Tax-Free jewelry, fine art auction slated for Nov. 19

Gold and Platinum gardenia set

One part of an Oscar Heyman diamond, 18K white gold, and platinum gardenia set. (All photos courtesy Pook & Pook)

WILMINGTON, Del. — On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, Pook & Pook, Inc. joins forces with Stuart Kingston Galleries to present a tax-free jewelry and fine art auction out of Stuart Kingston’s Wilmington gallery, located at 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, Delaware.

Carrying on the vision of Maurice Stein, founder of Stuart Kingston Galleries, are his son and grandson. The company specializes in contemporary and estate jewelry and fine art. Over their eighty-year history, Stuart Kingston Galleries has presented several auctions of jewelry and fine art. In recent years the company has emphasized the retail facet of the business.

Core of Collaboration

James Stein was quoted saying that the collaboration with Pook & Pook, Inc. will bring the company “back to its [auction] roots.” Pook & Pook, Inc., a leading east coast auction house with record-setting prices, is best known for fine and decorative arts, though has had success auctioning jewelry independently and in dedicated sales. Ron Pook hopes that partnering with the respected jewelry experts at Stuart Kingston Galleries will solidify Pook & Pook, Inc.’s status as a powerhouse within the jewelry market and is excited to offer clients a tax-free jewelry and fine art buying experience.

The partnership offers the same excellent objects and service that the clients of both institutions expect. The sale features around 150 lots of estate and current jewelry pieces, and 130 lots of fine art. Show-stopping offerings are a highlight of this auction. A G.I.A. certified, pear-shaped, 4.83ct diamond and platinum ring, a stunning pair of Van Cleef and Arpels sapphire and diamond ear clips, two Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. pieces, and an Oscar Heyman 18K white gold, platinum, and diamond gardenia set are all pieces to watch. Art highlights include Frank Earle Schoonover oil on canvas illustrations, and a Remington Schuyler oil on canvas painting. Also, maritime scenes by Donald Mosher, and an oil on canvas by Peter Hurd.

How To Participate

Bidders may contact Pook & Pook at or 610-269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports, online, in-house, phone or absentee bidder registration, or to purchase a printed catalog. View the catalogs online at or The auction begins at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 19.