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Auction Description for Strauss: South African & International Art, Decorative Art, Jewellery
Viewing Notes:
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 10am - 5pm
Sale Notes:
IMPORTANT: The running order for this sale is as follows:-
Session 1 at 11.00am - Lots 1 - 170
Jewellery, Foreign silver, Decorative Arts, Furniture, 20th Century Ceramics, Glass and Collectables

Session 2 at 2.00pm - Lots 171-360
English Silver, Furniture, Oriental and Cape Silver and Decorative Arts

Session 3 at 5.00pm - Lots 361-490
South African & International Art Day Sale

Session 4 at 8.00pm - Lots 491 - 577
Important South African & International Art Evening Sale

Buyer's premium: 12% plus VAT on commission for lots over R10 000 and 15% plus VAT on commission for lots under R10 000

www.invaluable.com/straussart

South African & International Art, Decorative Art, Jewellery (534 Lots)

by Strauss & Co

March 6, 2017, 11:00 AM CAT

Cape Town, South Africa

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Asian Art & Antiques (36)
  Chinese Bowls (4)
  Chinese Glasses & Cups (1)
  Chinese Jars & Ginger Jars (4)
  Chinese Snuff Bottles (17)
  Chinese Tables (4)
  Chinese Teapots & Tea Sets (1)
  Chinese Vases (2)
  Japanese Netsuke (1)
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Automobiles, Boats & Airplanes (2)
  Nautical Compasses (2)
Collectibles (1)
  Handbags & Purses (1)
Decorative Art (21)
  Glass Bowls (4)
  Glass Vases (13)
  Sterling Silver Flatware (4)
Fine Art (71)
  Mixed Media - General (6)
  Abstract Paintings (1)
  Landscape Paintings (34)
  Nude Paintings (2)
  Portrait Paintings (7)
  Seascape Paintings (2)
  Still Life Paintings (13)
  Figural Sculptures (6)
Furniture (10)
  English Chairs (1)
  Copper Metalware (2)
  Lamps & Lights - General (1)
  European Mirrors (1)
  English Tables (5)
Jewelry (34)
  Bangle Bracelets (1)
  Link & Chain Bracelets (4)
  Dangles & Chandelier Earrings (3)
  Jewelry Sets (1)
  Men's Cufflinks (2)
  Diamond Solitaire Necklaces (4)
  Solitaire Necklaces - General (2)
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  Sapphire Solitaire Necklaces (2)
  Bead Necklaces (1)
  Pearl Necklaces (1)
  Diamond Pins & Brooches (2)
  Gemstone Pins & Brooches (1)
  Diamond & Yellow Gold Rings (1)
  Gemstone Rings (5)
  Emerald Rings (1)
  Sapphire Rings (2)
Wines & Spirits (15)
  Wine & Spirits Accessories - General (3)
  Romanee Conti Burgundy (12)
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Citrine and gold necklace

Estimate: R8,000 - R10,000

Description: Citrine and gold necklace composed of a series of collet-set pear and oval shaped citrines weighing approximately 24.00 carats accented with eight round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.25 carats to a fine curb link chain, length approximately 435mm

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Single stone diamond ring

Estimate: R40,000 - R42,000

Description: Single stone diamond ring claw-set to the centre with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.5470 carats, size L½ Accompanied by report no 161010622/112142 from EGL South Africa stating that the diamond weighing 1.5470 carats is I in colour and I1 in clarity

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Diamond pendant

Estimate: R50,000 - R55,000

Description: Diamond pendant claw-set with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.49 carats, set to a tapering link and fine box-link chain, length approximately 40mm

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Edwardian seed pearl and peridot pendant/brooch

Estimate: R5,000 - R7,000

Description: Edwardian seed pearl and peridot pendant/brooch the openwork frame millegrain-set to the centre with a cushion-cut peridot enclosed by foliate scrollwork highlighted with seed pearls, pear-shaped peridot drop, detachable seed pearl bale, length approximately 60mm

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Edwardian sapphire and seed pearl necklace

Estimate: R10,000 - R12,000

Description: Edwardian sapphire and seed pearl necklace set to the front with three sprays of flower clusters claw-set with sapphires to a knife-wire link, the leaves set with seed pearls, to a fine curb chain with bolt clasp embellished with seed pearls, length approximately 475mm

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Sapphire and diamond brooch

Estimate: R80,000 - R90,000

Description: Sapphire and diamond brooch designed as a bar, claw-set to the centre with an oval-shaped sapphire weighing approximately 5.30 carats with two Old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.35 carats, width approximately 50mm

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Sapphire and diamond necklace

Estimate: R10,000 - R15,000

Description: Sapphire and diamond necklace designed as a series of alternating knife-edge links embellished with round brilliant-cut diamonds and oval links each claw-set to the centre with a sapphire surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds, with central drop pendant, length approximately 420mm

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Portrait of a Gentleman, 18th century

Estimate: R4,000 - R6,000

Description: Portrait of a Gentleman, 18th century oval, wearing a red coat, white chemise and lace jabot, his powdered hair caught in a ribbon, engraved gold frame, length approximately 32mm * This lot is not suitable for export.

