Do you remember Hasbro Industries the maker of such games as Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Nerf, Play-Doh and Trivial Pursuit? Well, the jewelry of a woman who was married to a member of the founding family of Hassenfeld Brothers, now known as Hasbro Industries, will go up for auction this September at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago.
The auction will offer the Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfeld, who was an accomplished ballerina in her youth and later married the late Harold Irwin Hassenfeld of Hasbro Industries.
Mrs. Hassenfeld, who died on January 3, was later known as a philanthropist and humanitarian, and the September 16 sale of her jewelry will offer 250 lots of “unerring taste characterized by elegance, color and a sense of whimsy,” according to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
I must say, it is really a nice collection of jewelry.
Included in the lots are signed pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Belperron, David Webb, Harry Winston and Seaman Schepps. Among them are a platinum emerald and diamond ring by Harry Winston, which could sell for as much as $425,000, and a pair of platinum, diamond and cultured pearl ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels, with a high estimate of $70,000.
A complete list of lots can be found here.
A platinum and diamond ring by Harry Winston. The pear shaped diamond weighs 9.12 carats and is accented by two pear shaped side diamonds. The diamond is D in color and VS2 in clarity.
A platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, Columbian emerald and diamond ring by Harry Winston.
A Cartier Art Deco platinum, emerald, diamond, onyx and enamel lapel watch.
Suzanne Belperron green beryl and grey chalcedony dress clips.
A pair of platinum and diamond spray earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels with detachable cultured pearl and diamond drops.
I always loved our Mr. Potato Head and I ate a lot of Play-Doh as a kid!