The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ratings are through the roof for Margaret Nielsen Stiegele's jewels at Bonhams New York
An emerald and diamond bracelet, Cartier, circa 1935. The central arched section set with five emerald cabochons, flanked by lines of graduated diamond baguettes, surrounded by pave-set transitional, old European, and single-cut diamonds, completed by brickwork links and a conforming diamond clasp; signed Cartier, no. 4398; estimated total emerald weight: 14.35 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 22.20 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 6in. Est $ 60,000 - 80,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams will feature a fine selection of jewelry from the estate of Margaret Nielsen Stiegele (1922-2013) in the Fine Jewelry auction at the Madison Avenue galleries on October 17. Ms. Stiegele was the daughter of Arthur C Nielsen, the creator of the television ratings system that became the industry standard. She was a noted jewelry collector whose passion for stylish pieces with beautiful craftsmanship was informed by her extensive world travels.

"Margaret Nielsen Stiegele was a woman with a zest for life. She adored jewelry and assembled a superb collection which she wore proudly," said Virginia Salem, the Director of the Jewelry Department in New York.

Highlights from the collection include an emerald and diamond bracelet by Cartier created circa 1935-1940 (est. $60,000-80,000), a William Goldberg diamond bracelet (est. $40,000-60,0000), and an emerald and diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels designed as a flower (est. $40,000-60,000). There will also be 189 offerings sold on behalf of the estate that will appeal to a wide range of collectors in the Salon Jewelry auction on September 30 at Bonhams San Francisco, and simulcast in Los Angeles.

Equally stunning is the exceptional selection of true gemstones available on October 17. The auction's cover lot is an extraordinary pear-shape natural fancy light pink diamond, weighing 8.06 carats (est. $350,000-550,000). A pair of diamond solitaire earrings featuring two round brilliant-cut diamonds, each weighing 4.01 carats, will also be offered (est. $200,000-300,000), as will a gorgeous 5.85 carat Classic Kashmiri sapphire and diamond ring (est. $100,000-200,000).

Susan Abeles, Bonhams Head of US Jewelry commented, "On the heels of the record setting blue diamond sale at Bonhams London, we are very pleased to present this spectacular pink diamond to the market here in New York. The large and impressive October 17 auction features over 280 beautiful pieces, with remarkable examples from nearly every decade of the 20th century, much of it coming from prominent estates."

From the collection of the wife of one of the founders Standard Fruit, a corporation that was instrumental in establishing the banana trade industry between the United States and Honduras in the early 1900s, is an extraordinary 10.48 carat rectangular-cut diamond solitaire ring (est. $250,000-450,000). From the same sparkling collection of diamond jewelry comes a round brilliant-cut diamond ring weighing 5.00 carats (est. $50,000-80,000).

Bonhams was fortunate to discover a Grogan art deco sapphire and diamond ring, made circa 1925, interspersed with silver rings in a forgotten drawer at one estate. Although the stone was completely opaque, Bonhams specialists knew it was exceptional, identifying it as 9.94 carat unheated Burmese sapphire (est. $50,000-70,000).

A stunning selection of natural pearls will also be on offer, including a beautiful belle époque Tiffany & Co. natural pearl and diamond necklace made circa 1915, coming from an Atlanta estate (est. $20,000-30,000). From the same collection is a very rare Gustave Baugrand gem-set and diamond peacock brooch made circa 1865 (est. $20,000-30,000).

The auction also features nearly two dozen splendid Jean Schlumberger pieces, featuring iconic whimsical and organic designs, much of it created for Tiffany & Co. Highlights include a 12.70 carat sapphire and diamond ring (est. $40,000-60,000), and a red enamel and eighteen karat gold bracelet (est. $15,000-25,000).

Bonhams Fine Jewelry auction will take place on October 17 in New York. The auction will preview at Bonhams October 12-17.

Today's News

September 19, 2013

Grand Palais in Paris opens ambitious retrospective of Georges Braque's work

The Broad, LA's newest contemporary art museum, to offer free general admission

Installation of spectacular Peruvian featherworks goes on view at Metropolitan Museum

Christie's announces the rediscovery of an important Japanese hanging scroll-painting

Berlinische Galerie presents the exhibition "Franz Ackermann: Hills and Doubts"

Exhibition of recent paintings by Robert Ryman on view at Pace Gallery in New York

The Celtic Surrealist: Irish Museum of Modern Art opens exhibition of work by Leonora Carrington

Exhibition at Museum Brandhorst shows how Andy Warhol continuously worked on books

Aldo Tambellini's first New York gallery exhibition in nearly four decades opens at James Cohan Gallery

Sotheby's presents Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Autumn Sale 2013

Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi opens exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Sotheby's Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in New York total $40 million

Beluga whales create art at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama

Siah Armajani: An Ingenious World opens at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Exhibition of new work by Alex Hoda opens at Edel Assanti

Original Martin Luther King writings and correspondence to be offered by Heritage Auctions

The Raft of Medusa: An exhibition of works by Wolfe von Lenkiewicz opens at All Visual Arts

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in Mumbai opens exhibition by Ghiora Aharoni

Exhibition at Royal Museums Greenwich presents a series of works by Yinka Shonibare MBE

Docent leader endows position at Toledo Museum of Art

Ratings are through the roof for Margaret Nielsen Stiegele's jewels at Bonhams New York

Five inch Netsuke sells for $86,500 at Bonhams New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful