Auction Alert: 500+ Important Jewels at Doyle New York

If you have any meetings scheduled for Oct. 16, try to push them back—Doyle New York’s Important Jewelry auction kicks off next Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET, and you won’t want to miss your chance to bid on the piles of exquisite signed pieces by every high jewelry name you can think of, from Boucheron to Buccellati to Belperron. And there is So. Much. Bulgari.

The auction is organized into the three parts: a general haul from “a distinguished New Jersey decorator,” “a Long Island lady,” “a New York private collector,” and other anonymous sources, plus the impressive estates of two very posh and connected New Yorkers: Henrie Jo “Bootsie” Barth  and Barbara Wainscott.

A little bird told me to start by browsing the jewelry from the Wainscott estate, and it is indeed quite fabulous. She was the type of jewelry collector who owned not one but two pairs of Schlumberger paillonné enamel ear clips, and she also had a penchant for whimsical pieces with flora and fauna themes. (David Webb animal bracelet? Check and check.)

Jump straight to the lots below or else you’ll end up down a rabbit hole filled with so much Verdura, Cartier, Seaman Schepps, and Van Cleef & Arpels it will make your head spin. Not that that’s entirely a bad thing, but still….


Lot 55

Carved rose coral brooch
Carved coral rose brooch with old mine– and old European–cut diamonds in platinum and gold


Lot 79

David Webb pearl and gold necklace
16-inch necklace with polished 18k gold links, baroque cultured pearls, and diamonds set in platinum; David Webb

Lot 92

JAR bunny earrings
Bunny ear clips in carved white agate and 18k yellow gold with oval cabochon ruby eyes, circa 1987; JAR

Lot 61

Buccellati ear clips
Ear clips with silver thistles and stems and textured 18k rose gold petals and leaves; Mario Buccellati

Lot 289

Angela Cummings ear clips
Tulip ear clips in 18k gold, hematite, and black jade; Angela Cummings

Lot 291

Bulgari Serpenti watch
Serpenti wristwatch in 18k yellow gold with gold-tone dial with black Arabic numerals; Bulgari

Lot 318

David Webb bracelet
Fluted nephrite bangle bracelet with rubies and diamonds in 18k yellow gold; David Webb

Lot 356

Bulgari clutch
Evening clutch in 18k white and yellow gold mesh with collet-set round diamond thumb piece and pink silk tassel; Bulgari

Lot 419

Belperron chalcedony and emerald brooch
Brooch of scrolled translucent light gray chalcedony and 18k yellow gold with cabochon and fancy-shape emeralds; Belperron

Lot 512

Bulgari Ruby cabochon pendant
Clip/brooch with 43 ct. cabochon ruby framed by 12.25 cts. t.w. marquise diamonds in platinum; Bulgari

Lot 520

Raymond Yard rooster pin
Cocktail waiter rooster pin with multicolored enamel, pavé single-cut diamonds, and rubies in platinum, circa 1930; Raymond Yard

Lot 521

Raymond Yard chicken pin
Strutting hen pin with enamel, single-cut diamonds, rubies, baguette diamond legs, and a pavé-set pearl necklace and a diamond-set parasol in green and black enamel set in gold and platinum, circa 1929; Raymond Yard

Lot 529

Doyle auction Cartier clip
Clip with multi-shape blue sapphires and diamonds in platinum; Cartier, Paris

Top: Doyle New York’s upcoming Important Jewelry auction includes these Art Deco Tutti Frutti shield-shape clips with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds in platinum; Van Cleef & Arpels (Lot 524)


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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