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Fine Jewelry and Timepieces

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers


286 lots with images

March 25, 2012

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, IL, 60607 USA

Phone: 312.280.1212

Fax: 312.280.1211

Email: info@lesliehindman.com

A Yellow Gold, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Enamel and Carved Lava Pendant, 19.30 dwts.

Lot 1: A Yellow Gold, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Enamel and Carved Lava Pendant, 19.30 dwts.

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Description: A Yellow Gold, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Enamel and Carved Lava Pendant, consisting of a central carved lava stone depicting the bust of a Victorian lady adorned with rose cut diamond hair ornament, earring, seed pearl necklace and ruby sash within an openwork foliate motif surround containing numerous old mine and rose cut diamonds, accented by red and green jewel tone enamel flowers, suspending a drop shape pearl (origin not tested) measuring 11.50 x 7.20 mm accented with a central gold wire wrap and a gold terminal containing rose cut diamonds, trifurcated pendant bail set with rose cut diamonds can be secured behind pendant to allow wear as brooch, reverse of lava carving accented with sympathetic shape pierced and textured gold plate, pendant measures approximately 75.00 x 36.00 mm inclusive of bail. 19.30 dwts.

Condition Report: All stones present, no obvious wear at 10x magnification, enamel in very good condition with signs of slight wear at 10x magnification, center lava carving in excellent condition. ADDENDUM: The brooch consists of antique components but was most likely manufactured in the 20th century.

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*A Pair of Victorian Yellow Gold, Split Pearl and Portrait Miniature Earrings, 8.60 dwts.

Lot 2: *A Pair of Victorian Yellow Gold, Split Pearl and Portrait Miniature Earrings, 8.60 dwts.

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Description: A Pair of Victorian Yellow Gold, Split Pearl and Portrait Miniature Earrings, depicting a cherub and a young woman. 8.60 dwts.

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*An Austrian 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Amethyst, Jade and Diamond Flower Brooch, 26.10 dwts.

Lot 3: *An Austrian 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Amethyst, Jade and Diamond Flower Brooch, 26.10 dwts.

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Description: An Austrian 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Amethyst, Jade and Diamond Flower Brooch, consisting of seven carved amethyst flower sections, two carved nephrite jade leaves and numerous round single cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.32 carat total within an open wirework setting, brooch measures approximately 67.00 x 54.00 mm. Stamp: (Austrian elephant head assay mark with vertical W and 3). 26.10 dwts.

Condition Report: Length is 2 5/8", width is 2", the brooch is in very good condition overall, the polished gold surfaces have scattered superficial scratches that are not readily eye visible, scattered minor chipping to amethyst petals.

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*A 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet, 21.90 dwts.

Lot 4: *A 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet, 21.90 dwts.

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Description: A 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet, consisting of a central old mine cut diamond weighing approximately 0.25 carat, and numerous round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 0.25 carat total, within a foliate motif openwork setting accented with green jewel tone enamel. 21.90 dwts.

Condition Report: This bracelet measures approximately 7 inches in circumference, inner diameter is approximately 2 3/8", width is approximately 1". Diamond Characteristics (graded in setting) Old Mine Cut Color: L-M Clarity: VS2 Melee Color: G-H Clarity: VS1

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A White Gold and Diamond Sailboat Stickpin, 1.70 dwts.

Lot 5: A White Gold and Diamond Sailboat Stickpin, 1.70 dwts.

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Description: A White Gold and Diamond Sailboat Stickpin, containing one triangular step cut diamond, one pentagonal step cut diamond and one modified bullet shape step cut diamond weighing approximately 0.85 carat total. 1.70 dwts.

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