Auction Date: Sunday December 8, Time: 11:00am
Auction Day Preview: 10:00am
Preview Friday December 6
12:00pm Until 5:00pm
Preview Saturday December 7
12:00pm Until 5:00pm
Fine Jewelry: Our December Fine Auction is glittering with emeralds, this month’s example highlighting a stunning 22k yellow gold jewelry suite comprised of a necklace with two matching bracelets. For the gem connoisseur, we’ll be offering an 18k yellow gold ring featuring an estimated 14.0 carat-plus tanzanite framed by two step-cut diamonds. A touch of whimsy takes flight with the addition of three gold, jade butterfly brooches, two accented with fresh water pearls and one sparkling with diamonds.
Watches: For those seeking watches, we have an unusual ladies Wittnauer 14k yellow gold, diamond, covered watch, a red carpet-worthy Hamilton with diamonds set in platinum, a Retro 14k rose gold style by Swiss watchmaker Driva and a vintage 14k white gold Hamilton sporting a fancy mesh-link bracelet. Our pocket watches include an Elgin nickel silver skeleton, two English sterling silver paired-case styles and a sterling silver pocket watch with fusee escapement.
Silver Jewelry: December will be a very exciting month for silver. Front and center is Mid-Century Modern, with two sterling silver bracelets, one created by iconic Mexican silversmith Antonio Pineda and the other possibly attributed to Estela Popowski. Also featured is a bold silver vermeil, sapphire and diamond figural snake bracelet and a pair of articulated sterling silver, emerald earrings.
California Art: Fred Grayson Sayre (1879 - 1939); Alfred Cunningham (Mid-Century); Armin Carl Hansen (1886 - 1957); Arthur Hill Gilbert (1894-1970); Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865 - 1942); Carl Oscar Borg (1879 - 1947); Clarence Ellsworth (1885 - 1961); Edgar Keller (1868 - 1932); Edward Norton Ward (b. 1928); Edward Rufus Hill (1851 - 1908); Geoffrey Lewis (American 20th century); Gordon Coutts (1868 - 1937); Harry Lewis Bailey (1879 - 1933); Hiram Reynolds Bloomer (1845 - 1911); Howard Arden Edwards (1884 - 1953); J. Weber; John Bond Francisco (1863 - 1931); Joshua Meador (1911 - 1965); Manuel Valencia (1856 - 1935)Victor Amadio; Willard Cox (1902 - 1974)
Women Artist: Esther Anna Hunt (American 1875 - 1951); Georgia Crittenden Bemis (1908-2008); Margaret Keelan; Margarete Gillin (1833 - 1915); Marjorie Jane Reed (1915 - 1996); Pauline Lennards Palmer (1867 - 1938); Amedee Buffet (French, 1869-1934); Doris H. de Carteret (b. 1897); Edna Earl Crocker (1877-1942); Maria (Marie) Philippina Bilders-van Bosse (1837-1900); Wanda Marie Bon
American Art: Arne Rudolph Jensen (1906 - 1993); Charles Shepard Chapman (1879-1962); Floyd E. Johnson (1909-1999); Fred Oldfield (1918 - 2017); John Ford Clymer (1907-1989); Joseph Birren (1864 - 1933); Joseph Jefferson IV (1829 - 1905); Kanute Edwin Felix (1852-1935); Leonard Ochtman (1854 - 1934); M.W. Batchelor (20th century); Peter Hayward (1905 - 1993); Ray Strang (1893 - 1957); Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)
Chinese Antiques: Offerings include famille rose decorated porcelains from the late Qing dynasty to the 20th century, various carved stone statues of both Buddhist and Daoist religions, and an ink painting by Qi Liangchi, the fourth son of the famous 20th century Chinese artist Qi Baishi, depicting the nine auspicious fish group.
Collectibles: Gold Scales, Clocks; Porcelains and Quality Glass
Sculpture: A Bronze Sculpture "Bronco Buster," after Frederick Remington, and a Vienna Cold Painted Bronze depicting Michelangelo.
Ethnographic: A selection of Native American items including Plains Beaded Moccasins, and a Woven Burden Basket.
Antique Furniture: On offer is a beautifully carve Italian Rococo Walnut Commode, Tuscany 18th Century, an unusual Victorian Rosewood Opticians Cabinet, an English 19th Century Gothic Revival Chest, and a magnificent Spanish Renaissance Style table, eight Anglo-Indian lushly floral carved chairs and a Chippendale Tiger Maple Chest, New England, 18th Century
Contemporary Furniture: A collection of McGuire Furniture including a Rattan Chaise, Loveseat and Chair, a Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Cabinet, a Contemporary Hewn Stone and Metal Console, and a Yamaha C3 Conservatory Grand Piano
Lighting: A French Country Wrought Iron Chandelier, A Neoclassical Alabaster Corinthian Column Floor Lamp, A Rococo Burnished Metal Floral Chandelier.