Black, Starr & Frost Aquamarine Jewelry Set, Japanese Shibayama Cabinet Lead Akiba Antiques Sale

Published July 13th, 2021 by Akiba Galleries

Akiba Antiques’ upcoming Pride of July Sale brings an antique five-piece aquamarine set by Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler and the first retailer on Fifth Avenue. The available set includes a bracelet, bow brooch, dress clip, and pair of earrings. All five pieces are made in 14-karat yellow gold with scissor-, octagonal-, and rectangular-cut aquamarines as the featured stone. The gems have a light sea green hue.

The Japanese art of inlaying using ivory, wood, lacquer, and precious stones is called Shibayama. A Shibayama kodansu cabinet crafted during the Meiji period will lead the upcoming Akiba Antiques sale. It features floral and bird motifs, as well as solid silver carrying handles and a door opening. Inside the cabinet are three drawers with multi-colored abalone shells, horns, and other semi-precious materials. The sale offers jewelry, watches, fine art, decorative art, sculptures, and more. Follow all the lots online and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.

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