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Important Fine Art, Jewelry and Antiques

by The Cobbs


397 lots with images

October 12, 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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Gifford Beal Painting of Mt.  Monadnock

Lot 1: Gifford Beal Painting of Mt. Monadnock

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Description: Gifford Beal, NA, 1879-1956, American, oil on canvas painting of, " Mount Monadnock," signed lower center, "Gifford Beal," 18" x 28 1/2", original frame with "Kranshaan Galleries' label on reverse, with a "San Francisco Museum of Art," lenders label on verso, signed on canvas back, "Mount Monadnock, Gifford Beal." Pictured in "Architectural Digest, April 1985, page 154. Provenance: See photo of sheet.

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New Hampshire Trade Sign

Lot 2: New Hampshire Trade Sign

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Description: New Hampshire Trade Sign, painted wooden sign, "New Hampshire Fruit Co. Nashua," outlined gold on black, double sided, comes with original metal mounting brackets, 51" wide, probably used on a wagon, some paint loss, 19/20th Century.

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William Preston Phelps painting

Lot 3: William Preston Phelps painting

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Description: William Preston Phelps, 1849-1923, NH oil on canvas of a harvest landscape with a shed, pumpkins and piles of cornstalks with a figure tying more stalks in the background, signed lower left, "W.P. Phelps," 15 3/4" x 24" sight, in a beautiful gold gessoed frame. One repair.

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William Preston Phelps painting

Lot 4: William Preston Phelps painting

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Description: William Preston Phelps, 1849-1923, NH oil on canvas of a woodland landscape with cows in a stream, signed lower right, "W.P. Phelps," 13 7/8" x 22", in a beautiful gold gessoed frame, loss to one corner of the frame.

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Prancing Horse Weathervane

Lot 5: Prancing Horse Weathervane

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Description: Prancing Horse Weathervane, sheet iron horse supported by a wrought iron arrow directional base, remains of an old gray/white paint, one side is over painted white on gray paint, 19" tall x 33 3/4" wide, appears to be early 20th Century. Came directly from a home in Sharon, NH.

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Lot 6: "Cherry Smash" Dispenser

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Description: "Cherry Smash" Dispenser, ovoid porcelain container with the original advertising on one side for, "Froeler's Cherry Smash," comes with the original nickel plated push pump which inserts in the top, marked on the top plunger, "Cherry Smash," 15 1/2" tall, 19th Century.

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20th Century Karabagh Scatter Rug

Lot 7: 20th Century Karabagh Scatter Rug

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Description: Karabagh Scatter Rug, 12 geometric lozenges surrounded by a geometric border, good overall condition with some wear in the browns, 20th Century Kurdish. 61" x 54"

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20th Century Turkoman room Size Rug

Lot 8: 20th Century Turkoman room Size Rug

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Description: Turkoman Room Size Oriental Rug, red, white and blue lozenges on a brown/red ground with a multiple borders, good overall condition, 8'1" x 11'3", 20th century.

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Pennsylvania Sampler

Lot 9: Pennsylvania Sampler

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Description: Pennsylvania Sampler, silk needle point work on linen signed "Debby Sarrett, Williston School Ninth month 30th, 1812." Intricate border surrounding flowers, saying and family register, 18 1/2" x 16 1/2" sight, framed and matted under glass, some stains. Provenance: Westchester, PA family history.

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Chippendale Chest of Four Drawers

Lot 10: Chippendale Chest of Four Drawers

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Description: Chippendale Chest of Four Drawers, rectangular molded edge top over four graduated cock beaded drawers supported by an applied bracket base, original oval brasses, mahogany good old finish, 38 1/4" wide x 19 1/2" deep x 34" tall, Massachusetts circa 1800.

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Browning A5 Semi-Automatic 12GA. Shotgun

Lot 11: Browning A5 Semi-Automatic 12GA. Shotgun

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Description: Browning A5 Semi-Automatic 12GA. Shotgun, barrel measures 29 1/2" long and is impressed , "*Special Steel - 12GA -Shells 2 1/4"," along with proof marks, etc, shotgun is in excellent condition with only a few light scratches at the breach and on the right side of the trigger guard and a light scratch here and there on the stock set. Barrel is bright and shiny and shotgun appears to have had very little use. Serial #M45473 - circa 1957

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Full Stock Pennsylvania Flint Lock Rifle

Lot 12: Full Stock Pennsylvania Flint Lock Rifle

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Description: Full Stock Pennsylvania Flint Lock Rifle .38 caliber full stock target rifle with double set trigger, This rifles full tiger maple stock is decorated with both pierce-cut and engraved brass butt stock fittings and patch box, along with 14 line engraved German silver (?) adornments. Octagonal rifled barrel measures 38 5/8" long. Hinge of patch box is engraved "FM 1842." Left side of buttstock is ornately line engraved in the period script style of the day and bears the initials "JA." Repairs to stock, replaced ram-rod. Please study photographs for condition.

