Leading all lots in Clars Auction Gallery's $1.6 million June 27-28, 2015 auction was a Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick dragon vase. The vase sold for six times the high estimate, finishing at $426,000.
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A Chinese blue and white porcelain stick neck vase, decorated with five striding dragons and lotus tendrils, along with a Qianlong mark on the base, is estimated to realize between $50,000 and $70,000 during Clars Auction Gallery's June 27 and 28 auction.
Among the nearly 500 lots scheduled for Witherell's summer auction (July 1-15), is a late 19th century wooden santos (a religious statue) with a high estimate of more than $1K.
The three-day Summer Catalog Auction being presented by Leland Little Auctions, June 11-14, with online bidding facilitated by Invaluable, features hundreds of lots of vintage wine, stunning accessories including a Colombian emerald and diamond ring, a selection of watercolor and oil paintings, and even a Mercedes Benz car.
A first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1756 by Benjamin Franklin soared past its high estimate of $5,000 to finish at $11,377 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.
Several lots of jewelry, including an 18K gold and diamond pendant, and a 19th century card table, piqued bidder interest during Willis Henry's March 28-29 auction.
An eye-catching ladies’ platinum, diamond, and sapphire Art Deco bow bracelet, which realized $14,400, was one of several unique pieces of jewelry to change hands during Kaminski Auctions' Jan. 18 auction.
A stunning 3.51 carat, pear-shaped diamond ring may vie for top dollar during a 250-lot auction being presented by Matheson's Auctions on Nov. 22.
This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed. One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states: “The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is...