This sale includes local estates and collections. Offerings include estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, works on paper, clocks, decorative accessories, pottery, and more! In addition to selling antiques and collectibles throughout the day, special Jewelry and Silver Sessions and an exciting “Ooh la la!” Session will be held during the sale.
Click here for hundreds of Photographs and Descriptions
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Auction Gallery
Sale Dates & Times:
Estate Treasures Auction
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12:00 P.M.
Silver – 12:00 P.M.
Jewelry – 2:00 P.M.
“Ooh la la!” – 3:00 P.M.
Friday, November 9, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
-Catering provided by The Wooden Nickel of Hillsborough, NC.
-Public Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.
No Reserves. All sales subject to the terms & conditions of sale. Cash, check, Visa, MC, AX, and Discover. 13% buyer’s premium. 3% discount for cash/check. 7% NC tax. NCFL#7452
Photos and Additional Lot Information:
We add new photos and descriptions every day, so please check back often! If you have any questions regarding specific items, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance.
1000. Pair of Exquisite Carved Ivory Rose Brooches
late 19th century, each designed as an extremely realistically carved ivory rose, each measuring approximately 1.5 in. all around, completed by original gilt metal pin fittings.
1001. Graduated Coral Bead Necklace
designed as a strand of graduating deep salmon colored coral beads graduating in size from approximately 3.93 to 9.34 mm, completed by a later stamped 14KT yellow gold lobsterclaw clasp, in very good condition.
1002. Two Antique Necklaces
the first designed as a late 19th century gold filled locket necklace, the locket being two sided with floral engraving decoration to one side and enamel decoration to the other (some minor enamel loss), completed by a gold filled round link chain and slide in clasp, 17 in. long (in good condition with some kinks to chain links, wear appropriate with age and use), the second necklace designed as an early 20th century necklace in the Anglo Persian style, set with numerous round green glass cabochons, completed by a slide in clasp, 16 in. long, in good estate condition (some wear to finish, wear appropriate with age and use).
1003. Fine Ruby and Diamond Fashion Ring
circa 1940s, designed as a stylized spray, set with four round rubies totaling approximately .45 carat, further set with one Old European cut diamond weighing approximately .35 carat (approximately H to I color, VS clarity) and a transitional cut diamond weighing approximately .47 carat (H to I color, VS clarity), mounted in stamped 14KT white gold, shank is split on one side where it meets the center motif but overall in good condition, ring size 6.5, approximately 2.8 dwt.
1004. Gold Bangle Bracelet
of shaped and angular form and with slide in catch and figure eight safety clasp; marked 14KP and LW; tests 14KT; inner circumference 6 in.; approximately 14.1 dwt.
1005. Gold Nugget Pendant Necklace
designed as a gold free form nugget pendant set in the center with a small white round stone, completed by a stamped 14KT braided link chain, the pendant unmarked but testing 14KT also, approximately 5.9 dwt. total.
1006. Two Gold Necklaces
the first of graduated Greek Key designed links and stamped 585 (18 in.) approximately 12.7 dwt.;the second of V shaped links (14 in.) and tests 18KT, approximately 11.2 dwt.. Total 24.0 dwt.
1007. Two Antique Gold and Gem Set Rings
including a five stone example set with five small round turquoise, the second example set with a round green hardstone cabochon and engraving to interior of shank, both in unmarked but tested 14KT gold.
1008. Group of Antique Gold Brooches
all mounted in stamped 10KT gold, including three small bar pins, one set with an enamel flower, the fourth example designed as a crescent and wishbone, further accented by an enamel flower, the fifth example designed as a gold flower with a tiny seed pearl center, the sixth example designed as a long bar pin set with blue enamel squares and small seed pearls, and the seventh designed as a hardstone cameo within an engraved rose gold surround, the lot weighs approximately 10.6 dwt.
1009. Three Cultured Pearl Necklaces
including an example set with approximately 6mm pearls throughout, 14.5 in. long, completed by a stamped 14KT white gold clasp, the second example set with 7-7.5 mm off round cultured pearls, 24.5 in. long, completed by a stamped 14KT white gold navette shaped pearl clasp, the third example strung with cultured pearls measuring approximately 8mm, 20.5 in. long, completed by a stamped 14KT white gold navette shaped pearl clasp, all in good condition and all need restringing, completed by two receipts for pearl necklaces from famed jeweler H. Stern.
1010. Group of Onyx and Gold Jewelry
including pair of hoop earpendants composed of onyx, completed by 14KT post and friction backs and a gold and onyx ring unmarked but tested for 14KT
1011. Group of Diamond and Gem Set Jewelry
including a ring designed in the petit ballerina style, set in the center with a small oval red stone (possibly ruby or spinel) measuring approximately 4.43 x 2.96mm, further surrounded by a total of eight tapered baguette and four round full cut diamonds, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 4.75, a pair of red stone earrings in stamped 14KT set with small single cut diamonds, and an antique lavalier in low karat gold set with two synthetic kite shaped rubies, suspended from a later tested 14KT gold chain, the lot weighs approximately 4 dwt.
