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Ocean liner artifacts going ashore at Kaminski auction Oct. 21

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Friday, 05 October 2012 15:14

RMS Queen Mary, Liverpool life ring, red and white painted, circa 1950s, 29 inches diameter. Kaminski Auctions image.

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will present an important collection of ocean liner artifacts and ephemera amassed over a 30-year period. This outstanding collection along with other nautical themed additions will be presented at auction on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 10 a.m. EDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Full of colorful reminders of the golden days of ocean travel from the 1880s to the present day, these important pieces of ocean history are directly connected to the passenger and immigrant ships that visited the many historic docks along America’s coasts.

Never offered at auction before, this important single-owner collection includes, vintage full-size life rings from such ships as RMS Queen Mary, RMS Mauretania, SS Leonardo Da Vinci, SS France, SS America, Caronia, SS Leviathan, SS President Cleveland, MV Noordam and many others.

The collection also includes historic life jackets from the RMS Queen Mary, SS United States, SS Normandie and the last voyage of the ill-fated Morro Castle, which caught fire off the coast of New Jersey in 1934.

Several hundred individual pieces, many one-of-a-kind and extremely scarce, representing 120 different ships comprise the collectable items in the sale. Ephemera include documents autographed by ship captains, vintage deck plans, period photographs, enameled souvenir spoons and knives, ship pins, pennants, hat ribbons, framed lithographs and numerous examples of on-board stationary.

Famous ocean liners such as the Lusitania, Titanic, her sister ship, Olympic, and the Andrea Doria are well represented in the collection.

All of these items are fully vetted by Gary Robinson, a collector and researcher of maritime memorabilia. “It is rare to find such a variety of important items in one offering. The breadth and depth of the ocean liner collection is virtually unparalleled in the maritime field,” Robinson said.

For details call 978-927-2223.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

RMS Queen Mary, Liverpool life ring, red and white painted, circa 1950s, 29 inches diameter. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Collection of White Star Line items to include Olympic Class matchbook, framed hankerchief of RMS Celtic, Olympic cigarette tin, and postcard, frame 11 x 11 inches. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Reverse glass set of ships including the Titanic, the Olympic, the Mauretania and the Lusitania, largest 9 inches square. Kaminski Auctions image. 

 Model of the coastal steamer Portland. Details include lifeboats hanging from davits, walking beam, engine, brass paddle box covers, 17 inches high x 36 inches wide x 8 inches deep. Kaminski Auctions image.

Raffaele Corsini (Turkish), ‘Southerner of Greenock, Capt. James Grant Entering Smyrna 1864,’ oil on board, signed lower right, 18 3/8 x 24 1/2 inches, 23 1/4 x 29 inches (frame). Kaminski Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 15:14
 

Antique dolls, toy airplanes, trains at Stephenson’s, Oct. 19

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Friday, 05 October 2012 15:05

Aviation toys from the GR Webster collection, including a Sanchis Phantom II boxed jet and a Pilen S.A. store display with 20 miniature metal planes. Stephenson’s image.

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – On Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., suburban Philadelphia’s Stephenson’s Auctioneers will open the doors to a virtual antique toyshop in their Bucks County gallery. The 400-lot auction offering of toys, dolls and trains is headlined by highly desirable Marklin, Lionel and American Flyer trains and accessories; and 50 lots of premier aviation toys from the GR Webster collection. Dolls of every imaginable variety also grace the lineup.

The toy, train and doll session will feature all forms of bidding, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The auction will open with approximately 150 lots of dolls, ranging from antique European bisques to pincushion, Kewpie and postwar plastic dolls. The earliest dolls include an 1894 Armand Marseille and other bisque-head dolls; a German china-head doll and a Gebruder Heubach bisque-head composition “winker” doll. A sizable selection of hard plastic dolls includes examples by Mary Hoyer and several appealing “strung” Vogue Ginny dolls from the 1950s. The list of fresh-to-the-market dolls continues with Madame Alexander Cissette portrait dolls and bent-knee walkers; Molly E cloth country dolls, American Girl and Gotz dolls. Cinema sweetheart Shirley Temple will even make an appearance in the form of boomer-era vinyl productions from Ideal.

Coming from a home in Rydal, Pa., is an all-original “Girl in Victorian Chair” cast-iron mechanical bank. Attributed to J. & E. Stevens, the circa-1880 bank is designed so that the dog on the little girl’s lap pivots to a forward position when a coin is deposited.

Fifty lots of exceptional airplanes and other aviation-related toys from the famed Capt. Geoffrey “GR” Webster collection will follow. A highly decorated Vietnam War aviator, Webster’s interest in 20th-century aircraft evolved into an internationally acclaimed collection of aviation toys and models built over several decades and showcased in two popular reference books he authored.

“Captain Webster always focused on condition and rarity. There are some beautiful pieces in our auction, including boxed gift sets, which collectors love,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

An excellent Pilen S.A. (Spanish) store display set with 20 colorful metal airplanes, all intact in their proper board positions, is among the top lots to emerge from the Webster “hangar.” Additionally, there are Bachmann mini-planes in original boxes, Dinky Toy cast-iron airplanes including a Giro Plane and Lucky Boy plane; and a 999 DH Comet Airliner in original box with landscape design.

Several coveted Edison productions will be offered, including H.F. "Le Ali Degli Eroi" and H.F. "Cielo Tricolore" boxed gift sets, each with four die-cast aircraft models. There are also nine boxed Russian aircraft models and 14 boxed Polistil (Italian) airplanes made in 1976.

The Webster collection continues with Aero mini planes, a boxed French Roto-Gyre gyroscope, Siku airport accessories, Solido helicopters and a boxed Corgi British Airways Concorde. French-made toys include a Boeing 707 and Caravelle, both boxed. Rounding out the selection are Northrop Transport die-cast aircraft, Aero mini planes and a boxed French Roto-Gyre gyroscope.

Next up will be a menagerie of postwar Steiff and artist teddy bears, and a large selection of Christmas ornaments, including Italian designs of hand-blown glass and figural ornaments depicting small dolls.

Vintage toy trains from a Montgomery County (suburban Philadelphia) residence will be whistling through Stephenson’s gallery. A fine collection of German Marklin HO gauge, Lionel and American Flyer trains, many boxed and in like-new condition, will be auctioned. The Marklins include an HO No. 7028 roundhouse and No. 7186 turntable, track, accessories and transformers with original boxes and 1964 receipt. There are Marklin trains composed of locomotives and cars from multiple sets, such as the set that includes locomotive No. 3066 with boxed cars from 4605, 4607, 4621 and 4618. The second Marklin set includes loco/tender G800 with (mostly boxed) cars from the following sets: RSM800, 348/1, 348/4, 346/2 and 346/3J. Two other consignors added to the host of Marklin treasures with a quantity of track and many very good, boxed Marklin accessories, e.g., station lamps, control plates, switch panels and Z-gauge buildings.

