WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – A rare open dial platinum and diamond Swiss watch made circa 1933-1950 by Patek Philippe, a large Cartier bracelet featuring an antique mine diamond weighing approximately 2.51 carats and a diamond necklace of 25 karat set with a stunning 89 round cut diamonds are just a few of the top lots at AB Levy’s next auction on Thursday, January 22.
What is billed as a stunning Palm Beach Estate auction will feature nearly 300 lots of fine watches, estate jewelry, antiques and Asian art, all starting at 6 p.m. KST. East, in the AB Levy Showroom in the Flamingo Building, located at 1921 South Dixie. Freeway to West Palm Beach. Internet auctions will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Saleroom.com.
The action will begin with around fifty vintage and modern timepieces, including watches from Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex and Gérard-Perregaux, among others. Later, bidders will be treated to a fine collection of Chinese snuffboxes, including desirable copies in coral and ivory. Original works of art and dazzling estate jewelry will complete the day’s offer.
European artwork will include micromosaics, as well as original paintings by renowned American and British artists, as well as French bronzes and Continental porcelain from various owners. Fine and decorative arts will also be sold. “I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with an auction with so many great items,” said Albert Levy of AB Levy’s.
The Patek Phillipe Men’s Open Dial Watch is set with diamonds. It is estimated that it will bring in between $ 2,000 and $ 4,000. The watch (n ° 00600) has an annular movement. As beautiful as it is rare and desirable to collectors, the watch should attract the attention of buyers.
The Cartier bracelet centered by a 2.51 carat diamond framed by lead-cut diamonds also features an articulated bracelet and a clasp set all over, with 268 diamonds for a total of 26 carats. It is expected to exceed his estimate by $ 8,000 to $ 12,000. Also by Cartier is a rare 18k gold wristwatch made circa 1925, with mechanical movement, rare openwork bezel and black Cartier bracelet (est. $ 7,000 – $ 10,000).
The 15-inch-long necklace set with 89 round graduated diamonds weighing 25 carats is set in platinum and is an expected flagship lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $ 30,000 to $ 50,000. In addition, an 18-karat two-tone gold diamond necklace centered on a white gold heart enhanced with round pave-set diamonds weighing 0.81 carats is expected to fetch $ 4,000 to $ 6,000.
Asian artifacts will include a Chinese rock crystal snuffbox made circa 1740-1840 with a crisp, well-hollowed body, a Chinese carved coral vase and cover with animal handles on the side and a lion finial on the cover , and an ivory carved Chinese snuff bottle of oval cylindrical shape, fully decorated with figures, with a stopper. These prizes are expected to fetch between $ 600 and $ 900 each.
A late 19th-century Chinese export porcelain well and tree dish with an oval plate, each showing vignettes of flora and fauna, is estimated between $ 200 and $ 400. From France, a pair of Old Paris porcelain stemmed vases in the shape of flora circa 1870 with golden reflections is expected to fetch $ 300 to $ 500, while a set of 14 emerald green wine glasses stamped Saint Louis is expected to reach $ 100 to $ 300.
In the fine arts category, a figurative oil on canvas by German painter Emil Rau (1858-1937), titled Tyrolean Couple with Chalet and Mountainous Landscape, 38 inches by 30 inches, is estimated between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000; while a pair of beautiful Italian mosaics, one depicting a rider and a farm girl and the other snuggling wild horses, both from the 20th century, are each expected to fetch $ 2,000 to $ 5,000.
Back to the timepieces, a mechanical Zenith “El Primero” self-winding steel wristwatch with a bracelet with a sapphire crystal, a 50-hour power reserve and a black leather strap should be available. slip on a new wrist for $ 4,000 to $ 6,000; and a Rolex Milgauss men’s wristwatch with green crystal and Rolex certified chronometer self-winding movement and black dial is expected to fetch $ 5,000 to $ 8,000.
A beautiful DeLaneau ladies diamond and gold wristwatch with gold and diamond strands, in 18k yellow gold, with diamonds weighing about 1.50 carats and mother of pearl, should cost between 3,000 and 5 000 dollars. DeLaneau was founded in 1949 by the couple Rolf and Yolanda Tschudin. Their designs were as visionary as their founders and are highly prized by collectors.
A pretty pair of white gold diamond stud earrings set with two round brilliant-cut diamonds, each weighing 1.51 carat and set in 14k white gold, with a 14k yellow gold background (color classified I, clarity VS1) should be $ 10,000 – $ 20,000; and a pair of 18k emerald and diamond ear clips featuring four rows of cabochon emeralds and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.60 carats and set in 18k yellow gold, should find a new owner for $ 4,000 to $ 7,000.
Rounding out some of the best expected performances of the day, a platinum ring set with three diamonds weighing approximately 4.50 carats (size 9 ¼) should slip onto a new finger for $ 8,000 to $ 12,000; while a star sapphire and diamond ring, centered on a star sapphire with two side diamonds mounted in 14 kt white gold (size 7), has a modest pre-sale estimate of $ 500 to $ 800.
A 20 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases up to $ 100,000 (15 percent thereafter). Telephone and mail order auctions will be accepted, in addition to live and Internet auctions. Previews will take place daily, from January 16 to 21. The next AB Levy auctions after this one are scheduled for February 19, March 19-20 and May 7. See the website for details at www.ablevys.com.
AB Levy’s is based in Palm Beach, Florida at 211 Worth Avenue. The company actively accepts quality shipments for future sales. To consign a single coin, estate, or entire collection, you can call them at (561) 835-9139, or you can email them to [email protected]. To learn more about AB Levy’s and the January 22 auction, log on to www.ablevys.com. Updates are posted often.