Modernist Jewelry | February 14, 2019

Past Auction

February 14, 2019 01:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Live Online Auction

Brunk Auctions is pleased to present the Collection of Merianne Miller. An avid collector of silver jewelry, Merianne curated a varied group of modernist pieces, studio artists- such as Betty Cooke and Sam Kramer, Taxco and Mexican jewelry.

Among the highlights are rare pieces of Georg Jensen, including works by the following artists: Henning Koppel, Arne Malinowski, Nanna Ditzel, Kristian Mohl-Hansen, Astrid Fog, Joan Polsdorfer, Jorgen Jensen, Harald Nielsen, Johan Rohde and Georg Jensen.   

Tuesday, February 14, 2019 begins at 1:00 pm ET


We welcome you to browse the online catalog and submit absentee bids at any time prior to the close of the auction. All bids are executed competitively and confidentially. When placing absentee bids we recommend that you submit your highest bid which will be executed on your behalf.

At the conclusion of the auction each winning bidder will receive an email from our offices which will include an invoice and relevant payment information. Shipping arrangements are made only after the invoice is paid. The payment for shipping is a separate charge from payment of your lots.

Please feel free to contact our offices for any questions or concerns.
Phone: 828.254.6846


Online registration and bidding approval is done at the sole discretion of the auction house. We recommend that online bidders sign up at least 24 hours in advance of the auction to allow for time to complete the approval process. We make no guarantees that new online bidders who register within 24 hours of the sale will be approved for bidding.

After signing up to bid, new online bidders may receive a message requesting additional information; we cannot approve any client without the requested information. First time participants bidding through any online platform will be limited to a maximum of $25,000 total in cumulative bids. Parties who wish to bid on premium lots may be asked to submit a deposit by wire transfer. Correspondence between prospective clients and the Auction House must be established directly with Brunk Auctions through phone, fax, or one of the relevant email addresses. We make no guarantee that we can respond to requests submitted through third party messaging systems. Due to the high volume of inquiries made within 24 hours of the sale, we make no guarantee that clients who contact us during this period will receive a response. Bids left on Live Auctioneers & Bidsquare are not executed until the item is offered in the live auction therefore the order in which those bids are received is not a factor. We will make every effort within reason to accept and process bids from online participants.

Brunk Auctions will not accept liability for any bids missed due to clerking issues, operator error, equipment failure, connection delays, communication lapses, or technical malfunctions of any nature.

Brunk Auctions provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. No statement written or oral made by the auctioneer shall be deemed a warranty or assumption of liability by Brunk Auctions or by any seller represented by Brunk Auctions. We are happy to provide additional photographs to aid in your decision.

We do not give refunds.

First time participants bidding through any online platform will be limited to a maximum of $25,000 total in cumulative bids. Parties who wish to bid on premium lots may be asked to submit a deposit by wire transfer. Please contact our offices if you have questions or concerns.

Brunk Auctions makes no warranty or guarantee whatsoever regarding the jewelry, its colored stones, diamonds, other gem materials, or metals, or as to their status as natural, treated, & earth mined, manmade or other. Appraisals, descriptions, photographs, are offered as a service and are not intended to be a complete analysis of the qualities and conditions of the jewelry. All identifications, information, weights, quality, cut, value and other estimates, are opinions, limited by examination and grading the mountings, the condition and cleanliness of the items. All gems, colored stones, diamonds;cultured or natural pearls, fresh water, south sea, Tahitian pearls;and other materials used in jewelry, may be enhanced by a variety of treatments. Brunk Auctions makes no warranties or guaranties that any clock or watch is in working order. First time buyers will be required to pay by wire transfer or cashiers check.

Unopened boxes have never been opened, will not be opened and are sold as-is. Contents have not been examined.

Note that this auction features Bidding Increments that differ from our standard increments which are noted in out Terms of Sale.

$0-$100………….….$5 increments
$100-500……………$25 increments
$500-1,000………….$50 increments
$1,000-2,000………..$100 increments
$2,000-3,000………..$200 increments
$3,000-$5,000………$250 increments
above $5,000………..$500 increments


A buyer’s premium will be applied to the purchase price of all items:
20%....Cash, check or wire transfer
23%....MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards
20%....Bid Live with Cash, check or wire transfer
23%....Bid Live with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards
23%....Bidsquare with cash, check or wire transfer
26%....Bidsquare with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards
25%....Liveauctioneers with cash, check or wire transfer
28%....Liveauctioneers with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards

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Katie Simonetti