This grand fall event is perfectly timed to the holiday shopping season and features a fantastic selection of men’s and women’s watches from the world’s most desirable manufacturers.
Denver, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2017 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is proud to announce this premier sale to be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, beginning at 9am. A full range of decorative and functional items from the most collectible makers – including Tiffany, Meissen, Amphora, Weller, and Roseville – are represented. This event also features precious and fine jewelry at a full range of price points. All items from this sale are on display in Morphy’s Denver auction gallery and available for preview now.
With over 90 lots on offer, this sale offers a golden opportunity to treat yourself, or a loved one, to a remarkable piece of fine jewelry. Good things come in threes with lot #28, a Trinity De Cartier ring, estimated at $25,000-35,000. This showstopper is made from 18K rose gold, 18K yellow gold, and white gold or platinum, and is covered with pave diamonds on all three interconnecting bands. Lot #29, a platinum, 6.61 carat Alexandrite and diamond ring with a total dwt of 6.3 is estimated at $7,000-10,000. This marvelous piece simply glows with its central large Alexandrite stone, halo of round brilliant diamonds, and additional diamonds that flow to its shank. It’s easy to say “I do” to lot #30, a 1.50 carat pear shaped diamond and 14k yellow gold engagement ring, estimated at $4,000-8,000. It has a total dwt of 2.0, with its stone rated G in color and VS1 in clarity. And all eyes will be on lot #62, a bluish violet 43.05 carat Tanzanite and diamond necklace, estimated at $14,000-20,000. Its breathtakingly beautiful center stone is set in platinum and surrounded by a flowing frame of 90 brilliant diamonds.
Now would be the perfect time to highlight some of the outstanding watches available through this event. Examples by Rolex are always considered royalty amongst collectors; that might explain why the company’s logo has been a crown since 1925. Lot #111, a Rolex Day-Date Presidential automatic men’s watch, is estimated at $45,000-55,000. This stunning and near mint example features a rare and exceptional ice blue diagonal motif face dial. Lot #112, a men’s Rolex white gold Daytona watch with a meteorite dial, is simply out of this world and is estimated at $25,000-32,000. Lot #114, a Rolex 18k yellow gold Daytona men’s watch is estimated at $20,000-27,000. This important timepiece has a 40mm diameter case, 7-1/2″ bracelet, and a folding, locking clasp. And its hip to be square with lot #115, a Patek Philippe Gondolo 18K white gold automatic men’s watch. This fantastic, four-cornered timepiece has a 31mm by 51mm case, Patek Philippe strap, and branded buckle, and is estimated at $18,000-22,000.
Amphora – turn of last century Art Nouveau pottery from Bohemia – is well represented in this sale, with about 75 museum quality, period lots on offer. Lot #599, a monumental Dragon vase, is estimated at $10,000-15,000. This circa 1900 example is in mint condition, fully marked, and impressed with 4105,40. It was featured in Byron Vreeland’s reference book “Monsters and Maidens Collector’s Edition” on page 288. Seeing is believing when it comes to lot #610, a rare, monumental sea dragon vase, estimated at $9,000-12,000. This mint, red and green glazed example from 1900 is fully marked and impressed with 4539,2; an example of the model in different glazes is illustrated in Richard Scott’s reference book, “The House of Amphora,” on page 111. Lot #609, a mint Paul Daschel monumental Pinecone Tree vase, is estimated at $8,000-10,000. This circa 1908 example is impressed 2022,7 and is featured in Vreeland’s book on page 408 and Scott’s book on page 270. And lot #606, an intriguing circa 1900 Fates vase decorated with carved sirens, gold flowers, and spiders’ webs is estimated at $6,000-9,000. This deeply symbolic and very visually interesting example is also noted in Vreeland’s book on page 189.