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Italian 14ct gold necklace

Estimate: R10,000 - R12,000

Description: Italian 14ct gold necklace designed as a series of textured brick links, length approximately 460mm

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Diamond ring

Estimate: R130,000 - R135,000

Description: Diamond ring claw-set to the centre with a princess-cut diamond weighing 2.0140 carats, the shoulders set with two round brilliant-cut diamonds, size M½ Accompanied by report no. 160711968/111004 from EGL South Africa stating that the diamond weighing 2.0140 carats is G in colour and SI1 in clarity

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Gilt-metal mounted jade seal

Estimate: R6,000 - R8,000

Description: Gilt-metal mounted jade seal the mottled stone of pale green tone, set to a gilt-metal mount embellished with coral, turquoise and red stones, the inset crystal intaglio engraved with a crest, some gilding and stone loss, length approximately 100mm

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Gold and tortoiseshell lorgnette, French, late 19th/early 20th century

Estimate: R5,000 - R7,000

Description: Gold and tortoiseshell lorgnette, French, late 19th/early 20th century gold framed folding glasses with spring mechanism to a tortoiseshell cover applied with a vacant oval cartouche, with an oval-shaped ring, French gold assay marks, length approximately 85mm

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Cartier 18ct gold 'Tank Basculante' manual reversible gentleman's wristwatch

Estimate: R30,000 - R40,000

Description: Cartier 18ct gold 'Tank Basculante' manual reversible gentleman's wristwatch the 20mm white enamel dial with Roman numerals, black inner minute track, blued-steel hands, the hinged rectangular case designed to pivot within the rectangular backplate to conceal the reverse brushed-gold dial, each with crown at 12 o'clock, nickel-finished lever movement and bimetallic compensation balance, brown crocodile leather strap with 18ct gold Cartier deployment clasp, dials and deployment clasp signed Cartier, Ref 033181, width approximately 24mm

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Three 'tortoiseshell' combs, circa 1900

Estimate: R9,000 - R12,000

Description: Three 'tortoiseshell' combs, circa 1900 each set with emerald and rose-cut diamonds, some damage to the teeth of the combs, width approximately 95mm * This lot is not suitable for export.

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Edwardian diamond and pearl brooch

Estimate: R40,000 - R45,000

Description: Edwardian diamond and pearl brooch the cut-cornered rectangular plaque of open-work design, millegrain-set with alternating pearls and rose and Old European-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 5.00-5.20 carats, width approximately 88mm Pearls untested and unwarranted

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Pair of smoky topaz and diamond earrings

Estimate: R6,000 - R8,000

Description: Pair of smoky topaz and diamond earrings each claw-set to the centre with a smoky topaz surrounded by cognac and round brilliant-cut diamonds to a half diamond-set hoop, with post fittings, length approximately 33mm

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Pair of diamond earrings

Estimate: R20,000 - R25,000

Description: Pair of diamond earrings each designed as a cross, claw-set with ten Old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.75 carats, screw fittings

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Pair of diamond and pearl ear pendants, 1920s

Estimate: R25,000 - R30,000

Description: Pair of diamond and pearl ear pendants, 1920s each designed as an articulated line of collet and millegrain-set eight-, rose- and arrow-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.65 carats, suspending a pearl drop with a cap highlighted with rose-cut diamonds, post and butterfly fittings with French assay mark, length approximately 47mm. Purchased from Missiaglia, Venezia, 1962, cased. Pearls not tested and unwarranted

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Tsovorite and diamond dress ring

Estimate: R12,000 - R15,000

Description: Tsovorite and diamond dress ring claw-set to the centre with an oval-cut tsovorite surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds, the shoulders channel-set with baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.30-1.40 carats, size L

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Italian diamond necklace

Estimate: R100,000 - R110,000

Description: Italian diamond necklace claw-set with one hundred and twenty-six graduated round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 14.95 carats, length approximately 420mm

