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Art, jewelry, coins draw attention to Shelley's sale Sept. 20

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Written by Auction House PR   
Monday, 17 September 2012 13:18
Pal Fried painting. Shelley's Auction Gallery image.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Shelley's Auction Gallery will be hosting its Fall Premier Online Auction on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. EDT. There is something for everyone in this online-only auction featuring several original oils by listed artists, signed jewelry, a diverse coin collection, silver including Buccellati and Tiffany, over 45 pieces of Belleek china, and much more. will provide Internet live bidding.

Original oils by listed artists include Margaretha Roosenboom, Pal Fried, P. Ewert, Wesley Elbridge Webber, Franz Xavier Wolfle and others. Of particular note is the oil on canvas, Prima Ballerina, by Hungarian-American artist, Pal Fried (1893-1976), who painted this particular pose in a variety of colors. This ballerina in a yellow tutu, set against a background of blues and tans is particularly striking.

Shelley’s exquisite selection of estate jewelry includes several pieces of emerald and diamond jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. Especially alluring is the one of two, signed, Van Cleef and Arpels brooches being offered. Diamonds encrust two platinum birds, watching over a nest containing their three "eggs" of diamonds, and perched atop a branch of 18K yellow gold. Rubies, one emerald, and one sapphire serve to further adorn this distinctive brooch.

For the coin, gold or silver collector, a large collection of coins, recently acquired from a longtime coin collector are coming up for auction. Several gold coins, silver coins, full and partial coin sets, commemoratives, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes, Morgan and Peace silver dollars, Walking Liberty halves, Standing Liberty quarters, wheat pennies, V nickels and much more make up the 75-plus coin lots, featuring both circulated and uncirculated coins, so meticulously maintained by this collector. As well, the complete type set Gold Coins of Mexico includes the 2 peso, 2.5 peso, 5 peso, 10 peso, 20 peso, and 50 peso, and is expected to be a favorite.

Collectors of fine porcelain and china won't be disappointed with an offering of Nippon, Lladro, Dresden and Belleek pieces. The Belleek china comes from the estate of a local collector who cared for her collection and features a rare black mark, several other gold marks, numbered Collector's Society pieces, and more – all in very good condition with no cracks or chips.

Other items include an Edwardian period platinum lorgnette, Civil War trepanning set, swords, pocket watches and more. For additional information, call 828-698-8485 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This will be an online auction only. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to

18K gold Audemars pocket watch. Shelley's Auction Gallery image. Emerald and diamond ring. Shelley's Auction Gallery image. Lorgnette. Shelley's Auction Gallery image. Over 45 pieces of Belleek. Shelley's Auction Gallery image. Signed Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels. Shelley's Auction Gallery image.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 16:44

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