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Lot 116.  Tony Duquette, moonstone and opal pendant/brooch. Estimate: $5,000-7,000. Courtesy Hindman Auctions

 CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman’s Palm Beach Jewelry auction will take place on Tuesday, February 9 at 10am ET. The jewelry auction will feature 116 lots with vibrant statement jewelry from renowned designers such as Tony Duquette, Christopher Walling, Nicholas Varney, de Grisogono, Evelyn Clothier, and more. With a range of classic and distinct pieces, the sale is full of brightly hued jewelry for the bold collector. The sale will be the third annual jewelry auction in the firm’s Palm Beach saleroom.

Jewelry designed by legendary artist and designer Tony Duquette – known for his interiors, stage settings, costumes, jewelry, and more – will be among the standout pieces offered in the sale. Duquette’s trademark extravagant design style will be on full display, such as a magnificent moonstone and opal pendant/brooch (lot 116; estimate is $5,000-7,000). Another lively piece is a multigem and coral brooch with a blue fluorite at the center surrounded by green citrines (lot 115; estimate is $6,000-$8,000).

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Lot 116.  Tony Duquette, moonstone and opal pendant/brooch. Estimate: $5,000-7,000. Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Containing one oval cabochon opal measuring approximately 25.00 x 19.00 mm surmounted with one oval cabochon moonstone and surrounded by 24 round and oval cabochon moonstones. Mounted in white gold. 2 1/4 x 2 inches. Stamp: TONY DUQUETTE 18K. 32.80 dwt.

 

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Lot 115.  Tony Duquette, multigem and coral brooch with a blue fluorite at the center surrounded by green citrinesEstimate: $5,000-7,000. Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Containing one cushion mixed cut blue fluorite measuring approximately 29.00 x 19.35 mm, six pear mixed cut citrines, 15 cushion mixed cut green fluorites and 17 round mixed cut citrines surmounted on eight pieces of petrified coral. Mounted in yellow gold. 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Stamp: TONY DUQUETTE 18K. 125.10 dwt.

The petrified coral is prehistoric and potentially from the Artic Sea.

A number of pieces by influential jewelry designer Christopher Walling will be offered in the auction, including a cultured biwa pearl, diamond, and sapphire bracelet (lot 96; estimate is $4,000-6,000). Additional pieces by Walling include a bright coral bead necklace and a cultured biwa pearl, blue chalcedony, and diamond brooch (lot 89 and lot 95; estimates are $2,500-3,500 and $1,500-2500 respectively).

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Lot 96. Christopher Walling, Tured biwa pearl, diamond, and sapphire bracelet. Estimate: $4,000-6,000. Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Containing five biwa pearls, 112 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 carats total and 20 round cabochon sapphires. Mounted in platinum. 7 inches long. Engraved: C.WALLIN(obscured) 1990 PLA(obscured). 35.95 dwt.

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Lot 89. Christopher Walling, Coral bead necklace. Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Unsigned, containing six strands of coral beads measuring approximately 4.35-15.00 mm wide, strung knotted in a graduated style with three yellow gold spacer beads and ridged yellow gold clasp. 22 inches long. 259.65 dwt.

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Lot 95. Christopher Walling, Cultured biwa pearl, blue chalcedony, and diamond brooch. Estimate: $1,500-2500. Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Unsigned, containing six strands of coral beads measuring approximately 4.35-15.00 mm wide, strung knotted in a graduated style with three yellow gold spacer beads and ridged yellow gold clasp. 22 inches long. 259.65 dwt.

The sophisticated yet whimsical designs of Nicholas Varney will also be featured in the sale. One outstanding design in the sale is Varney’s abalone, diamond, colored diamond, and sapphire Bird of Paradise brooch (lot 114; estimate is $6,000-8,000). A multigem 'brick' bracelet is another striking piece that consists of three rows of links containing cultured biwa pearls surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds and colored diamonds with an elongated opal for the clasp (lot 113; estimate is $6,000-8,000).

