News-Antique.com - Jul 12,2010 - Boston, MA - Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its Mid-Summer Estates Auction. The auction features a wide selection of fine art, antiques and fine furnishings. Consignments hail from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. The auction takes place Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 under the tent at Kaminski Auctions, 564 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA. Bidding commences at 10am on both days and auction previews are scheduled Monday-Friday, July 26-30 from 10am-5pm and on the mornings of the sale beginning at 8am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete online auction catalog.
Highlighting the sale is a 19th Century Tiffany & Co. ormolu bronze clock set (est. $18,000-$25,000). Each piece rests on a pink/coral-hued marble base and has winged figural accents. The bronze clock-face, which is enclosed behind a beveled glass window, features ornate floral hands and is engraved “Tiffany & Co. New-York”. Two matching candelabra flank the clock, having six arms each.
A fine selection of jewelry is also offered at this exciting two-day auction. A gold and diamond ring (est. $20,000-$30,000) tops the jewelry lots at the sale. The ring boats a 5-karat mine cut yellow diamond center stone in a fine 18-karat yellow gold setting. The yellow diamond is wreathed in ten smaller diamonds, arranged in a circular pattern around the center stone.
Among an assortment of rare Asian antiques is a large Tang Dynasty period pottery Lokapala figure (est. $5,000-$8,000). The piece, which is 29 inches in height, is decorated with original pigments. Lokapala figures have great significance in Buddhist culture, and are held to be symbolic guardians of the areas they occupy.
Russian antiques include a 14-karat gold cigarette case (est. $5,000-$8,000), hallmarked with the number “56”. Also offered is a set of fine enameled Russian serving pieces, (est. $5,000-$8,000) including six cups, six teaspoons, ice tongs, a covered box and serving tray. The ornate enamel design showcases a wide array of colors, complimented by subtle floral accents.
“We’ve received some wonderful consignments for our mid-summer auction, many of which have been discovered at our weekly Free Appraisal Tuesdays,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “In addition to these assorted consignments, we’re also pleased to offer the second part of the wonderful Asian antique collection of United States Navy retired surgeon Dr. Harold Streit and his wife Elizabeth Streit from Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire at Sunday’s auction.”
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. In 2007, Kaminski Auctions opened a second location in San Diego, California and recently opened an additional location in Beverly Hills. For information, visit