Inspection Thursday August 17th 1PM to 7PM and Friday August 18th 11AM to start of auction at 1PM
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Jewelry- From the Estate of Ruth London of Rydal PA and other consignors. Over 200 lots of fine jewelry including 18k and 14k gold. Pocket watches, wristwatches, rings, earrings, necklaces, cuff bracelets, brooches, stickpins and cufflinks. Also Mexican and Native American, Victorian, Edwardian, retro and contemporary.
Ruth London and her husband ran a successful business. With no children, they traveled extensively, and Ruth purchased good jewelry in every country they visited. She loved designer fashion and jewelry, as well as furs. She particularly loved opals, and gold, and diamonds, which is evident when you review this jewelry. A partial list is below.
18k gold and diamond lion brooch with full figure lion holding one half carat diamond in mouth with ruby cabochon nose and diamond eyes, 18k gold and diamond double drop earrings with a total of forty two round diamonds 1.0 carat TCW, South Sea pearl, 14k gold and diamond necklace, Elgin Lady Raymond 14k gold open face pocket watch, Elgin white gold pocket watch, Australian opal and diamond 14k gold earrings with branch motif - each set with ten round diamonds and pear shaped drop opal, 14k gold and diamond drop earrings set with seventy six round diamonds 3.0 carats tcw, 14k gold round mesh bracelet, Art Deco 14k yellow and white gold filigree and diamond bar pin, man’s Art Deco 10k rose gold and black onyx ring, 14k gold carnelian cufflinks, 14k gold frog pin with green stone eyes, Lady's Eloga gold bracelet watch with 14k gold case and band, Art Deco 10k white gold etched crystal and diamond filigree bracelet, 14k white gold diamond and sapphire cluster ring with custom made 14k yellow gold jacket, sterling silver and 14k yellow gold mesh bracelet with X motif, Italian two tone 14k gold bracelet.
18k gold and diamond necklace having six sided links with four stations topped with white gold and each set with twenty round diamonds 2 carats TCW, Dan Frere14k gold teddy bear pin with diamond eyes, 18k gold griffin motif cufflinks, 14k gold door knocker earrings, 14k gold knife edge pin with two swallows set with seed pearls, Victorian 10k gold drop earrings with salmon colored coral, 14k gold and Australian opal pin and earrings set, Geneve men's solid gold quartz wristwatch, Art Deco 14k white gold cufflinks, 14k gold seashore theme charm type bracelet, enameled 14k gold and opal ring with flower design, handmade enameled 18k gold orchid flower pin, Ross Simons 14k gold mesh hoop earrings, 14k enameled gold with three diamonds butterfly pin, Lady's 14k gold bracelet watch with Greek key design 14k band - Henri Pirot 17 jewel Swiss movement and case stamped Baume & Mercier, Paloma Picasso Tiffany tri-color 18k gold Crown of Hearts necklace, 18k gold sunburst motif pearl brooch, enameled 14k gold pin or pendant with six pointed star motif and center diamond, cobalt enameled 14k gold and pearl drop earrings.
14k gold and diamond cocktail ring with round center diamond surrounded by twenty four round diamonds, 14k gold Persian turquoise cocktail ring with braided and knotted rope motif, two-tone 14k white and yellow gold half hoop earrings - each set with forty eight round faceted diamonds, enameled 14k gold and opal Genie drop necklace, 14k gold cocktail ring with fifteen mine cut diamonds, 14k gold opal and diamond bangle bracelet, Australian opal and diamond 14k gold earrings - each earring with double pear shaped drop, 14k gold pearl and diamond two cherub ring, 14k two-tone white and yellow gold chevron motif earrings - each set with nineteen diamonds, 18k white and yellow gold clip with sprays of diamonds in elongated leaf shapes, 14k gold filigree amethyst and pearl pendant and earrings suite, 14k gold and diamond circle pin, 14k gold and diamond Victorian style drop earrings with shell motif and fancy scrollwork, 14k gold and diamond handmade three dimensional geometric earrings.
