Vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow may bring $6,000 this weekend

Jacobus Strainer violin

One of the top lots in this week’s Elite Decorative Art auction is a blue diamond ring and a vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow. Artwork will include an artist proof bronze sculpture of a goat by Louise B. Nevelson and a pencil on paper of a nude female by Fernando Botero, measuring 22 inches by 15 1/2 inches, which is expected to hit $30,000 to $40,000. Read More +

Author’s signed designer costume jewelry collection up for bids at Cowan’s

Pearl Sapphire earrings

The second fine jewelry and timepieces auction at Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. takes place Sept. 27, 2012 with 372-lots. Of special note are designer costume pieces from the collections of Carole Tanenbaum, author of “Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry.” Included are rare works by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Moshino, Versace, Dior, and Kenneth J. Lane, among others. Read More +