Lionel highlights include an HO Texas Special passenger set, postwar O gauge freight set including No. 2026 steam locomotive and tender; Lionel postwar O gauge freight set including No. 2035 steam locomotive and tender, No. 3520 operating searchlight car, No. 154 automatic road crossing signal, No. 111 trestle set, and No. 1034 trainmaster. There is also a like-new Lionel No. 31960 Polar Express set in original box, plus N gauge and O gauge trains. Boxed American Flyer lots include a No.1219 passenger train set and a No. 4901-T set in original box.

Stephenson’s Friday, Oct. 19 Fall Dolls, Toys and Trains auction will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog and bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Aviation toys from the GR Webster collection, including a Sanchis Phantom II boxed jet and a Pilen S.A. store display with 20 miniature metal planes. Stephenson’s image.

Bisque-head dolls from a comprehensive selection of fine dolls of all types. Stephenson’s image.

Vogue ‘strung’ plastic Ginny dolls in fancy dresses and nicely detailed costumes. Stephenson’s image.

Early cast-iron airplanes from the GR Webster collection. Stephenson’s image.

Rare, early cast-iron airplanes from the GR Webster collection, including ‘Giro’ and ‘Lucky Boy.’ Stephenson’s image.

Marklin (German) train cars in original boxes. Stephenson’s image.

Marklin HO No. 7028 roundhouse and No. 7186 turntable. Stephenson’s image.

Circa-1880 Girl in Victorian Chair mechanical bank attrib. to J. & E. Stevens. Stephenson’s image.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 15:01
 

Pu Yi watercolor silk scroll to star at 888 Auctions, Oct. 11

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Friday, 05 October 2012 14:14

Chinese watercolor on silk mounted on scroll of landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi (1906-1967). Signed and sealed by artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. Estimate: $3,500.00-$6,500. 888 Auctions image.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – Ten items from the Ng Collection of Asian arts and antiques will be sold at 888 Auctions on Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT. Internet live bidding at 888 Auctions’ monthly Asian Antiques & Fine Art sale will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The 544-lot auction features several rare items headlined by a fine Chinese watercolor silk scroll painting by Pu Yi (1906-1967) at Lot 16A. The Chinese watercolor painting is mounted on silk scroll and features a landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi. The painting was signed by the artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. It was in a possession of a private collector, Ng, who purchased the painting in Hong Kong 30 years ago. The painting is expected to surpass its high estimate of $6,500.

Other items from the same collection can be found at Lot 16, a small Chinese watercolor scene book by Gu Yun; Lot 78, a set of two Chinese smoky agate carved snuff bottles; Lot 79, a Chinese double smoky agate carved snuff bottle; Lot 80, a Chinese double smoky agate lotus snuff bottle; Lot 81, a set of two Chinese smoky agate snuff bottles; Lot 179, a Chinese yellow and red jade figure; Lot 216, an archaistic Chinese carved jade pendant; Lot 322, a Chinese Tang gilt figure of a lion; and Lot 41, a Chinese Famille Rose double gourd vase, Qianlong.

Ten items from the Ng collection, Toronto, will be on sale in this auction. 
More items from the Ng collection will be featured in the November auction.

For details please call the auctioneers at 905-763-7201.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Chinese watercolor on silk mounted on scroll of landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi (1906-1967). Signed and sealed by artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. Estimate: $3,500.00-$6,500. 888 Auctions image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 14:38
 

Kaminski has mid-century design covered in Oct. 20 sale

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Friday, 05 October 2012 12:35

Vladimir Kagan upholstered serpentine sofa, 95 inches wide. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions presents its fall 20th Century Decorative Arts sale on Saturday, Oct. 20. The auction, which begins at 10 a.m. EDT, features exceptional mid-century art, art glass and Danish modern furniture from the collection of Lorraine Graham Morss, significant 20th century fine art from a recently unsealed 40 years in-the-making private Boston collection, and a range of exciting objects from the last quarter of the 20th century from various private California collections.

Liveauctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding on the more than 360 lots.

Lorraine Graham Morss and her first husband, Dr. Kenneth M. Graham, furnished their homes in the early 1960s with an assortment of high quality Danish modern furniture, which will be included in the sale: 12 Hans Wegner Wishbone armchairs and matching table, a fine Arne Jacobsen Swan leather chair, a Paul Mc Cobb low chest, as well as a half dozen other high quality Danish case pieces, including a fine pair of finger-jointed shelving units by Soborg Mobler.

The Grahams also purchased many original modernist artworks, which will be featured in the sale. Standouts include works by Laurence Sisson, Manubu Mabe and Robert Bliss. Also included from her collection are exceptional examples of art glass, including a wide assortment of Stueben figurals and three lots of Venini art glass.

Sculpture highlights from other consignors include two large mid-century mixed metal sculptures by Irving Lehman, a striking large bronze plaque by Aubrey Schwartz and a spectacular large-scale bronze by David Aronson. There is also a bronze sculpture by Nicolaus Friedrich (German, 1865-1914), Amazon Fastening Her Sandal, bronze sculpture, signed, 1909, standing 13 1/4 inches high, and an exceptional modern Lucite zebra sculpture, both estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

Art glass highlights include a number of fine large-scale Murano table lamps, Murano Aquarium blocks, Barbini art glass, and three lots of significant Blenko one-of-a kind experimental designer art glass. These include a group of three Swedish design crystal vases by Wayne Husted from the early 1960s, the holy grail of Blenko.

Interior designers and modern furniture collectors will appreciate the Vladimir Kagan red upholstered serpentine sofa on offer estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

Kagan came to the United States in 1938, studied architecture at Columbia and became one of the most important furniture designers of the 20th century. With a career spanning over 60 years his furniture creations have become icons of modern design.

Two Dennis Akervik Coehlo (American, b. 1968), paintings lots 4428 and 4429, one untitled and the other Sunset Over Provincetown valued at $10,000-$18,000 and $6,000-$12,000 respectively, lead off the fine art entries in the sale and an important Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), Trietto #6, abstract, aquatint, valued at $10,000-$15,000.

There is also an Emile Nolde (French, 1867-1956), watercolor of tulips, signed “Nolde,” with various labels verso including Sotheby's PB84 estimated at $5,000-$8,000.

South American and Mexican artists include Manabu Mabe (Brazil/Japan, 1924-1997), an abstract oil on canvas; Byron Galves (Mexican, 1941-2009), three abstracted female figures, oil on canvas; Saturnino Herran (Mexican, 1887-1918), Caballero Aguila, ink and watercolor, signed and dated 1918; and Gerardo Chavez Lopez (Peruvian, b. 1937), Mobimiento en Azul, an oil on canvas.

Other important entries in the sale include a two-piece table by Mexican artist Feliciano Bejar, Rookwood and Marblehead pottery, sterling silver Arts and Crafts hollowware by Wallace and a Laura Ann Jacobs (American, b. 1960), Blue Over You, glass over painted resin sculpture, an early piece, with a copy of her book. Laura Ann Jacobs’ work was recently featured in the New York Times, April 11, 2012 in an article by Penelope Green.