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Frank Wesson Type 2, Two Trigger Target Rifle

Lot 13: Frank Wesson Type 2, Two Trigger Target Rifle

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Description: Frank Wesson Type 2, Two Trigger Target Rifle, the top of the .32 caliber long octagonal barrel is clearly impressed, "FRANK WESSON WORCESTER, MASS. PAT'D, OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862," seria l#5105. Firing tip of hammer is absent. Walnut stock has some scratches and dents but retains most of its varnish and barrel and receiver retain approximately 60% of their original bluing. The double trigger triggerguard appears to have been nickle plated originally but retains only traces of it. Please study photos for a complete condition report.

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Chet Reneson original Watercolor

Lot 14: Chet Reneson original Watercolor

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Description: Chet Reneson, 1934-, American, original watercolor of, "Quail Shooting at Medway Plantation, Goose Creek, South Carolina," signed lower right, "Reneson." This original watercolor was chosen to be produced in a limited edition of high quality prints, 17 3/4" x 28" sight, framed and matted behind Plexiglas.

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Chet Reneson watercolor Painting

Lot 15: Chet Reneson watercolor Painting

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Description: Chet Reneson watercolor Painting of 2 men in a canoe fly fishing on a river, signed lower right, "Reneson," 173/4" x 28" sight, matted and framed under glass, good condition.

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Down East Sport Craft Decoy

Lot 16: Down East Sport Craft Decoy

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Description: Down East Sport Craft Decoy, this original factory display decoy features a higher quality of paint decoration then found on their retail decoys. Decoy measures 16 1/2" long, circa 1940-50. Provenance: A Peterborough, NH sporting collection, purchased from Kay Clough, owner of "Down East." Originally this was used in his show-room.

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Down East Sport Craft Decoy

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Description: Down East Sport Craft Decoy, unusual pintail factory display model decoy in a rare turned head position. This original factory display decoy features a higher quality of paint decoration then found on their retail decoys. Decoy measures 16 1/2" long, circa 1940-50. Provenance: A Peterborough, NH sporting collection, purchased from Kay Clough, owner of "Down East." Originally this was used in his show-room.

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Down East Sport Craft Decoy

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Description: Down East Sport Craft Decoy, this original Mallard Hen factory display decoy features a higher quality of paint decoration then found on their retail decoys. Decoy measures 16 1/2" long, slight paint losses to top side of wings near tail. Provenance: A Peterborough, NH sporting collection, purchased from Kay Clough, owner of "Down East." Originally this was used in his show-room.

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Down East Sport Craft Decoy

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Description: Down East Sport Craft Decoy, this original factory display decoy features a higher quality of paint decoration then found on their retail decoys and glass eyes. Decoy measures 19 1/4" long, age crack to top of wings, circa 1930-40. Provenance: Peterborough, NH sporting collection, purchased from Kay Clough, owner of "Down East." Originally this was used in his show-room.

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Canton Cider Pitcher

Lot 20: Canton Cider Pitcher

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Description: Canton Cider Pitcher, domed lid with foo dog finial set on a bulbous body with frosted strap handles and open spout, 9" tall, 19th Century Chinese Export.

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Chinese Export Canton and Textile

Lot 21: Chinese Export Canton and Textile

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Description: Chinese Export Canton And Textile: A) Gold threaded dragon with 5 claws woven on a 10 1/2" diameter needlework pad. B) Canton wine bottle 6 1/4" tall, chips on top edge. C) Canton handless cup and 2 saucers. All 19th Century.

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Pair of Chinese Millefiori Vases

Lot 22: Pair of Chinese Millefiori Vases

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Description: Pair of Chinese Millefiori Vases, multi-colored thousand flower decoration on delicate white porcelain, amphora shape, reign marks on bottom, 5 1/4" tall. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's or 70's.

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19th Century Satsuma Style Small Sauce Dish

Lot 23: 19th Century Satsuma Style Small Sauce Dish

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Description: 19th Century Satsuma Style Small Sauce Dish, nicely hand painted with interior rim decoration, gold, green floral and leaf decorated interior bottom, relief wave decoration with jumping fish on exterior sides, Geisha girl painted on the bottom. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's or 70's.

