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AVENUE’s List of ‘Must-Haves’ From The Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon

Friday, November 14, 2014
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If you happen to be an auction enthusiast or antique-addict like your friends at AVENUE, Sotheby’s high-profile sale from the collection of the late noted philanthropist, Mrs. Paul Mellon, commencing this week on November 10 and culminating in a three-day interiors sale from November 21 – 23, will most likely prove to be the two most exciting weeks of your year.


This incredible sale, some might argue the kind that comes around once in a blue moon or at the end of a blue-blood line, consists of over 2,000 individual items which were acquired over a lifetime and drawn from the Mellons’ residences in the United States and abroad. Proceeds from the sales will benefit The Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, a charitable entity established by Mrs. Mellon in memory of her father. The Foundation supports horticultural and educational endeavors.


Here are a few of our top picks, and the beginning of an ‘ultimate dreamers’ wish-list’ for that rainy day when you have a cool spare million to drop on Bunny Mellon’s exquisite gold and diamond rivière Cartier 29-diamond necklace. We highly recommend you snatch these items up before we do!


Jewels & Objects of Vertu


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  • Lot Number 36) An Exquisite Gold and Giamond Rivière necklace, Cartier. Estimated at $1,250,000.00 – $1,500,000.00


 


 


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  • Lot Number 8) A 14 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Ruby Brooch, Verdura. Estimated at $2,000.00 – $3,500.00


 


 


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  • Lot Number 11) A Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Clip-On Earrings, Tiffany & Co. Estimated at $40,000.00 – $60,000.00


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 27) An 18 Karat Gold, Rock Crystal and Enamel Charm Bracelet from France, circa 1935. Estimated at $10,000.00 – $15,000.00


 


 


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  • Lot Number 31) An 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Cultured Pearl and Ruby Rooster Brooch, Verdura. Estimated at $4,000.00 – $6,000.00


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 37) A Magnificent and Rare Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Pendant, weighing 9.75 carats, mounted in platinum. Estimated at $10,000,000.00 – $15,000,000.00


 


 


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  • Lot Number 48) An 18 Karat Gold Watch, Cartier, France. Estimated at $2,000.00 – $3,000.00


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 122) A Group of Brooches, 5 pieces estimated at $4,200.00 – $4,500.00


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 202) A Gold and Gem-Mounted Bloodstone Stuff Box, English or German, Circa 1840. Estimated at $6,000.00 – $8,000.00


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 253) An 18 Karat Gold and Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Compact. Estimated at $7,000.00 – $9,000.00


 


            Interiors


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  •  Lot Number 279) A Group of Thirteen Chinese Export Gouache Paintings Early 19th Century. Estimated at $7,500.00 – $9,500.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 336) A Set of Seven Regency Parcel, Gilt-Black Japanned Caned Armchairs, Circa 1810. Estimated at $2,800.00 – $3,200.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 364) Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Richard Guino, TÊTE DE VENUS. Inscribed Renoir. Estimated at $10,000.00 – $15,000.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 538) An Irish Silver Kettle On Lampstand, Richard Williams, Dublin, 1774. Estimated at $4,000.00 – $6,000.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 561) EUGÈNE BOUDIN, SCÈNE DE PLAGE, 1865. Estimated at $15,000.00 – $25,000.00


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 575) Franz Kline ink drawing, 1950. Estimated at $60,000.00 – $80,000.00


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 645) An Assorted Group of Embroidered Table Linens. Comprising 10 plain napkins, 5 napkins embroidered with clouds, 16 napkins embroidered with trees, 8 tablecloths with embroidery, all on blue linen. Estimated at $400.00 – $600.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 753) MARCEL VERTÈS, BABY ELEPHANT. Estimated at $1,500.00 – $2,000.00


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 885) A Louis XVI Blue and White Painted and Carved Bergère, Circa 1780. Estimated at $2,500.00 – $3,500.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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  • Lot Number 972) A Pair of Samson Porcelain Figures of Guinea Fowl, Late 19th/Early 20th Century. Estimated at $5,000.00 – $7,000.00

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