Claiming top lot during Fontaine's Auction Gallery's November clock and watch auction was an E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock – one of only three examples known. The soared to a record price of $356,950.
Rubbies, emeralds, pearls and more, set in brooches, necklaces and earrings will take center stage July 25-28 during the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.
Pieces from notable collections fetched a record-setting $6 million during the Fine Jewelry and Timepieces April 6-8 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’. Leading all lots was a .06 carat emerald cut diamond which realized $464,500, against a presale estimate of $250,000 to $300,000.
For the first time ever, the Mid-South Regional meeting organizers will be offering a Public Day to non-members of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors. The public can participate in all the functions offered on Saturday, Sept. 1, including the MART and special exhibit, “The Great Antique Clocks of the 1800s.”
Period and contemporary jewelry, gentleman’s pieces and premiere maker watch brands such as Patek Philippe and Rolex will all share the auction spotlight June 16, 2012.
Vintage watches are suddenly claiming top lot honors at several auctions recently, says Expert Kathy Flood. A recent eBay sale of a circa-1870 gold pocket piece from Boston's E. Howard & Co. Blew its $19.99 list price out of the water to sell for $18,766 after it was discovered in a forgotten drawer.
Kathy Flood surveys America's top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers.