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Vintage Jewelry is Hot at Cowan's

CINCINNATI, OH –Cowan's Auctions December 6th Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction exceeded its pre-sale estimate as great fresh-to-the-market vintage jewelry soared well past their estimates. The sale included over 300 lots and was held at Cowan's Auctions salesroom in Cincinnati, OH. Fine collections of signed and unsigned jewelry, timepieces and other couture were offered. The sale also featured a number of items from the Chewning Collection. 

Vintage jewelry lead the charge in the auction, with competitive bidding driving the prices up for many of the lots well beyond their pre-auction estimates. A set of 18 Karat Yellow Gold Parure with Pietra Dura Mosaics sold for $5,100 over its $1,000/2,000 estimate, a Georgian Era Silver and Rose Cut Diamond "Aigrette" and Earrings realized $4,800, a Victorian Tortoise Shell Pique Parure quadrupled its estimated and sold for $4,800, a Micro-Mosaic Brooch and Earrings in 18 Karat Yellow Gold brought $4,800, a Victorian Parure with Pink Stones in 18 Karat Gold realized $4,500 and a Boodle & Dunthorne Demi-Parure in 14 Karat Yellow Gold sold for $3,600.

Timepieces also performed well in the sale. A Patek Philippe Calatrava with Tiffany & Co. Band in 18 Karat Yellow Gold sold for $10,455, a Rolex GMT Master, Ca 1971 brought $6,960, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT Master II sold for $4,800 and a French Fusee in Silver, Ca 1810 brought $1,050 over its $100/200 estimate.

Additional notable lots that performed well in the sale included a Georgian Era Silver and Rose Cut Diamond Aigrette and Earrings which brought $4,800, a Platinum Brooch with Diamonds sold for $3,900, a Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Love Bracelet realized $3,990, and a Carnelian Swag Necklace in 18 Karat Gold sold for $3,600.

 If you need any additional information about the auction, upcoming events or consigning a piece of jewelry, you can contact our Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Director, Brad Wanstrath, at or 513-871-1670 ext. 217.





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