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Estate of T. Kenneth and Karin Ellis, Hot Springs, Virginia

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  • 18kt. Octopus Brooch
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  • 18kt. Gemstone Crab Brooch
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    18kt. Gemstone Crab Brooch

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    14kt. Grasshopper Brooch

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    18kt. Duck Brooch

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  • Platinum, 18kt., Opal, Diamond, and Emerald Ring
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    Platinum, 18kt., Opal, Diamond, and Emerald Ring

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    Seven Assorted Antique Brooches

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  • Set of Four 14kt. Rings
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  • "Tiffany & Co." 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Bracelet
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    "Tiffany & Co." 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Bracelet

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  • 14kt. Diamond and Gemstone Bracelet
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    14kt. Diamond and Gemstone Bracelet

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  • Two 14kt. Watches
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  • Platinum, Ruby, and Diamond Ring
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    Platinum, Ruby, and Diamond Ring

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  • David Webb 18kt. Enamel and Ruby Frog Brooch
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    David Webb 18kt. Enamel and Ruby Frog Brooch

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    18kt. Aquamarine and Diamond Ring

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    14kt. Necklace

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  • Seven Pieces Fashion Jewelry
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    Seven Pieces Fashion Jewelry

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    Group of Assorted Gold Jewelry

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  • Platinum, 14kt., Diamond Dress Set & Stick Pin
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    Platinum, 14kt., Diamond Dress Set & Stick Pin

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  • French 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Ring
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    French 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Ring

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  • 14kt. Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
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    14kt. Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

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  • Eight Pieces Gold Jewelry
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    Eight Pieces Gold Jewelry

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  • Three Gold Chains
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    Three Gold Chains

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  • Five Pairs 14kt. Earrings
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    Five Pairs 14kt. Earrings

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  • Platinum Diamond Bracelet
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    Platinum Diamond Bracelet

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  • Retro 18kt. Ruby and Diamond Brooch
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    $500 - $700
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    Retro 18kt. Ruby and Diamond Brooch

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  • Tiffany & Co. Platinum Diamond Ring
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    $16,000 - $24,000
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    Tiffany & Co. Platinum Diamond Ring

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    $16,000 - $24,000
  • Three Stainless Steel Watches
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    $200 - $400
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    Three Stainless Steel Watches

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  • Platinum, 18kt. Diamond and Gemstone Ring
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    $500 - $700
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    Platinum, 18kt. Diamond and Gemstone Ring

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    $500 - $700

Auction Description

Estate of T. Kenneth and Karin Ellis, Hot Springs, Virginia by Brunk Auctions
Estate of T. Kenneth and Karin Ellis, “Stepping Stones”, Hot Springs, Virginia | June 11, 2021 Auction Begins | 9:00AM EST Highlights Include: Fine Tiffany & Co. Tulip and Bamboo Floor Lamp, Christian Adolf Schreyer, Tiffany & Co. Platinum Diamond Ring, Platinum Sapphire and Diamond Ring, 1972 Volvo 1800 ES, "Tiffany & Co." 18kt. Lapis and Diamond Bracelet, David Webb 18kt. Enamel and Ruby Frog Brooch, Fine Pair Irish George II Style Pier Tables, Gorham Les Six Fleurs Sterling Flatware, 213 Pieces, Raymond Yard Diamond & Gemstone Brooch, and more. Mrs. Karin R. Ellis was born in Hamburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1956 following her marriage to Carl W. Berhens. She married Mr. T. Kenneth Ellis in 1969, after the death of both their spouses, and moved across the road to live at Stepping Stones, a Tudor style estate nestled in the rolling hills of Hot Springs, Virginia. The one-of-a-kind manor house and multiple outbuildings, including a greenhouse, guest cottages and several barns and stables, were built over several years by Kenneth Ellis’s mother Florence Adams Ellis, and her husband George A. Ellis, co-founder of E.F. Hutton and Co. Much of the collection was acquired by Florence Ellis and reflects her tastes in Continental and British fine and decorative arts. Her love of fox hunting, horses and dogs is visible throughout the collection. Karin Ellis followed in many of her mother- in- law’s passions including her love of horses and gardening. She was also very active in the community and an advocate of educational opportunities through her volunteer work and her financial support for local and regional scholarships. Read more
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