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Auction Description for The Cobbs: Fine and Sporting Art, Books, Jewelry and Antiques
Viewing Notes:
Previews: Thursday March 14th, 10am to 5pm Friday March 15th, 10am to 7pm Saturday March 16th, 8am to 10 am Or by appointment.
Sale Notes:
This will be a diverse sale including the following collecting categories: Important Antique Furniture, European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, American, Asian and Middle Eastern Fine Art, Textiles, Clocks, Book, Sterling Silver, Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass, Sporting Art, Firearms and Jewelry

Fine and Sporting Art, Books, Jewelry and Antiques

by The Cobbs


294 lots | 290 with images

March 16, 2013

Live Auction

50 Jaffrey Road

Peterborough, NH, 03458 USA

Phone: +1 603.924.6361

Fax: +1 603 924 9089

Email: info@thecobbs.com

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Pair of Silver Sheffield Candelabras

Lot 1: Pair of Silver Sheffield Candelabras

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Description: Pair of Silver Sheffield Candelabras, silver on copper two-part candelabra, the top section has three candle sockets with bobeche which insert into a single socket at the top of the candlestick, all over raised floral designs, 23 1/4" tall, minor blush, small repair at neck of one base and on one arm, 19th/20th Century, English. Estimate $300-500

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Two Similar Pair Sterling Candelabras

Lot 2: Two Similar Pair Sterling Candelabras

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Description: Two Similar Pair Sterling Candelabras, each pair has a screw in top section with twisted arms having three candle sockets set on a round weighted base, marked on bottom "Gorham Sterling, weighted", 11 1/2" tall. Estimate $300-500

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Pair of Revere Sterling Candelabras

Lot 2A: Pair of Revere Sterling Candelabras

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Description: Pair of Revere Sterling Candelabras, Two-part with a three socket top section screwing into the vase form round candlestick base, 15" tall, marked on the bottom, "Revere, Sterling Weighted," edge dents on bases. Estimate $200-300

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Partial Sterling Silver Flatware Set

Lot 3: Partial Sterling Silver Flatware Set

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Description: Partial Sterling Silver Flatware Set, to include: 7 forks, 2 Tablespoons, 3 teaspoons, 3 butter knives, 8 knives (without sterling handles), 6 soup spoons, approximately 25 oz. Estimate $400-600

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Arthur Stone Sterling Bowl

Lot 4: Arthur Stone Sterling Bowl

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Description: Arthur Stone Sterling Bowls, two rounded corner square bowls, 7 3/4" width, marked on bottom "A Stone, Sterling", approximately 27+ oz., some minor surface scratches. Estimate $400-600.

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Miscellaneous Sterling and Coin Silver

Lot 5: Miscellaneous Sterling and Coin Silver

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Description: Miscellaneous Sterling and Coin Silver, Coin includes: 3 Tablespoons and 1 teaspoon. Sterling: 2 sets of 6 salt and peppers, 5 miscellaneous forks and a small plate. Approx. 12 t.oz. Estimate $200-300

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J.R.R. Tolkien,

Lot 6: J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings". 3 volume first editions

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Description: J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings," 3 volumes, first editions, ("The Fellowship of the Ring," U.S.; "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King," U.K. ). Estimate $750-$1500

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Lot 7: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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Description: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, 7 volumes, Macmillan; 1 third printing ("The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"), six first printings. Estimate $250-$400

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lot 8: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Description: "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, Allen and Unwin, 1946, third printing of the second impression. Estimate $200-$400

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Italian Vistas by Edith Wharton, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish,  first edition

Lot 9: Italian Vistas by Edith Wharton, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, first edition

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Description: "Italian Vistas" by Edith Wharton, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, 1904 first edition. Estimate $150-$250

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New Hampshire by Robert Frost, signed

Lot 10: New Hampshire by Robert Frost, signed

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Description: "New Hampshire" by Robert Frost, signed. Estimate $100-$200

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Selected Poems by Robert Frost, signed

Lot 11: Selected Poems by Robert Frost, signed

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Description: "Selected Poems" by Robert Frost, signed. Estimate $100-$200

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Mountain Interval by Robert Frost, signed

