Porcelain, artwork, jewelry to cross the block Aug. 27 in Boynton Beach, Fla. Hundreds of lots of fine porcelain, original artwork and wonderful estate jewelry will be sold in a multi-estate sale planned for Saturday, Aug. 27, by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.
News-Antique.com - Aug 04,2011 - (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Hundreds of quality lots of fine porcelain, original artwork and wonderful estate jewelry will cross the block in a multi-estate sale planned for Saturday, Aug. 27, by Elite Decorative Arts, starting at 1 p.m. (EDT). The event will be held in the Elite Decorative Arts gallery, located at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106) in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, from 11-5, and Saturday, Aug. 27, the date of sale, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Porcelains will include examples by Meissen, Sevres, Dresden, Royal Vienna, Wagner and more. The name Tiffany will also be chanted frequently.
One lot is expected to bring $80,000-$100,000 or more. It is a pair of large bronze and ivory Continental figures, one depicting a warrior wearing a crown with a sword to the hip and the other depicting a warrior wearing a bearskin headdress and scaled armor. The figures, each one 18 inches in height on a 3 ¼ inch round wooden base, were made circa 18th or 19th century.
Tiffany pieces will feature a stunning linenfold double-shade student desk lamp with a great brown patina to bronze and marked on both the base and shade (est. $15,000-$20,000); a pair of impressive bronze and Favrile glass picture frames with grapevine design, circa 1900 (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a sterling silver Revival snake urn, 54.265 troy ounces (est. $4,000-$6,000).
Also from Tiffany will be a magnificent ribbed Favrile art glass vase with ribbed design and yellow iridescent color, circa 1900 (est. $2,000-$3,000); an iridescent Favrile ribbed art glass vase in a beautiful yellow and purple color, circa 1900 (est. $800-$1,200); and a sterling silver cut crystal pitcher and sterling silver spoon, both in the Chrysanthemum pattern (est. $300-$500).
Meissen pieces – the German-made antique porcelain -- will be just as ubiquitous (and impressive). Star lots will include a hand-painted oval-covered dresser box with a reticulated design (est. $2,000-$3,000); an antique figural group candlestick with four-arm candelabra insert (est. $600-$800); and a pair of hand-painted figural candlesticks with cherubs (est. $600-$800).
Still more Meissen will feature an antique figurine of a fishing goddess, showing a nude female sitting on rocks with a serpent at her feet, circa 19th century (est. $300-$400); a figural group of five cherubs dancing, playing music and eating fruit, circa 19th century (est. $300-$500); and a hand-painted covered teacup and saucer snowball blossom cup (est. $200-$300).
One of the top achievers in the original artwork category is expected to be an oil on canvas depiction of a nude female by Russian/American artist Raphael Soyer (1899-1987). The matted and framed work measures 20 inches by 16 inches and is estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000. Mr. Soyer was not only a renowned painter of urban subjects but a noted author as well.
Other artworks of note will feature an original oil on canvas rendering of a young child by Hugo Oehmichen (German, 1843-1932), matted