1012. Group of Wonderful Cultured Pearl Jewelry
all mounted in stamped 14KT yellow and white gold respectively, including a white gold ring set with a single cultured pearl measuring approximately 8.5mm within a four prong claw mount, ring size 7.5, the next piece designed as a single solitaire pendant of one cultured pearl measuring approximately 9mm, suspended from a gold link chain, together with two pairs of classic cultured pearl stud earrings each pair measuring approximately 8mm and 6.5mm respectively, the pendant and ring weighing approximately 3.9 dwt.
1013. White Gold and Diamond Wristwatch, Kelbert
17 jewels, designed in the continuous bracelet style with integral rectangular case, accented on either side by a total of eight round single cut diamonds, completed by slightly tapered ribbed gold bracelet and foldover clasp, approximately 6.75 in. long, approximately 13.4 dwt. (not including movement)
1014. Opal and Diamond Ring
set in the center with an oval Australian opal weighing 2.74 carats (according to the original receipt), further set with five graduating round cut diamonds, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 7, approximately 6.3 dwt., accompanied by original invoice dated November 1987.
1015. Fine Vintage Floral Spray Pearl Brooch
finely set with numerous round cultured pearls and seed pearls in the spray style made famous during the 19h century, completed by a foldover c clasp, mounted in unmarked but tested 14KT yellow gold, measures approximately 2.5 x 1.25 in, approximately 5.8 dwt.
1016. Two Vintage Pieces of Gold Set Jewelry
including an antique stickpin dating to the late 19th century, set in the center with a small blue square synthetic sapphire and framed by four tiny rose cut diamonds, all within a round shape and mounted in unmarked but tested silver topped yellow gold, the second pair designed as antique mother of pearl gambling chips with various hand carved decorations in an oval shape, suspended from simple 14KT yellow gold ball studs, just the stickpin weighs approximately 1 dwt.
1017. Two Single Stone Gem Set Rings
including a ring simply set with an oval red garnet measuring approximately 8mm x 10mm and weighing approximately 1.5 carats, the second ring set with an emerald cut green tourmaline measuring approximately 8.5mm x 14mm and weighing approximately 5.66 carats, both within simple 14KT yellow gold mountings, ring sizes 5.5 and 7.5 respectively, approximately 4.8 dwt. total weight.
1018. Italian Gold Necklace
designed as a classic Italian necklace of overlapping S curve link form, completed by a slide in clasp and foldover safety clasp, stamped "14KT Italy", 16.5 in. long, approximately 16.2 dwt.
1019. Group of Multi Gem and Gold Jewelry
including a ring set with numerous round natural and synthetic colored stones in a seven stone motif, soldered to a gold wedding band, mounted in stamped 14KT gold, together with a pair of earrings en suite in unmarked but tested 14KT yellow gold, the third piece designed as a line of oval gemstones including garnet, amethyst, citrine, peridot, and blue topaz within a ropetwist border, mounted in stamped 10KT yellow gold, the lot weighs approximately 13.4 dwt.
1020. A Gold Charm Bracelet
designed as a classic round link charm bracelet, suspending a yellow gold sailboat charm and a gold filled enamel clad charm, the bracelet measuring 7" long, both the bracelet and sailboat charmed stamped 14KT, the bracelet weighing approximately 8 dwt. total, completed by an old statement of value dated 1981.
1021. Gold and Cultured Pearl Cluster Suite
including a ring with a seven stone motif, set with a total of seven white cultured pearls, ring size 6.5, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, together with a pair of earrings of similar motif, each set with a total of eight round white cultured pearls strung on base metal wire, within an unmarked but tested 9KT yellow gold mounting, the lot weighs approximately 7.4 dwt. total.
1022. Vintage Two Colored Gold Gem Set Ring
designed in a floral motif shield shape, set in the center with an oval orange stone (probably citrine) among the two color gold foliage, ring size 7, approximately 2 dwt. (shank with evidence of poor repair), mounted in stamped 14KT gold.
1023. Pair of Citrine and Gold Earrings, H. Stern
each set with a beautiful orange citrine measuring approximately 10mm x 8mm, the two stones totaling approximately 5.63 carats according to the receipt, further enhanced by a gold scalloped top, completed by post backs, mounted in apparently unmarked but tested 14KT yellow gold, accompanied by its original receipt from H. Stern dated December 15, 1990, in very good condition.
1024. Platinum and Five Stone Diamond Ring
centering on one round full cut diamond, flanked on either side by a total of four round diamonds which graduate down in size, the diamonds weigh approximately .70 carat total (approximately F to G color, VS clarity), ring size 7.5, approximately 2.8 dwt.