Lot 12: Mountain Interval by Robert Frost, signed

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Description: "Mountain Interval" by Robert Frost, signed. Estimate $100-$200

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Sporting: Surtees, 6 volume set

Lot 13: Sporting: Surtees, 6 volume set

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Description: Sporting: Surtees, 6 volume set, leather; also, Frank Forrester's Field Sports of the United States, 2 volumes, 1860. Estimate $100-$200

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Camp-Fires of the Everglades, Charles E. Whitehead, 1897

Lot 14: Camp-Fires of the Everglades, Charles E. Whitehead, 1897

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Description: Camp-Fires of the Everglades, Charles E. Whitehead, 1897. Estimate $100-$150

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Winchester Advertising Poster,

Lot 15: Winchester Advertising Poster, "Western Winchester" by Weimer Pursell

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Description: Winchester Advertising Poster, "Western Winchester" by Weimer Pursell, "copyright 1955- Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation", "Especially painted for Western-Winchester, Litho In U.S.A." in bottom margin, image is of a large broadside of a pheasant in flight with a hunter below about to take aim in an autumn field, print is signed by the artist, upper right "Orin", 41 1/2" H x 21 3/4" W. Estimate $200-300

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Philip R. Goodwin, color lithograph

Lot 16: Philip R. Goodwin, color lithograph

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Description: Philip R. Goodwin, color lithograph of an Indian Guide with moose call and a hunter with rifle at the ready in a birch bark canoe, "Copyright the Forbes Litho. MFG. Co.", print measures 22" high by 16 1/4" wide, edges have been trimmed, laid down on gold board and framed behind glass. Estimate $100-125

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Philip R. Goodwin, color print

Lot 17: Philip R. Goodwin, color print

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Description: Philip R. Goodwin, color print of two hunters beside a log cabin with a mother bear and cub next to a river, print measures 9 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W sight, matted and framed under glass, two small 1/2" tears at the bottom of print. Estimate $100-200

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Philip R. Goodwin, color print

Lot 18: Philip R. Goodwin, color print

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Description: Philip R. Goodwin, Color Print, "We're Going Home, "by Philip R. Goodwin and printed by Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota. Print measures 9 1/4" high by 14" wide sight, matted and framed under glass. Estimate $75-125

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Kurd Caucasian Oriental Rug Runner

Lot 19: Kurd Caucasian Oriental Rug Runner

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Description: Kurd Caucasian Oriental Rug Runner, overall geometric design on a camel color back ground with a star border, 46 1/2" wide by 10' 10" long, some wear in field and small losses, Early 20th Century, Persian. Estimate $400-700

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Oval Empire Drop Leaf Dining Table

Lot 20: Oval Empire Drop Leaf Dining Table

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Description: Oval Empire Drop Leaf Dining Table, pedestal form base with 4 scrolled feet, oval drop leaf solid mahogany top, 28" H x 54" W x 61" L, old refinished condition, Early 19th Century. Provenance: A Peterborough, NH. Collection. Estimate $800-1,200

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Henri Matisse etching signed and numbered

Lot 21: Henri Matisse etching signed and numbered

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Description: Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, France, etching (or print) of a woman's face on wove paper, signed and numbered lower right on backing "15/15 Henri Matisse" and on verso planch 99, image measures 4 3/4" W x 7 11/16" L and glued down to a backing which measures 8" x 6", unframed. Provenance: A Hancock, NH. Estate, originally purchased in France. Estimate $2,000-4,000

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Jean-Louis Forain,   etching

Lot 22: Jean-Louis Forain, etching

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Description: Jean-Louis Forain, 1852-1931, France, etching on Japan paper of a standing gentleman in formal attire with a top hat, signed lower right "L.S. Forain", 11" x 7 3/4" sight, in a matt unframed. Provenance: Hancock, NH. Estate. Estimate $100-200

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Pietro Chiapparelli, 19th century, two bronzes of fighting boxers

Lot 23: Pietro Chiapparelli, 19th century, two bronzes of fighting boxers

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Description: Pietro Chiapparelli, 19th century, Italy, two bronzes of fighting boxers: Kreugas of Epidamnus (defense position) 22" tall and Damoxenus of Syracuse (attack position) 26" tall, inspired by a design on a portico in Rome, each is on a dark marble base which measures 7" tall, resting on a painted base of 34 1/2" tall. Estimate $4,000-6,000

