Important estate sale to be held June 24 by A-1 Auct'n On Sunday, June 24, A-1 Auction will hold an important estate sale, most of it comprising the estate of Ida Fendrich, at the Maitland Civic Center in Maitland, Fla. About 350 lots will be offered.
The Galle examples were named after their creator, Emile Galle (1846-1904), the founder of the French Art Nouveau movement and a master glass designer. Two pieces are certain to wow the crowd. One is a 4 pillow vase, rare because it still bears the original Galle paper label, with L 9785 signed in the center. The other is a 12 barrel-form cameo vase, with a poppy design and glossy finish.
Daum (et Cie) is the name of the French glassworks firm established in 1875. It was an important manufacturer of cameo and art glass, and the name Daum Nancy is instantly recognizable (and most desirable) to collectors of the genre. One of the pieces to be offered will stand out for its elegance and size: a 31-1/2 tall floor vase (circa 1910), designed with a spray of sunflower and leaves.
One of the Richard examples is a 10-3/4 tall cameo vase, showing a landscape with large palm tree, water and dome-shaped buildings, suggesting a Middle East scene. The de Vez vase stands 4-1/2 high and shows a landscape with water, a large tree and mountains in red, over a yellow glass. And the La Verre piece is a wonderful little compote (bowl on a stem), with 5-petal stylized blossoms.
The Regina music box is a 21 double comb disc player, complete with 51 20-1/2 playing discs. Made in the late 19th or early 20th century and in excellent playing condition, the table-top unit has a custom-made cabinet for disc storage. Not only is this a marvelous piece of furniture, it's perfectly functional, Mr. White remarked. The discs play beautifully. It's a real piece of history.
The bronze pieces include a signed work by Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814), the French sculptor and designer who also created porcelain figure groups for Sevres. The piece to be sold is 20 tall and depicts two ladies with outstretched arms, playing tambourines and dancing around the mythical figure Pan. This is a magnificent piece sure to draw strong bidder interest, Mr. White said.
Additional bronzes to come under the gavel will include examples by Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875), who spcialized in studies of wild animals, equestrian scenes and mythological figures; Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1810-1877), the most successful and prolific Animalier sculptor of his time; and Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894), who sculpted birds, dogs and equestrian groups.
Also to be sold will be estate jewelry (to include an 18k ladies' Rolex watch, with diamond bezel); Moorcroft and Weller pottery; a Wilkinson bent panel lamp; U.S. gold coins; a Wedgwood cheese keeper; a Georg Jensen commemorative copper box of a shipping company (1866-1916); a marble bust; Oriental vases; a whale's tooth (not scrimshaw); bronze lamps; sterling by LeBolt; an oil painting signed C. McDonald, dated 1936; and a bronze eagle with 16 wingspan and marble base.
The Maitland Civic Center is located at 641 So. Maitland Ave., in Maitland, Fla., not far from Orlando. In addition to the