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Antique Japanese Satsuma Rice Bowl

Lot 24: Antique Japanese Satsuma Rice Bowl

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Description: Antique Japanese Satsuma Rice Bowl, beautiful traditional colorful design with figural and geometric decoration all over, 1 7/8" tall x 4 3/16" in diameter, very good condition, late 19th century, reign marks on the bottom. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's and 70's.

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19th Century Ivory Japanese Okimono

Lot 25: 19th Century Ivory Japanese Okimono

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Description: 19th Century Ivory Japanese Okimono of a man standing with a basket of fruit in one hand and a monkey on his shoulder, beautifully carved with pigmented scrimmed decoration, signed by master carver on bottom, 6" tall.

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Ivory Netsuke of a Horse

Lot 26: Ivory Netsuke of a Horse

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Description: Early Ivory Katabori Netsuke of a Horse lying down, unsigned with normal age cracking to ivory, 2" long. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's or 70's.

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Ivory Netsuke of Urashima Taro

Lot 27: Ivory Netsuke of Urashima Taro

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Description: Beautifully Carved Ivory Katabori Netsuke of Urashima Taro, depicted as an old man with a turtle on his back and a box in one hand, signed on the back. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's or 70's.

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Ivory Netsuke of a Turtle

Lot 28: Ivory Netsuke of a Turtle

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Description: Ivory Katabori Netsuke of a Turtle, beautifully carved resting on a shell, 1 1/2" long, unsigned, normal ivory cracking, tiny chip on one side. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas Evans, Jaffrey, NH, purchased at Sotheby's in the 1960's or 70's

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Important Tabriz Room Size Oriental Rug

Lot 29: Important Tabriz Room Size Oriental Rug

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Description: Important Tabriz Room Size Oriental Rug, central red/tan blossom medallion surrounded by floral tendrils leading to opposing designs of animals and people on a blue field, intricate animal and floral border, slight wear, Persian, early 20th century, 19'5" x 12'7". Provenance: A Baltimore estate collection.

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Pair of Acorn Top Federal Andirons

Lot 30: Pair of Acorn Top Federal Andirons

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Description: Pair of Acorn Top Federal Andirons, pair of left and right andirons with spire and ball base, 22" tall, comes with 2 urn top fire tools (tongs + poker), of the same period.

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English Regency Three Pedestal Banquet Table

Lot 31: English Regency Three Pedestal Banquet Table

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Description: English Regency Three Pedestal Banquet Table, swirled mahogany tops supported by a tip top turned shaft with swept out molded legs ending in brass paw feet with castors, 54" wide x 10'9 1/4" long x 28 1/2" tall, (leaves are 25 1/2" and 24", each top is 27 1/2" each end and center 24 3/4" wide), English 19th Century, nice usable condition. Provenance: A Baltimore estate collection.

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Set of Eight Chippendale Style Chairs

Lot 32: Set of Eight Chippendale Style Chairs

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Description: Set of Eight Mahogany Chippendale Style Chairs consisting of 6 sides and 2 arm chairs with pierced splats, saddle seats and molded straight legs, 20th century, 38" tall x 21" wide (side) and 26 1/2" wide arm chair. Provenance: A Baltimore estate collection.

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19th Century Carved Wooden Spanish Colonial Jesus Figure

Lot 33: 19th Century Carved Wooden Spanish Colonial Jesus Figure

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Description: 19th Century Carved Wooden Spanish Colonial Jesus Figure, 13 1/8" tall on a 2" carved base, much of the original old paint in blues and reds still visible, one hand broken off but available. Eyes are either glass or ivory.

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Jacques Ferdinand Gonin portrait of a young woman

Lot 34: Jacques Ferdinand Gonin portrait of a young woman

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Description: Jacques Ferdinand Gonin, 1883-1935, France, oil on canvas portrait of a young woman by a bridge, 28 3/4" x 19 3/4", framed some crackle through out.

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English Mahogany 3-Part Wardrobe

Lot 35: English Mahogany 3-Part Wardrobe

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Description: English Mahogany 3-Part Wardrobe consisting of a central 2 door cabinet over a 5 graduated drawer chest flanked on either side with mirrored door closets, all supported by a platform base, 19th Century, 90" wide x 25" deep x 86" tall, a few veneer chips.