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School Of Jean-Antoine Houdon, plaster casting depicting George Washington

Lot 24: School Of Jean-Antoine Houdon, plaster casting depicting George Washington

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Description: School Of Jean-Antoine Houdon, 1741-1828, France plaster casting depicting George Washington, the first president in his military uniform, 34" tall, some facial plaster loss by his nose and left cheek and resurfaced early in the 20th Century with a white paint, some flaking. Estimate $2,000-,4000

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Preston Powers, marble bust of a gentleman

Lot 25: Preston Powers, marble bust of a gentleman

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Description: Preston Powers, 1843-1931, Colorado/Italy, marble bust of a gentleman with a beard, signed lower back, "P. Powers Sculp 1876," some edge chips, 30" tall. Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Frances Cotes, School Of, pastel on canvas

Lot 26: Frances Cotes, School Of, pastel on canvas

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Description: Frances Cotes, School Of, 1726-1770, England/UK, pastel on canvas, portrait of a young Aristocratic woman with beads and a feather in her hair, wearing a blue a d white beaded dress, 24" x 18", unsigned, restored, in a glass frame with the original frame back attached, Provenance: A New York collection. Estimate $1,000-2,000

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The Historie of Tithes by John Selden, 1618, first edition.

Lot 27: The Historie of Tithes by John Selden, 1618, first edition.

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Description: "The Historie of Tithes by John Selden," 1618, first edition. Estimate $100-$200

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Seine Kurtze Fragen aus der alten und neuen Geographie by Johann Hubner

Lot 28: Seine Kurtze Fragen aus der alten und neuen Geographie by Johann Hubner

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Description: "Seine Kurtze Fragen aus der alten und neuen Geographie" by Johann Hubner, with map 1760. Estimate $100-$200

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Napoleon:

Lot 29: Napoleon: "Traite des Grandes Operations Militaires" by General Baron de Jomini

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Description: Napoleon: "Traite des Grandes Operations Militaires" by General Baron de Jomini, 4 volumes, Chez Magimel, 1811, second edition, with atlas of 39 foldout maps. Estimate $200-$400

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Tales and Novels of Maria Edgeworth,

Lot 30: Tales and Novels of Maria Edgeworth,

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Description: "Tales and Novels of Maria Edgeworth," 18 volumes, Baldwin and Cradock, 1832-1833. Estimate $200-$400

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Goethe's Works in 12 volumes

Lot 31: Goethe's Works in 12 volumes

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Description: Goethe's Works in 12 volumes, leather, 1890s. Estimate $100-$200

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Lot 32: The Life of Samuel Johnson

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Description: "The Life of Samuel Johnson" in 10 volumes, John Murray, 1839. Estimate $200-$400

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Miscellaneous works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Lot 33: Miscellaneous works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Description: Miscellaneous works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 15 vols., 1839-1853, Pickering/Moxon/Murray, matching leather bindings; includes Table Talk, Poems (3 volumes), The Friend (3 volumes), English Divines (2 volumes), Church and State, others. Estimate $300-$500

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Bronze Chinese Buddha

Lot 34: Bronze Chinese Buddha

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Description: Bronze Chinese Buddha, consisting of four parts: the halo is pinned into a slot on the back of the lotus seated figure, one palm faces up and the other down, the whole figure is fitted by slots into the lotus flower base which itself has two sections, the revers of the bottom section has character writing , appears to be 19th Century, in old green color, 23 1/4" tall. Provenance: A Hancock, NH. Estate collection. Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Bird Figures

Lot 35: Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Bird Figures

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Description: Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Bird Figures, both birds are standing in green vegetation having long flowing tails, multicolored plumage and a red comb, 12 1/2" tall, small glaze losses, middle to late 19th Century export period. Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Chinese Export Reverse Painting on Glass

Lot 36: Chinese Export Reverse Painting on Glass

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Description: Chinese Export Reverse Painting on Glass, rectangular form depicting an interior scene with the master, his subordinates and servants, 21" x 29" over all, comes in the original carved wood frame, appears to be 19th Century Chinese, some foxing of the mirrored areas due to age, lower left corner chip on glass. Provenance: An old Dublin, NH. Estate collection. Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Similar Pair of Chinese Pewter Covered Hot Water Bowls

