Estate of Miami collector to be sold in Lakeland, Fla. The estate of a Miami lady whose amassed huge and important collections of fine antiques and art will be sold Saturday, October 13, at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. by Albritton Auctioneers.
eight leaves; a burl walnut 7-drawer dresser; and two wooden wine coolers.
The exquisite collection of about 20 stained glass pieces include large windows; panels; and a door. All feature intricate designs and all are quite rare. There will also be over 20 wonderful bronzes, including Bayre; Brierre; Drouot; Fratin; P.J. Mene; F. Pautrot; Parmantier; J. Moigniez; and Heizler; plus a large elk bronze, marked Paris; and a pair of bronze urns with mythological bird finials.
The selection of about 30 hand-painted Meissen, Dresden and Parian figures is stunning. Likewise the Majolica, which features two large bird pitchers with monkey handles; a vase with monkey; a carriage; a pair of large vases; a strawberry server; eight plates; a 7-piece tea set; and two large plaques with fruit. Early pewter pieces include a tankard dated 1721 and a 17th-century tea caddy.
The porcelain dinner sets are large, with many serving pieces. Sold will be Shelley bone china in the “Regency” pattern; Haviland Limoges in the “Bonneval” pattern; and Royal Worcester, to include the “Valentine” pattern.
Cut glass will feature a pair of pitchers with 800 silver tops; a wine pitcher with grape clusters; a cut glass jar with sterling top, marked Jacobi & Jenkins; a large selection of St. Louis glass stems; a large collection of colored glass stems; signed pieces by Libbey, Tuthill, Lobmeyer and Hawkes; several powder jars; atomizers; candle stands; decanters; baskets; bowls; plates; and more.
The glassware will include a large selection of Cambridge “Statuesque” (nude) stems, in assorted sizes and colors, many of them rare; about 200 pieces of “Miss America” (1933-1938) dishes; a nice assortment of St. Louis crystal from France; cut glass stems in many colors; Venetian crystal; art glass stems and bowls; and a set of green Jadeite unsigned Steuben dishes.
Works of art will be served up in abundance. Featured pieces include a framed steel engraving of Andrew Jackson painted on ivory by John Dodge and engraved on steel by M. J. Danforthe, recorded 1843, Congress. Other works include a watercolor by Hendricks A. Hallet (Boston, Mass., 1847-1921); two dry point etchings by Emile A. Roure (1938); and a vintage map.
Also slated to be sold are three large framed Audubon prints; a nice selection of Oriental rugs; an impressive collection of Caithness paperweights; about 15 brass, leather and copper early powder horns and flasks; a 1-1/2 gallon crock by F.B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Mass., with deep blue finials; Royal Bayreuth; a Degas art glass hanging light, reverse painted; and a signed Legras vase.
A preview will be held on Friday, October 12, from 1-8 p.m., at the Lakeland Center, located at 701 West Lime Street in Lakeland, not far off Interstate 4 at exit 33. The Center may charge a $5 parking fee for the day, but off-premises parking is available. The buyer's premium is 15%, with a 3% discount for cash or checks.
Albritton Auctioneers is a family owned and operated business, founded in Lakeland in 1977 by Kale