A Tiffany & Co. platinum Art Deco 5-piece cuff link set with sapphires weighing approximately 2.05 carats. The dress set is designed with diagonal stripes of square-cut sapphires bisecting the square cuff link tops. The cuff links are double-sided with bar connections.
An Estate platinum and 18 karat gold ring with emerald and diamonds. The ring has a rectangular emerald-cut emerald with an approximate weight of 8.99 carats, and 2 tapered baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .75 carat, G/H color, VS clarity. The ring is composed classically with the gold-set center emerald, which is flanked by the two baguette diamonds. With AGL report #CS 67287 stating "Minor Traditional Treatment", and of Colombian origin.
A pair of Estate 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with white and yellow diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 96 round-cut white diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats, F/G color, VS clarity and 96 round-cut natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats. The diamonds range in size from ,07 carat to .15 carat. The earrings have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America, certificate # 2175461170 for the natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds.
A pair of American Estate 18 karat gold and diamond earrings by Kurt Wayne, designed in a shell motif with pavé-set round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.
A pair of Italian 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Marina B. The "Onda" earrings have 240 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 11.86 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. One of Marina B''s first collections in 1978 included the ''Onda'' earring. The Italian word for wave is onda, and the earrings exemplify waves, weaving though the earrings like ''waves in the sea.''
An Italian Estate 18 karat white and yellow gold ring with emerald and diamonds by Buccellati. The ring has an oval-cut Colombian emerald with an approximate total weight of 2.19 carats, and 30 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carat. The ring is composed in a classic Mario Buccellati foliate design, set with round diamonds that center on the engraved bezel-set emerald. With certificate from Mario Buccellati dated June 14, 2012, stating the ring has ''''a Colombian emerald weighing 2.19 ct. and 20 diamond weighing .80 ct in total."
An estate platinum ring with a natural Ceylon sapphire and diamonds. The ring has a step-cut, no-heat sapphire weighing approximately 7.14 carats of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin. The platinum mount is set with 2 half moon diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.75 carat, G/H color, VS/SI clarity. Gemological Institute of America Certificate # 5171545750 stating Sri Lanka origin, no indications of heating. Lotus Report 8651-1092.
A French Art Nouveau "Winter Scene" cameo glass vase by Daum Nancy. A group of bare trees in the foreground sit on snowy ground under a yellow and orange sky. A larger group of bare trees are in the background. PROVENANCE: From an Unreserved Texas Estate. A vase with similar decoration is pictured in: Daum Frères: Maîtres Verriers, 1892-1935, by Katharina Büttiker-Weber, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 1986, cat. no 27.
A French Art Nouveau "Winter Landscape" vase with an inverted lip, by Daum Nancy. The etched and enameled glass vase depicts trees in a barren meadow, a forested background against an amber and orange sky. PROVENANCE: From an Unreserved Texas Estate. A vase with similar decoration is pictured in: Daum Frères: Maîtres Verriers, 1892-1935, by Katharina Büttiker-Weber, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 1986, cat. no 27.
An Italian Estate 18 karat gold ring with diamonds by Bulgari. The ring centers on an emerald-cut diamond, 4.01 carats, H color, VS-2 clarity. The architectural setting has 50 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.80 carats. Gemological Institute of America, certificate #2185558564. The center diamond has had minor polishing; the GIA certified weight is 4.01 carats, H color, VS-2 clarity.
An American Estate 18 karat gold and wood ring with diamonds by Carvin French for Tiffany & Co. The bombé modernist ring has 9 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .25 carat set into an oval, and a swirl detail of inlayed gold. The ring has a gold interior lining ring.
An Italian Estate 18 karat gold and enamel brooch with diamonds by Asprey London. The brooch has 10 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .20 carats. The golden enamel cat has sky blue enamel spots.
A pair of Estate platinum earrings with diamonds and black opals. The earrings have 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.92 carats, and 2 oval black opals measuring 11.08 mm by 9.70 mm. The earrings are designed in a classic cluster motif, with the diamonds surrounding the opals.
An estate platinum cluster ring with blue sapphire and diamond. The ring has an oval blue sapphire weighing 5.08 carats, and 50 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.02 carats with a G-H color and VS clarity. The ring is composed of two diamond set rings surrounding the center sapphire. Gemological Institute of America Certificate #119003864859 stating that the sapphire is from Ceylon and displays no indications of heating.
Dimensions: Ring size 6-1/4; this ring can be sized.
A Tiffany Studios New York Favrile glass and patinated bronze mosaic candle lamp. The mosaic candlestick base has inlaid panels of glass shading from green to blue running vertically along the side of the candlestick. The bronze candlestick is further decorated with blue glass tiles in a mosaic brick pattern surrounding the top of the stick. The Favrile shade adorns a green pulled feather design and is accented and outlined in gold iridescence set against a slightly iridescent tan background. A similar candlestick is pictured in the book Tiffany Lamps and Metalware by Alastair Duncan, page 385, illustration 1561. PROVENANCE: From the Unreserved Estate of Lynda Cunningham.
