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    Description

    Tiger's-Eye Quartz, Gold Pendant-Necklace, Seaman Schepps
    The pendant features carved tiger's-eye quartz in the form of an owl, set in 14k gold, marked Seaman Schepps, suspended by a 14k gold hardwire necklace. Gross weight 43.65 grams.
    Necklace Length: 14 inches
    Pendant Dimensions: 2-3/4 inches x 2-3/16 inches


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Tiger's-Eye Quartz
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Pendant marked P. S. V. O for daughter Patricia Schepps Vail, circa 1970's.

    Seaman Schepps: Seaman Schepps created one of America’s most avant-garde jewelry companies of the 20th century. He started out as a purveyor of jewelry and art objects, prior to designing his own jewels, as of 1926. His boutique in New York City offered one-of-a-kind original designs in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Schepps designed wearable works of art featuring unusual materials, such as shell, ivory, turquoise, wood, coral, rock crystal as well as found materials such as glass. The company reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s, where bold animal themed designs graced celebrities and high society, alike. Through the patronage of the Rockefellers and the British Royal Family to Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol, Seaman Schepps’ dazzling jewels graced the covers of Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Although he passed away in 1972, Seaman Schepps legacy of unusual, artistic designs continues to be offered today.

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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    4th Monday 8:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    4th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    13 Days 11h 38m 51s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 7
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    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55365) - 9:00 AM Central Time, Monday, December 4, 2017 (10:00 AM Eastern Time).
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Reserve Amount:
    $3,500
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    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $4,375.00 Minimum Next Bid: $3,500 ($4,375.00 w/ BP)