For more information call 978-927-2223.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Vladimir Kagan upholstered serpentine sofa, 95 inches wide. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), ‘Trietto #6,’ abstract, aquatint, signed lower right in pencil, 29 x 21 inches, 40 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches (frame). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Dennis Akervik Coehlo (American, b. 1968), ‘Sunset over Provincetown,’ oil on canvas, 19 x 19 inches. Estimate: $6,000-$12,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Marblehead pottery vase, impressed ship mark on base with inscribed H.T. denoting a collaboration of designor Arther Irwin Hennessey and decorator Sarah Tutt, 7 inches, Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Nicolaus Friedrich (German, 1865-1914), ‘Amazon Fastening Her Sandal,’ bronze sculpture, signed, 1909, 13 1/5 inches high. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Emile Nolde (French, 1867-1956), tulips, watercolor, signed Nolde, 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, 12 x 12 inches (frame). Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Rookwood Pottery vellum vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, shape 808, artist's signature in black glaze, 7 3/4 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

One of 12 Danish Modern Wishbone armchairs by Hans Wegner, early 1960s. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 13:25
 

Wright boasts top-tier 20th century designers in Oct. 18 sale

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Friday, 05 October 2012 10:38

George Nakashima Minguren I coffee table. Wright image.

CHICAGO – Wright’s Modern Design auction on Thursday, Oct. 18, features an incomparable selection of works by the best-known designers of the 20th century. Exceptional pieces from modern greats such as Harry Bertoia, Walter Lamb, George Nelson & Associates, Jean Prouvé and Carlo Scarpa figure prominently in the auction, which will begin at noon CDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction also has number of pieces by Pierre Jeanneret including a Kangourou lounge chair and two pairs of Senat armchairs, which are expected to be popular among bidders.

Several pieces designed by George Nakashima including important Minguren I and II coffee tables, a set of four Conoid chairs and a Conoid dining table also rank among the highlights of the auction.

Highly anticipated among the lots is a collection of furniture designed by architect Frank Gehry from his Easy Edges (1969-73) and Experimental Edges (1979-82) series. In the tradition of modern masters such as Charles and Ray Eames, Gehry elevates a humble material, cardboard, to build masterworks of design. Gehry is direct and honest in his engagement with the material – unpainted and unvarnished. Gehry takes full advantage of the warmth of the cardboard’s tone and the honeycombed texture to create beautiful, functional forms from an unconventional material. The earlier Easy Edges pieces are distinctively sculptural with sharp, clean profiles. These designs later evolved into the Experimental Edges line, for which Gehry uses multiple layers of cardboard to create pieces of furniture that appear solid and visually dense with soft edges. Designed and manufactured early in his career, these exceptional furniture forms are harbingers of the radical innovation to come from Gehry’s studio.

Other noteworthy decorative objects include a remarkable teapot by Harry Bertoia, a Gorham Silver Co. cocktail shaker of artillery shell and a major circa ’70s coffee service by Donald Colflesh. A selection of Italian glass by Scarpa, Venini, Gambone, Buzzi and Fratelli Toso also join the ranks of remarkable modern decorative objects.

This auction features approximately 250 lots of exceptional modern design.

For additional information about this sale, phone Wright at 312-563-0020.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

George Nakashima Minguren I coffee table. Wright image. 

George Nelson & Associates Marshmallow Sofa. Wright image. 

 Charles Eames prototype radio enclosure. Wright image.

Harry Bertoia early teapot. Wright image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:38
 

Toys, dolls, ephemera lead Skinner auction Oct. 10-11

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Friday, 05 October 2012 10:16

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong autographed photograph, circa 1965, 8 x 10 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Skinner Inc. image.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner Inc. will host a Discovery auction on Oct. 10 and 11 featuring an excellent assortment of toys and dolls, ephemera and collectibles, furniture, artwork, and decorative objects. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The Discovery auction features a fine collection of cloth dolls including an Izannah Walker (lot 29, estimated between $8,000 and $12,000), a Maggie Bessie (lot 20, $8,000 to $10,000), an early Kathe Kruse, (lot 99, $1,500 to $2,500), and a Martha Wellington (lot 65, $6,000 to $8,000). A Tynietoy mansion (lot 100, $8,000 to $10,000) and a Tynietoy garden (lot 101, $800 to $1,200) will also be offered. French Bebe and lady dolls round out the extensive selection.

For toy collectors, a Moxie Horsemobile pull toy (lot 86, $2,000 to $3,000) will be offered along with wooden picture puzzles, Steiff animals, train sets, and various Marx tin toys.

The sale features a varied selection of World War I, movie and rock ’n’ roll posters, notably one depicting the band The Doors, circa 1969 (lot 221, $600-$800) and another advertising a performance of the Supremes at the Lincoln Center (lot 240, $500-$700). Jim Morrison’s 1970 book, An American Prayer (lot 220, $1,000-$1,500) and a Neil Armstrong autographed portrait print (lot 175, $1,000-$1,500) will also be featured. Armstrong’s autograph is part of a collection of mid-'60s NASA astronaut autographs and ephemera that will be available at the sale.

Magazine highlights include a collection of Playboy magazines dating from 1953-1990s, including the 1953 debut issue featuring Marilyn Monroe (lot 230, $1,500-$2,000).

An early 20th century roulette wheel, sports collectibles, comic books and early photography will also be offered.

Furniture offerings include a Joseph Gerte Co. Georgian-style inlaid burl veneer and carved mahogany demilune server (lot 771, $400-$600), and a Victorian Renaissance Revival carved oak server with paw feet (lot 665, $300-$500). Decorative objects include a large collection of Royal Doulton character jugs, as well as a French gilt-brass and beveled glass mantel clock (lot 631, $300-$500), three German stoneware steins and a sterling silver lidded porcelain stein (lot 504, $250-$350), and a pair of Venetian colorless blown and gold fleck art glass ewers with dragon-form handles (lot 551, $200 to $300).

Artwork includes an untitled abstract done in gouache and tempera on paper by American Hazel Finck (lot 911, $700-$900) and two oil on Masonite figural works by Yuli (Feiga Blumberg-Kopman) Blumberg (lot 1039, $600-$800).

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong autographed photograph, circa 1965, 8 x 10 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Skinner Inc. image. 

 Izannah Walker cloth doll, Central Falls, R.I., mid-19th century, stockinet pressed into mold, facial features and hair oil-painted, 18 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Skinner Inc. image.

Tynietoy dollhouse mansion with ell, circa 1920s, overall dimensions 16  x 41 x 32 inches, ell 18 x 12 x 21 inches. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Skinner Inc. image.

The Supremes, Lincoln Center ‘Philiharmonic’ Hall, concert poster, sight size 37 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. Estimate: $500-$700. Skinner Inc. image.

