Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction


Persian Jewelry
 
 
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Lot 695
Vintage 14K Yellow Gold and Persian Turquoise Prayer Box with Printed Prayer Book Inside. Vintage 14K yellow gold, book shaped, prayer box that holds a miniature Koran inside (included) the obverse having open scroll work with the Arabic word for "Allah", the red foil cover of the Koran showing through which adds appealing color. The verso has the crescent and star symbol accented with lovely Persian turquoise. 1½ x 1 x ½" and weighing 16 grams. Excellent condition, the miniature prayer book is a bit worn, but fine. Box opens by sliding bottom panel. Estimated Value $800 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$480
Lot 696
Lovely, Vintage, Miniature Prayer Box Pendant of 14K Yellow Gold with Intricate Scrollwork Accented with Persian Turquoise Cabochon. Beautiful vintage 14K yellow gold prayer box boasting outstanding intricate open scrollwork and centered with a Persian turquoise cabochon. This is a lovely miniature locket/prayer box. 1.) We have two miniatures in this auction, this being the slightly larger version; 1 x ¾ x ¼", weighs 7½ grams and in flawless condition. Estimated Value $600 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$408
Lot 697
10 Piece Vintage Carnelian and Agate Intaglios In Various Sizes and Verses Boasting Beautiful Calligraphy. Beautiful calligraphy is showcased in this collection of ten (10) carnelian and agate intaglios in various sizes. The smallest is ½ x ¾" and the largest 2 x 2½". All are beautifully incised, some with added color to the calligraphy for contrast. Only one is in mounted in a silver bezel (and a handsome piece) and ready to worn as a pendant. All are in excellent condition. Estimated Value $600 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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Lot 698
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Lot 699
Stunning, Vintage, Miniature, 14K Yellow Gold Prayer Box Pendant with Intricate Scrollwork Accented with Persian Turquoise Cabochon. Beautiful, vintage 14K yellow gold miniature prayer box locket boasting outstanding intricate open scrollwork and centered with a Persian turquoise cabochon. We have two miniature locket/prayer boxes in this auction and this piece is the smallest, a marvel of detail and the perfect pendant size measuring ¾ x ½ x ¼" and weighing 5 grams. In flawless condition. Estimated Value $500 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$300
Lot 700
Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Small Cylindrical Prayer Box of Persian Turquoise and Spinel. Vintage 18K yellow gold turquoise and spinel, small cylindrical prayer box of Persian turquoise and spinel in an alternating twist pattern. In choice condition with only a tiny ding likely original. Box does not want to open but otherwise a beautiful piece of Persian art. 1½" in length which suspends on two loops. 10 grams. Estimated Value $400 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$504
Lot 701
Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar Miniature Paper and Gilt Gold Portrait Pendant in 18K Yellow Gold Bezel. Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar 1831 1896 King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated. Miniature photographic portrait in almost a type of decoupage fashion with raised wreath surrounding portrait accented with gold gilt. Portrait is barely 1 x ¾" oval but is nicely enhanced with a modern 18K yellow gold bezel of scroll work and hearts with an 18K gold pendant clasp. 4 grams Excellent condition. Estimated Value $300 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$216
Lot 702
Islamic 14K Yellow Gold Prayer Box Amulet and 14K Yellow Gold Capped, Horn Tooth Pendant. Small vintage 14K yellow gold prayer box amulet 1½ inches in length in fine condition. Prayer box has foliate design surrounding, with box cap tight to hold scrolled verse. 2¼ grams. Also included is a tooth shaped pendant of horn set into 14K gold cap with chain loop for suspension off chain or bracelet. 1½" in length with slight fluting to the length of tooth that adds interest. 8 grams total gross weight. Estimated Value $300 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$197
Lot 703
5 Persian Silver Pieces: Two Matched Pendants with Gold Gilt and High Polished Carnelian, Two Strands of Worry Beads, One Locket. Fine collection here of Persian silver: 1.) Two matching diamond shaped pendants centered with highly polished carnelian ovals with a hint of gold gilt. The "fringe" are a bit funky with carnelian beads suspended by tiny springs. 1½ x 2½" each weighing shy of one ozt. and very handsome pieces. 2.) Two handsome strands of "worry beads" the beads themselves very attractive, one of open silver work, the other set with raised patterns. Each 10" one with coins and Persian turquoise with each weighing 1¾ ozt. 3.) Small oval locket pendant with foliate design. 1½ x 1" and weighing ¼ ozt. All in excellent condition. Estimated Value $300 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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Lot 704
Achaemenid Revival Dark Green Jasper Plaque in Silver Bezel with Three Registers of Winged Lions and Ahura Mazda. Very striking dark green jasper, oval shaped plaque, Achaemenid revival, of an uncertain age. Plaque boasts three registers of nicely carved winged lions with Ahura Mazda carved above and below the three registers. On the sides appear Achaemenid period cuneiform writing. Plaque is mounted in a custom made silver bezel with stout loop ready to be worn if desired. Including bezel, 2½ x 3¼" and in excellent condition. Estimated Value $300 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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Lot 705
Five (5) Vintage Persian Silver and Carnelian Intaglio Rings, One (1) of Agate. Six (6) handsome Persian silver rings. Four (4) have carved intaglios in carnelian of winged lions, one is in almost translucent agate also of a winged lion, and one ring set with a carnelian intaglio of king's profile. Sizes range from 8¾ to 11, and all are in excellent condition. Estimated Value $400 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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Lot 706
Six (6) Large, Vintage Men's Carved Intaglio Rings Boasting Persian Turquoise, Lapis Luzuli and Carnelian. Six (6) large men's rings of some vintage with carved intaglios of animals. 1.) Persian turquoise of horse running to the right. 2.) Lapis luzuli of goat facing left. 3.) Lapis luzuli of deer running to right. 4.) Lapis luzuli of lion facing right head turned, 5.) Carnelian lion facing right (particularly nice) 6.) Carnelian panther facing right, with six petal lapis flower on right side of ring missing two lapis "petals". Note the ring sizes range from 7½ to 9½" and know the tops/faces of rings measure 1 x ¾" so these will get noticed. Estimated Value $300 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$209
Lot 707
Trio of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals: One of Lapis Luzuli and Two of Carnelian. Three appealing Near Eastern cylinder seals, which, while age is uncertain, certainly have great appeal and could be incorporated in jewelry 1.) Lapis luzuli cylinder depicting registers of cuneiform script and standing figures with offerings. 27.7mm 2.) Carnelian cylinder with male figures and offerings, 30mm. C.) Carnelian with winged goat and king standing. Sold as is. Estimated Value $200 - UP
Ex Private Persian Family Collection in Southern California Since 1974.

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$117






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