New York, NY, April 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- iGavel’s Spring Jewelry sale, ongoing through April 22, includes consignments from many of their Associate Sellers. Highlights are an Ancient Egyptian gold Snake Ring from the Late Ptolemaic Period (232 – 30 BC). Snake rings and bracelets were very popular in antiquity and were worn possibly for protection against the evil eye or to ensure fertility. The ring is estimated at $2,500-3,500. An 18K Yellow Gold Chain, by Van Cleef & Arpels, has an opening bid of only $500, and is estimated at $1,000-1,500. A Nardi 18K Yellow Gold and Emerald Blackamoor Brooch is also part of this diverse jewelry sale. This brooch is estimated at $3,000-4,000. There is a Wedgewood Porcleain and 14K Yellow Gold Ring for sale as well, with a starting bid of $350.
Next week, Litchfield County Auctions will open their Jewelry * Modernism * Antiques & Asian Art Sale on iGavel.com. The sale will take place from April 15-29. Included is a work by the Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. This item, entitled ‘Peacock', is a Brass Studded Silvered Metal Figure, and is estimated at $1,500-2,500.
Next week will be the America: Charity Photography Auction benefiting Americans for the Arts. The sale will take place from April 16-30. This exceptional event will showcase a wide range of stunning images from a highly influential group of established photographic masters and exciting emerging artists.
Ruggerio & Associates’ Spring Sale will be on iGavel.com from April 23 – May 7. This sale is composed of several collectors’ estates, including Fine art and sculpture, silver and porcelain, and a large number of fine quality French and Continental Style furniture. Asian art and ceramics, as well as a collection of over twenty African Big Game and wild life sculptures, and British and European sporting paintings, complete this distinctive sale.
Their important Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art Auction will begin on April 20, and be available for bidding on iGavel.com until May 12.
iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.