Joseph Gerte Co. Georgian-style inlaid burl veneer and carved mahogany demilune server, Boston. Estimate: $400-$600. Skinner Inc. image.

Pair of Venetian colorless blown and gold fleck art glass ewers, 15 1/8 inches high. Estimate: $200-$300. Skinner Inc. image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:16
 

I.M. Chait auction Oct. 21 draws Asian art from across US

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:02

Chinese paper scroll, 'Parrots in Branches,' Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll, 29 x 15 inches. Estimate: $400-$500. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian arts, antiques and estates auction on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The sale will consist of nearly 600 lots.

Featured will be:

  • Japanese, Sino-Tibetan and Southeast Asian antiques and artworks from a Pasadena, Calif., collection;
  • Numerous Chinese scrolls and fans from California, New York and Georgia collections; some purchased at Sotheby Parke-Bernet;
  • Chinese antiques including; ceramics, ivories, jades, scholars objects, snuff bottles and textiles from an important Midwest estate;
  • African wood carvings from Florida and New York collections; and
  • A collection of Japanese ivories, satsumas and other antiques from an important Beverly Hills estate.

For details phone 310-285-0182.











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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Chinese carved and polychrome ivory cabbage, 13 1/2 inches long, wood stand. Estimate $1,200-$1,500. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Collection of various carved ivory animals, 5 1/4 inches long (largest). Estimate: $600-$900. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Old ivory whale's tooth, in original unpolished form, 5 inches long. Estimate: $200-$300. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Colorful Chinese hand scroll on silk depicting a large continuous landscape with mountains, dwellings and waterscapes, inscription and seals, 266 inches long. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:43
 

Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches showcases fine silver Oct. 15

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:59

Two fine German ivory and silver mounted tankards, 15 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – On Monday, Oct. 15, Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will hold its annual Important and Fine Antiques and Art auction. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. EDT.

The auction features an important and outstanding selection of 18th/19th century English and American silver; two rare and superlative ivory tankards, Vienna enamels, a large figural bronze and malachite clock. a fine Chinese Qianlong imperial dragon brush washer with Spink provenance, additional jades and porcelains, fine art, estate jewelry and furs.

The gallery is known for selling important silver and gold sporting trophies and in June the gallery sold the solid gold 1991 Kentucky Derby trophy for $137,400.

The offerings at the Oct. 15 auction give collectors an opportunity to acquire some rare and fine treasures. Highlighting the sale is a collection of English and American silver with some pieces not seen on the auction market in years. Brian Kogan, president of the gallery, commented that “the artistry of the 18th/19th century English silversmiths to capture the lifelikeness of animals, especially, the horse in silver and gold is unrivaled.”

The auction includes several such examples and most exemplary of this artistry is Lot 220, an impressive silver gilt sporting trophy with finely detailed standing thoroughbred horse finial and chased relief racing scene in a laurel leaf reserve. The 1803 trophy with Neo-Grecian heads and Greek key handles was won for the Bourough Bridge Races by the Earl of Darlington and John Ingleby Esq. and stands 18 inches high. There is also Lot 56 a George III silver gilt covered cup, dated 1814, by maker John Houle with four lion masks and a chased relief racing. The cup and cover weighs a hefty 120 ounces.

There are fine examples by Benjamin Smith, who in his career made silver masterpieces for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, the jewelers and silversmiths to the royal family from 1798 to 1843, including Lot 278, a pair of spectacular George III wine coolers with a whopping 349 ounces of silver including the silver liners. Also worthy of mention, is Lot 55, an extremely detailed silver gilt handled basket with grapes and leaves dated 1811, and Lot 58, a circa 1821-26 five-piece tea service with amazing chasing and ornamentation. The pieces by English silversmith Paul Storr are always in demand and Lot 277 is the biggest and finest tray by that maker to come to the auction block. Impressive in size at 27 1/2 inches long, the tray dates to 1816 and weighs 167 ounces.

A selection of Tiffany pieces are also up for bidding highlighted by Lot 131 a 14-piece Persian-style sterling silver gilt demitasse set, circa 1876-1891, with beautiful and intricate chasing of arabesques, vines, leaves and tendrils adorning the tray, cups and coffeepot. And in the sporting category the auction features Lot 219, a Tiffany & Co. 14kt solid gold trophy cup and cover for the 1964 Saratoga Special horse race, won by Sadair. The trophy weighs 16 ounces and is engraved with the name of the horse and the owner, Mary B. Hechts.

Worthy of special mention are two German 19th century ivory and silver mounted tankards. Both lots 160 and 276 are 15 inches high and are profusely carved with hunting parties and hounds. Both have meticulously carved dog finials and elaborately carved handles with masks of wild beasts. Another high qualithy ivory lot is Lot 275, an unusual and elaborate grouping, probably French 19th century, of seven freestanding individual figures in 18th century dress. The quality in carving and the attention to detail makes this set a standout. The central figure has the uncanny appearance of Thomas Jefferson. It is quite possible that the piece might have been done for the U.S. Centennial in 1876.

This auction has so many quality objets d’art and fine art that there is not enough room to list them all.

For information, condition reports, and/or detailed photographs, contact the gallery at 561-805-7115.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Two fine German ivory and silver mounted tankards, 15 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Pair of George III, Benjamin Smith, circa 1808, Silver Wine Coolers, 349 ounces. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Edward T. Grigware (1889-1960), oil on canvas, 40 by 72 inches, signed and dated ’49. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Sevres Louis Philippe 19th century bronze and painted standing oil lamp, 69 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Tiffany 19th century silver gilt Persian demitasse set, 73 ounces.  Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:56
 

Leighton to auction oceanic, tribal arts collection Oct. 18

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Caryatid Luba stool, 17 inches. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Leighton Galleries image.

ALLENDALE, N.J. – Leighton Galleries’ Oct. 18 auction will feature a large collection of oceanic and African tribal arts mainly from a Mahwah, N.J., estate. Included will be woodcarvings, bronzes, masks, ivory, weaponry and some jewelry. The collection is primarily 20th century spanning from the ’50s through ’70s, as well as some antique pieces. The sale will also include American and Continental paintings, fine silver, 19th century Asian ware, decorative arts, fine jewelry and more.

Internet live bidding will be supplied by LiveAuctoners.com.

Heading up the tribal arts is a caryatid Luba stool acquired by the late South African diplomat H.L.T. Taswell in the 1940s. The piece has a number of attributes classic to a Luba chief’s ceremonial stool including the female's elongated fingers supporting the seat, her torso decorated with ornamental scarification marks, and her prominent conical breasts. A little more unusual to the piece is the figure’s mouth, which exhibits a slightly protruding tongue between exposed teeth. It is likely 19th century and carries an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

Several other carvings will be offered, all with moderate estimates ranging from $200 to $800. Included is a 50-inch Wakamba tribe witch doctor signed Kimanga from Kenya, a 77-inch female stick figure from Tanzania, a 73-inch Sepik River suspension hook figure, two Baumum wood and bronze doors from Cameroon, a 38-inch bull giraffe from Kenya, a signed elephant with custom-made ivory tusks from Tanzania and an interesting New Guinea polychrome ancestral carving that the owner purchased from a villager's hut while traveling down the Sepik River by canoe.