Decorative glass and lamps add a colorful angle to this comprehensive sale. Fine examples of Mary Gregory, Loetz, and other artist and commercial brands will undoubtedly catch the attention of discerning collectors. Let’s turn the spotlight on two outstanding Tiffany offerings. Certain to take flight is lot #551, a 17” tall Tiffany Studios leaded glass and jeweled dragonfly lamp, estimated at $30,000-45,000. This winged wonder features a tagged, leaded shade on a 23” tall, stamped Tiffany base. And lot #552, a 20” tall leaded glass Tiffany Studios Chinese lamp, is estimated at $25,000-40,000. The handsome and extremely well designed shade rests upon a possibly altered 34” tall Tiffany or later Tiffany-style Chinese table base. Both the shade and base are marked Tiffany.
This well curated sale rounds out with robust selections of silver, music boxes, clocks, fine antiques, and artwork, among other desirable categories. Lot #729, a cylinder music box with moving bells, bird clappers, and dancing dolls, will put a song in your heart. It is estimated at $2,000-4,000. And it’s business as usual with lot #675, an original Keith Haring black marker original drawing entitled “Wall Street,” estimated at $6,000-8,000.
According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “The quality and range of the items in this exciting event are second to none. We are thrilled to present our customers with such exquisite and desirable selections, but we know they will have trouble deciding on favorites! We welcome designers and decorators to check out this sale as well… perhaps that one rare but elusive focal point piece they have been searching for can be found here! The novelty and incredible detail of many of the Amphora pottery lots on offer have really caught my eye. The craftsmanship on these handcrafted treasures is truly second to none, and seldom seen on works produced today. We welcome you to visit our gallery in Denver, PA to view these outstanding items firsthand, or of course check them out online anytime at www.morphyauctions.com.”
About Morphy Auctions:
Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collectibles, is headquartered in Denver, PA. The company also has a satellite office in Las Vegas, NV. A full-service auction house, Morphy’s presents over 35 premier auctions annually. The company’s three-part mission includes ensuring consignor satisfaction with every auction, offering world-class customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty, and providing relentless buyer support to create confidence for all clients seeking a trustworthy purchasing experience.
Morphy’s team of specialists includes the nation’s finest and most recognized experts in popular collecting categories including advertising; firearms; fine automobiles, automobilia and petroliana; coin-operated machines; antiques, fine, and decorative art; dolls, bears, toys, and trains; cast iron; coins; marbles; jewelry and wrist watches. Morphy Auctions is owned by President and Founder Dan Morphy, himself a lifelong and passionate collector of antiques, banks, and numerous other categories. Morphy’s has been in business since 2004 and has grown from two to over 65 employees in over a decade. Morphy Auctions is located at 2000 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517. We can be reached by phone at 877-968-8880, by fax at 717-336-7115, and by email at email@example.com. Our auction gallery is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm. For more information on Morphy’s, please visit www.MorphyAuctions.com.
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|Lot||Item||Low Estimate||High Estimate|
|28||A Trinity De Cartier Ring||$25,000||$35,000|
|29||A Platinum Alexandrite and Diamond Ring||$7,000||$10,000|
|30||Pear Shaped Diamond 14K Gold Ring||$4,000||$8,000|
|62||A Bluish Violet Tanzanite & Diamond Necklace||$14,000||$20,000|
|111||Rolex Day-Date Ice Blue Dial Platinum Watch||$45,000||$55,000|
|112||Men’s Rolex Gold Daytona with Meteorite Dial||$25,000||$32,000|
|114||Rolex 18k Gold Daytona Men’s Watch||$20,000||$27,000|
|115||Patek Philippe Gondolo 18K Gold Men’s Watch||$18,000||$22,000|
|551||Tiffany Studios 17″ Dragonfly Lamp||$30,000||$45,000|
|552||Tiffany Studios 20″ Chinese Lamp||$25,000||$40,000|
|599||Amphora Ceramic Dragon Vase||$10,000||$15,000|
|606||Amphora Ceramics Fates Vase||$6,000||$9,000|
|609||Paul Daschel Green Pinecone Tree Vase||$8,000||$10,000|
|610||Amphora Ceramic Sea Dragon Vase||$9,000||$12,000|
|675||“Wall Street” By Keith Haring||$6,000||$8,000|
|729||Music Box With Bells, Bird Clappers, and Dolls||$2,000||$4,000|