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  • Renaissance Revival Gold, Hardstone Cameo, Enamel, and Gem-set Bracelet
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 1

    Renaissance Revival Gold, Hardstone Cameo, Enamel, and ...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • High-karat Gold and Hardstone Cameo Pendant
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 2

    High-karat Gold and Hardstone Cameo Pendant

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Archeological Revival 18kt Gold Pendant, Ernesto Pierret
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 3

    Archeological Revival 18kt Gold Pendant, Ernesto Pierre...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Gold Hoop Earrings
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 4

    Gold Hoop Earrings

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Grand Tour Shell Cameo of a Gentleman, Tommaso Saulini, Mounted by Castellani
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 5

    Grand Tour Shell Cameo of a Gentleman, Tommaso Saulini,...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Gold and Hardstone Intaglio Cuff Links, Castellani
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 6

    Gold and Hardstone Intaglio Cuff Links, Castellani

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Rare Pair of Gold Manchette Bracelets
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Lot 7

    Rare Pair of Gold Manchette Bracelets

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
  • Pair of Victorian Gold Bracelets
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 8

    Pair of Victorian Gold Bracelets

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Georgian Gold and Garnet Necklace
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500
    Lot 9

    Georgian Gold and Garnet Necklace

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
  • Gold and Emerald Earrings
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 10

    Gold and Emerald Earrings

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Rose-cut Diamond Ring
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 11

    Rose-cut Diamond Ring

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Antique Gold Muff Chain
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 12

    Antique Gold Muff Chain

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Fine Gold, Enamel, and Gem-set Brooch
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Lot 13

    Fine Gold, Enamel, and Gem-set Brooch

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Rare Renaissance Gold, Enamel, and Gem-set Gimmel Ring
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $20,000
    Lot 14

    Rare Renaissance Gold, Enamel, and Gem-set Gimmel Ring

    Est.
    $15,000 - $20,000
  • Rose-cut Diamond Ring
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 15

    Rose-cut Diamond Ring

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Renaissance Revival Gilt-Silver, Sapphire, and Enamel Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 16

    Renaissance Revival Gilt-Silver, Sapphire, and Enamel R...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold, Enamel, and Hardstone Intaglio Seal Fob
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 17

    Gold, Enamel, and Hardstone Intaglio Seal Fob

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold and Emerald Double-finger Ring
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 18

    Gold and Emerald Double-finger Ring

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • Ruby Cameo
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 19

    Ruby Cameo

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Gold, Engraved Sapphire, and Enamel Ring
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 20

    Gold, Engraved Sapphire, and Enamel Ring

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Antique 18kt Gold and Engraved Sapphire Ring
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 21

    Antique 18kt Gold and Engraved Sapphire Ring

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Antique Sapphire Intaglio and Diamond Ring
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 22

    Antique Sapphire Intaglio and Diamond Ring

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Antique Gold and Enamel Carnival Mask Ring
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 23

    Antique Gold and Enamel Carnival Mask Ring

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Antique Erotic Carnelian Intaglio
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 24

    Antique Erotic Carnelian Intaglio

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Antique Gold and Erotic Carnelian Intaglio Ring
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 25

    Antique Gold and Erotic Carnelian Intaglio Ring

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Erotic Swivel Ring
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 26

    Erotic Swivel Ring

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo Ring
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 27

    Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo Ring

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Antique Gold and Jasper Intaglio Ring
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 28

    Antique Gold and Jasper Intaglio Ring

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Antique Blackamoor Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 29

    Antique Blackamoor Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 30

    Antique Gold and Hardstone Cameo

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Rare and Unusual Enamel Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 31

    Rare and Unusual Enamel Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • Gold Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 32

    Gold Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 33

    Gold Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 34

    Gold Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 35

    Gold Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 36

    Gold Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Two Gold and Enamel Mourning Rings
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 37

    Two Gold and Enamel Mourning Rings

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Two Gold and Black Enamel Memento Mori Rings
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 38

    Two Gold and Black Enamel Memento Mori Rings

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold and Black Enamel Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 39

    Gold and Black Enamel Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 40

    Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Rare Gold, White Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 41

    Rare Gold, White Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 42

    Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 43

    Rare Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 44

    Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 45

    Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 46

    Gold, Black Enamel, and Crystal Memento Mori Ring

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gold, White Enamel, Crystal, and Diamond Memento Mori Ring
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 47

    Gold, White Enamel, Crystal, and Diamond Memento Mori R...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • Gold and Stuart Crystal Slide
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 48

    Gold and Stuart Crystal Slide

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200

Auction Description

Important Jewelry by Bonhams Skinner
Preview Times December 2, 12PM – 5PM December 3, 12PM – 7PM The December Important Jewelry auction will feature over 300 lots of antique, period, and contemporary jewelry. Highlights from the auction include an Art Deco Burma Ruby Ring weighing 4.50 cts., a Van Cleef & Arpels Raja Brooch, a 11.04 cts. diamond, and part I of the Edith Weber Jewelry Collection. Contact Us 617.874.4313 jewelry@skinnerinc.com Read more
Bonhams Skinner
Boston, MA 02116
United States

bidsquare@bonhamsskinner.com

Phone:+16173505400

Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 25.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Shipping Info

Please visit http://www.skinnerinc.com/services/payment-and-shipping/ for information regarding the collection of items purchased at auction. 

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Terms & Conditions

1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised January 8, 2014