RMIT Jewellery auction tonight!

7 08 2013

Check out their blog for the items for auction.

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This year the auction will be held at Mercy Bar + Eatery (located above Craft Victoria) on the 7th of August.
Viewing will be from 5.30 and the auction will begin at 6.30.
All funds raised will go towards the graduating students end of year exhibition and printed catalogue.
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GO!




My piece for RMIT Auction 2013

24 07 2013

It’s that time of year again – RMIT Auction time. Yay.

This year the RMIT Object-based Practice Jewellery auction is on 7th August 2013, at Mercy Bar + Eatery (upstairs from Craft); preview online and from 5:30, auction from 630pm.

Their blog is rmitgoldandsilversmithingauction2013 – go see!

I’ve donated a pair of my Coffee‘ earrings, ‘Long Black‘.

Long Black; image not to be reproduced without permission

Long Black; image not to be reproduced without permission

Best of luck! Hope to see you there.





Jewellery at auction

9 07 2013

Feel like reworking or appropriating materials from unattractive older jewellery?

There is an auction at Leonard Joel this week that looks like stock from a (run-of-the-mill) jeweller – rings, pendants, unset stones, beads, pearls, some high and low carat chains etc, even ring moulds and scales. You can’t tell much from the photos online, so you may need to go in to South Yarra to actually see them for yourself.

May be worthwhile looking at if you’re in the market for some materials?? But make sure you know the price of gold right now – you don’t want to pay more than market … and the gold price seems to keep moving around!





Jewellery at auction

9 06 2013

My complex little affair with opals continues … with this brooch, currently offered at auction by Leonard Joel, catching my eye.

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click on image for original source

Sweet isn’t it?





Another diamond; plus a more interesting auction

27 04 2013

Another big diamond has sold for lots of monies.
News says: “5.30 carat “fancy” diamond, set in a Trombino ring, for £6,201,250“.

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news media; click on image for original source

The image on the auction house website shows a slightly lighter colour stone, and in its original ring setting.

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auction media; click on image for original source

I browsed through the whole auction result list, but my eyes quickly glazed over … big stones, little creativity or interest.

However, I did find that Bonham’s has a more interesting auction coming up: it’s listed as Antiquities, and there’s jewellery to be had! I’m not sure if I’m genuinely serious enough to actually do any purchasing (not only because it’s pretty difficult to buy sight-unseen), but these have definitely piqued my interest:

  • (lot 118) Four Egyptian repoussé gold sheet mummy amulets; Late Period – Ptolemaic, circa 664-32 B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 119) A group of Egyptian glass and glazed composition amulets and beads; New Kingdom – Late Period, circa 1550-30 B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 141) A collection of Ancient glass beads; Phoenician – Islamic Period
  • (lot 169) Three Greek sheet gold diadems; Hellenistic, circa 2nd Century B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 224) A Roman green jasper intaglio ring; Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 253) A pair of Roman gold earrings; Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 262) A group of Roman gold jewellery; Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

I could continue … but I shall stop and you can see more yourself.





Jewellery at auction

21 04 2013

Just a quick little post … I was looking through the Christie’s jewellery results recently and spotted this one.

screen shot of Christie's website; click on image for original source

screen shot of Christie’s website; click on image for original source

Woah – there is a huge difference between the estimate and realised price – someone, well at least two people, really wanted this. Unless of course this is a typo and the result was US$6250 instead of US$62,500…