1025. Blue Topaz and Pink Tourmaline Ring, David Yurman
centering on an emerald cut blue topaz measuring approximately 8mm x 10mm, contained within a yellow gold bezel and further set on the north and south side of the center stone with two cabochon pink tourmalines, completed by a wide set tapered fluted shank, mounted in 14KT yellow gold and sterling, signed "Yurman" for David Yurman, ring size 6.75, approximately 7.3 dwt.
1026. Gold "Shrimp" Ring
designed in the classic shrimp style, mounted in unmarked but tested 14KT yellow gold, approximately 6.7 dwt, ring size 6.5
1027. Large Gold and Smokey Quartz Ring
simply set with a large oval shaped smokey quartz measuring approximately 17.5mm x 25mm, within a simple six prong mounting, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 6.5, approximately 6.9 dwt.
1028. Pair of Half Hoop Gold Earrings
designed as three slightly articulated half hoops which overlap one another, completed by post and friction backs, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, .75 in. drop, approximately 6.4 dwt.
1029. Bold Gold and Multi Gem Set Ring
designed in a multi tiered motif and set with small round rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 7.25, approximately 9.4 dwt.
1030. Large Amethyst and Diamond Ring
set in the center with an oval amethyst measuring approximately 10mm x 13mm and flanked on either side by triangular amethysts, further accented by 5 round full cut diamonds, mounted in stamped 10KT yellow gold, ring size 7.5, approximately 3.2 dwt.
1031. Antique Pearl and Gold Stickpin
designed as a stickpin set with a single cultured pearl, completed by a tooled brown leather case.
1032. Two Gold, Gem Set, and Diamond Rings
the first designed as a beautiful vintage stamped 14KT yellow gold mounting containing a synthetic round white stone, the second designed as an abstract style band set with synthetic sapphires and a round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately .47 carat (approximately K color, VS clarity), mounted in unmarked but tested 18KT yellow gold, the two rings weigh approximately 8.4 dwt.
1033. Bezel Set Diamond Band
reminiscent of the "Etoile" collection by Tiffany & Co., set with nine round full cut diamonds which are burnished into the high polished gold band, stamped "KMP" and mounted in 18KT yellow gold, ring size 7, approximately 4.1 dwt.
1034. Multi Strand Necklace, Anna Holland
designed as a multi strand necklace by jewelry designer Anna Holland, set with numerous chunks of onyx, cultured pearls, green hardstone, and aurora borealis. Completed by a slide in clasp set with a shell. Made by Anna Holland, a famed jewelry designer known for her ethnic style and unique combinations of new and old to make statement pieces of jewelry, 18 in. long.
1035. Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, Tiffany & Co.
designed as a cuff bracelet composed of varying twist detailing, signed on the interior with Italian assay marks and stamped "Tiffany & Co.", fits up to approximately a 6.25" wrist, approximately 1.375 troy oz., accompanied by a Tiffany & Co. box.
with original Tiffany & Co. box.
1036. Sterling Silver Necklace, Tiffany & Co.
part of Tiffany's 1837 collection created this year celebrating the company's 175th anniversary, designed as an open cylindrical bar with a slightly concave middle, one side with the Tiffany 1837 logo and the other side with a plain high polish, completed by a traditional small oval length chain, both the chain and pendant are signed, necklace 17" long, approximately .29 troy oz., completed by a Tiffany blue pouch.
1037. Sterling Silver and Quartz Ring, Tiffany & Co.
set in the center with an emerald cut quartz measuring approximately 7mm x 9mm, the center stone bezel set with a side gallery giving the illusion the stone is suspended in mid air, completed by a simple high polish shank, fully marked, ring size 6.5, approximately .225 troy oz., completed by a Tiffany blue pouch.
1038. Pair of Sterling Silver Earclips, Angela Cummings
each designed as a puffed "pudgy" heart with a high polish finish, completed by post and clip backs, stamped on the back of each earclip "Cummings Sterling" for Angela Cummings, approximately .29 troy oz.. Angela Cummings was a highly successful jewelry designer who became known for unique designs for Tiffany & Co. She eventually left the firm and began her own design house, which she decided to close and retire from in 2003. Her jewelry is coveted among collectors of both 20th century design and fine jewelry.
1039. Two Diamond Set Rings
the first designed as an engagement ring and centering on one round full cut diamond measuring approximately 4mm, contained within an illusion style gold setting stamped 14KT, the second designed as a gent's ring set with a round diamond also measuring approximately 4mm, within a gold setting stamped 14KT, the two rings weigh approximately 6.7 dwt.
