Pope Paul VI’s Diamond Cross, made from a beautiful combination of white diamonds and Colombian emeralds set in 18 carat gold was a gift to the United Nations. Image: M.S. Rau Antiques
BALTIMORE, MD., – It is summer and there is a great expectation for this year’s Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. It will be held from August 25th to 28th, 2016, at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s event is expected to attract an even greater number of art, antique and jewelry collectors to a city that is gradually becoming a destination for art lovers.
As expected, exhibitors are getting their best collections together as they make their way to the venue. While some of the participants at this year’s event will be new, others have been coming to this annual ritual for years. One of the regular exhibitors is M.S. Rau Antiques.
For almost a decade, M.S. Rau Antiques has been presenting remarkable art, antique, and jewelry to collectors who throng their booth. This year is no exception. In addition to the suitability of the location, M.S. Rau Antiques has continued to participate in the annual fair because of the people.
“We love the location and have loyal clients, many from Pennsylvania, New York, and as far south as the Carolinas, who come to see is our most recent acquisitions each year. The Baltimore show has proven to be a wonderful venue at which to introduce collectors to our newest offerings,” explained Lori Paige, CMO at M.S. Rau Antiques.
Expectedly, The antiques company is getting ready to present what has been described as the best of the best. “There will be countless exceptional, historically offered, everything from Pope Paul VII’s bejeweled cross and ring (once owned by daredevil Evel Knieval) to paintings by iconic artists like Claude Monet and Norman Rockwell to dueling pistols and actual locks of George Washington’s hair,” said a spokesperson for the company.
As anticipation for the event grows, Artcentron begins its coverage by presenting five of the most valuable items you will find at M.S. Rau Antiques booth during the show. This is just a snippet of the exceptional goods to be presented by the M.S. Rau Antiques at the art fair.
Pope Paul VI’s Diamond Cross – $1,900,000.00
This breathtaking diamond cross was a gift to the United Nations in 1965 from Pope Paul VI. Made from a beautiful combination of white diamonds and Colombian emeralds set in 18 carat gold, the exquisite cross is the most significant Papal jewelry object to ever come on the market in recent times. The 12 largest diamonds weigh over 59 carats. Proceeds from the sale of the exceptional jeweled treasure are expected to contribute to the UN’s work.
The Royal Blue Diamond-$9,850,000.00
The Royal Blue Diamond is in a class by itself. This natural fancy 10.06-carat jewel exhibits rare clarity and brilliance that makes it the finest blue diamond on the market today. Royal Blue Diamond sits gloriously in its platinum and rose gold setting surrounded by vivid pink diamonds and bright white diamonds.
5.25-Carat Fancy Pink Diamond- $4,950,000.00
An undeniable treasure, this enchanting 5.25-carat fancy pink diamond is one of nature’s rarest treasures. GIA-certified as Type IIa, it is a remarkable rarity for pink diamonds. Set with pink and white diamonds in platinum and 18k rose gold, the pink diamond is the star of this exquisite ring.
Au Val Saint-Nicolas pres Dieppe by Monet-$4,950,000.00
Claude Monet is one of the famous members of the Impressionist movement. Therefore, whenever his works come to market, collectors fall over each other to add it to their collections. The appearance of Au Val Saint-Nicolas près Dieppe by Claude Monet in the marketplace is expected to generate such excitement. Painted from direct observation in nature, this exquisite view of the Normandy captures the atmosphere of the sea in pastels. Monet’s talent for capturing light and atmosphere is adequately reflected in this large scale painting reflects.
Battle of Issus Chess -$1,650,000
The Battle of Issus Chess Set is an extraordinary piece that any collector of chess and history must strive to collect. It depicts Alexander the Greats second battle against the Persian army and King Darius III near the village of Issus (Modern day Turkey). Crafted of 14k gold with vivid enamel and semiprecious stones, each piece is delicately and intricately crafted for high aesthetic. The rhonodite and malachite board complements the beauty of the set. A twist of the base causes each figure to move, enhancing the wonder of this extraordinary set.