Estate antiques, art, garden statuary form a luxurious lineup for Auctions Neapolitan's Feb. 26 sale A carefully hand-picked selection of estate antiques, fine & decorative art, garden statuary and furniture is waiting in the wings for Auctions Neapolitan’s Feb. 26 sale in Naples, Florida.
Le Festin and Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athenes. In addition to bearing the artist’s pencil signature, each of the six etchings in the volume measures 13 inches by 10½ inches, is numbered 150/48 and has been double-matted under glass and framed. The lot estimate is $14,000-$18,000.
The decorative arts section of the sale includes a pair of late-19th-century Famille Rose bronze ormolu urns mounted as lamps, $400-$900; an Art Nouveau life-size marble sculpture of a nude female, dated 1922 and signed L. Guarrini, $1,500-$2,000; and a pair of fine circa-1900 Art Nouveau bronze vases signed Abel. The latter duo will be auctioned with an estimate of $1,800-$2,600.
The soft shine of old sterling silver is seen in both the Dominick & Haff (for Tilden Thurber & Co.) 8-inch chased repousse pitcher and the German muffin warmer with gold-washed interior and a weight of 49 troy ounces. Each is estimated at $700-$900.
Kathleen Pica said she expects a very good turnout for the auction since so many buyers are already going to be in town over the same weekend for the first-ever Naples International Art & Antique Fair (opens Feb. 24, runs through March 1). “Being able to attend a quality auction adds another dimension to the buying opportunities over the weekend,” Pica said. “We look forward to welcoming antique show visitors to our auction event and introducing them to our friendly and knowledgeable staff.”
The Feb.26 auction will begin at 12 noon Eastern Time. For questions on any item in the auction, call Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan at 239-262-7333 or e-mail sales@auctionsN.com.
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Closeup of one of a pair of rare, latter 19th-century Venetian parcel gilt and polychrome painted carved-wood putti, each 57 inches tall and supporting a reticulated, carved-wood cachepot with original tole liner. Estimate for the pair $7,000-$9,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.