1040. Diamond Bracelet
designed as a very beautiful link bracelet, each link designed in an openwork oval shape, the center of each link having a curved section set with six round full cut diamonds per section, approximately 72 diamonds in total, completed by a slide in clasp with figure eight safety closure, mounted in stamped 14KT white gold, 6.25" long, approximately 7.8 dwt.
1041. Group of Gold and Gem Set Jewelry
including a five stone ring set with oval multi colored hardstones which are all probably dyed jade, mounted in yellow gold stamped 14KT, the second designed as a cluster ring set with numerous diamond chips, mounted in stamped 10KT yellow gold, and a cameo pendant mounted in yellow gold stamped 14KT, the lot weighs approximately 4.4 dwt.
1042. Four Pairs of Gold Earrings
including a pair shaped as snowflakes, a pair shaped as sailboats, a pair set with a total of four black stones with asterisms, and a pair of which each is modeled as an egret. all mounted in 14KT yellow gold, the lot weighs approximately 6.8 dwt.
1043. Cultured Pearl and Diamond Pendant
designed as a stylized grape cluster set with numerous round cultured pearls and small round diamonds, 1" drop, completed by an enhancer style bail, approximately 2.1 dwt.
1044. Gold Brooch
designed as a reproduction from the MFA Boston, designed as a stylized intertwining knot probably referencing a Scottish brooch within the museums collection, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, approximately 4.4 dwt.
1045. Gold Leaf Brooch, by Grosse Germany, 1964
designed as a branch set with four leaves, signed "Gross" and dated 1964 to the reverse, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, approximately 6.5 dwt.. The firm of Grosse was and still is a highly respected manufacturer of both gold jewelry as well as high end costume jewelry, mostly produced for Christian Dior beginning in the early 1950s through the 1980s.
1046. Group of Amethyst and Gold Jewelry
including a pendant centering on an oval amethyst measuring approximately 16mm x 12mm, further surrounded by 14 round amethysts which graduate in size, together with a pair of amethyst studs measuring approximately 9mm x 7mm, both mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, the lot weighs approximately 5.4 dwt.
1047. Group of Pearl Jewelry
including a necklace set with cultured white freshwater pearls measuring approximately 6.5mm on average, a pair of slightly off round pearl studs measuring approximately 9mm, and a mabe pearl pendant set with a tiny diamond, all with stamped 14KT mountings.
1048. Garnet and Diamond Earclips
each set with an emerald cut garnet measuring approximately 6mm x 8mm, further each set with a surround of round diamonds and completed by post and clip backs, mounted in stamped 14KT white gold.
1049. Pair of Diamond Hoops
each designed with a channel set line of round diamonds, mounted in stamped 14KT white gold, 1" drop.
1050. Diamond Set Cross Pendant
designed as a stylized cross channel set with numerous round full cut diamonds in a bypass design, 1.25" drop, approximately 2.6 dwt., mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold.
1051. Pair of Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Earrings
each earring set with a single Tahitian pearl measuring approximately 9mm, each surmounted with three round diamonds, mounted in stamped 14KT white gold.
1052. Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Ring
set in the center with an oval blue sapphire measuring approximately 5mm x 6mm, further accented by round diamonds and tapered baguette channel set diamonds, ring size 6.75, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold.
1053. Diamond Solitaire
designed as a uniquely made diamond solitaire set in the center with a round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately .47 carat (approximately H to I color, I clarity), completed by a cushion shaped shank, mounted in stamped 18KT yellow gold, ring size 8.
1054. Colored and White Diamond Gypsy Ring
centering on one round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately .45 carat which has undergone High Pressure/High Temperature treatment to turn the stone Fancy Orange (approximately VS2 clarity), flanked on either side by a round full cut diamond, the two of which total approximately .12 carat (approximately H to I color, SI1 clarity), mounted in stamped 14KT white gold, ring size 7.25, approximately 5.5 dwt. The ring is accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012 stating the Total Approximate replacement value is $2,400.
1055. Three Stone Diamond Ring
simply set with three round full cut diamonds, each within a white gold box setting totaling approximately .49 carat (approximately H to I color, VS clarity), completed by a high polish yellow gold shank, ring size 6.75, approximately 5.7 dwt. Accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012 stating that the Total Approximate replacement value is $1,900.
1056. Three Stone Emerald and Diamond Ring
set in the center with a square cut emerald weighing approximately .34 carat, flanked on either side by a round full cut diamond, the diamonds totaling approximately .20 carat (approximately G to H color, SI clarity), mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 6.5, approximately 3.2 dwt. Accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012, stating that the Total Approximate replacement value is $1,500.
1057. Bezel Set Diamond Fashion Ring
centering on a bezel set round full cut diamond weighing approximately .05 carat (approximately H color, SI clarity), within an abstract gold openwork mount, ring size 7, approximately 3.8 dwt. Accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012 stating the Total Approximate replacement value is $950.
