J.W. Cooper at the Fine Arts Auction Miami (FAAM)

by Todd Rauchwerger

Fine Arts Auction Miami (FAAM) is back with their Exceptional Jewels auction on April 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Previews are happening now through the auction date.  J.W. Cooper is featuring two original pieces alongside other fine jewelers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and Bulgari.  This is the season's must-see event for a truly impressive array of museum quality work.  Absentee bids are also available if you are out of town and unable to attend.  For inquiries call +1 305 573 4228 or email info@faamiami.com.

The venue for the auction is 80 NE 40th street in the Wynwood Art District, which is home to over 70 galleries, museums and collections. The auction house, FAAM is well established in the expanding fine art market of Miami and is known for providing personalized and attentive service through the sale, acquisition and valuation of pieces.  Their specialties include Contemporary works which provides them with the tools and expertise to accurately advise clients to their complete satisfaction.   FAAM was established by Frederic Thut, the Director of the European Evaluators LLC in New York City, and prides themselves on an unwavering business environment built on trust, responsibility, and professionalism.

The two J.W. Cooper pieces featured in the Auction are:

J.W. Cooper 18K Gold Skul Ring

“Skull” Ring:

This intriguing ring is designed as an impressive sculpted skull in 18k yellow gold with an articulated mouth. The ring is accented with a pave-set diamond cross motif surmount and two sapphires as eyes.  Size:  11.  Estimate:  $38,000-$40,000.  Item 113.

Sapphire, Diamond and Gold Bracelet:

This bracelet pictured above is designed as a graduated line of seven 18k yellow gold skulls with sapphire eyes. The skulls have a brilliant-cut diamond at the center forehead and adjustable links. A one-of-a-kind treasure!  The length adjusts from 9 to 23 cm.  Estimate:  $27,000-$30,000.  Item 112.

The full auction catalog is available here, and you will find the J.W. Cooper pieces on page 95 as well as our advertisement featuring a stunning ten thousand year old Mammoth Ivory dragon emblazoned buckle on the back cover.

The J.W. Cooper gallery is located at the world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops in Bal Harbour, Florida. Select J.W. Cooper merchandise such as custom belt buckles, sterling silver buckles, gold buckles and mens designer belts can be found exclusively at Cigar Club Tokyo, as well as other Cigar Club shops throughout Japan. The J.W. Cooper gallery offers a select collection of handcrafted custom accessories such as sterling silver jewelry including sterling silver buckles, sterling silver necklaces, sterling silver bracelets, timepiece cuff links, men's designer leather jackets, men's designer belts in a variety of exotic leather, solid gold belt buckles, trophy buckles, custom buckles, luxury pens, and more. Additionally, you will find the most interesting fine art such as mammoth tusk carvings, sculpture created from jet, turquoise and other rare semi-precious stones.