May 21, 2018 - Fine Jewelry

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Lot# | 001-012 | 013-024 | 025-036 | 037-048 | 049-060 | 061-072 | 073-084 | 085-096 | 097-108 | 109-120 | 121-132 | 133-144 | 145-156 | 157-168 | 169-180

Lot# 001 An Antique bloodstone and carnelian desk seal


19th century, 22K yellow gold
The handle of carved bloodstone over a mount of wrapped gold bands suspending a swiveling dual-sided seal with a carnelian monogram of "SW" and a bloodstone coat of arms with motto "Surge Illuminare [Arise Shine]" possibly taken from Isaiah 60:1-2 which begins: "Arise, shine, Jerusalem"
4" L x 1 1/8" W
86.1 grams

est: $800/1,200
*Price Realized: $1,125.00

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Lot# 002 An Antique English gold, bloodstone and carnelian fob cypher


1848, 15K yellow gold
Stamped B.B. for an unknown maker, the twisted cord handle suspending a swiveling seal of uncarved carnelian to one side and a bloodstone with carved cypher of a crown over "SS"
1 3/4" L x 1 3/8" W x 1" D
19.3 grams

est: $800/1,200
*Price Realized: $840.00

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Lot# 003 Three Antique fob seals with chatelaine chain


Circa 1830, 14K yellow gold
The first a carnelian seal depicting a galloping horse over a shield containing three horse heads over a banner with the motto "Toujours Fidelle [sic] [Always Faithful]"; the second of bloodstone depicting a griffin wielding a sword on a tower; the third of faceted amethyst, uncarved; suspended from a four chain chatelaine with rings and slide
Overall: 11" L
106.7 grams gross


est: $2,500/3,500
*Price Realized: $3,300.00

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Lot# 004 An Antique gold and citrine fob seal


Mid-19th century, 14K yellow gold
The repousse gold work handle decorated with feather plumes, floral sprays and rocaille centering a carved citrine coat of arms topped by a crown
1 1/2" H x 1 1/16" W x 7/8" D
20.9 grams

est: $500/700
*Price Realized: $1,140.00

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Lot# 005 An Antique gold and carnelian snake fob seal


Circa 1830, 14K yellow gold
Of flattened form, the intertwining serpent-form handle suspending a swiveling frame of a ouroboros enclosing a seal depicting a crown over a belt containing an crowned eagle with a staff and globe with the motto "Auspicium Melioris Aevi [A Token of a Better Age]"
1 3/4" L x 1 3/8" W x 1" D
26.8 grams


est: $800/1,200
*Price Realized: $1,625.00

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Lot# 006 An Antique vari-colored gold and carnelian fob seal


Circa 1830, 18K yellow, rose, and green gold
The mount designed with flowers and grape vines with green gold leaves, the carved carnelian seal depicting Hippocrates with staff and serpent
2 1/4" L x 1 1/8" W x 1" D
33.8 grams

est: $1,000/1,500
*Price Realized: $1,800.00

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Lot# 007 An Antique gold crown desk seal


18th century, 22K yellow gold
The handle of a cannetille flower topping a crown of cannetille and gold beadwork centering a bluish-green stone carved with a flowering plant
1 3/8" L x 5/8" W x 1/4" D
7.2 grams

est: $500/700
*Price Realized: $468.75

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Lot# 008 An Antique gold and carved quartz desk seal


19th century, 14K yellow gold
The faceted quartz handle topping a gold case enclosing a carved quartz seal of the Stewart family crest with motto "Virescit Vulnere Virtus [Virtue Flourishes from a Wound]"
2 3/8" L x 1 1/16" W x 7/8" D
25.7 grams

est: $600/800
*Price Realized: $562.50

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Lot# 009 An Antique gold and carnelian fob seal


Circa 1800, 18K yellow gold
With tapered open back handle, the carved carnelian tablet with monogram of "WH" topped by a stag on leash
2" L x 1 3/8" W x 1 1/4" D
28.4 grams

est: $800/1,200
*Price Realized: $780.00

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Lot# 010 An Antique citrine and onyx desk seal


Circa 1820, 22K yellow gold
The faceted citrine handle over a gold urn-form mount suspending an onyx seal of a classical man's profile
3 3/8" L x 7/8" Dia.
76.3 grams gross

est: $1,200/1,800
*Price Realized: $1,080.00

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Lot# 011 An Antique gold and crystal fob seal


Mid-19th century, 18K yellow gold
The gold scrolled handle centering a carved crystal seal of the Duke of Norfolk with motto "Sola Virtus Invicta [Virtue Alone is Unconquered]"
1 1/4" L x 1 1/8" W x 7/8" D
13.7 grams

est: $600/800
*Price Realized: $875.00

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Lot# 012 Two Antique fob seals


Circa 1830, 14K yellow gold
The first: a bloodstone seal of a family crest with motto "Aquila Non Capit Muscas [The Eagle does not Catch Flies]"; the second: a carnelian seal of the coat of arms of the Duke of Norfolk with motto "Sola Virtus Invicta [Virtue Alone is Unconquered]"
The first: 1 1/8" H x 7/8" H x 3/4" D; the second: 1 1/4" H x 1" W x 7/8" D
40.1 grams gross
2 pieces

est: $1,200/1,800
*Price Realized: $1,800.00

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Use the quick index below for faster catalogue navigation
Lot# | 001-012 | 013-024 | 025-036 | 037-048 | 049-060 | 061-072 | 073-084 | 085-096 | 097-108 | 109-120 | 121-132 | 133-144 | 145-156 | 157-168 | 169-180

Auction Information

Tuesday, September 17, 2018
Women in American Art

Sale Location:
145 East Walnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Previews:
Friday, September 14- 10-4pm
Saturday, September 15: 12-4pm
Sunday, September 16: 12-4pm
Monday, September 17: doors open 10am

Auction: TBD

* All times Pacific*

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(626)793-1833 or e-mail us at info@johnmoran.com

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