Naples, Fla., estates enhance Auctions Neapolitan’s sale Oct. 22
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Monday, 17 October 2011 11:47|
NAPLES, Fla. – Numerous highlights and a full complement of clean estate items are in store for bidders at Auctions Neapolitan’s Fall Collector’s Delight Auction on Saturday, Oct. 22. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the nearly 400-lot auction, which will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern.
Highlights range from Americana to Asian antiques to treasures from Tiffany & Co.
The latter category includes an 18kt yellow gold and platinum diamond bracelet set with 50 found brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.27 carats. The “Taylored Five Row” bracelet comes with a 2007 letter from Tiffany & Co. stating its replacement value as $19,500. The bracelet is in its original box and carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
Made by Minton for Tiffany & Co. is a set of 12 cobalt blue and gold gild decorated ................To read more about the auction, click here
Black Forest Dog Grouping Collars
Written by Catherin Saunders-Watson
Sold over $30,000.00
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
NAPLES, Fla. There was plenty of bark and one winning bite at Auctions Neapolitan's Jan. 23 standing-room-only sale as an exceptional 39-inch-wide Black Forest carved tableau of a St. Bernard dog and her three playful pups claimed top-lot honors at $30,590. Attributed to Swiss artist Walter Mader, the circa-1900 carving featured realistic feathering to the dogs coats, hand-colored limbs and glass eyes. The substantial 33-lb. artwork had been estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
There was tremendous interest in that particular piece, said Kathleen Pica, owner of Auctions Neapolitan. There's a sizable contingent of collectors worldwide for Black Forest pieces, and many of them were bidding, not only on the floor but also on the phones and via the Internet. What was unusual was that the ........ Click here to read the complete article on Auction Central News!
Ladies with Style PartII
NAPLES, Fla. – A century of fashion steps into the spotlight on Saturday, July 24 as Auctions Neapolitan presents its 404-lot Ladies with Style sale, part II, with Internet live bidding provided by liveauctioneers.com
Fashionistas will have a field day choosing from the selection of dresses and accessories that were chosen for the event, said Auctions Neapolitan’s owner, Kathleen Pica. “It’s a nice mix of ladies’ favorites from the 19th century up to about the 1990s. Some of the items are very beautifully made – it’s incredible to see the fine workmanship that went into many of these pieces, especially when compared to what we see today.”
In addition to standard apparel, the auction includes antique lace and satin bridal wear, and gorgeous beaded dresses and gowns that bring to mind the days of Joan Collins and Linda Evans on Dynasty. Estimates and opening bids are extremely reasonable. For instance, lot 124, a 1970s Balenciaga-designed Jeffrey and Dave side-draped velvet gown has a starting bid of only $10 and an estimate of $80-$100. An early 1960s Yves Saint Laurent-designed black satin and lace top with peplum waist and long sleeves also has an opening bid of $10 and is estimated at $40-$60.
Costume jewelry has never been more popular, and Auctions Neapolitan’s sale is the place to look for bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches sold in generous “tray” lots. For instance, lot 42 is a tray loaded down with assorted costume jewelry – some of it signed – by such makers as Marvella, Trifari and Monet. Many of the pieces feature faux diamonds, faux pearls and rhinestones. This mini trove of costumer treasures has an opening bid of $10 and an estimate of $50-$100. The auction also features many pieces of fine jewelry, which is not surprising, since Auctions Neapolitan is located in the upscale waterfront community of Naples, Florida. Lot 212, a platinum ring featuring a 1-carat center ruby stone and .60 carats of diamonds is estimated at $1,800-$2,200; while a 14K yellow gold ring featuring six square-cut, channel-set blue sapphires and 24 round-cut, channel-set diamonds is conservatively estimated at $900-$1,200. Both rings have an opening bid of $900-$1,200.