The auction is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5 p.m. EDT.

For information call 201-327-8800 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Caryatid Luba stool, 17 inches. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Leighton Galleries image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:03
 

Love At First Bid diversifies Oct. 11 with art from Jack Tanzer estate

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:27

Henry Moore sculpture. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

NEW YORK - Love At First Bid is gearing up for its third sale, to be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Having begun as a specialty house for jewelry and vintage clothing, Love At First Bid's upcoming auction marks a departure into a more inclusive selection of quality merchandise.

"We'd been approached to handle a variety of estates and decided to expand into fine and decorative arts after testing the waters in our previous sale," said founder and president Annegret von Winterfeld.

The auction will open with an exceptional collection of fine, costume and studio jewelry including a significant private collection of vintage Bakelite jewelry and several pieces by Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, Valentino, Dior, Guy Laroche. The pieces are joined by many other stylish examples.

A small but choice selection of fine clothing and accessories will also go on the auction block. Featured designers include Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Schiaparelli.

Most noteworthy, however, is the collection of fine art from the estate of New York City art dealer and one-time president of the Old Masters division at M. Knoedler & Co., Jack Tanzer. Tanzer, who also collaborated with Hammer and Adelson Galleries, amassed a collection of old and modern master drawings, paintings and sculpture. This collection includes works signed or attributed to Henry Moore, Jo Davidson, Ralph Blakelock, Zero Mostel, Emile Boudin, Fletcher Martin, Rosa Bonheur, Jean-Leon Gerome, Edward Burne-Jones, Sonia Delaunay, Tony Rosenthal, J. L. Gericault, and Frederick Judd Waugh. Accompanying this impressive group are works from a private collection by Hunt Slonem, David Loeb, along with a very interesting early Andy Warhol mixed-media depiction of a boldly painted tie.

To contact Love At First Bid regarding any item in the auction, call 646-580-7443.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Henry Moore sculpture. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

Artwork by Sonia Delaunay. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

19th-century French terra-cotta Sphinxes. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

'Einstein' sculpture by Jo Davidson. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

 Vintage Bakelite bracelet. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

Vintage Chanel bag. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

Original Andy Warhol mixed-media artwork titled 'Fashion Tie.' Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:59
 

Premiere Props to host horror, sci-fi themed sale Oct. 13-14

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:39

Full figure of Michael Myers, the diabolical killer of the Halloween franchise, dressed in the mask and coveralls worn by actor Chris Durand as Myers in Halloween H2O (1998). Premiere Props image.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Premiere Props will be auctioning over 1,000 costumes and horror-themed props on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The event will feature items from iconic horror and sci-fi franchises, films and TV shows including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Total Recall, Saw, Piranha 3DD, Resident Evil, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Scrooged and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Items include:

  • Halloween H2O – Michael Myers full size figure with Screen Worn Halloween H2O Mask and Coveralls; Michael Myers knife;
  • Total Recall – Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) screaming head;
  • Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood – Jason’s screen used machete;
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Alien head prototype;
  • Star Trek 3 – Search for Spock – screen used (young) Spock ears;
  • Piranha – original Piranha;
  • Critters Part 2 – selection of Critter puppets;
  • The Spirit – Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) muscle costume;
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) – Brooke Adams bust;
  • Stargate – Alien head;
  • Nightmare on Elm Street – Freddy Kreuger face mask; and
  • Gremlins – rubber Gremlin head.

“The Halloween auctions are always the most colorful and fun and it is truly a fright-fest,” said Dan Levin, vice president of Premiere Props, “as we really get into the spirit of the holiday. We decorate the headquarters and we offer fans and collectors incredible props from the top horror and sci-fi franchises.”

Fans can starting bidding now, placing absentee bids online at http://www.liveauctioneers.com.

For more information, call 310-322-PROP or 888-761-PROP.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Full figure of Michael Myers, the diabolical killer of the Halloween franchise, dressed in the mask and coveralls worn by actor Chris Durand as Myers in Halloween H2O (1998). Premiere Props image.

 From the 1984 Joe Dante film 'Gremlins' comes an unfinished rubber Gremlin head. The head is made from soft foam rubber and painted green. Premiere Props image.

 Prototype alien head from ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ the 1977 classic sci-fi fantasy. Director Steven Spielberg ultimately rejected the design as being ‘too creepy.’ Premiere Props image.

 Full head and bust of Brooke Adams from the 1978 remake of ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’ Made from soft silicone attached to a fiberglass base. Premiere Props image.

A background prop trunk, made to look aged, from the original horror film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974), directed by Tobe Hooper. Premiere Props image. 

Mechanical ‘life mask’ from the 1990 classic ‘Total Recall,’ representing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s head almost exploding after being suddenly exposed to Mar’s deadly atmosphere. Premiere Props image. 

A screen-used machete prop wielded by Kane Hodder/Jason Voorhees in the slasher flick ‘Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood.’ Premiere Props image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:39
 

Fancy dolls, fashions on parade at Frasher’s sale Oct. 20

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 15:14

French bebe. Frasher’s Doll Auctions image.

OAK GROVE, Mo. – Frasher’s Oct. 20 sale titled “From the Store Before – Fancy Dolls & Dry Goods” is just that: a trip down memory lane to the stores of yesterday laden with French and German bisque dolls and all manner of clothing and accessory items for the well-dressed doll.

Live Auctioneers will provide Internet live bidding during the sale, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT.

French bebes include an exquisite 30-inch blue-eyed Triste Jumeau bebe with pale complexion, a seldom-found petite size 2 Bru Jne in original dress and bonnet, an early 18-inch model of the Schmitt bebe, a seldom-found black model of the Circle Dot Bebe by Bru, plus additional bebes by Steiner, Jumeau and Gauthier.

Close on the heels of the popular bebes is a dainty 11 1/2-inch bisque poupee in original gown accompanied by larger models which include the exceedingly rare 21-inch celluloid smiling poupee by Leon Casimir Bru, and poupees by Jumeau, Simmone and Barrois.

Along with the fine offering of French dolls, there are numerous desirable German models including an all-original 20-inch model of Kestner’s Gibson Girl, appealing 20-inch Hilda toddler and a Hilda baby by Kestner, Gebruder Heubach pouty and laughing child, a 19-inch toddler model of Simon & Halbig 1488 and a fine S&H 1498 boy, a rare mold 700 by Armand Marseille, 15-inch JDK 239 character boy toddler, also dolly-face dolls, character babies, googly-eyed dolls and fine all-bisque models.

One of the important attractions at this auction is a marvelous circa 1905 Cinnamon/Ginger Steiff bear with provenance and pictured with original family member. Also a small collection of 1950s Steiff and other animals, toys and miniatures.

