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No Reserve! Low Start Jewelry, Antiques, & Art from Pangaea Auctions on May 19th

Pangaea Auctions presents its Spring 2018 NO RESERVES! With Low Start, Jewelry, Antiques & Art Collection. This auction brings to you an exceptional collection where each lot was curated from private collections and events across the United States, Europe, China, Canada, and Latin America. This catalog showcases the top 50 lots from each category from highest estimate to lowest estimate and the remaining catalog lots are listed by category/groups in the same manner. This auction has every lot starting a very low price with no reserve thereafter. This is an amazing opportunity to expand collections with absentee bids currently being accepted right up until auction day.

Pangaea Auctions is an International auction house that operates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. They are a premier auction management company that provides a world-class auction service to its clients. Clients may range from consignors, galleries, artists, estates, collectors, museums and even other auction houses. The Pangaea Auctions business model enables them to consign collections and market them to a global audience, where millions of potential qualified buyers can bid. The Pangaea Auctions management team pre-approve these bidders through limited partnerships with Internet auction houses and public auctions houses located around the world.

Lot 1 commences the sale with a rare antique Islamic Hookah in Solid Fine 950 Silver. This beautiful piece opens for only $700. The full description from the catalog is:

“Rare Antique Solid Fine Silver Islamic Hookah, Weighing 2.94 Lbs. Or 1,333G. With Craftsman Makers Mark In 6 Different Locations. This Is Two Piece Hookah With A Top Insert. All areas XRF Metal Analyzer tested fine silver between 925 sterling and 950 fine silver. The Quality Workmanship Is Possible Persian, Moroccan,. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th Century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic populations. It is s very difficult art to define because it covers many lands and various peoples over1,400 years and it is not art specifically of a religion, or of a time, or of a place, or of a single medium. The huge field of Islamic architecture is the subject of a separate article, leaving fields as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, pottery, and textile arts such as carpets and embroidery. Islamic art was developed from many sources such as Roman, Christian, Byzantine, Sassanian, Persian, Asian, all which had a formative effect on Islamic painting, pottery, and textiles. There are repeating elements in Islamic art, such as the use of geometrical floral or vegetal designs in a repetition known as the arabesque. Typically Islamic art has focused on the depiction of patterns, whether purely geometric or floral, and Arabic calligraphy. (Wikipedia) For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition.”

Another treasure early in the auction comes up to the hammer at Lot 7. This is an exquisite Chief Joe Dan Osceola Sterling Silver Necklace. The online catalog shows a beautiful array of photos for inspection and this has a low opening bid of only $750. The auctioneer gives the full description:

“Exquisite Chief Joe Dan Osceola Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace With High Quality Turquoise And Red Coral, Weighing 400 Grams. Provenance: Private Collection Chief Joe Dan Osceola. This Squash Blossom Was Worn By Joe Dan On Many Special Occasions And Was Purchased By The Current Consignor Directly From Joe Dan Osceola In 2015. A True Collector’s Piece of Native American History. Markings: Jr Chief Joe Dan Osceola Is A Chief And Ambassador of The Native American Seminole Indian Tribe. He Ways The Appointed Seminole Tribal Ambassador, Who Formerly Held The Position As The Youngest Chief And Tribal President Elected In Seminole History. Chief Joe Dan Osceola Is The Great-Great-Great Grandson of Chief Osceola, Unconquered Chief. In 1957 He Became The First Florida Seminole To Graduate From High School; He Would Later Become The First To Graduate College As Well. Chief Joe Dan Was Bestowed With Honorary Doctorate Degrees From Georgetown And Florida State University Due To His Diligent Work Throughout The United States, As He Was The Youngest President of Any Indian Tribe In North America And Founded The United Southeastern Tribes, A Coalition of The Seminole, Miccosukee, Cherokee And Choctaw Tribes. Estimated more than 75 yrs old. For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition.”

A very appealing and rare gold pocket watch is up for grabs at Lot 23. This antique piece opens for only $100 and is going to sell without reserve as an incredible buy. The piece is described in detail as follows:

“Antique Rare 56 14K Gold, 0.585 Pocket Watch With Genuine Diamond 0.20 To 0.25 Carats, Possibly Russian Made. Serial Number 229185. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Gold, Tested Positive using Nitric Acid Chemical Scratch Test, Cloth Rub Test, and Magnet Test. Karat Stamp Markings. The reason Gold needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure Gold, which is very soft and malleable. Gold resists attack by individual acids, but a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid can dissolve it. It is insoluble in nitric acid, which dissolves silver and base metals, a property that has long been used to refine gold and to confirm the presence of gold in metallic objects. Gold is a precious metal used for coinage, jewelry, and other arts throughout recorded history. In the past, a gold standard was often implemented as a monetary policy within and between nations, but gold coins ceased to be minted as a circulating currency in the 1930s, and the world gold standard was abandoned for a fiat currency system after 1976. The historical value of gold was rooted in its relative rarity, easy handling and minting, easy smelting and fabrication, resistance to corrosion and other chemical reactions, and distinctive color. Many countries do not require their precious metal items to be stamped and therefore we test to ensure we accurately represent the product. For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition.”

Pangaea Auctions are extremely grateful to their collectors and galleries for selecting them to represent such a quality body of work. This important event will begin live bidding at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Saturday May 19th, 2018. Absentee bidding is available right now on iCollector.com. Bidders can join the live auction from any internet enabled device. Pangaea Auctions conducts only a few auctions per year to ensure quality lots at a low start price. The entire catalog is available today with photos and detailed descriptions ready for browsing through iCollector.com

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