Diamond ring with staggering 10-plus-carat stone could bring $1 million at A.B. Levy's, Oct. 28 Over 250 lots of fine jewelry, artwork by renowned and listed artists, period furniture, desirable antiques and decorative accessories will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 28, by A.B. Levy’s in Palm Beach.
½ inches by 25 ½ inches, signed lower right; an oil on canvas by Paul Albert Baudoin (1844-1931), titled The Harvesters, signed and dated 1878; and an oil on canvas by Eugenio Zampighi (Ital., 1859-1944), titled The Favorite Story.
Marvelous decorative accessories will be served up in abundance. Examples that could all top the $100,000 mark include a Viennese silver-gilt ewer and stand made in the late 19th century and carrying the Austrian silver mark of Herman Bohn; and a fine pair of 20-inch-tall 19th century French turquoise ground porcelain vases with beautiful gold gilt dolphin handles.
Also offered will be an impressive pair of 100-inch-tall Italian carved marble torcheres made around 1870 in the Renaissance style with a circular dish form top; a Tiffany Studios internally-decorated “Aquamarine” favrile glass vase (circa 1912), engraved and numbered, 11 ½ inches; and a pair of carved mid-19th century parcel-gilt and ebonized blackamoors, 80 inches.
Rounding out the category will be a massive Daum Nancy acid-etched and polished blue glass vase, made circa 1925, signed, 16 inches tall; a red earthenware vase colorfully painted by Pablo Picasso himself, in a work titled Vase ad Décor Pastel, stamped and numbered (30/200); and a 19th century Louis XV-style gilt-bronze ladies’ dressing mirror with decorative marquetry.
Period furniture will feature some great pieces, too, including a Zweiner gilt-bronze mounted mahogany center table made circa 19th century, in the manner of J.H. Riesener; a mid-19th century Pretot Louis XVI-style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany commode, stamped; and a circa 1900 Francois Linke ormolu-mounted kingwood console table with shaped marble top.
Fans of plaques will not be disappointed. Examples will include a mid-19th century micro-mosaic plaque depicting the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, rectangular form; another Italian micro-mosaic plaque, depicting a pastoral scene with black circular marble finely inlaid; a pair of Chinese carved spinach jade circular plaques; and a Berlin (KPM) rectangular porcelain plaque.
Previews will be held Oct. 22-27, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, iCollector.com and the website TheSaleroom.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A buyer’s premium of 20 percent will be applied to all purchases up to $100,000; thereafter, the premium is 15 percent.
A.B. Levy is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 835-9139, or you can e-mail them at email@example.com. The sale after the Oct. 28 auction will be held in West Palm Beach on Feb. 17, 2013 (at 5001 So. Dixie Hwy.), and feature fine antiques and beautiful works of art.
To learn more about A.B. Levy’s and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, to include the Oct. 28 auction, please log on to www.ablevys.com. The Oct. 28 auction is currently online.