American dolls offered include four models by the Schoenhut firm, two with original wigs and shoes, several sizes of Dionne Quintuplet toddlers and babies by Alexander ranging from size 8 inches to 20 inches, a nice collection of hard plastic Terri & Jerri Lee dolls, plus a Barbie No. 3, Skipper and Scooter by Mattel.

Collectors of cloth dolls will note the three early primitive folk dolls, three Lencis including the rare Jackie Coogan character, small offering of R. John Wright cloth characters, a unique set of King Henry VIII & His Six Wives portrait dolls by Alice Smith, and a large pair of Steiff-type German caricature dolls.

Treasures abound in this auction that’s overflowing with luxurious to simple antique frocks, bonnets, shoes, wigs and all manner of doll ephemera.

The auction can also be viewed on LiveAuctioneers.com. This promises to be an exciting weekend for doll collectors plus an opportunity to view and acquire choice dolls and accessories, said Barbara Frasher of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

For details phone 816-625-3786.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

French bebe. Frasher’s Doll Auctions image.

Steiff mohair teddy bear, 1907. Frasher’s Doll Auctions image.

Selection of antique and vintage doll clothing. Frasher’s Doll Auctions image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:37
 

Material Culture to rekindle 'Spirits of Reincarnation' with Oct. 14 auction

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:59

14th-16th century Tibetan Thangka scroll painting of Vajra Varahui (Sanskrit), Dorje Pakmo (Tibetan), 21 x 18½ inches. Provenance: Bill Liske. Est. $3,000-$4,000.

PHILA., Pa. – An important artwork by Prince Twins Seven-Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011) not only co-headlines Material Culture’s 450-lot Oct. 14 auction, it also inspired the event’s title: “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters.”

Deeply mystical and immediately identifiable, the works of Prince Twins Seven-Seven have spurred a new level of interest in the marketplace since Material Culture offered several exciting multimedia paintings by the artist in their May 5 auction debut. The self-taught Prince Twins Seven-Seven expressed his boundless imagination in themes that blended esoteric imagery with a vibrant, traditional West African color palette. The 65 by 58-inch batik dye, watercolor, acrylic and oil-on-cloth painting featured in Material Culture’s Oct. 14 sale was purchased directly from the artist in 2007 and is one of seven of his works entered in the sale. It is expected to realize $5,000-$7,000.

Other self-taught artists represented in the October offering include Vojislav Jakic, Kwame Akoto a k a Almighty God, Purvis Young and Felipe Jesus Consalvos, a Cuban-American (1891-1960) who worked as a cigar roller but whose natural talent as an artist was not widely known until after his death. Consalvos created visually stunning modernist collages that incorporate cigar bands and cigar-box paper with photographs, postage stamps and magazine images. His mixed-media collage titled “Let Dreams Come True” was created around the second quarter of the 20th century. It measures 10 x 8 inches (15¾ x 13¾ inches framed) and comes with provenance from the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

The auction -- which will feature Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com -- will showcase a selection of items from the Bill Liske collection of early Chinese and Tibetan textiles, carpets and ethnographic artworks. Material Culture’s first offering of articles from the Liske collection – auctioned on May 26 – was enthusiastically received, said owner George Jevremovic, a cultural arts dealer of 30+ years.

“The Liske collection is special because it reflects the impeccable eye of a collector who lived and worked as a mountaineering guide in the Himalayan region for three decades. Textile dealers in the area taught him how to identify pieces that were genuinely exceptional,” said Jevremovic.

Liske’s expertly chosen collection has appeared at the History Museum in Denver, the Krimsa Gallery in San Francisco, the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery in Denver, and in Hali magazine.

A premier artwork in the Liske collection is a powerfully rendered early Thangka scroll painting depicting the deific reincarnation known as Vajra Varahi in Sanskrit and Dorje Pakmo in Tibetan. Dating to 14th-16th century Tibet, it is valued at $3,000-$4,000.

Another auction highlight is the Michaelian Meshed (31 feet by 47 feet), a circa-1900 Persian carpet originally custom-woven for the prestigious Union League Club in New York City. It remained in the club for decades until its purchase in the 1950s by Frank Michaelian of Michaelian and Kohlberg. Suitable for a discriminating owner with a palatial space, it will be offered for sale publicly for the first time in its history on Oct. 14, with an auction estimate of $60,000-$90,000.

An outstanding 19th-century Syrian silk and gold judge’s tunic from the collection of Samy and Sara Rabinovic, Philadelphia, was the blue-ribbon exhibition winner at the 1996 International Conference on Oriental Carpets, and is expected to fetch $3,000-$4,000. Also up for auction is a rare pre-Columbian funerary headband made with a knotted-pile technique, valued at $1,000-$1,500; and a 19th-century Tibtetan or Bhutanese bull-headed Buddhist dance mask of meditational deity Yamantaka. The mask’s vivid red hue was achieved by applying pigment to a papier-mâché of laurel or mulberry. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000.

Other categories of artifacts include an outstanding group of 17th-18th century Mughal columns and arches from northern India, 16th- to 19th-century Ottoman, Central Asian, Asian, African, Continental and pre-Columbian textiles, 17th-19th century Oriental Carpets, African, Himalayan and Oceanic Tribal Arts, antiquities from the Near East, Americas and Asia; 18th- to 20th-century folk art from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas; and 100+ lots of vintage Navajo jewelry from a private Pennsylvania collection assembled in the 1970s.

“From the beginning it has been our goal to present pieces of diverse origin that would present collecting opportunities for every level of buyer, from beginners to advanced collectors and interior designers. In addition, we take the position that it is better to have around 400 items of very good to excellent quality – from consignors who have realistic expectations – than to create a more-specialized sale with a few stars and lots of filler,” said Jevremovic, explaining his company’s mission.

“This is an age in which corporate auction departments seek to maximize their bottom lines with million-plus-dollar items or high-profile sales that have more to do with celebrity and fashion than quality or connoisseurship. We believe some of the best collecting opportunities – particularly for younger buyers worldwide – exist in the areas we are presenting in our October 14th sale: self-taught, folk, ethnographic, decorative and traditional arts,” Jevremovic said.

Material Culture’s Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 auction will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information on any lot in the sale, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 215-438-4700.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

14th-16th century Tibetan Thangka scroll painting of Vajra Varahui (Sanskrit), Dorje Pakmo (Tibetan), 21 x 18½ inches. Provenance: Bill Liske. Est. $3,000-$4,000.

Prince Twins Seven-Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011), ‘The Spirits of my Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters #2,’ ink, watercolor, acrylic, and oil on cloth, stretcher; 2007, 65½ x 58 inches. Est. $5,000-$7,000. Material Culture image.

Felipe Jesus Consalvos (Cuban-American, 1891-1960), ‘Let Dreams Come True,’ mixed-media collage, circa 1920-1950, 10 x 8 inches (sheet). Est. $1,500-$2,000. Material Culture image.

