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Pack Your Bags, We’re Taking an Auction Journey! Part 2

Yellow Gold Neck Chain

18K YELLOW GOLD NECK CHAIN, Estimate: $3,500/4,000

Next we’ll dive into the Jewelry Department’s unique April highlight.  A custom-made necklace containing gold samples recovered from sunken treasure leads the department’s lots.  The Atocha was an infamous Spanish ship that met its demise in 1622.  Gold particles were recovered from the Atocha’s treasure trove and were then melted and blended to create this beautiful necklace for auction.  The 18 karat gold piece is a replica of an original wedding chain found on the ship, whose linked design symbolizes the unbreakable bonds of marriage (estimate $3,500-4,000).  Now, take off your imaginary scuba gear and get ready to walk into the world of archery…


July 11 Appraisal Event find

A gentleman from San Francisco came to the appraisal event held on Wednesday, July 11th with this wonderful 19th century Bohemian enameled decanter.  He spotted it about one month ago in a pile of relative rubbish at a garage sale in San Francisco’s Mission District.  What appeared to be exceptional hand painting and a large punt at the base intrigued him and he ended up buying the wine vessel for $10.  Furniture and Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton was in agreement of the fine art work and was quite impressed at the “amazing detail.”  They both noted the charming party scene depicting figures playing the doodle sack and hurdy gurdy as well as the band of gold leaf that handsomely finishes the piece.  Dalton estimated the decanter at $800-1,200, proving it to be quite a find indeed.

19th century Bohemian enameled decanter

19th century Bohemian enameled decanter


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