Jewelry at Auction in October at Bonhams in New York City

. October 5, 2007

Bonhams’ October 18, 2007 auction of Fine Jewelry will feature Art Deco signed pieces from private collections from across the United States. Featured prominently in the auction is a large collection from a Florida estate ranging from Victorian diamond and garnet tiaras to ethereal Belle Époque diamond bows and star motif tiaras, one signed Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Previews are open at Bonhams in New York City October 13-17, 2007.

High style Art Deco diamond bracelets on offer include pieces signed Cartier, Paris as well as a Tiffany & Co. ruby and diamond strap bracelet and Art Deco diamond ear pendants. Along with an assortment of desirable diamond jewelry are flexible diamond and ruby bombé bracelets, and a diamond necklace weighing 31.50-carats. A round diamond solitaire weighing 11.40-carats is certain to attract bidder attention, as will a diamond, 18-karat gold and platinum solitaire ring designed with a 10.02-carat rectangular radiant-cut diamond and triangular-cut diamond shoulders (est. $100/150,000).

A Belle Époque diamond and platinum-topped gold tiara, Bailey Banks & Biddle, circa 1905, is designed as three graduated ribbons set with old European-cut diamonds. The tiara is completed with a foliate diamond garland accented by small florette clusters (est. $7/9,000). Another wonderful Belle Époque diamond, ruby and platinum-topped gold necklace was made by Tiffany & Co around that same year. The front section is designed as a ribbon and bow of old European-cut diamonds centering an oval-shaped 2.65-carat pink sapphire (est. $7/8,000).

From a court trustee comes is a nice selection of property stemming from the Estate of Miriam Burzstyn. Some highlights featured include an Art Deco diamond pendant brooch, an antique purple sapphire enamel and diamond plume brooch, and 1950s diamond and platinum bracelets weighing 12.00-carats and 9.00-carats.

Collector interest is anticipated in one of the more unusual and stylish pieces by Aldo Cipullo, who worked briefly with Cartier. His dramatic tiger’s eye and gold plaque necklace from 1972 is composed of a series of circular gold plaques accented by a background of 16 graduated, openwork and circular tiger’s eye links. The piece is signed, 20-inches in length and could bring $15,000 to $20,000.

Charming jewelry by the famous Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. is featured for October, a gold and enamel camel brooch could bring $5,000 to $7,000, and a delightful opal, diamond and 18-karat gold bird brooch, mounted by Harry Winston, features a black opal body, round brilliant-cut diamond feathers and a ruby eye (est. $5/7,000). A diamond and 18-karat gold suite comprises a necklace centering an old European-cut 7.50-carat diamond within a pavé-set diamond panel, a bracelet, and pair of earrings of similar design, each with the VCA maker’s mark for Van Cleef & Arpels, each with French assay marks; the lot is estimated at $80,000 to $100,000.

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