Katherine Van Dell


Doyle New York
New York, NY
Toured In
21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

Katherine Van Dell is a Vice President at Doyle and a specialist in jewelry. A graduate of The Tyler School of Art, she expanded upon what was an inborn penchant to create and celebrate artwork as a Fine Arts major, focusing specifically on metal work, bench craft, and Art History in her undergraduate studies.

Prior to joining Doyle, Katherine began her career at Freeman’s in Philadelphia, where she managed the Freeman’s Main Line office and worked closely with the jewelry department. Katherine later joined Rago Auctions, first as a specialist and later as head of department, where she was instrumental in the department’s growth with the addition of two new annual jewelry auctions.

As a specialist, Katherine is constantly informed by her understanding of basic construction, aesthetics, and historical context. She is a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and a candidate for the Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America.

Katherine and her husband Sebastian Clarke, also an Antiques Roadshow appraiser, reside in South Florida as representatives of Doyle.

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