1058. Diamond Set Ring
designed as a horizontal row of channel set round full cut diamonds totaling approximately .30 carat (approximately G to H color, SI1 clarity), completed by a high polish sculpted gold shank in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 6.25, approximately 5.3 dwt. Accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012 stating that the Total Approximate replacement value is $1,500.
1059. Modernist Style Sapphire Ring
designed as two overlapping abstract shapes, one of which is bezel set with a round blue sapphire weighing approximately .41 carat, completed by a high polish yellow gold shank, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 7.25, approximately 7.5 dwt.
1060. Ruby and Diamond Crossover Style Ring
centering on one round ruby weighing approximately .41 carat, flanked on either side by a full cut round diamond, the two of which total approximately .13 carat (approximately G to H color, SI1 clarity), mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, ring size 7, approximately 6.8 dwt. Accompanied by an appraisal dated October 1, 2012 stating the Total Approximate replacement value is $2100.
1061. Vintage Gold, Onyx, and Seed Pearl Brooch Slide
designed as a slightly convex oval onyx plaque measuring approximately 35mm x 25mm, set in the center with seed pearl decoration, mounted in unmarked but tested rose tinted 14KT yellow gold.
1062. Fine Vintage Gold Link Bracelet
designed as a link bracelet set with navette shaped links with scroll decoration, in between open oval links, completed by a later gold lobster claw clasp, mounted in stamped 18KT yellow gold
1063. Cultured Pearl Necklace
comprised of (49) cultured pearls (6.6 -6.9 mm) completed by a grey pearl (approximately 10.8 mm) screw in invisible clasp. 14.5 in.
1064. Sterling Silver Mesh Bangle, Tiffany & Co.
stamped Tiffany & Co. 925; inner circumference 7.5 in.; approximately 1.89 troy oz.
1065. Sterling Silver Bead Necklace
comprised of large round sterling beads (approximately 14 mm) on a sterling chain. Approximately 1.88 troy oz.
1066. Sterling Pendant and Chain
the pendant of shell form and signed "Faget" and marked sterling; the chain of curbed links with Danecraft signature tag (19 in.); approximately 1.75 troy oz.).
1067. Pearl and Diamond Earrings
each with a single cultured pearl (7.0 mm) with a single diamond melee, with screw backs and mounted in white gold testing for 14KT.
1068. Amethyst, Diamond and Pearl Grouping
consisting of a three stone amethyst ring with a diamond melee (size 6.5) and stamped 14KT; a gold domed ring accented with diamond melee (size 6.5) and stamped 14KT; a pair of amethyst ear studs; a seed pearl cluster ring stamped 14 KT (size 5.25); a ribbed 14KT bar pin; a pearl bracelet with 14KT clasp (pearls with nacre loss) with earrings. Approximately 6.7 dwt (excluding bracelet).
1069. A Gold Grouping
consisting of a pair of disc form jackets; (4) pairs of gold studs; one pair of gold open loop earrings; a gold ring with moonstone (size 5.75). a 10KT ring with navette shaped jade stone; 14KT fine link gold chain with pendant. Approximately 11.3 dwt.
1070. Sterling Silver Bolo Tie and Earrings
bolo tie set with turquoise stone suspended from a woven black leather tie and accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Tanner Chaney Gallery; a pair of sterling and turquoise clip earrings with maker's mark "WWL." Approximately 2.39 troy oz.
L1. Two Crochet Raffia Coats, Anna Giovannozzi
Italian, vintage 1950s, the first in celery green with matching silk lining; the second in a coral color with contrasting cherry silk lining. Both fit approximately a size 10-12, both in very good vintage condition.
L2. Two Asian Silk Brocade Garments
including a three quarter length coat which is a vintage size 36 and a jacket, both with all over embroidery and frog closures, the jacket reversing to a brilliant turquoise color.
L3. Art Deco Flapper Dress, 1920s
composed of exquisitely sewn pale pink crepe with cut steel and crystal bead embellishment throughout, approximate size 8. Excellent condition for age with minimal bead loss and very slight discoloration at arm openings and a small spot on the hem.
L4. Art Deco Flapper Dress, 1920s
designed as a gold net composed of metallic thread and designed with a drop waist and scalloped hem, approximate size 10. Together with a black crepe silk top with cap sleeves and gold and silver bead rhinestone decoration. The dress is overall in good condition for age with some slight tearing and wear to hem, the blouse having a tear at the side zipper.
L5. Two Pieces of Vintage Pink Loungewear
circa 1930s, including a shell pink nightgown with ruffle detailing and knife pleating throughout and completed by a tie waist, labeled "Barbizon", size 14, together with a complimentary lacey robe in a similar shade of pink with silk taffeta lining, labeled "Best & Co.". Both are in good condition for age.