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Emerald pendant

Estimate: R300,000 - R350,000

Description: Emerald pendant set with two cushion-cut emeralds weighing 10.105 and 10.40 carats, to a fixed bale, length approximately 44mm; with silver chain Accompanied by report number 0014 from The Jewellery Council of South Africa stating that the emerald weighs 10.105 carats. Accompanied by report number 0013 from The Jewellery Council of South Africa stating that the emerald weighs 10.40 carats. Accompanied by report No 14-G-7050 from the GGTL Laboratories, Switzerland stating that the two green cushion shaped emeralds weighing 10.10 carats and 10.39 carats have minor enhancement and are of natural origin

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Emerald and diamond five stone ring

Estimate: R7,000 - R9,000

Description: Emerald and diamond five stone ring claw-set with two cushion-cut emeralds and three old-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.65 carat, size O; and a five stone diamond ring, claw-set with old-cut and a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.10 carats, size O

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Italian 18ct gold necklace

Estimate: R55,000 - R58,000

Description: Italian 18ct gold necklace composed of a series of fancy interlocking links, inner circumference approximately 390mm; and a pair of earrings, en suite, with post and butterfly fittings, length approximately 35mm

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Unset emerald-cut diamond

Estimate: R40,000 - R42,000

Description: Unset emerald-cut diamond weighing 1.1000 carats Accompanied by report number 161220151/205086 from EGL South Africa stating that the diamond weighing 1.1000 carats is J in colour and VVS2 in clarity

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Italian 18ct gold bracelet, 1970s

Estimate: R18,500 - R20,000

Description: Italian 18ct gold bracelet, 1970s composed of textured and pierced interlocking links, length approximately 205mm

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Diamond ring

Estimate: R30,000 - R35,000

Description: Diamond ring claw-set to the centre with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.72 carats, surrounded by ten round brillant-cut stones weighing approximately 0.38 carats set to a collet rectangular-shaped frame, size W½

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Single-stone diamond ring, Kurt Jobst

Estimate: R45,000 - R50,000

Description: Single-stone diamond ring, Kurt Jobst collet-set with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.0308 carats, size N Accompanied by report number 40698549/23849 from EGL South Africa stating that the diamond weighing 1.0308 carats is G in colour and VVS2 in clarity

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Italian 18ct gold necklace

Estimate: R30,000 - R32,000

Description: Italian 18ct gold necklace composed of a series of rope-twist links, length approximately 920mm

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Victorian gold snake bangle

Estimate: R9,000 - R12,000

Description: Victorian gold snake bangle woven in the form of a coiled snake, its mouth agape and eyes set with a red stone, some damage, one eye lacking stone

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Pair of diamond and South Sea earrings

Estimate: R30,000 - R35,000

Description: Pair of diamond and South Sea earrings each surmount millegrain-set to the centre with a cushion-cut diamond enclosed by a rectangular frame millegrain-set with fourteen round brilliant-cut diamonds, above a detachable South Sea pearl, post and butterfly fittings

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Diamond necklace

Estimate: R50,000 - R55,000

Description: Diamond necklace designed to the front with three rows of collet-set round brilliant-cut diamonds, set to geometric and annular links set with baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds, with two further rows of diamonds set to a beaded chain, inner circumference 445mm

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Diamond eternity ring

Estimate: R25,000 - R30,000

Description: Diamond eternity ring pavé-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.60 carats, size N

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Lady's gold and ruby dress watch, Bucherer, 1940s

Estimate: R10,000 - R12,000

Description: Lady's gold and ruby dress watch, Bucherer, 1940s the square champagne-coloured dial with applied dot and baton markers, part-bezel, the shoulders set with eight-cut diamonds and calibre-cut rubies, the unadjusted seventeen jewel nickle-lever escapement stamped 'Tevo', with gas-pipe link strap and adjustable locking clasp, not in working order, the inside of the case stamped 0.750, the back stamped 16471, length approximately 180mm

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Ruby and diamond necklace

Estimate: R130,000 - R140,000

Description: Ruby and diamond necklace designed as a series of fancy links set with oval, emerald and round-cut rubies weighing approximately 22.00-25.00 carats, highlighted with eight-cut, round brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds weighing approximately 9.00-10.00 carats to a three-stone ruby clasp, inner circumference approximately 390mmm

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Edwardian diamond ring

Estimate: R160,000 - R180,000

Description: Edwardian diamond ring designed as two vertically claw-set old-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.40 carats, between a band of six old-cut diamonds, size H½

