Picasso’s Visage de Femme ceramic pitcher headlines Gray’s Summer Auction. A wide selection of decorative arts, furniture, rugs, and fine art will be sold at Gray’s July 31st, 2012 Summer Auction. The auction features an array of decorative arts including a bold and colorfu
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A large and diverse collection of glassware runs from lot 154 to lot 197 and includes a whimsical collection of glass paperweights including some Murano, Baccarat and St. Clair millefiore pieces. Lot 191 is a Charles Lotton blown glass vase which is signed and dated 1984. With a rich red ground and an elegant pattern of white flowers, this sophisticated vase is a gorgeous addition to the designer glass on offer at Gray’s.
The Summer auction also includes several furniture lots most notably a collection of Italian wrought metal pieces including Lot 285, a striking Diego Giacometti inspired, 20th century, metal and bronze table with a walnut top and bronze horse head decorations. Lot 288 is an enormous George III mahogany breakfront, secretary, library bookcase. This is a magnificent piece of furniture constructed in eight sections, from the 1760’s. Rounding out the sale are a collection of 28 rug lots featuring a 20 foot by 13 foot Tabriz in excellent condition and fit for a palace.
This truly mid-summer auction will take place in Gray’s auction showrooms at 10717 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio where plenty of parking and refreshments are provided. Condition reports and shipping quotes are provided on request. Live online bidding for this auction is offered by LiveAuctioneers.com, together with telephone bidding and absentee bidding offered directly through Gray's. The auction showrooms will be open for preview July 23 through 30, 11am – 6pm, Saturday, July 28 by appointment, and closed on Sunday, July 29.
Gray's Auctioneers and Appraisers are the only licensed, bonded, and insured auction house in Cleveland holding monthly live auctions, and offering complimentary valuations every Friday between 11am – 4pm. Deborah J. Gray, auctioneer, opened Gray’s house in 2007 after two decades in the industry, with her partner Serena Harragin, and together they have transformed the abandoned building that used to house a Citroen dealership into a driving force in the vibrant Cleveland Fine Art and Antiques auction market.
Auctions are held live monthly in our Cleveland auction showrooms with simultaneous global on-line bidding and telephone bidding. Live on-line bidding is available through Gray’s Live and LiveAuctioneers.com. Gray’s also offers other convenient options which include absentee bidding on our website, by phone, in person, via email, or by fax. The complete illustrated catalog for this auction can be found on Gray’s web site at www.graysauctioneers.com and also on Live Auctioneers.
For more information please contact Serena Harragin at 216.458.7695 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.