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Charles Morris Young Fox Hunting Landscape

Lot 36: Charles Morris Young Fox Hunting Landscape

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Description: Charles Morris Young, 1869-1964, PA/ME, pastel on paper landscape of a Fox Hunting scene, signed lower right, "Chas. Morris Young, 1923," 10 5/8" x 22 7/8", framed and matted under glass. Provenance: A Baltimore estate collection

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English Mahogany Tambour Stand

Lot 37: English Mahogany Tambour Stand

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Description: English Mahogany Tambour Stand, molded edge tray top over a single drawer, over a tambour slide cupboard, supported by 4 straight legs, original oval drawer brass and two carry handles on each side, early 19th Century.

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Japanese Imari  Porcelain Serving Pieces

Lot 38: Japanese Imari Porcelain Serving Pieces

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Description: Japanese Imari Porcelain Serving Pieces, 6 pieces, traditional pattern similar to Royal Crown Derby, pair of 8" shell form dishes, pair of 8 1/2" square shaped bowls; pair of 11 1/4" shaped platters, all have gold edge loss, 19th Century.

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Pair of Japanese Imari Fruit Coolers

Lot 38A: Pair of Japanese Imari Fruit Coolers

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Description: Pair of Japanese Imari Fruit Coolers, 9" tall, cover having a rose form finial that opens to reveal a porcelain insert and is covering a double handled base, one handle is repaired, 19th Century.

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Royal Crown Derby Imari Pattern Dessert Set

Lot 39: Royal Crown Derby Imari Pattern Dessert Set

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Description: Royal Crown Derby Imari Pattern Dessert Set, 6 forks & 7 spoons (2 slightly different patterns), and 6 knives, 19/20th Century.

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Imari Pattern Cups and Saucers

Lot 39A: Imari Pattern Cups and Saucers

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Description: Imari Pattern Cups and Saucers, set of six, a chip to one saucer's edge, 19/20th Century Europe.

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Fifteen Japanese Imari Plates

Lot 39B: Fifteen Japanese Imari Plates

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Description: Fifteen Japanese Imari Plates, 8 1/2" diameter, shaped edges, 5 have chips, gold loss on edges, 19th Century.

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14K Tiffany & Co. Mesh Purse and Change Purse

Lot 40: 14K Tiffany & Co. Mesh Purse and Change Purse

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Description: Tiffany & Co. Mesh Purse and Change Purse, both with sapphire clasp, mesh handle with gold slide and inset sapphire, 17 1/2" long, marked 14K, approximately 5 troy ounces.

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Russian Enameled Silver Box with gold wash Interior

Lot 41: Russian Enameled Silver Box with gold wash Interior

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Description: Russian Enameled Silver Box with gold wash Interior, beautiful enameled blue wave decoration of curlicue design with geometric border in black and gold with tiny white outline, hallmarked with possible, "Kiev," mark, with Minerva's head turning right and "OK," 3" x 2", losses to enamel on 2 corners on top, scratches and wear, early 20th Century.

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Diamond and 14K Yellow Gold Ring

Lot 42: Diamond and 14K Yellow Gold Ring

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Description: Diamond and 14K Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring, approximately 1 carat, possibly size 7.5, minor wear and scratches.

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Emerald Pendent

Lot 43: Emerald Pendent

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Description: Emerald Pendent, set in yellow gold, an approximately 2 carat rectangular stone, heavy included, surrounded by 12 European cut approximately .3 carat diamonds with 4 emerald cut emeralds at compass points, probably Edwardian.

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Fleurs-de-lis Pendent

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Description: Fleurs-de-lis Pendent, yellow gold backed white gold inset with diamonds, early 20th Century.

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14k Men's Signet Ring

Lot 44: 14k Men's Signet Ring

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Description: Yellow Gold Men's Signet Ring, marked 14k, a Roman profile with wheat shafts. Approximately .58 troy ounces.

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14k Gold and Diamond Earrings

Lot 45: 14k Gold and Diamond Earrings

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Description: 14k Gold and Diamond Earrings, each drop earring is set with a single prong set diamond, approximately .5 carats and four channel set small diamonds.

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Peridot Diamond and Platinum Bracelet

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Description: Peridot Diamond and Platinum Bracelet, 6 3/4" long, all stones are 4 prong set, 13 emerald cut peridots, set in links with 3 small full cut diamonds, 1 link marked, "10% irred plat," peridots approximately 50 carats, diamonds approximately 1.75 carats, 20th Century.

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