A little less than a decade ago Pot Of Gold Auction opened our doors as a small mom-and-pops venture. Over the years we have sold a variety of items…an interesting mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly…but always with an eye to bringing in better and better consignments. We always want to be accessible to bidders who have a smaller budget, while also appealing to high end clientele. And sometimes a single item can bridge that entire span. A simple “kitschy” item like the Jewelry Christmas Tree collage you see here is made of inexpensive costume, rhinestone jewelry, but because of the style and period the piece reflects it can actually command quite a high price to the right bidder! Read on…
Check out the latest issue of the “Antiques Roadshow Insider” magazine, Volume 14, dated August 2014. Page 9 features a picture and article of a Roadshow guest with a costume-jewelry Christmas tree fashioned on black velvet and framed. Appraiser Hunter Cronier of Quinn’s Auction Galleries called the tree “a great piece of cool art” and estimated that in a boutique the tree would bring $400 to $500. I found this so fascinating because Pot of Gold Estate Auctions has a similar piece of costume jewelry art coming up in our September 2nd auction. Check out our listing in our September 2, 2014 catalog : Costume Jewelry Christmas Tree
So…as radio personality, Casey Kassem, used to say, we “Keep our feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars” . And we may not be “there” yet but we are Movin’ On Up with some fabulous and exciting new consignments. If you have never been to one of our live auctions or you have but it has been a while you should consider stopping in on the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of each month. Preview begins at noon on those days and the live auction action starts at 6pm.
~Marilyn L (Antiques & Collectibles Research and Evaluation Specialist, Pot Of Gold Auctions)