Below is a selection of some of the exquisite pieces brought to Aspen for the summer 2016 show.
Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
Fancy Yellow Diamond: 5.06 carats with Yellow Diamonds: 0.29 carat and White Diamonds: 1.06 carats
Colorado, Frank Pezolt.
Denver: James McConnell School Supplies, 1894.
Colorado. Separately issued wall map. Copyright by Caxton Co. Printed in brown. 42 x 53. Some small areas of old flaking; expertly conserved. Very good condition and appearance. Framed to museum standards.
GLOBE, Ebenezer Pocock
Bristol: George Pocock, 1830.
“G. Pocock’s Portable Globe.” Inflatable globe, ca. 48" in diameter when inflated. Printed on paper with color lithography by W. Day. With tears and small missing sections; expertly conserved. Very good condition for such an item. With stand for display.
Life on the Prairie. The Buffalo Hunt, A. F. Tait.
New York: Currier & Ives, 1862.
Large folio; 18 1/2 x 27 1/8. Lithograph. Original hand color. With a few repaired tears, mostly in margins. Overall, very good condition and appearance. Framed to museum standards. C:3527. #6 Original Best 50; #30 New Best 50.
The Royal Blue Diamond Ring
The Royal Blue Diamond is the finest blue diamond on the market today. Blue diamonds, especially those of this size and quality, are almost never discovered. This exquisite gem is certified by the GIA as VVS1 and type IIb. Vivid pink diamonds and bright white diamonds join this 10.06-carat stone in its platinum and rose gold setting.
Pope Paul V1’s Diamond Cross and Ring
This exquisite cross is an exceptional jeweled treasure. The piece was a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. It is a beautiful combination of white diamonds and Colombian emeralds set in 18 carat gold.
The ring was also a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. It is hand-crafted of platinum with an (approximately) 13.5 carat Old European cut diamond at its center, surrounded by a halo of 14 shimmering white diamonds, with additional diamonds and red rubies along the shank.
Both pieces are engraved with the Christian Chi Rho symbol, indicating that this cross was almost certainly made by Vatican jewelers in the early 1900’s with gemstones from the Vatican’s own collection.
These two items are sold separately.
Battle of Issus Chess Set
The ancient Battle of Issus is recreated in this lavish game of chess. The extraordinary set is the only one of its kind. Formed of 14k gold and semiprecious stones, each piece is endowed with mechanical movement.
Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini
The glamorous Rita de Acosta Lydig is the sitter in this elegant portrait by Giovanni Boldini. Known as the Rothschild Boldini, the work was once owned by collector Baron Maurice de Rothschild. Monumental in size and perfectly composed, this work is counted among Boldini’s masterpieces.