Tag Archives: Jewelry

The Artist’s Eye

The Artist’s Eye

by Elle Shushan Adapted from an essay in The Look of Love; Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, published by the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2012 From September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014, Winterthur hosted the highly successful exhibition titled The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection. From the overview of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Civil War-era, 35-star, solid wood flag folk art table, honoring West Virginia’s admission to the Union on June 20, 1863, sold for $18,000 at an auction held September 7th by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kan. Also, a Quick Meal Model 407-16 salesman’s sample […]

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

By Judy Gonyeau The very nature and character of turquoise has turned the heads of admirers from Ancient Egypt to China, Tibet to Turkey, and in our glorious Southwest. For over 10,000 years, this stone has captured the attention of the powerful and the artistic, as reflected in carved Chinese relics, Egyptian jewelry and scarabs, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios ‘Bamboo’ leaded glass and bronze floor lamp sold for $241,900 and a vintage Tiffany & Company 5.25-carat diamond ring realized $182,900 at Cottone Auctions’ Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23-24 in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a watercolor, India ink […]

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War collectors take note: a  gold mounted Civil War era Tobacco Pipe carved with scenes of Appomattox Surrender is a featured item at Michaan’s Gallery Auction May 12, 2018.  This  unique historical artifact has an estimated auction value of $1,500-$2,000. The auction will also feature decorative arts, Asian art, jewelry and fine art. The auction […]

Antiques Peek: November 2017

Antiques Peek: November 2017

by Jessica Kosinski Birthstones Shining Bright This month we are taking a peek at birthstones. Birthstones today are commonly worn as physical adornments. Necklaces, rings, and many other types of jewelry can be set with birthstones, all of which have significance to those who wear them. The exact type of significance may be sentimental in […]

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

…to Present a Phenomenal Selection of Museum-Quality Rare Lamps, Glass, Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry This highly anticipated, $3+ million dollar auction features over 750 lots of gorgeous, highly sought after merchandise, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Fairfield, Maine, November 11, 2017- James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to announce its annual […]

Publisher's Corner: November 2017

Publisher's Corner: November 2017

Collectible Adornments By Maxine Carter-Lome An adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. They are often worn to embellish, enhance, or distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social, or religious status within a specific community. When worn to show economic status, the items are […]

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown signs AB 228 into law, reducing impediments to auction companies doing business in California Measure corrects problems created by provisions in AB 1570 (Chang) Signed Memorabilia [Ch. 258, Stat. 2016] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Oct. 12, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 228 into law, immediately reducing impediments to auction companies doing business […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond Yard, set with an octagonal step-cut emerald of about 18.04 carats, sold for $5.512 million at a Magnificent Jewels Auction held June 19th by Christie’s in New York. It was a new world record per carat ($305,516) […]