Estate treasures direct Stephenson’s Aug. 20 Summer season Ornamental Arts & Jewellery Auction

French enamel-on-copper portrait plaque, the frame embellished with fake gemstones, late 19th century, framed dimensions

French enamel-on-copper portrait plaque, the frame embellished with fake gemstones, late 19th century, framed dimensions 7¼ x 4¾ in. Estimate $300-$500
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – On Friday, August 20, Stephenson’s Auctioneers of Southampton (suburban Philadelphia), Pa., will conduct the 2021 version of its normally-lively Summer Decorative Arts Auction, featuring antique and vintage goods from collections and estates as a result of the Mid-Atlantic location. The 426-large amount sale will take spot at the company’s spacious Bucks County gallery, with distant bidding accessible through phone or stay on the internet by means of LiveAuctioneers.


With its decades-lengthy status for presenting good estate jewelry at auction, relatives-owned Stephenson’s will the moment once more be offering a wide range of rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets and brooches of superb top quality. This time the auction jewelry box will open up to reveal excellent items for the two males and females, topped by a common gentlemen’s Rolex.


Just about every guy desires a wristwatch that is equally handsome and reliable. The sale’s headliner, a Rolex 14K gold Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Day model matches the bill completely. It has a hefty backlink bracelet and overall body weight of 107.5 grams, and is in functioning purchase. This assertion piece from just one of the world’s most revered watch brand names is believed at $5,000-$7,000. An additional top entry is a Chopard (Swiss) Computerized Chronometer Sport wristwatch with a 39mm stainless case, silver dial and skeletal window on reverse. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000.


The women’s jewelry section warrants thorough exploration, as there are treasures to be learned in the course of. A featured attraction is a lovely Edwardian platinum ring set with three large, round, European-reduce diamonds at its artfully domed centre. The premier of the stones is sized 6.0mm, although the other two major stones are sized 5.5mm every. The stellar trio is surrounded by 26 smaller accent diamonds. Expert technical specs suggest a diamond clarity of I1 and shade assessment of KLM, with a complete bodyweight of 3.45ct. This classy antique ring will come to auction with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.


A beautiful, thoroughly marked David Yurman 16in Tahitian pearl ‘chainmail’ necklace is composed of sterling silver with 18K yellow gold accents on its 11 pearl pendants. Measuring 16 inches very long and weighing 97.4dwt, it could allure its way to a winning bid in the $1,000-$2,000 array. Other standout patterns include an Artwork Deco platinum, diamond and sapphire strap bracelet, $2,500-$4,500 a trio of 18K-gold, diamond-lower bangles, $1,500-$2,500 and a subtle Cornelis Hollander customized platinum and diamond pendant on a rubber twine, $1,500-$2,000.

Edwardian platinum ring, established with a few significant, spherical, European-slice diamonds, the middle stone sized 6.0mm and the other two sized 5.5mm and further diamonds. Clarity: I1. Shade: KLM. Pounds: 3.45ct. Estimate $3,000-$5,000
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Quite a few sterling silver flatware sets will be presented, like a Stieff Co., 42-piece partial set in the “Rose” pattern. Introduced in a partitioned wooden upper body, it is estimated at $1,000-$1,500. In addition, there are a number of lots of loose sterling silver flatware and utensils, as properly as sterling serving plates, a Georgian-period of time fish set, $200-$300 and a selection of ornamental parts, such as a Cartier sterling basket, $100-$200 and a three-dimensional sterling elephant figure marked ‘925’ and weighing 12.55ozt., $250-$300.


The various fine art variety involves a group ton of 11 Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) lithographs on paper, every single matted, pencil-signed at decreased ideal and sized 9½ by 7 inches (sight). Stephenson’s operator/auctioneer Cindy Stephenson remarked that Kent, who has an avid following amongst collectors, “wore a lot of hats throughout his extensive job – painter, illustrator, lithographer, cartoonist, and even an architect and dairy farmer. When he died, the New York Periods observed that he had manufactured an ‘imperishable’ contribution to the artwork of bookmaking in the United States.” The ton of 11 Rockwell Kent lithos is expected to offer for $1,500-$2,500.


An extremely beautiful late-19th-century French enamel-on-copper portrait plaque depicting a free of charge-spirited young lady in a landscape setting is offered in an ornate gilt-steel body accented by faux gemstones. A fantastic function of artwork, it is modestly approximated at $300-$500. French artistry is also mirrored in the team good deal of a few hand-painted Limoges porcelain trinket containers. They depict, respectively, the Guy in the Moon with stars, a champagne bucket and an upright piano. Group estimate: $200-$300

Bronze Neoclassical-type backyard fountain in type of standing female with chicken on arm. Unsigned, 20th century, 58 x 24in. Estimate $600-$900
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The Italian classical aesthetic is showcased on a pair of hand-painted, marble-topped gilt-steel pedestals. Every single column stands 39½ inches tall and features lush scenes of classical figures among foliage. The pair is approximated at $600-$800.


The unparalleled curiosity in outdoor dwelling and backyard statuary claims auction achievement for a bronze, Neoclassical-design backyard garden fountain in the sort of standing lady looking down sweetly at a hen that has rested on her arm. Unsigned and built in the 20th century, it stands 58 inches tall and is entered with a $600-$900 estimate.


Stephenson’s is a preferred resource for collectors of contemporary and authentic Midcentury Modern day home furniture and attractive objects. A sizeable Williams Sonoma king-measurement bedframe and headboard carries a $600-$800 estimate, even though a present-day Lucite and glass cocktail desk with a freeform spiral base is approximated at $300-$500. A quintessential Midcentury Modern day pottery desk lamp of mushroom form with a pierced shade is an eye-catching shade of sunset orange and stands 14¼ inches superior. Its pre-sale estimate is $200-$300.


Stephenson’s Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 Summertime Attractive Arts Auction will be held stay at the company’s gallery, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Distant bidders may take part by cellphone, are living on the web by way of LiveAuctioneers or by leaving an absentee bid. Items could be inspected at the gallery on auction working day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Stephenson’s Auctioneers’ gallery is positioned at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton (Bucks County, metro Philadelphia), PA 18966.