Five dollar U.S. 1882 gold coin necklace, 14k gold and diamond half hoop earrings each set with eleven round graduated diamonds, 14k yellow and white gold and diamond necklace, Portuguese high carat gold mine cut diamond earrings with tourmaline, two-tone 14k gold stick pin with diamond cluster top, platinum 2.35 carat TCW diamond drop earrings, 14k gold diamond and turquoise butterfly necklace, Victorian Persian turquoise and diamond drop earrings, 14k gold Australian opal triple chain ankle bracelet, 14k gold Australian eighteen opals and fifteen diamonds brooch, 14k gold Australian opals and diamond drop earrings, 14k gold Australian opal and ten diamond necklace, 14k gold Australian opal drop earrings, 14k gold link bracelet with six hand carved cameo stations, jade bead necklaces, 14k gold and diamond triple hoop earrings, 14k gold pearl and diamond drop earrings, Edwardian gold silver diamond and pearl drop earrings, 14k gold and diamond butterfly hoop earrings, 14k yellow and white gold floating heart pendant set with fourteen round diamonds.
Lady's Chopard 18k gold and diamond wristwatch, lady's Geneve 14k gold and diamond bracelet watch, Rossel & Fils enameled 18k gold key wind pocket watch with hunting case, Chinese jade silver filigree bracelet, green jade bead and 14k gold necklace, 14k gold charm bracelet, 14k gold jeweled charms, Italian 14k gold link bracelet, 18k gold fancy link bracelet, 14k gold and diamond signet ring, 18k white gold with three diamonds, platinum and diamond wedding band, 14k gold pink sapphire and diamond ring, diamond and platinum filigree ring with green oval cabochon center stone, Lady's 14k gold repousse Swiss pocket watch, Waltham American 14k gold pocket watch with hunting case, 14k gold and lapis bead necklace, 14k gold cocktail ring with eight marquis shaped rubies and eleven diamonds, 14k gold smoky topaz cocktail ring, 14k gold ruby and diamond leopard ring, Modernist 14k rose gold and purple sapphire ring, 10k gold carved red and white agate cameo ring, Ross Simons 14k gold opal and diamond drop earrings, Victorian carved coral demi-parure salmon colored coral brooch and drop earrings with 14k gold mountings carved leaves acorns and berries, Victorian 14k gold and coral cameo demi-parure including necklace and earrings, 14k gold necklace and bracelet set, 10k gold carved shell cameo brooch, one quarter ounce fine gold necklace with pendant in .9999 gold "Credit Suisse”, Victorian 14k gold and Persian turquoise earrings.
Enameled 14k gold filigree and pearl drop earrings, 14k gold and lava cameo Italian Renaissance style drop earrings, Australian opal 14k gold and pearl drop earrings, multi-strand coral and 14k gold bead necklace, signed Helen Woodhull 18k gold drop earrings Roman chariot rider design, signed Patrice yellow jade double strand necklace with pendant of antiqued brass with yellow jade disc and insect set with oval variscite, 14k gold and Australian opal cluster drop earrings, Edwardian 10k rose gold opal cluster garnet and pearl festoon necklace, 14k snake pin with diamond encrusted head and eyes, 14k gold flying crane with diamond accents, 14k gold and black opal doublet earrings, handmade 14k gold diamond and sapphire earrings, handmade 18k gold orchid pin with pearl, 14k gold X motif necklace and bracelet set, 18k gold wire cage diamond earrings, 14k gold Byzantine link chain, lady's Jean Sybe gold bracelet watch, handmade high carat Mughal gold pearl and lapis drop earrings, Unoaerre 14k gold hoop earrings, 14k gold tassel earrings, Victorian style 14k gold amethyst and pearl earrings, 14k gold and jade drop earrings, signed Rhed Lucy turquoise necklace with Maltese cross, Ross Simons 18k herringbone gold necklace, 14k gold, sapphire and diamond necklace, Native American Navajo squash blossom necklace, 18k gold box link chain, black opal and 14k gold necklace and earrings suite, gold stick pin collection.
Ross Simons 14k gold Omega necklace, South Sea pearl, gold and diamond necklace, carved Chinese jade bangle bracelets, Chinese gold and carved turquoise Quan Yin pendant, 18k gold and carved Chinese jade figural pendant, Chinese carved coral pendants.
