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Friday, April 1, 2011

Jewelry and Coin Auction Saturday at Weschler's in D.C.

Art Nouveau 18k yellow-gold, platinum, diamond, Plique-à-jour and Cameo Bangle Bracelet, Masriera Y Carreras ($3,000-$5,000)

Weschler's Auctioneers and Appraisers will hold its annual spring auction of Jewelry, Coins & Watches on Saturday, April 2, in their Washington, D.C. gallery. The offerings will span the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Victorian and Modern periods, plus a selection of U.S. gold coins and lady’s and men’s watches will be on the auction block.

10-ct. emerald-cut solitaire diamond ring, set in platinum ($40,000-$60,000)

Highlighting the jewelry offerings is an almost 10-ct. emerald-cut solitaire diamond ring, set in platinum, which is anticipated to fetch $40,000-$60,000; an Art Deco platinum, diamond and black onyx brooch ($10,000-$15,000); an Art Nouveau tested 18k yellow-gold, platinum, diamond, plique-à-jour and cameo bangle bracelet by Masriera y Carreras ($3,000-$5,000); and a Van Cleef & Arpels platinum and diamond bow-knot brooch, together with a letter of authenticity, which carries a $5,000-$7,000 pre-sale estimate. Other offerings include an Art Deco 14k yellow-gold, white-gold, platinum, diamond and synthetic blue sapphire mesh evening bag and change purse ($5,000-$7,000) and an Art Deco 14k yellow-gold cigarette case by Cartier holds, with a $3,000-$4,000 pre-sale estimate.

Men’s 18k yellow-gold manual watch, Patek Philippe ($2,000-$4,000)

A selection of U.S. gold coins will feature two U.S. Double-Eagle twenty-dollar gold coins, dating 1876S and 1889S, each carrying a $1,200-$1,500 pre-sale estimate and a Sesquicentennial two-and-one-half-dollar commemorative gold coin, dated 1926, is expected to bring $400-$600.

Showcasing the watch offerings are a lady’s platinum and diamond 17-jewel manual-wind cocktail wristwatch by Hamilton ($1,500-$2,000); an Omega gentleman's stainless steel manual-wind wristwatch, Speedmaster, Swiss ($1,000-$1,500); and a men’s 18k yellow-gold manual-wind wristwatch, Patek Philippe, Swiss, holds a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$4,000.

For more information on Weschler’s April 2nd auction of Jewelry, Coins & Watches, contact John Weschler at (202) 628-1281. The items may be viewed online at or at The gallery is located at 909 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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