Lot 37: Similar Pair of Chinese Pewter Covered Hot Water Bowls

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Description: Similar Pair of Chinese Pewter Covered Hot Water Bowls, each one having a domed lid with raised floral design having inset semi precious stones and one with stones on handles as well as lid and 4-footed base while the other has undecorated handles and round base, each having a removable interior bowl, both pieces are character marked on the underside and on top with possibly a saying around the outside, 19th/20th Century, some dents. Provenance: Same as previous. Estimate $150-250

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Japanese Satsuma Vase

Lot 38: Japanese Satsuma Vase

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Description: Japanese Satsuma Vase, bulbous form with a flaring rim having a cream ground with two finely decorated gold accented panels depicting a garden scene with people, a road trip with people and a horse with rider, 14 3/4" tall, 19th Century, small hairline cracks at base and rim. Estimate $400-700

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14K White Gold Bracelet

Lot 39: 14K White Gold Bracelet

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Description: 14K White Gold Bracelet, 25 squares with 4 small diamonds inset in each, squares are filigreed, 7 1/4" long, 20th Century. Estimate $800-1,200

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Diamond and Emerald Ladies Ring

Lot 40: Diamond and Emerald Ladies Ring

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Description: Diamond and Emerald Ladies Ring, set in marked 14K white gold setting with two diamonds at approximately 1/3 carat and the emerald cut emerald at approximately 1 carat, 20th century. Estimate $1,500-2,000

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Marquise Diamond Ladies Ring

Lot 41: Marquise Diamond Ladies Ring

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Description: Marquise Diamond Ladies Ring, set in unmarked platinum setting, diamond is approximately 1 1/2 carats, 20th Century. Estimate $2,000-2,500

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Three Gold Bangle Bracelets

Lot 41A: Three Gold Bangle Bracelets

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Description: Three Gold Bangle Bracelets: a) An unmarked yellow gold bracelet with inset diamond and two blues sapphires. B) A filigree unmarked white and yellow gold bracelet. C) A plain yellow gold bracelet. All are 20th Century. Estimate $300-500

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Diamond and Peridot Lavaliere Necklace

Lot 42: Diamond and Peridot Lavaliere Necklace

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Description: 42 Diamond and Peridot Lavaliere Necklace, set in yellow and white gold, 6 large oval peridot's, 8 small oval peridot's in a foliate diamond encrusted setting, 19th/20th Century, unmarked. Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Pearl Necklace

Lot 42A: Pearl Necklace

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Description: Pearl Necklace, slightly baroque, approximately 11mm size pearls, 16" long, 14K white gold clasp, 20th Century. Estimate $300-500

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Diamond and Blue Sapphire Cluster Ring

Lot 43: Diamond and Blue Sapphire Cluster Ring

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Description: Diamond and Blue Sapphire Cluster Ring, set in unmarked white gold, approximately 1/4 carat dark blue sapphire set in the center of 64 .1 carat diamonds in two entwined ascending spirals, 20th Century. Estimate $400-600

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Dark Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

Lot 43A: Dark Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

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Description: Dark Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring, 13 small sapphires and 8 small diamonds set in marked yellow and white gold setting, 19th/20th Century. Estimate $400-600

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Pair of Blue Diamond Ear Studs

Lot 44: Pair of Blue Diamond Ear Studs

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Description: Pair of Blue Diamond Ear Studs, approximately .40 carats, unmarked yellow gold setting, 20th Century. Estimate $500-700

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Men's Jewelry Dress Suite

Lot 44A: Men's Jewelry Dress Suite

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Description: Men's Jewelry Dress Suite, 8 pieces in total, yellow gold, diamond button studs and cufflinks, 20th Century. Estimate $500-700

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Men's Jewelry Dress Suite,

Lot 44B: Men's Jewelry Dress Suite,

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Description: Men's Jewelry Dress Suite, 10 pieces marked 14K, yellow and white gold, onyx and pearl, 20th Century. Estimate $700-900

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