Russian silver icon pendant and 56" long fancy link chain of varying shapes and designs, Victorian style sterling silver hinged bangle bracelet with buckle motif set with small ruby and diamond, Schiaparelli rhinestone flower pin, Victorian gold filled locket with seed pearls and fancy book link chain, David Andersen sterling silver enameled pin and earrings set, 5 ½” sterling silver and pave set marcasite lizard pin with red stone eyes, costume jewelry including Kenneth J. Lane, Renata di Renzza, Christian Lacroix and Maresca, Native American sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, turquoise beaded necklace and earrings set with Chinese turquoise nugget and African trade beads made by Sharon Rosenthal Jewelry Design, Rhed Lucy sterling silver turquoise and pearl necklace, Russian silver cross pendant, Christian Dior costume jewelry, vintage Mexican sterling silver bracelets, handmade Native American Navajo coral and turquoise ring with buffalo head, grouping of sterling silver and 14k gold Key West jewelry, and more.
Furs and Victorian Clothing - Full length lynx paw fur coat, full length Canadian lynx fur coat, blush dyed mink jacket, full length ranch mink coat, silver fox fur jacket, white checkerboard mink jacket, white azurine mink jacket, vintage mink jacket, two knit fur vests, Italian black wool coat with fox trim, full length dark brown mink fur coat, mink shawl, two cashmere and fur wraps, and fox tail stole, Victorian dresses, jackets, blouses and skirts, and more.
Silver - Pair of Mexican sterling dolphin candlesticks, Gerardo Lopez sterling silver handled serving tray, Black, Starr & Frost sterling fruit serving bowl, three Italian sterling silver masks, Georg Jensen sterling silver bowl, Towle "Old Colonial" sterling silver flatware set 73 pieces, Towle "Old Lace" sterling silver flatware set, International Wild Rose sterling flatware set 96 pieces, Reed & Barton sterling Ashmont 5 piece place setting, Reed & Barton sterling Eighteenth Century 5 piece place setting, Reed & Barton sterling English Chippendale 5 piece place setting, Reed & Barton sterling Francis I five piece place setting, Reed & Barton sterling Woodwind 5 piece place setting, twelve Gorham sterling silver teaspoons, six sterling silver wine cups, Whiting Division "Violet" sterling round vegetable serving bowl, Gorham sterling silver round serving bowl, Pair of Durgin sterling silver salt cellars, Dominick & Haff miniature sterling silver trophy cup “Achilles” 1903, Bailey, Banks & Biddle sterling trophy loving cup "1905 Bryn Mawr Horse Show, Hunt Club Teams", "Chester County Challenge Cup", R. Wallace & Sons sterling silver coffee pot, Chinese Export silver creamer and sugar bowl with lid, Dominick & Haff silver bowl, English and American silver salts, International Silver Co, footed sterling bowl, Frank M. Whiting Co. sterling silver serving plate, Reed & Barton Hampton Court sterling demitasse tray, Watson Co. sterling silver teapot, Baldwin & Miller sterling sugar and creamer, sterling flatware groupings, Simons Bros. & Co. sterling silver soup ladle, twelve sterling silver collector spoons, Christofle silver plated chocolate pot and French pepper mill, International sterling Richelieu flatware set 91 pieces, International sterling five piece tea and coffee service, large Gorham sterling silver oval handled serving tray, Christofle Triade silver plated flatware set, and more.
Jade, Porcelain, Crystal, Glassware, Seashell collection, Arrowhead collection - Nephrite jade carving of birds and fishes, carved nephrite jade table screen, Chinese large ornately carved coral, two Chinese figural turquoise carvings, Rene Lalique Atomizer Figurines Et Guirlandes, Swarovski Crystal Planet Vision 2000 in box Swarovski Magic of Dance figures in boxes, hand painted porcelain, coraleen seaweed vase, collection of Herend Fishnet animal figurines, Waterford Colleen stemware in two sizes service for eight waters and wines, Art Deco figural box, Eickholt art glass vase, Vandermark iridescent glass bowl, Garson & Pakele painted ceramic teapot, German porcelain portrait plates and bowl, miniature glass oil lamps, Wood's Burslem turkey platter, miniature portrait of a gentleman after George Engleheart, Wedgwood lilac jasperware, large amethyst crystal cathedral, seashell collection, arrowhead collection, Richard Ginori Bianco White luncheon set (105 pcs), Don Carpentier earthworm mochaware bowl, Staffordshire hen on nest, safety razor collection, set of 11 Amazonian Jaguar service plates (chargers) by Lynn Chase, Christian Dior Casablanca dinnerware, Kosta Boda art glass vases, pair of Bohemian glass lusters with prisms, Baccarat crystal ice bucket, and more.
