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Auction Description for Brunk: Brunk Auctions November 10th - 11th Sale: Day 1
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Auction Preview Dates/Times: Friday, November 9, 2012, 1-8:00 p.m.

Brunk Auctions November 10th - 11th Sale: Day 1

by Brunk Auctions


831 lots with images

November 10, 2012

117 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC, NC 28805 USA

Phone: 00 1 828 254 6846

Fax: 00 1 828 254 6545

Email: info@brunkauctions.com

Micromosaic Brooch, [Pietra Dura]

Lot 1: Micromosaic Brooch, [Pietra Dura]

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Description: Broochprobably 19th century: one oval millefiori style, "Sterling" and hallmark verso, 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 in., [some tarnish verso;] one oval with floral motif within yellow gold-filled border, glass chamber verso for photograph, 1-3/4 x 1-1/2 in., both in good condition for age Provenance: From the Estate of Foster Alexander Sondley, Buncombe County, North Carolina (1857-1931)

Condition Report: both in good condition for age

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Fine Micromosaic Pendant/Locket

Lot 2: Fine Micromosaic Pendant/Locket

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Description: Italian, late 19th century, 14 kt. yellow gold, oval with dove and flowers layered within an outer border of [fleur de lis] and star pendants, suspensory loop with beaded design, glass chamber verso, 2-3/4 x 1-3/4 in., some grime embedded within glass tesserae Provenance: From the Estate of Foster Alexander Sondley, Buncombe County, North Carolina (1857-1931)

Condition Report: some grime embedded within glass tesserae

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Three Pieces Micromosaic Jewelry

Lot 3: Three Pieces Micromosaic Jewelry

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Description: Italian, late 19th/early 20th century: one brooch with floral motif, black glass support, 14 kt. (tested) gold mount, 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 in., [hairline crack verso, abraisions, grime;] 18 kt. (tested) scarf pin with central dove panel flanked by two swans, "ROMA" in raised decoration verso, 1 x 3/4 in., 5.9 grams gross weight, [good condition;] one millefiori style pin, brass mount, 3/4 in., [surface wear, poor condition] Provenance: From the Estate of Foster Alexander Sondley, Buncombe County, North Carolina (1857-1931)

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14 kt. Micromosaic Drop Pendants

Lot 4: 14 kt. Micromosaic Drop Pendants

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Description: Italian, late 19th/early 20th century, dove of peace motif on blue ground, 14 kt. (tested) gold mounts, 2-1/2 in., 12.8 grams gross weight, (pendants can be made to wear as earrings, one pendant has suspensory loop), possible repair to tesserae on one pendant Provenance: From the Estate of Foster Alexander Sondley, Buncombe County, North Carolina (1857-1931)

Condition Report: possible repair to tesserae on one pendant

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Rare 14 Kt. Gold Micromosaic Pharaoh

Lot 5: Rare 14 Kt. Gold Micromosaic Pharaoh

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Description: BroochItalian, probably Venetian, 19th century, pharaoh head with full regalia and beard over a scarab, micromoasic with gold accents on red ground, Murano glass bead drops, mount (tested) 14 kt. gold, 1-1/8 x 1-1/8 in., minor losses of tesserae, possible repair to pin fastener Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: minor losses of tesserae, possible repair to pin fastener

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