Syrian judge's robe, Aleppo, 19th century, gold-embroidered silk, tapestry weave. Provenance: Samy and Sara Rabinovic. First-prize winner at 1996 ICOC Conference. Est. $3,000-$4,000. Material Culture image.

The monumental Michaelian Meshed Carpet, Persia, circa 1900, 31 x 47 feet, custom-woven for the Union League Club, New York City; purchased in 1950s by Frank Michaelian of Michaelian and Kohlberg. Est. $60,000-$90,000. Material Culture image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 09:28
 

Woody to feature phonographs, watches, jewelry Oct. 27

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:48

Dunand 14kt gold chronograph quarter-hour repeater pocket watch with hunter case, size 14. Woody Auction image.

WICHITA, Kan. – Two major single-owner lifetime collections – one of phonographs and stereo view cards, the other of pocket watches, wrist watches and jewelry – will be sold on Saturday, Oct. 27, by Woody Auction in the 4-H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center. The auction will be held without reserve (everything sells, regardless of price). It will be a two-session event. Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The first session, starting at 9 a.m. CDT will feature the pocket watch, wrist watch and jewelry collection of Bill Middleton of Kansas.

“Mr. Middleton has been collecting a wide variety of quality time pieces for over 40 years,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, “and during this time he has assembled a significant collection by nearly anyone’s standard.”

The second session, starting at 12:30 p.m., will be dedicated to the collection Keith Heinrich, who amassed a sizable and impressive number of phonographs, phonograph players, Amberola cylinder records, concert-size cylinders, stereo view cards and viewers.

“Mr. Heinrich specialized in phonographs,” Woody said, “and he only collected the most desirable machines.”

Woody added, “This is an unusual and exciting auction for us. Woody Auction is best known for our sales of American brilliant cut glass and other fine decorative arts. Phonographs, jewelry, clocks and watches are outside our normal specialties. But when these two outstanding collections presented themselves at once, we just couldn’t resist offering them on the same day.”

The Bill Middleton collection will boast a dazzling array of merchandise, to include fine jewelry items such as a 2.25-carat round brilliant diamond set on a 3mm 14kt gold band ring. The diamond, graded at VS1-VS2 for clarity and color, has been estimated at a conservative $17,000, but would probably sell at Tiffany’s for $45,000. “Finest diamond I’ve ever sold,” Woody said.

Pocket watches will feature a size 16 Waltham Vanguard 23-jewel model with an open face and excellent case, made circa 1908; a size 16 Parrett Mule 18kt gold key-wind pocket watch (serial #14558), in very good working condition, with full-jeweled lever; a size 14 Dunand 14kt gold chronograph quarter-hour repeating pocket watch with hunter case in good overall condition; and a size 12 Swiss 18kt gold pocket watch with dust cover by I.A. Barnard Geneve.

Wrist watches will include a Swiss men’s Juvenia 18kt gold watch and band, automatic, with .16-ct. diamonds on four corners; a Patek Philippe 18kt gold “Ellipse” men’s watch with black leather band and 18kt gold buckle; a Cartier “Tank” automatic men’s watch, 18kt gold and stainless steel in like-new condition; and an original Rolex “Oyster Perpetual” men’s wrist watch chronometer with date-adjust feature and rare Roman numerals, 31 jewels, in good condition.

Other jewelry will include a 14kt yellow gold custom-made men's ring with two cushion-cut Tourmaline gems weighing around 22.3 grams each, plus an emerald cut gem weighing about 1.65 carats, for a total weight of 22.3 grams. In all, 218 lots will cross the block in session one.

The afternoon session of Keith Heinrich’s collection will have numerous superstar lots, among them a pair of Edison Model A phonograph cylinder players, each with rare, wooden curve-shaped cygnet horns. One is a 36-inch Opera model with a 21-inch horn and nice label. The other is a gorgeous Fireside combination type unit, serial #57439, with black cygnet horn.

Another Edison machine certain to attract bidder interest is a rare “Concert” phonograph large cylinder player (serial #C9357), with oak case and lid and a 54-inch-long horn with stand. One other outstanding lot promises to be a 16-inch Victor “Talking Machine” phonograph disc player (serial #45254A), the “V” model, with 21-inch diameter wooden horn, in super condition.

The stereo view cards and viewers will include a wonderful Victorian burl walnut stereo card tabletop viewer with lockable top shutters to allow light in, 21 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches, plus cards featuring the state capitol buildings; and a rare and must-see 19-inch by 23-inch Victorian burl walnut veneer and ebony trimmed stereo viewer with extra-large magnifier.

One lot that combines vintage dolls with rare phonographs is an original 27-inch Dolly Record phonograph doll with composition head, made circa 1920s by Madame Hedren (the phonograph is cleverly set into the doll’s body and plays London Bridge). Also sold will be an Edison Amberola oak case floor model cylinder phonograph player (serial #SM-205766).

Rounding out just a few of the expected top lots in session two is a rare 15 inch by 18 inch French Pathe phonograph disc player in a beautiful tight grain oak colored case with original label and a lid that opens and acts as a horn, in great condition; and a scarce 13 1/2-inch by 14-inch Gramophone countertop slot nickel cylinder machine with oak case and curved glass.

A preferred hotel for those attending is the nearby Hawthorne Suites (316-729-5700).

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call the company at 316-747-2694. Or, e-mail them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Woody Auction is a full-service auction house based in Douglass, Kan.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Dunand 14kt gold chronograph quarter-hour repeater pocket watch with hunter case, size 14. Woody Auction image.

 Stunning 2.25-carat round brilliant diamond ring set on a 3mm 14kt gold band, VS1-VS2 for clarity-color. Woody Auction image.

Bulova Accutron Spaceview men's wristwatch with brown leather band, circa 1961-1967. Woody Auction image.

Edison ‘Opera’ Model A 36-inch phonograph cylinder player with rare wooden cygnet horn. Woody Auction image.

Victor 16-inch ‘Talking Machine’ phonograph disc player with 21-inch diameter wooden horn. Woody Auction image.

Wonderful Victorian burl walnut stereo card tabletop viewer with lockable top shutters. Woody Auction image.

Twenty-seven-inch Dolly Record doll by Madame Hendren with composition head and phonograph built into the body, circa 1920s. Woody Auction image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:48
 

NYC estates comprise Roland anniversary auction Oct. 6

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Friday, 28 September 2012 12:27

Cindy Sherman photograph, untitled. Roland Auctions image.

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions’ October Anniversary Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT. This sale marks Roland's two-year anniversary and, with over 600 exciting lots, is expected to be fast-paced and well attended. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding during the sale.

Twentieth century design remains a strong focus at Roland, with this sale's highlights including a polychrome-decorated hall bench by Peter Hunt from the Doris Duke Collection, an outstanding Italian desk attributed to Gio Ponti (purchased from well-known modern pioneer Fred Silberman), and an early Isamu Noguchi Akari standing lamp. Earlier examples include a finely carved easel by Lockwood de Forest, an important Greuby vase and an early Gustav Stickley dining table.