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Lot 114. Nicholas Varney, Abalone, diamond, colored diamond, and sapphire Bird of Paradise brooch. Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions

Containing freeform abalone, 70 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.35 carat total, 41 round brilliant cut yellow diamonds (origin of color not tested) weighing approximately 0.90 carat total and numerous round mixed cut yellow and blue sapphires and tsavorite garnets. Mounted in yellow gold and blackened sterling silver. 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Stamp: NICHOLAS VARNEY 18K S/S. 55.00 dwt.

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Lot 113. Nicholas Varney, biwa pearl, diamonds, colored diamond and opal 'brick' braceletEstimate: $6,000 - $8,000. Courtesy Hindman Auctions

Consisting of three rows of links containing cultured biwa pearls surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds and colored diamonds (origin of color not tested), the clasp containing one freeform opal, 26 round brilliant cut diamonds and 16 round brilliant cut pink diamonds (origin of color not tested). Mounted in yellow gold and blackened sterling silver. 8 inches long. Engraved: N. VARNEY 18K S/S. 83.45 dwt.

Other notable pieces in the auction include the cover lot, a pair of Evelyn Clothier cultured baroque pearl and diamond flamingo brooches (lot 99; estimate is $3,000-5,000); a pair of Elizabeth Locke yellow gold, intaglio, and cultured pearl earclips (lot 30; estimate is $2,000-3,000); a de Grisogono brown leather and diamond 'Allegra' bracelet (lot 5; estimate is $4,000-6,000); an Angela Pintaldi multistrand emerald bead necklace (lot 70; estimate is $4,000-6,000); and a pair of JAR, white resin arum earclips (lot 25; estimate is $3,000-5,000).

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Lot 99. Evelyn Clothier, Cultured baroque pearl and diamond flamingo brooches. Estimate: $3,000-5,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions

Consisting of two flamingo brooches containing two Baroque pearls measuring approximately 14.00 x 16.00 mm, numerous old European and old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 carats total, four round cabochon ruby eyes and enameled beaks. Mounted in gold and blackened silver. 2 5/8 inches x 1 inch. Stamp: (maker's mark) 18K. 23.35 dwt.

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Lot 30. Elizabeth Locke, Yellow gold, intaglio, and cultured pearl earclips. Estimate: $2,000-3,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Containing two oval glass intaglios with mother-of-pearl backings and 16 pearls, folding posts with clip backs. 1 1/2 inches long. Stamp: (maker's mark) 18K. 14.95 dwt.

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Lot 5. de Grisogono, Brown leather and diamond 'Allegra' bracelet. Estimate: $4,000-6,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Consisting of a leather wraparound bracelet with central rose gold bands containing 110 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.30 carats total and magnetic clasp. 6 1/2 inches inner circumference. Stamp: de GRISOGONO GENEVE. Clasp stamp: de GRISOGONO Au750 (maker's mark). 21.20 dwt.

Accompanied by a de Grisogono pouch and box.

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Lot 70. Angela Pintaldi, Multistrand emerald bead necklace. Estimate: $4,000-6,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Consisting of 14 strands of faceted emerald beads, with matte yellow gold clasp containing one round brilliant cut yellow diamond (origin of color not tested). 22 inches long. Stamp: 750 ANGELA PINTALDI. 205.05 dwt.

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Lot 25. JAR, white resin arum earclips. Estimate: $3,000-5,000Courtesy Hindman Auctions.

Consisting of sculptural arum flower petals with rose gold clip backs. 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches.Stamp: JAR PARIS 02 (French hallmarks). 8.80 dwt.

Accompanied by a JAR Paris earring pouch.
The jewelry auction will be held amidst the celebration of Hindman’s 10th anniversary in Palm Beach, which we will continue to commemorate throughout the year. Bidding for the February 9th auction will begin at 10am ET. Bidders will be able to participate via absentee bid, by phone, or live online through the Digital Bid Room. Private preview of the auction will be available at Hindman’s Palm Beach gallery by appointment only