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Diamond and gold pendant

Estimate: R250,000 - R260,000

Description: Diamond and gold pendant collet-set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 2.00-2.10 carats, with conforming bale, length approximately 27mm

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18ct gold bracelet

Estimate: R22,000 - R24,000

Description: 18ct gold bracelet with curb links, length approximately 220mm

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Pair of amethyst and silver-gilt cufflinks, Links, London, 1995

Estimate: R3,000 - R4,000

Description: Pair of amethyst and silver-gilt cufflinks, Links, London, 1995 each of dumb-bell form joined by a curb-link chain, length approximately 30mm; another pair, set with malachite, length approximately 30mm; and a pair of silver and tiger's eye cufflinks, Exquisite Jewellery Ltd, London, 1980, set to a T-bar connector, length approximately 25mm

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Tiffany diamond and gold-mounted spinach green jade cigarette case

Estimate: R30,000 - R40,000

Description: Tiffany diamond and gold-mounted spinach green jade cigarette case the front mounted with the initial P millegrain-set with diamonds, with hinged compartment, indistinctly etched Tiffany & Co, length approximately 85mm

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Sapphire and diamond ring

Estimate: R15,000 - R18,000

Description: Sapphire and diamond ring collet-set to the centre with an oval-cut sapphire flanked by a half row of channel-set baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.80 carat, enclosed by claw-set round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.45 carat, size N

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Sapphire and diamond necklace

Estimate: R20,000 - R25,000

Description: Sapphire and diamond necklace claw-set to the centre with seven oval-cut sapphires weighing approximately 3.50 carats between half-crescent links pavé-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.95 carats, to an arrowhead shaped link chain, length approximately 410mm

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Diamond and gold brooch

Estimate: R3,000 - R4,000

Description: Diamond and gold brooch designed as a ballerina, the figure's head claw-set with a pear-shaped diamond, length approximately 68mm

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Tiffany & Co 14ct gold and sapphire-mounted sterling silver cigarette case, New York, early 20th century

Estimate: R8,000 - R10,000

Description: Tiffany & Co 14ct gold and sapphire-mounted sterling silver cigarette case, New York, early 20th century rectangular, the hinged cover engraved with radiating panels and applied with a gold mitre-shaped motif inlaid with a line of calibre-cut sapphires, conforming thumbpiece, gilt interior, the inside cover engraved with the initials JHL, stamped Tiffany & Co, 14k, STERLING, 135g, 85mm wide

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Italian 18ct gold bracelet

Estimate: R14,000 - R16,000

Description: Italian 18ct gold bracelet designed as a series of three coloured gold brick-shaped links, length approximately 175mm

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Diamond and gold dress ring, 1960s

Estimate: R42,000 - R45,000

Description: Diamond and gold dress ring, 1960s claw-set to the centre with a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.4270 carats to a trapezoid textured frame with square-shaped shank, size N½ Accompanied by report number 160720080 from EGL South Africa stating that the diamond weighing 1.4270 carats is M in colour and VVS2 in clarity

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Italian 18ct gold necklace

Estimate: R24,000 - R26,000

Description: Italian 18ct gold necklace composed of a series of brick-links, length approximately 420mm; and a gold ring, en suite, size M

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George VI 9ct gold cigarette case, JW Benson Ltd, London, 1937

Estimate: R22,000 - R24,000

Description: George VI 9ct gold cigarette case, JW Benson Ltd, London, 1937 the hinged rectangular engine-turned body with conforming thumbpiece, the interior with inscription, length approximately 110mm

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Pair of lapis lazuli and diamond cufflinks, H Stern

Estimate: R15,000 - R20,000

Description: Pair of lapis lazuli and diamond cufflinks, H Stern each designed as a faceted baton link embellished with a line of pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamonds to a T-bar connector, cased, length approximately 25mm

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Patek Philippe 'Calatrava' diamond, sapphire and gold ring

Estimate: R40,000 - R50,000

Description: Patek Philippe 'Calatrava' diamond, sapphire and gold ring designed as a series of vertical spaced sections bordered by two bands pavé-set with fifty-four round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.80 carat, the outer rim embellished and collet-set with six cabochon-cut sapphires, size L; and a pair of earrings, en suite, set with sixty round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.90 carat, the outer rim collet-set with twelve cabochon-cut sapphires, post and clip fittings, signed Patek Philippe, French assay marks

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Diamond and gold ring, 1940s

Estimate: R8,000 - R10,000

Description: Diamond and gold ring, 1940s designed as a bow embellished to the centre with sixteen claw-set eight-cut diamonds, size S

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