Estate treasures dominate Stephenson’s summer decorative arts and jewelry auction on August 20


French enamel on copper portrait plaque, frame embellished with faux precious stones, late 19th century, framed size 7 “x 4” in. Estimate of $ 300 to $ 500
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa .– On Friday, August 20, Stephenson’s Auctioneers of Southampton (a suburb of Philadelphia), Pa., Will host the 2021 edition of its ever-bustling summer decorative arts auction, showcasing antiques and vintage items from collections and estates across the mid-Atlantic region. The sale of 426 lots will take place in the company’s spacious Bucks County Gallery, with remote auctions available by phone or live online via Live auctioneers.

Building on its long-standing reputation for showcasing estate jewelry at auction, the family-owned Stephenson’s will once again be offering a variety of rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets and brooches of exceptional quality. This time, the auction’s jewelry box will open to reveal exceptional pieces for men and women, topped with a classic Rolex for men.

Every man wants a wristwatch that is both beautiful and reliable. Headlining the sale, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Date model in 14K gold fits the bill perfectly. It has a heavy link bracelet and a total weight of 107.5 grams, and is in working order. This flagship piece from one of the world’s most revered watch brands is valued at between $ 5,000 and $ 7,000. Another prominent entry is a Chopard (Swiss) Automatic Chronometer Sport wristwatch with a 39mm stainless steel case, silver dial and skeleton window on the back. Estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 4,000.

The women’s jewelry section deserves careful exploration, as there are treasures to be discovered throughout. A star attraction is a beautiful Edwardian platinum ring set with three large round European cut diamonds at its expertly domed center. The largest of the stones is 6.0mm, while the other two main stones are 5.5mm each. The stellar trio is surrounded by 26 smaller accent diamonds. Expert specifications indicate a diamond clarity of I1 and a color rating of KLM, with a total weight of 3.45 ct. This elegant antique ring is auctioned off with an estimate of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000.

A stunning 16 inch David Yurman chain mail necklace fully branded in Tahitian pearl features sterling silver with 18k yellow gold accents on its 11 pearl pendants. Measuring 16 inches long and weighing 97.4 dwt, it could make its way to a winning bid in the $ 1,000 to $ 2,000 range. Other notable designs include an Art Deco platinum, diamond and sapphire bracelet, priced at $ 2,500 to $ 4,500; a trio of 18-karat diamond-cut gold bangles, from $ 1,500 to $ 2,500; and a sophisticated Cornelis Hollander bespoke platinum and diamond pendant on a rubber cord, from $ 1,500 to $ 2,000.

Edwardian ring in platinum, set with three large round European cut diamonds, the central stone of 6.0 mm and the other two of 5.5 mm; and additional diamonds. Clarity: I1. Color: KLM. Weight: 3.45 ct. Estimate of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000
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Several sets of sterling silver cutlery will be offered, including a partial 42-piece Stieff Co. set in the “Rose” design. Presented in a partitioned wooden chest, it is estimated between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500. In addition, there are several sets of loose sterling silver cutlery and utensils, as well as sterling silver serving plates, a Georgian period fish set, from $ 200 to $ 300; and a number of decorative pieces, including a Cartier sterling basket, $ 100- $ 200; and a three-dimensional sterling elephant figurine marked “925” and weighing 12.55 oz, $ 250 to $ 300.

The varied selection of works of art includes a grouped lot of 11 Rockwell Kent lithographs (American, 1882-1971) on paper, each matted, signed in pencil lower right and sized 9½ by 7 inches (on sight) . Stephenson owner and auctioneer Cindy Stephenson noted that Kent, who has many collectors, “wore many hats over the course of his long career – painter, illustrator, lithographer, designer and even architect and dairy farmer. . Upon his death, The New York Times observed that he had made an “imperishable” contribution to the art of the book in the United States. The lot of 11 Rockwell Kent lithographs is expected to sell for between $ 1,500 and $ 2,500.

An exceptionally beautiful enamelled copper portrait plaque from the late 19th century depicting a free-spirited young woman in a landscaped setting is presented in an ornate gilded metal frame enhanced with fake precious stones. A beautiful work of art, it is modestly estimated at $ 300- $ 500. French art is also reflected in the collective lot of three hand-painted Limoges porcelain trinket boxes. They respectively represent the Man on the Moon with stars, a champagne bucket and an upright piano. Group estimate: $ 200- $ 300

Neoclassical style bronze garden fountain in the form of a young girl standing with a bird on her arm. Unsigned, 20th century, 58 x 24 inches. Estimate of $ 600 to $ 900
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The classic Italian aesthetic is showcased on a pair of hand-painted gold-tone metal plinths topped with marble. Each column is 39½ inches high and features lush scenes of classical figures among the foliage. The pair is valued between $ 600 and $ 800.

Unprecedented interest in outdoor life and garden statuary promises auction success for a neoclassical-style bronze garden fountain in the form of a standing girl gently gazing at a bird that has landed on her arm. Unsigned and made in the 20th century, it stands 58 inches tall and is inscribed with an estimate of $ 600 to $ 900.

Stephenson’s is a favorite source for collectors of contemporary and authentic mid-century furniture and decor items. A king-size bed frame and Williams Sonoma headboard are priced between $ 600 and $ 800, while a contemporary lucite and glass cocktail table with a free-form spiral base is priced between $ 300 and $ 500. . A quintessential modern mid-century mushroom-shaped pottery table lamp with a pierced shade is an eye-catching shade of sunset orange and stands 14 inches tall. His pre-sale estimate is $ 200 to $ 300.

Stephenson’s Friday August 20, 2021 Summer Decorative Arts Auction will be held live in the company’s gallery, starting at 1 p.m. ET. Remote bidders can participate by phone, live online via Live auctioneers or by leaving a purchase order. Goods can be inspected at the gallery on auction day from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Stephenson’s Auctioneers Gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton (Bucks County, Philadelphia Metro), PA 18966.


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