L6. Six Pairs of Vintage French and Designer Glasses
including two pairs in pained enamel in a color block motif, one signed "Tamm's France" (very good estate condition with some light wear to paint, no lenses present), a pair composed of lemon lime colored titanium, one side of the frames being held by clear cord, signed "Airo Made in France" (excellent estate condition), the fourth pair designed in gold with an intertwining vine motif which directly attach to the lenses and signed "Jean Lafont Paris Made in France" (excellent estate condition, prescription lenses), a dark brown pair by Jean Paul Gaultier, signed "Jean Paul Gaultier Made in Japan" (excellent estate condition, no lenses present), and the last pair designed in a painted color block motif in the style of Piet Mondrian, signed "Casanova Made in Italy" (excellent estate condition, no lenses present).
L7. Cream Leather Shoulder Bag, Chanel Style
of rectangular form and composed of cream leather, the front of the bag having intertwined C's forming the Chanel logo stitched to the front, one side completed by matching leather tassel detailing, finished by a gold plated shoulder strap and woven cream leather handle, measures approximately 9" x 6" (not including strap), strap is approximately 50" long, overall the bag is in good condition with light wear to leather associated with age and some use, this bag has apparently been relined. Please note: We are selling this bag as Chanel style and not by Chanel, due to the fact that it has had modifications over the years and we are not able to guarantee its authenticity, although it very well may be authentic.
L8. Two Pairs of Designer Sunglasses
including a pair of "Ralph" by Ralph Lauren in brown reminiscent of the Jackie-O style, completed by its original case (excellent estate condition), the second pair by Gucci of black modified oval form (in excellent estate condition). With prescription lenses.
L9. Black Leather "America's Cup '92" Tote, Mark Cross
Italian, designed as a simple two handled shoulder bag/tote composed of natural grain leather, the inside with a single side pocket, with some slight wear to corners and top handles and wear associated with some use, overall in very good estate condition. This tote was a limited edition done by Mark Cross for the 1992 America's Cup yacht race. Mark Cross was the sponsor for America's cup, now a position held by Louis Vuitton. Measures approximately 18"l x 14"w (not including handle).
L10. Black Satin Evening Bag with Purse Accessories
the bag designed in the sack style composed of black satin, completed by a twisted black silk shoulder cord and bottom tassel (7.5"l x 7"w not including strap or tassel, in very good condition with light use), together with a circa 1950s floral petit point comb holder and mirror combination with faux tortoise comb, a rectangular purse mirror, and a black satin pin designed as a rose or camellia flower, all in very good estate condition.
L11. Two Color Woven Leather Handbag, Italian
in the style of bottega veneta, designed in a simple rectangular shape with woven two color leather detail and single shoulder strap, completed by a zippered closure and multiple compartments for convenient and easy organization, signed on the interior "Paiola del Cuoio Made in Italy", measures 14"l x 9"w, in very good condition with light wear to edges and bottom of the bag associated with some general use, completed by its original dustbag.
L12. Long Wool Knit Scarf, Missoni
Italian, designed in the signature Missoni style of rib knitting with wool, composed of various wools in shades of blacks, greys, creams and tans, signed "Missoni" with fabric and country of origin label, in excellent estate condition, 66"l x 17"w (not including end fringe).
L13. Two Italian Silk Scarves, Leonard Paris
hand rolled, the first designed in a floral fall colored floral motif with brown ground (34" x 34", in fair to good condition with some water and general staining throughout, presents better when worn), the second designed in a floral and butterfly motif with blue and red ground (34"l x 34"w, very good estate condition with a few very tiny pulls, not noticeable when worn), both are labeled "Made in Italy".
L14. Large and Unusual Cotton Sarong Wrap, Gucci
circa 1980s, of unusually large form (approximately 58"l x 50"w), designed in a fantastic motif depicting a flock of sailboats mid race, on a two color blue ground with purple, blue, white, and green colors within the body, labeled "Gucci Made in Italy" with 100% cotton fabric content tag (overall in good to very good estate condition with two stains (one towards the top left, the other towards the middle at the bottom) which are not very noticeable as they are hidden somewhat on the blue ground, may come out with a professional dry cleaning although not guaranteed). This sarong wrap is a very unusual piece of vintage Gucci.
