Don Presley’s March3 Once In A Lifetime Auction Features An Exciting Array Of Genuinely Unique Items The one-of-a-kind treasures include a Turkish sultan’s private photo album, mysterious tapestry and a Roman micromosaic.
to 400 years old, and to an expert dealer who sells only the highest quality of textiles. He said he has never seen anything like it before and that it is a minimum of 200 years old.” Estimate: $15,000-$25,000.
These three very special items offer a mere taste of what lies in wait on March 3rd at Don Presley’s gallery. The sale also includes fine paintings by listed artists, Chinese ivory carvings, an elaborately carved Chinese brush pot, and an ivory, jade and coral screen. An exceptional pair of late-19th-century Chinese cloisonné elephants, 22½ inches tall, are entered in the sale with a $12,000-$25,000 estimate.
Among the porcelain highlights are an exquisite Sevres center bowl with candelabra, est. $15,000-$25,000; a 19th-century German KPM hand-painted portrait plaque, $6,500-$8,000; and two outstanding Royal Vienna productions – a vase, $9,000-$15,000; and a covered urn, $4,500-$6,000.
An Affortunato Gory (French/Italian, 1895-1925) gilt bronze and ivory Art Deco sculpture carries a $7,000-$9,000 estimate, while a bronze and marble bust is expected to make $7,000-$10,000. A signed Eugene Bernoud gilt bronze and ivory figure of the goddess Athena is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
Following in the footsteps of other Tiffany & Co. timepieces that have brought outstanding prices at Presley’s, an ornate Tiffany wall clock commissioned by a hotel in St. Louis measures 47 inches long. It is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
The auction also includes two French Erard harps, $12,000-$20,000 each; a pair of Art Deco club chairs from the RMS Queen Mary, a mother-of-pearl inlaid papier-mache table with two chairs, and a wealth of other high-end antiques and artworks from some of the West Coast’s finest homes and estates.
The auction will commence at 12 noon Pacific Time on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Preview Mon.-Sat. 10-5. The gallery is located at 1319 W. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867. All forms of bidding will be available, including live at the gallery, by phone, absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com. For additional information, call Don Presley at 714-633-2437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. View the catalog at www.LiveAuctioneers.com or on the Presley website at www.donpresleyauction.com.
Photorealistic Italian micromosaic artwork depicting Roman Forum, circa 1870s, in the manner of Vatican master mosaicist Cesare Roccheggiani. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Don Presley Auctions image.