Back to Press Friday February 13, 2015

Paddle8 Presents its First Auction Dedicated to Women’s Accessories

Presented in Partnership with Esteemed Street Style Blog Advanced Style in Celebration of Ageless Taste

Paddle8 is pleased to announce the details of Uptown Accessories, its first auction dedicated entirely to women’s accessories. For this preliminary sale, Paddle8 has partnered with the beloved street style blog, Advanced Style. Comprising timeless accouterments for women of all ages, the selection features both vintage and contemporary jewelry by Fred Leighton, Cartier, and David Webb, classic handbags from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Céline, ladies trunks and home and vanity accessories that range from Victorian to Art Deco and Christian Dior to Gio Ponti.

Advanced Style celebrates the timeless, eccentric, and elegant of seasoned women, from Iris Apfel and Carmen dell'Orefice to the doyennes of the Upper East Side, Harlem, and beyond. For this auction, founder Ari Seth Cohen has selected accessories favored by the ladies who inspire him—classics with a twist, vintage Birkins, Bulgari serpent watches, Hermès key chains, Tiffany pillboxes, and even a bright red Yves Saint Laurent leather agenda.

Bidding will be available at from June 25 through July 10 at Estimates within the sale range from $300 to upwards of $18,000.

Jewelry & Watches

The sale will be highlighted by a wonderful grouping of jewelry by Fred Leighton, including a contemporary Geometric Bangle designed in an Art Deco style, set with three hexagonal-cut green chrysoprase, enhanced by circular-cut diamonds, within a black jade surround, mounted in 18k white gold ($7,000-9,000). Also from Fred Leighton is a pair of gold Etruscan Revival Ear Pendants from the 1870’s, which speak to contemporary fashion while recalling ancient jewelry, with their enamel and seed pearl decoration, and suspended gold conical drops ($600-800)

Additional jewelry highlights include:

David Webb, Snake Ring, Late 20th Century, green enamel and 18k gold snake, set with cabochon ruby eyes and enhanced by brilliant-cut diamonds | $6,500-$8,500

Bulgari, Serpenti Model Steel Wristwatch, stainless steel | $5,000-7,000

Celestial Cocktail Ring by Fred Leighton, contemporary, blue chalcedony sphere inset with brilliant-cut diamonds within a pave-set diamond and 18k white gold mount | $5,000-7,000

Art Deco Ear Pendants, 1920’s, carnelian open disks suspending from a line of white gold and small black onyx beads | $1,500-2,000


The handbag selection encompasses the most iconic designs from Hermès, including a Rouge Vif Epsom Leather Retourné Kelly 35 Bag with Gold Metal Hardware ($10,000-15,000) – pictured on page 1, and a Barenia Leather and Toile Ghillies Birkin 35 with Brushed Palladium Hardware ($12,000-18,000). Céline is represented by three examples of one of Pheobe Philo’s most sought-after designs, the Multicolor Trapeze Bag ($1,500-2,000 each).

Additional handbag highlights include:

Hermès, A Chocolate Calfskin Box Leather Single Gusset Constance 23 Bag with Gold Metal Hardware | $7,000-9,000

Hermès, A Vert Anglaise Taurillion Clemence Leather Market 30 Bag with Gold Metal Hardware | $1,500-2,000

Louis Vuitton, An Argent Épi Leather Petit Malle Clutch with Gold Metal Hardware | $4,000-6,000

Home Accessories

The sale features a scope of elegant décor and accessories for the tabletop and vanity. The selection is led by a set of six silver and silver-gilt goblets from Christian Dior, designed to evoke German goblets from 17th Century ($2,500-3,000) and a 1950s Vanity Case by Boucheron, which is composed of Paris Silver and silver-gilt with openwork motifs of flowered branches and birds set with twelve ruby cabochons. Mid-century modernism is represented by a Diamond Coffee Service designed in 1958 by Gio Ponti and John Axel Prip for Reed & Barton ($2,000-3,000)

Additional Home Accessory highlights include:

Hermès, Porcelain Ashtray with gilt enameled decoration in the center with cashmere motif | $300-500

Risler & Carré, Silver Vase with Foliage Motifs, 19th Century | $800-1,200

Eleven Silver-Plated Knife Rests, each one representing different sporting related motif | $300-500

Cut-Crystal Dumb Waiter | $800-1,200

About Advanced Style

Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen’s blog-based ode to the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously. It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before—focused on the over-60 set in the world’s most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of Advanced Style are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. These timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind. In addition to the beloved blog, Advanced Style has been further celebrated in an eponymous book and a documentary, released in 2014.

About Paddle8

Paddle8 is the premier collecting destination, presenting online auctions of extraordinary art, design, jewelry, watches, and collectibles. Using innovative technology, we’ve streamlined the collecting experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with efficient operational solutions and an international perspective. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 has over 70 employees worldwide, with teams in New York, L.A., and London. Paddle8 is funded by the investors behind Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed, Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, among others, as well as art-world insiders including artist Damien Hirst, art dealer Jay Jopling, and Matthew Mellon.

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