California Gold Rush Leads To Don Presley’s Sept. 3-4 Auction Don Presley will be offering artifacts from a retired prospector’s personal collection including gold nuggets and other exceptional geological specimens.
Presley said two similarly decorated Linke-style tables deserve special attention. One is sized perfectly as an entry table, while the smaller of the two could even be used as a lamp table. Each of the glass-topped tables is richly adorned in gilt bronze with hand-painted porcelain plaques and cartouches.
Art glass includes pieces by Tiffany Studios – including a few Tiffany lamps – Galle, Steuben, Quezal, Wavecrest and more. Porcelain entries include designs by Sevres, Limoges and KPM, with the addition of two Dresden lamps.
An outstanding collection of Chinese ivories will be auctioned, including king and queen figures, a set of seven Immortals and a superbly crafted chess set. From a separate consignor comes a collection of approximately 100 netsukes that will be apportioned 12 to a lot. An impressive pair of 34-inch-tall Chinese gilded-wood foo dogs on 30-inch pedestals will cross the auction block, together with Chinese jade, scrolls and ivory fans.
The gallery will be alive with the sounds of ticking and chimes from a panoramic array of clocks. Of special note is a collection of desirable hunting clocks. A Steinway & Sons baby grand piano and many other outstanding artworks and bronzes complete the auction lineup.
Presley noted that 90% of the goods in his Sept. 3-4, 2011 sale will be auctioned “absolute,” without reserves or minimums. Both the Saturday and Sunday sessions will commence at noon Pacific Time. All forms of bidding will be available, including Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers or Proxibid. For additional information, call Don Presley at 714-633-2437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the company’s website at www.donpresleyauction.com.
Gold Quartz –
White quartz specimen, total weight 59.2 ozt., containing 29.5 ozt. of gold. Don Presley Auctions image.