Antique Meissen dresser box brings $14,375 at Elite Decorative Arts An antique Meissen hand-painted oval-covered dresser box with amazing reticulated design throughout sold for $14,375 at a multi-estate sale held Aug. 27 by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.
of day. The antique hand-painted piece measured 7 ¼ inches tall.
Another pair of Meissen pieces also garnered identical prices ($2,478). One was a hand-painted figure of a fortune teller adorned in a pink and blue dress fitted with a bonnet and standing at a pedestal table, shuffling a deck of cards. The other was a figure of a boy in a flamboyant garb, with badminton racket and shuttlecock. The piece stood 6 ¼ inches in height.
A Meissen figurine depiction of night, showing a cherub with navy drape and star hallow accompanied by an owl at its feet and mounted on gilt and rocaille shell design plinth, breezed to $2,415. The top selling Royal Vienna lot was a beautiful pair of antique Austrian vases, each one showing hand-painted nymph scenes ($5,074). The circa-1880 vases were artist-signed (Feier).
Two other Royal Vienna pieces worth noting were a magnificent hand-painted portrait charger with a hand-painted scene of a woman with wheat in a long black dress, titled “Ruth” ($2,530); and a portrait plate depicting a young girl in a pink dress with leaved crown, signed “Wagner” to the lower right and having stunning gilt work with enameled beading ($2,478).
A hand-painted KPM porcelain plaque, executed circa 1900 in the classical elegance form, depicting the bust of a young woman distinguished with clear outlines and cool colors, framed, made $6,195. Also, a Teplitz amphora portrait vase (Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel), hand-painted, depicting a woman with a tiara, with beautiful purples and turquoise, hit $5,865.
An enchanting Jaeger LeCoultre white caravelle Atmos mantel clock with honeybee design and fitted white leather presentation box, in full working condition, chimed on time for $3,776; and an oil on canvas Cubist presentation of two pierrots (musicians as harlequins), by the Argentine painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971), 30 inches by 24 inches, commanded $3,186.
Elite Decorative Arts has a full slate of auctions planned for the remainder of the fall season. The firm will conduct a pair of decorative arts auctions on Sept. 24 and Oct. 22, at which hundreds of lots of porcelains, fine art, art glass, silver, bronze, period furniture and estate jewelry will be sold. Then, on Nov. 19, an auction dedicated to Oriental objects will be held.
Elite Decorative Arts is an established, third-generation, full-service antique and auction gallery, specializing in fine decorative arts, paintings, estate jewelry and more. The gallery is located in the Quantum Town Center, located at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106) in Boynton Beach, Fla. A full-time, knowledgeable staff is on hand Monday-Friday, from 10-6.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece, an entire estate or a collection, you may call them at either (561) 200-0893, or toll-free, at (800) 991-3340; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and their upcoming auctions, log on to www.eliteauction.com.