Georg Jensen jewelry captivates bidders at Rago Arts

LAMBERVILLE, N.J. — Rago Arts and Auction Center’s June Jewelry and Remix Auctions brought $1,874,413. Bidders participated June 9-11.

Moonstone Necklace and Gold Ear Clips Each Command $2,750 

The David Taylor Collection of Georg Jensen Jewelry hammered in at 7% above the high estimate. The sell-through rate was 96%. The masterfully curated collection was amassed by the world’s preeminent Jensen scholar.

An 18K yellow gold Georg Jensen bracelet brought $5,000. A sterling and moonstone necklace realized $2,750. Meanwhile, a scarce pair of gold and pearl ear clips commanded $2,750.

Diamond and Platinum Ring Seals Top Lot

Diamond and platinum engagement ring

7.19 carat RBC diamond and platinum engagement ring, claimed top lot honors, selling for $87,500. (All photos courtesy of Rago Arts & Auction Center)

The following day’s Remix: Effortless Style Auction saw several works of art and design defy their estimates, including Lot 1181, an untitled painting of a mother and child by Vietnamese artist Vu Cao Dam which sold for $10,625 against an estimate of $5,000-7,000. Diamonds dominated in Sunday’s Fine + Antique Jewelry Auction, including Lot 2459, a 7.19 carat RBC diamond and platinum engagement ring which sold for $87,500 against an estimate of $55,000-75,000 – the highest price achieved by a single lot in the three-day auction series.

Also of note: Lot 2224, an enameled yellow gold, diamond and ruby frog bracelet by David Webb which sold for $37,500 against an estimate of $18,000-24,000; Lot 2320, a Tiffany & Co. Art Deco sapphire, diamond and platinum strap bracelet which sold for $26,250; Lot 1181, James Bohary’s 1981 oil painting Wired Off Gardners’ Island which sold for $10,625 against an estimate of $3,000-5,000; and Lot 2117, a gentleman’s Patek Philippe exhibition back yellow gold watch which sold for $10,625 against an estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Rago Arts and Auction Center will host walk-in valuation days July 10 and 24. The next series of unreserved auctions is scheduled for Aug. 25-27. The three-day event will feature early 20th century fine art, estate goods, rock ephemera, Scandinavian design and post-war and contemporary art, and mid-century modern.

For more information, visit www.ragoarts.com, email info@ragoarts.com or call 609-397-9374.

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