Along with this excellent offering of modern design, there are many extraordinary works of modern art for the collector. A Cindy Sherman photograph, an early Andy Warhol silkscreen, Robert Neffson and Robert Birmelin paintings all offer excellent opportunities to invest in the modern art market while claiming an impressive work of art for your collection.

Included in the auction is the property from a most intriguing Beekman Place estate, which showcased a collection of antique Georgian furniture, fine 18th and 19th century porcelains, a substantial group of table silver and some fine pieces of estate jewelry. Many of these pieces descended through the family, members of whom served as Secretary of the Navy and highly regarded journalists and close friends of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. With an array of fine silver, 18k gold Tiffany and Cartier jewels, fine watches and well-cared for English and American antiques, Sevres, Meissen and other porcelain, this is a collection that will be fought over at auction.

One of the highlights of the Oct. 6 sale is the impressive group of old master paintings. With a multitude of genres and countries of origin, there is sure to be something to appeal to every taste. A few highlights from this selection of paintings and sculpture include H. Moreau, J. Staples, J. Clayton, J. Groth, T.B. Pitman, (after) F.H. Drouais and N. Bedrossian.

There are many treasures in this auction. Magnificent bronze sconces, a collection of antique barometers, a Steinway grand piano, diamonds and much more await to be sold.

For details phone 212-260-2000.

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 www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Cindy Sherman photograph, untitled. Roland Auctions image. 

Monumental Japanese bronze palace urn. Roland Auctions image. 

Francois Linke (attrib.) ladies desk. Roland Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2012 12:45
 

Elite Decorative Arts sale Oct. 13 boasts Zuniga bronze

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Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:17

Bronze figure by Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998), depicting a female seated on a chair. Estimate: $200,000-$250,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large bronze rendering of a woman seated on a chair by the renowned Mexican-Costa Rican artist Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998) is expected to realize $200,000-$250,000 at an estates sale planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, by Elite Decorative Arts. LiveAuctoneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The figural bronze was crafted in 1981 and is titled Rosa en una Silla (or Rosa Sentata). It is quite large – 49 inches tall by 29 3/4 inches wide by 27 inches deep – and is marked and dated “Mexico 1981.” It is also inscribed by the artist, who is equally well known for his paintings as well as his sculptures. His father, Manuel Maria Zuniga, was also a noted sculptor.

Francisco Zuniga was once described as “one of the 100 most notable Mexicans of the 20th century,” and the Encyclopedia Britannica called him “perhaps the best sculptor of the Mexican political modern style.” Museums holding his works in their permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The Zuniga bronze is the expected top lot of the 300 or so items set to cross the auction block. The sale will feature fine decorative arts and artwork, estate jewelry, porcelain, silver, bronze, clocks, art glass, furniture, Chinese works and more.

The artwork titled Tactile Tableaux by the Israeli artist Yaacov Agam (b. 1928) has painted metal elements attached to a panel with springs (est. $30,000-$50,000). It was executed in 1965 and measures 56 1/4 inches tall by 42 1/2 inches wide. The work was purchased by the consignor from a gallery in France. Agam is a sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art. He has lived in Paris since 1951.

A suite of three bronze figures collectively titled Three Hurdlers by Canadian-American artist Artis Lane (b. 1927) is expected to fetch $20,000-$30,000. Each figure is 10 inches tall. Lane is an award-winning black sculptor and painter. She was born and raised in Ontario, in a community of descendants of slaves who came to Canada by way of the Underground Railroad.

Original works by the famed French and Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) are always in demand, and this sale has a great ink and paper illustration by Chagall depicting dancers and doves (est. $20,000-$30,000). Artist signed lower right, the rendering measures 11 inches by 7 1/2 inches, with a 4-inch mat.

An abstract acrylic on canvas by Richmond Burton (American, b. 1960), titled USA Morphing Fields, should realize $12,000-$18,000. The work, executed in 1999, measures 75 inches by 84 inches and is signed by the artist. It was purchased from the Cheim & Read Gallery in New York. Burton is an abstract painter and printmaker. His paintings are colorful and harmonious, and his background in architecture lends a visual order to his works.

Also selling will be an untitled acrylic on paper by Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994). The painting, executed in 1998, measures 50 inches in height by 11inches wide, with a 6-inch mat frame. It was acquired by the estate consignor from the Robert Sandelson Gallery in London and should climb to $20,000-$30,000. An Abstract Impressionist painter known for his brilliant coloration and splotch-like shapes, Francis became one of the better known modernist artists of the second half of the 20th century.

Rounding out the fine art category is a mixed media collage made with paint and various other materials and attributed to the German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948).The work is initialed “KS” and dated (1924) to the lower right, but authentication has been difficult to obtain so it is being offered for sale as an attribution. It carries an estimate of $60,000-$80,000.

Moving to decorative accessories, a sterling silver fruit bowl with a grape motif, designed by the Danish artisan Georg Jensen in 1918, is expected to bring $7,000-$10,000. It is a stunning piece of work, among the most popular of Jensen’s hollowware designs. The compote/fruit bowl has a meticulous figural grapevine design and the foot and bowl have a solid, hammered finish.

A striking 20th century Elmer Osborne Stennes “Aurora” girandole banjo clock, with a domed hinged screen to the face and white enameled face with black Arabic numerals and gold highlights, should breeze to $3,000-$5,000. The clock features black hour and minute hands and domed reverse-painted screens to the neck and body. It is 46 inches tall and 12 1/2 inches wide.

A pair of 18th century French Sevres mounted porcelain sconce chargers, mounted in dore bronze sconce mounts, is also expected to make $3,000-$5,000. The piece depicts a man trying to court a young maiden who is standing next to her mother looking on, in a forest setting. Each charger is signed “A. Harrel” and each one holds the Sevres double L mark with A to the center.

Fine estate jewelry will feature a dazzling men’s 18kt yellow gold Piaget dial wristwatch with a jadeite face design, gold hour and minute hands, a textured band design and the original presentation box, with cover (est. $6,000-$8,000); and an exquisite ladies’ 900 platinum and diamond emerald cabochon ring, size 6 1/2 with a total weight of 7.3 dtw (est. $4,000-$5,000).

The auction will begin at 1 p.m. EDT.

Contact Elite Decorative Arts call 800-991-3340 or e-mail them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Bronze figure by Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998), depicting a female seated on a chair. Estimate: $200,000-$250,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Striking 20th century Elmer O. Stennes ‘Aurora’ girandole banjo clock. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Pair of 18th century French Sevres bronze mounted chargers, 25 1/2 inches tall. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

 

Sterling silver fruit bowl with grape motif, designed by Georg Jensen in Denmark in 1918. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000). Elite Decorative Arts image.

Stunning gentleman's 18kt yellow gold Piaget watch with jadeite face design. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000). Elite Decorative Arts image.

Ink on paper depiction of dancers and doves by Marc Chagall. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

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