L15. Two Vintage High End Unsigned Evening Bags
including a gold evening "lunchbox" bag made out of a metallic fabric resembling python skin (6"l x 4"w x 3.5"d, not including handle), lined in gold faux leather, with hard single handle and buckle snap closure (in good estate condition with some wear, particularly to gold plated hardware), the second bag designed as a vertically beaded clutch/shoulder bag of various colors including black, hematite, and aurora borealis, completed by a foldover closure and optional silvertone snake chain shoulder strap (in very good estate condition, 7.5"l x 4.5"w). Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L16. Exquisite Rhinestone Evening Bag, Austrian
1950s, purportedly designed by Alice Caviness although bearing no signature, this bag is exquisitely crafted with hundreds of woven and prong set round aurora borealis and clear rhinestones, the front of the bag having a design composed of larger round as well as marquise shaped rhinestones, completed by a flip top clasp that contains a mirror and strap composed of two lines of white rhinestones flanking a center gold curblink chain, labeled on the interior "Handbag made for PAM INC. NEW YORK in Austria" (overall in very good condition for age with one small area on reverse having noticeable darkening to rhinestones, handle has become detached with evidence of previous repair using lead solder). Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L17. Group of High End Costume Jewelry, incl. Dior
the piece designed as a pair of pudgy pear shaped rhinestone earrings with post backs by Christian Dior, signed, the second piece designed as a pair of dangling white rhinestone earrings circa 1950s (earrings have been converted to pierced), and the third designed as a circa 1980s pink acrylic and gold tone Italian bangle bracelet, stamped "Replica Made in Italy", all in very good estate condition. Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L18. Two High End Blue Rhinestone Necklaces
the first designed as a simple long sautoir of hand knotted blue aurora borealis beads with a navette shaped clasp (approximately 40"l), the second necklace designed as a line of alternating blue aurora borealis bead and double sided prong and bezel set blue rhinestones, suspending a prong set rhinestone pendant drop in the shape of a pear fruit (necklace approximately 24"l, pendant drop 2.25"l), both necklaces in very good to excellent estate condition. Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L19. Exquisite Set of Costume Jewelry, Alice Caviness
including a wide bangle bracelet set with numerous prong set round and marquise shaped rhinestones in smoky and aurora borealis colors, the back with simple gold reeded detail, signed on the inside of the front on a plaque "Alice Caviness", completed by a slide in closure and safety chain (fits up to approximately a 6.75" wrist), together with a pair of earclips en suite, the set is in excellent vintage condition. To find such an exquisite set by Alice Caviness is unusual. Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L20. Exquisite Set of Costume Jewelry, Alice Caviness
including a link bracelet composed of various shaped rhinestones in different colors including large marbled plastic stones simulating tumbled emerald, together with a pair of earclips en suite, one of the earclips is signed on a plaque to the reverse "Alice Caviness", bracelet is unsigned, overall the set is in excellent condition with some wear to the finish on the reverse, one stone missing one of its prongs and the stone may have possibly been reinforced with glue although this is not noticeable at all when worn. It is very unusual to find such an exquisite set by Alice Caviness. Provenance: Property from the niece of famed costume jewelry designer Alice Caviness.
L21. Caramel Colored Alligator Purse, France
1950s, designed in the classic 1950s style with a single handle and gold plated snap closure, lined in brown leather and stamped "Made in France" to the interior, measures approximately 11.5"l x 7.25"t x 3"w, in very good condition with some loose stitching where the handle meets the body but not obtrusive and not in danger of coming undone.
L22. Gentleman's Silk Print Tie, Hermes
designed as a light blue ground tie depicting whimsical scenes of men tossing fruit and a guy in a banana suit, labeled "Hermes Paris/100 % Silk/ Made in France", in excellent condition.
L23. Group of Three Designer Silk Scarves
the first by Halston designed as a green ground scarf with different shades of green and a white surround, labeled "Halston" and "100% Silk/Made in Italy", 19" x 19" (in excellent vintage condition, great size to tie around a handbag!), the second scarf by Tiffany & Co. centering on a black center with a field of white "T's throughout, the center motif tied in white bows with a Tiffany blue ground border, labeled "Tiffany & Co." as well as "Made in Italy/100% Silk", (17" x 17", excellent vintage condition), the third scarf by Besi and designed in a large abstract print in shades of green as well as blue and yellow, labeled throughout the print "Bessi" and with a tag stating "Made In Italy for Mill Pond House/Pure Silk", 35" x 35", (in very good vintage condition with one very tiny spot of fading to an area of the grey ground (approximately 2mm), hard to notice when worn.
L24. Flora and Fauna Motif Printed Silk Scarf, Gucci
circa 1970s, depicting different colored butterflies among various fruits, vegetables, and foliage, with mustard ground border, labeled within the field "Gucci", 35" x 35", in excellent vintage condition, silk label and country of origin tag no longer present.
L25. "Dies Et Hore" Printed Silk Scarf, Hermes
designed as a Zodiac calender depicting the 12 signs of the Zodiac, centering on a depiction of the sun, composed in colors of gold, black, and red on a cream colored ground, labeled "Hermes Paris" within the field, 35" x 35", in fair to good vintage condition with a noticeable stain to the bottom left corner when viewed from the front, not too obtrusive when worn and may or may not come out with a professional dry cleaning, fabric content and country of origin label are no longer present.
