Fine Jewelry and American Fine Art Highlights Weschlers March 1st Auction

A stunning princess length 14-karat white-gold and diamond pendant necklace is the highlight of the jewelry section of the March 1st auction. With over sixteen carats of diamonds, the necklace is expected to command $60,000-$80,000. The sale also boasts a wide selection of designer jewelry by Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Buccellati. A pair of platinum, aquamarine and diamond ear clips by Cartier are estimated at $3,000-$5,000, an elegant platinum and 18-karat yellow-gold and diamond bracelet by Tiffany & Co., is in for $5,000-$7,000 and an 18-karat yellow-gold bracelet by Buccellati is expected to bring $2,500-$3,500. Standout lots from Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., include: an exquisite 18-karat yellow-gold and diamond flower brooch with an estimate of $5,000-$7,000 and a pair of floral form platinum, 18-karat, yellow-gold and diamond ear clips, expected to fetch $3,000-$5,000. The 18-karat yellow-gold and gem-set Schlumberger Egg charm bracelet suspending agate, citrine, aquamarine, pink quartz, chalcedony, coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli egg charms is sure to delight! The charm bracelet is estimated to bring $3,000-$5,000.

The fine art portion of the auction favors works by American artists, including the whimsical Dancing Sailors with Maids and Mermaids by Ralph Cahoon, Jr. (Am. 1910-1982), featuring motifs typical of Cape Cod folk art that so delighted the artist. This work is expected to achieve $20,000-$30,000. Still Life with Fruit and Champagne by Severin Roesen (Am. 1815-1872) is a striking oil on canvas offered for $20,000-$30,000, featuring the artists best known subject matter of fruit and flowers. Works by contemporary artists include lots by the sought after Sam Gilliam (Am. b. 1933) with Beside Forest Spaces, a large mixed media work expected to fetch $20,000-$30,000. Two oils on canvas by Lois Mailou Jones (Am. 1905-1998): Ville dHoudain and Panorama of Grasse, are each estimated at $10,000-15,000 and feature French landscapes, a favorite subject of the artist. There are two lots by Pop artist Keith Haring (Am. 1958-1990), Cupman Sketch, black marker on canvas, and $20 Bill, black marker on a twenty dollar bill, each estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Additonal lots of note include: two delightful works entitled Fleurs, by artist Le Pho (French/Vietnamese 1907-2001), expected to fetch $8,000-$12,000 each and Mother and Child, a gouache on paper by artist Jamini Roy (Indian 1887-1972) expected to bring $3,000-$5,000.

A large and varied collection of Chinese and Japanese snuff bottles from the Fay C. Graning Trust, are included in the sale, featuring: overlaid glass, hardstone, agate, interior painted glass, cloisonn enamel, decorated porcelain, enameled copper, jadeite, coral, amber, cinnabar lacquer and more. A Japanese Kyoto School Lac Burgaute snuff bottle, Kyoto School, Meiji Period (1868-1912) is estimated at $800-$1,200, two Chinese pale-green beryl snuff bottles, 19th Century should realize $2,000-$3,000, and two Chinese pale-green-to-rose tourmaline snuff bottles, 19th-20th Century are expected to bring $1,000-$2,000.

Decorative objects of note include a selection of works in bronze: a figural table lamp of Woman Picking Grapes by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American 1880-1980), expected to reach $10,000-$15,000 and Charleston Girl by Demtre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), this chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture with polychrome decorated patina is in for $2,000-$4,000. A bronze by Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovich Safonov (1852-1913) entitled The Prisoners, is estimated to bring $5,000-$7,000. A Ren Lalique amber and frosted glass Bresse vase, circa 1931, is estimated at $1,500-$2,500 and a beautifully rendered pair of Ernst Wahliss Porcelain partial gilt and polychrome decorated Maiden with Calla Lilies Vases, circa 1900, should fetch $2,000-$4,000.

Another highlight is a George V silver mounted twenty-nine piece dresser set, attributed to Henry Matthews, Birmingham, Circa 1916-1920 within a fitted brown leather packing trunk with an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.No home should be without the unique Christofle silver plate and mahogany serving trolley, expected to fetch $5,000-$10,000. One of our furniture highlights is the Chippendale walnut tall case clock, dial signed George Crow, Wilmington, circa 1750-1770, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Finally, appealing to baseball enthusiasts, a pair of Baseball Player andirons should bring $1,000-$2,000.

The public is welcome to view all lots during exhibit hours prior to the sale: Saturday, February 23 from 10am to Noon; Sunday, February 24 from 11am to 2pm; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25, 26, and 27 from 10am to 4pm; and Thursday, February 28 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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