Dunay earrings, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
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