A pair of Estate coral, diamond and 18 karat gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The articulated earrings have 4 oval cabochon coral centers that are framed with 90 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 7.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The suspended bottoms of the earrings are detachable. With Van Cleef & Arpels box.
A jeweled bronze candlestick by Tiffany Studios New York featuring a decorated foot and a slender stem. The stem branches out in three arms with candle cups adorned with iridescent glass jewels. The candle stick includes a snuffer and bronze bobeche inserts for each candle cup. PROVENANCE: From the Unreserved Estate of Lynda Cunningham. A similar candlestick is pictured in: "Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models," by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors'' Club, 1988, p. 384, plate 1566.
A platinum bracelet with rubies. The bracelet has a 46 rectangular step cut No Heat Burmese rubies with an approximate total weight of 23.90 carats. American Gemological Laboritories #1092913. From the estate of Lucie Bigelow Rosen
A patinated bronze bud vase by Tiffany Studios New York. The piece has seven small vases, six of which surround a raise seventh vase. Its six curving supports rest on a base in the shape of a water lily. PROVENANCE: From the Unreserved Estate of Lynda Cunningham. A similar bud vase is pictured in: "Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models," by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors'' Club, 1988, p. 370, plate 1517.
A pair of American Estate 18 karat yellow and white gold earrings with aquamarines, sapphires and diamonds by Zwikker & Zacher. These earrings have 4 oval aquamarines with an approximate total weight of 34.00 carats, 28 oval sapphires with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, and 34 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .68 carats. Detachable drops. With original box. Beloved as the birthstone for the month of March, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word for sea water. Known and treasured since before modern times, the 1st Century A.D. historian and philosopher Pliny the Elder wrote of the stone, "the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid''s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied." Roman legend had it that the stone absorbed and preserved young love, and was the most popular stone for marriage and morning gifts. (A morning gift is an object presented to the bride by her groom the morning after their wedding.) In fact, this custom may well be the origin of the "something blue" that is traditionally presented to a bride before her nuptials. The stone was also believed to protect travelers, particularly sailors, and is often associated with the far-traveling St. Thomas the Apostle. From ancient through Medieval times aquamarine was the preferred stone for the making of fortune-tell
ing crystal balls for its supposed "divining power," and similarly used as an antidote to eye illnesses for the same reason. This particular piece exemplifies the beauty of blue aquamarine, especially with its stunning blue sapphire and diamond accents.
A green glass and bronze "Pine-Needle" covered jewelry box by Tiffany Studios New York. PROVENANCE: From the Unreserved Estate of a Lady Various pieces from this pattern are pictured in: "Tiffany Desk Sets," by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008, pp. 47-74.
An American Estate 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds. The necklace is composed of basket weave flexible links centered with 6 diagonally-set diamonds. The necklace contains 192 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 13.45 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.
Signed: “USA 18kt”
Dimensions: 15-3/4" interior length x 1/2-3/8" width
A pair of Estate platinum and 14 karat gold earrings with rubies and diamonds. The earrings have 12 round rubies with an approximate total weight of .85 carat, and 34 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.25 carats. The earrings are designed in a classic cluster motif. The posts are 14 karat gold.
An American 18 karat white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds. The ring centers on an unheated oval-cut Ceylon blue sapphire with an approximate total weight of 5.25 carats, surrounded by 30 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.28 carats. Accompanied by American Gemological Laboratory report #1093621 stating Ceylon origin, with no evidence of heat treatment.
A Tiffany Studios New York monumental glass "Aquamarine" vase, featuring iridescent yellow, blue and brown marsh marigolds against an iridescent aquamarine ground. The vase's featured flower, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), was a common spring wildflower that was often seen in the marshy areas on the grounds of Tiffany's garden estate, Laurelton Hall. While the marsh marigold motif was previously used in Tiffany's Metalwork and Enameling Department, what distinguished Tiffany's aquamarine vases was the decision to view an above-ground flower through a lens of water. Like many of his fellow fin-de-siècle aesthetes, Tiffany frequently vacationed in the Bahamas, at Nassau, on New Providence Island. Inspired by the island's lush marine and aquatic life, Tiffany sent Arthur Sanders, one of his gaffers, to tour the island in a glass-bottomed boat. Invented in 1878, the glass-bottomed boat consisted of two or three decks and almost no bottom, in place of which were great panes of glass or windows. No longer impeded by the water's optically erratic surface, tourists could view the ocean's bottom through the boat's floor, similar to the view through a scuba diver's mask. The glass-bottomed boat thereafter became a popular tourist attraction in many island locales. Tiffany encased his designs in thick layers of green glass to emulate the intimate view of the glass-bottomed boat.
The complex process of internal decoration meant few vases survived the vase's cooling stage. The artistic value and technical difficulty of the Aquamarine vases were reflected in their high price of $300.
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