Fine jewelry, timepieces, antiques highlight Michaan’s October sale

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Michaan’s Auctions of Alameda, Calif., a full-service auction house specializing in the appraisals and sale of antiques and fine art, will offer a selection of fine jewelry, wristwatches, collectibles and antiques at its October estates auction. The sale will be held Oct. 4 in the Michaan showroom at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, Calif.

With over 700 lots, including paintings, decorative arts, American and European furniture, and collectibles in addition to the jewelry, timepiece and antiques, the auction should draw a bidding crowd with tastes as diverse as the offerings.

The fine timepiece offerings include a gent’s Jacob The Jeweler diamond and stainless steel piece that shows five time zones. It is estimated to bring $4,000-$5,000. Also in the fine timepieces category is a ladies diamond and synthetic sapphire 14k white gold pendant watch necklace, which is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.

Offerings in the fine jewelry category include a sapphire and diamond 14K yellow gold necklace estimated at $700-$1,000, a retro 14k rose and white gold bracelet estimated at $1,500-$2,000 and an emerald and diamond 14k white gold ring estimated at $1,500-$2,500.

A full complement of fine furniture with modest presale estimates will be on offer in the October estate auction. An estimate of $300-$500 is set for a Regency upholstered armchair with a gilt, gessoed finish. An Italian Renaissance style coffered fall front cabinet on stand, 19th century, is estimated at $800-$1,200, and a Classical Revival flame mahogany buffet is estimated at $500-$700. A 19th century Renaissance Revival walnut parlor suite carries a presale estimate of just $1,000-$1,500.

All manner of fine and decorative arts will cross the block in this eclectic Michaan’s sale. A 15-inch high ceramic sculpture by Ann Jeremis (San Francisco, Calif., b. 1911), entitled "Torso," is estimated at $800-$1,200, while a bronze on stepped marble plinth, 10 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches (excluding plinth), by Max Valentin (Germany b. 1875), entitled "Cybele and the Lion," is estimated at $800-$1,500. A framed oil on board, 24 inches by 30 inches, by Ruth Manerva Bennet (Calif., 1899-1960), entitled "California Autumn Landscape," carries a presale estimate of $1,500-$2,500 and a Siegfried Mackowsky (Germany, 1878-1941) framed oil on panel, 13 inches by 23 inches, entitled "Landscape," is estimated at $800-$1,200.

This is just a sampling of the vast array of offerings to cross the block and be sold to the highest bidder. More information and the entire October estate auction catalog are available for review online at

Photos courtesy Michaan’s Auctions.