Artwork – Conrad Schwiering oil on canvas "The Ropers", A. (Adolphe) F. (Frederic) LeJeune oil on board “Love Dreaming”, Shlomi Haziza lucite sculpture with pedestal, (Hivo) Van Teal acrylic sculpture, W. James McGlynn watercolor, James Wallace oil on canvas, Ranulph Bye watercolor figures along the towpath, Granville Perkins watercolor on paper, Glenn S. (Stuart) Pearce watercolor on paper, Theresa Ferber Bernstein charcoal portrait, B. (Benjamin) Eisenstat oil on board “City Hall Philadelphia”, Domenic DiStefano watercolor landscape with barn, Barbara Walker acrylic on mylar “Mask of the Red Fox”, G. (Graciela) Rodo Boulanger aquatint, Chevelle Makeba Moore (Jones) oil on canvas tryptic, Christopher Murphy watercolor still life with roses, J. Patterson oil on canvas three men in rowboat at sea, Ruane Manning oil on canvas of birds, Cornelia Petrescu mixed medium on paper, a collection of WW I posters, and more.
Furniture - Warren Platner for Knoll nickel side table with glass top, French Art Deco style server by Baker in the manner of Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, arc floor lamp, three Soho Contract Group patio dining sets in lightly silvered teak and steel, pair of Arthur Umanoff magazine side tables, Lucite handkerchief table, Robert Whitley walnut Martini table, Eileen Gray black lacquer Transat chair, French Art Deco cherry and bird's eye maple stand, pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily chairs by Knoll International, chrome and mirrored console table with X stretcher base, French inlaid marquetry bar, John Widdicomb cherry bombe bedroom set, Chippendale mahogany bird cage tilt top table, 19th C. pine apothecary cabinet, two English oak paneled coffer chests, Victorian iron garden bench with patent date 1895, chestnut dome top blanket chest with iron strap hinges, Empire mahogany settle with paw feet, poplar step-back pewter cupboard, oak curved glass petite china cabinet, Trouvailles mahogany three drawer commode, cherry chest on chest, Baker inlaid cherry nest of tables, oak double glass door bookcase with slag and leaded glass in top panels, John Wanamaker oak map chest, set of five advertising chrome bar stools, Stickley upholstered armchair with ottoman, L & J. G. Stickley cherry double dresser, inlaid mahogany and leather club chair, Art Deco style figural lamp, gilded candelabrum floor lamp, Chinese Famille Rose cylinder lamp, Monarch for Century inlaid mahogany writing desk, Continental console table with iron scroll base, carved camphor chest, and more.
Also - Kentucky Derby poster signed by 55 winning jockeys trainers and owners, French regulator clock with mercury pendulum, Art Deco marble three piece clock set, Chinese cloisonne cased mantle clock, inlaid walnut Jerome schoolhouse clock, Landers Frary & Clark cast iron Crown Coffee Mill, Jean Sumner cherry bowl, Fender Squier Stratocaster with soft case, Chinese painted carved wooden Guardian Lions, carved birds and decoys, L.D. Sibley stereoscope viewer and cards, Continental inlaid mahogany tantalus set with decanters and stemware, rosewood inlaid mother of pearl lap desk, pair of Japanese Meiji period bronze vases, Enameled metal Coca-Cola advertising sign 1932, Budweiser beer enameled metal 6’ sign, Frederic Remington bronze (recast) “The Outlaw”, Frederic Remington bronze (recast) Bronco Buster, Frank Finney carved swan, painted wooden swan decoy, Louis XV style brass fireplace set, E. (Emile) Guillemin cold painted bronze figure of a woman seated on Arabesque pedestal, pair of bronze dore cherub candelabrum, Pairpoint dolphin lamp, Maitland-Smith monkey table lamp, Chinese Export porcelain lamps, Seth Thomas brass mantle clock, Japy Freres slate mantle clock, Ansonia porcelain cased mantle clock "Transit", Korean Silla Dynasty pottery vessels, Tribal ironwood ceremonial totem, E. (Edouard) Drouot bronze recast dogs statue, bronze 32” statue of Mercury, Reuge inlaid rosewood music box with 5 cylinders, “Drink Coca-Cola” electric wall clock, cast Iron Bonanza apple peeler by Goodell Co., John E. Hand & Sons Chelsea Ship's Bell clock, The Micrometer Scale by Dodge Mfg. Co, late 18th C. violin in case with bow, pyrographic jeweled plaque of a St. Bernard, Art Deco Reading PA Press Club sign ca. 1930, and more.