L26. Chic Zebra Print Jacket, Bill Blass
designed as a great cropped jacket made of either pony or cow hide, painted to resemble zebra, with leather trimmed sleeves and edges, completed by a three button closure, labeled "Bill Blass", vintage size 10, in excellent vintage condition.
L27. Blond Mink Stole
1950s, of classic form composed of blonde mink fur, completed by a brown silk lining embroidered with flower basket motifs and monogrammed "AGL", overall in very good vintage condition.
L28. Brown Mink Coat and Matching Muff
vintage knee length coat, medium size, in excellent condition labeled "Blakeslee's Furs/Waterbury CT." The associated muff appears unused.
L29. Vintage Pale Brown Mink Stole
circa 1950-60s, black silk lining embroidered with butterflies.
L30. Rich Brown Mink Jacket and Hat
small size, excellent condition.
L31. Sterling Silver Mounted Eagle's Head Cane
the cane composed of beautiful mahogany wood, the handle composed of sterling silver depicting a bald headed eagle's head in full form, marked 925, in very good vintage condition.
L32. Retractable Gold Lorgnette Pendant
of long and slender form, designed as a simple polished yellow gold case, one side of which has a handle that may be pushed up to deploy the glasses, completed by a simple gold bail, mounted in stamped 14KT yellow gold, pendant has approximately a 2.75" drop (including bail), approximately 8.6 dwt. included lenses.
L33. Sajen Sterling Goddess Pendant
signed and stamped 925 inside the bale, the pendant is centered with a goddess face surmounted by gemstones within a mother-of-pearl and abalone surround.
L34. Two Kleinberg Sherril Alligator Belts
1980s, the first is beige with large gold-tone gadrooned buckle; the second is warm brown with gold-tone arrow buckle. each 44 in. long.
L35. Hand-painted Beaded Brooch, Miriam Haskell
the porcelain oval is decorated with flowers in delicate pastel hues, the gold tone metal highlighted by white bead accents, signed on the back. 2.25 x 1.75 in.
L36. Retro Period Rhinestone Parure, Trifari
circa 1945, possibly designed by Alfred Philippe, designed as a central kite shaped pendant set with numerous kite shaped rhinestones, completed by a goldtone goose neck chain, together with a pair of earclips en suite, both pieces signed, in very good vintage condition with some wear associated with age and careful use.
L37. Group of Art Deco Costume Jewelry, incl. Eisenberg
the first designed as a long brooch of graduated white rhinestones by Eisenberg circa 1940 (later converted to a brooch from a fur clip mechanism), a channel set square green and white rhinestone bangle bracelet set in sterling silver circa 1925 (one rhinestone missing, otherwise in good condition), and a rhinestone line bracelet set with round white rhinestones circa 1925 (in good condition).
L38. Group of High End Costume Jewelry, incl. Boucher
the first designed as a pair of wing shaped earclips set with faux sapphires and rhinestone detailing by Boucher, a pastel colored rhinestone brooch by Kramer of New York, a pair of art deco rhinestone clip brooches, and a faux pearl and aurora borealis necklace, all pieces in good condition for age.
L39. Antique Beaded Evening Bag
having a Gorham sterling frame, the artfully working beading depicts flowering branches above a small village scene, some bead loss.
L40. Trifari "Cocker Spaniel" Brooch
signed, gold tone, presented in a Jolly's Jewelers box. (1.75 x 1.75 in.)
L41. Two Costume Bracelets, One signed France
the first designed as a silvered metal bracelet suspending five multi colored glass beads, stamped on the toggle "Made in France", the second designed as an intricate ropetwist gilt mounting, set at stations with aurora borealis stones (one missing and one poorly replaced), both in good condition with some wear throughout.
L42. Vintage Gucci Checkbook Cover
black leather with teal leather lining, the gold tone clasp in the form of a hand, presented in the original Gucci box.
L43. Deep Brown Mink Coat
swing style with removable hood, styled by Jones Furs of Greensboro, fully lined in satin, velvet lined pockets, two closures below a modified shawl closure, with cuffs. (17.5 in. shoulder to shoulder, 24 in. arm length, 30 in. length from shoulder to hem).
1. Council Craftsman Server
label to drawer
2. Council Craftsman Breakfront
heavily inlaid, beveled glass doors, lighted cabinet
label to drawer
3. 19th century Drop Leaf Table
4. Jack Laycox (CA, 1921-1985), Autumnal Woods
oil on canvas, presented in the likely original frame with linen liner.
Laycox's works have been exhibited at the New York galleries of the American Watercolor Society, galleries of the Western Artists in San Francisco, The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose, and The Brooks Memorial Galleries in Memphis, Tennessee. His works have also been exhibited as examples of Contemporary American Art in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.
5. Chinese Silk Textile
6. Contemporary Geisha Print
Additional Text Descriptions: