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Tiffany lamps head Abell Auction quarterly sale June 10

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 15:42

Humberto Calzada, ‘War of Solitude,’ circa 1987, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

LOS ANGELES – On Sunday, June 10, Abell Auction Co. will present an important sale offering over 450 lots of fine art, antiques, fine jewelry, silver, and appointments from estates throughout California. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. PDT. will provide Internet live bidding.

Highlighting the important sale is a large collection of American and French art glass from the estate of John Swint of Anaheim, Calif. John Swint arrived in Orange County with his family in the late 1940s prior to the postwar building boom that occurred in Southern California. Taking advantage of the surging population with the creation of Disneyland and the surrounding neighborhoods, Swint became one of Orange County’s most prolific architects. From the Swint estate, Abell will be auctioning three Tiffany Studios table lamps, including a Dragonfly lamp (estimated at $20,000-$30,000.00), a twelve-light Lily lamp (est. $25,000-$35,000), and an Acorn lamp (est. $8,000-$12,000). In addition, there is a collection of Tiffany Favrile glass vases, bowls, and table articles, including a Tiffany Cypriote vase (est. $7,000-$10,000); Rene Lalique bowls, vases, and platters; and vases and bowls created by Daum, Galle, Le Verre Francais, and Argy-Rousseau.

From two other Southern California collections, Abell will be offering additional Tiffany Studios table lamps and French art glass. Two significant lamps from a Newport Beach collection include a Tiffany Studios Geranium lamp (est. $60,000-$80,000) and a Grueby glazed ceramic pot with a Bigelow & Kennard shade ($15,000-$20,000). From a San Diego private collector, Abell will offer additional French art glass that includes Argy-Rousseau and Almeric Walter pate-de-verre table articles. Between these three collections, Abell is offering one of the finest auctions of Tiffany lamps and French art glass to come to market in Southern California in years.

Abell will also be auctioning American works of art by Hovsep Pushman, Jack Wilkinson Smith, Millard Sheets, Paul Lauritz, Charles Rollo Peters, William Smedley, David Howard Hitchcock, Harry Roseland, Alfred Reth, Eric Sloane, an Edward Curtis orotone, and drawings by Frederick Remington. Latin American and European artists represented include works by Fernando de Szyszlo, Miguel Padura, Humberto Calzada, Santiago Cardenas, Karl Marko, George Romney, and a Maurice Utrillo watercolor, among other artists.

Other quality items to be offered include a set of Paul Storr silver service plates (est. $10,000-$15,0000); a diamond and platinum engagement ring weighing 3.65 carats ($15,000-$20,000); a collection of gold pocket watches including pieces by Patek Philippe, E. Howard & Co., Cardineaux, and a Jules Jurgensen (est. $12,000-$15,000); as well as hundreds of lots of antique furniture, Chinese porcelains, sterling flatware and hollowware, and other quality appointments.

Previews are from Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles. A complete fully illustrated catalog may also be viewed at Abell’s website: For any further information or questions, contact Joe Baratta at 800-404-2235.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to


Humberto Calzada, ‘War of Solitude,’ circa 1987, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

Tiffany Studios lamps (from left) leaded glass Dragonfly lamp, leaded Favrile Geranium lamp and 12-light Lily lamp. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

Hermes black porosus crocodile Vasco handbag. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co. 

Millard Sheets, ‘Boats of Portugal,’ circa 1967 watercolor. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co. 

Pair of Chinese champleve moon flasks, 15 1/2 inches high. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

Italian Baroque ebonized, walnut and marquetry papeleria. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

Paul Storr, London, 1808-09, approximately 180 troy ounces. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

J. Alfred Jurgensen 14k gold, 45-jewel pocket watch, circa 1890. Image courtesy Abell Auction Co.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 16:23

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