Jewelry Highlights Weschlers December 7th Auction

Just in time for the holidays, Weschlers December Capital Collections sale is led by a stunning choker length emerald and diamond necklace by Lazare Kaplan. Boasting over sixty carats in total of diamonds and emeralds in floral cluster links, this magnificent necklace is estimated between $100,000-125,000. An Edwardian tested platinum, emerald, and diamond ring, circa 1910, is estimated at $8,000-12,000. If your preference is for sapphires and diamonds, the tested platinum, blue sapphire and diamond bowknot cocktail bracelet with over seventeen carats of sapphires and six carats of diamonds does not disappoint! The lot is expected to fetch $15,000-20,000. A platinum, diamond, and blue sapphire line bracelet by Raymond Yard has over five carats of sapphires and 2.50 carats of diamonds with an estimate of $7,000-9,000. Other lots of note include: the sparkling and geometric Cartier 18-karat white-gold, diamond and ruby Le Baiser du Dragon pendant necklace with an estimate of $4,000-6,000, and the classic gentlemans Cartier 18-karat yellow-gold automatic wristwatch, Tank Amricaine, Swiss, Circa 2000, with an estimate of $3,000-5,000.

Featured artwork includes an Impressionist-style oil on canvas by artist L Phổ (French/Vietnamese 1907-2001), entitled Mother with Children, expected to fetch $30,000-50,000. Other stand out works include the lifelike, Landing a Salmon by Ogden Minton Pleissner (American 1905-1983), expected to fetch $40,000-60,000, and Landing on the Red River, a riverboat scene by maritime artist John Stobart (American/British b. 1929), with an estimate of $30,000-50,000. Additional water-themed offerings include the traditional View of Delft with the Spire of the Nieuwe Kerk by Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (Dutch 1852-1924), with an estimate of $8,000-12,000 and the charming Harbor Scene with Fishing Boats by Fernand Marie Eugne Legout-Grard (French 1856-1924), estimated at $7,000-9,000. A fine art sale at Weschlers would not be complete without works by DC Color School artist Sam Gilliam; two untitled watercolors on paper are each expected to fetch $10,000-15,000.

Decorative arts in the sale include a large selection of Meissen figurines, all late 19th-early 20th Century, including: a whimsical nine-piece monkey band estimated to bring $2,000-3,000, Augustus III and Maria Josepha after the model by JJ Kaendler with an estimate of $1,000-1,500, two figures of Cupid after the model by Heinrich Schwabe in for $1,000-1,500, along with a fisherman and other figurines, all from a Potomac estate. Highlights among the Asian Works of Art include a lot of six Chinese jade and hardstone buckles, 18th-19th Century, with an estimate of $1,000-2,000. The important Rubyiyt of Omar Khayym, one volume, translated by Edward FitzGerald, is included in the sale with an estimate of $1,000-2,000.

There are several 20th Century decorative objects to note, including: a sterling Louvre bowl, circa 1930s by Georg Jensen, $1,500-2,500, a Tiffany Studios reticulated bronze and blown favrile glass inkwell, $1,000-1,500, and a Tiffany Studios gilt bronze Zodiac seven-piece desk set, early 20th Century, with an estimate of $1,200-1,800.

Among the silver offerings is an elegant Shreve & Co. Rococo style pierced sterling six-piece table garniture offered at $5,000-7,000, along with a Gorham Rococo style sterling coffee and tea service with tray, circa 1917-1919, with an estimate of $4,000-6,000. An American silver presentation coffee pot, by Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, circa 1808, with inscription for prominent Boston physician, Dr. George C. Shattuck, has an estimate of $800-1,200.

The sale features a large selection of Spanish and Italian Baroque furniture, including a highly carved Italian Baroque walnut Bambocci commode, composed of 17th Century and later elements, with an estimate of $5,000-7,000. Among the American furniture highlights is a Queen Anne mahogany grain painted maple highboy, circa 1740-1760, estimated at $1,000-1,500.

The public is welcome to view all lots during exhibit hours prior to the sale: Saturday, December 1 from 10am to Noon; Sunday, December 2 from 11am to 2pm; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3, 4, and 5 from 10am to 4pm; and Thursday, December 6 from 10am to 2pm.

The catalogue for the Capital Collections Auction is available for purchase at the gallery and may be viewed online at

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