Auctions Neapolitan presents Collectors’ Delight fine and decorative art auction, Oct. 20 The personal art collection of a noted Naples, Fla., art gallery owner, plus selections from a residence in Naples’ exclusive Port Royal community headline Auctions Neapolitan's Oct. 20 auction event.
beautiful set,” commented Auctions Neapolitan’s owner, Kathleen Pica. “The glass is gold Favrile with strong pink and blue highlights – it’s quintessential Tiffany and quite special.”
Pica believes there will be strong interest in three 19th-century Meissen figurines of children by the German designer Konrad Hentschel (1872-1907). “Unfortunately, Hentschel did not live a long life, so he did not leave an extensive legacy of his work. The juvenile subjects in his painted porcelain figurines are very endearing and always in demand with collectors,” Pica said. Hentschel’s “Girl with Doll Stroller” produced by Meissen carries a presale estimate of $800-$1,200.
Other porcelain and china lots in the auction include productions by Sevres, Herend, Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl, as well as Chinese export, Old Paris, Meissen Blue Onion and other blue and white wares. An early Daum Nancy floral cameo glass bowl could realize $1,500-$2,000.
The Asian selection includes Satsuma pottery, famille rose, Chinese and Japanese carved ivories; and a handsome rhinoceros-shape incense burner carved from jade.
Also listed among the sale’s noteworthy lots are a Black Forest humidor carved as a dog, a particularly nice18th-century Chippendale walnut slant-front desk, and a lavishly carved Victorian wall mirror with fan-shape glass and putti in high relief.
Auctions Neapolitan’s Saturday, Oct. 20 auction will commence at 12 noon Eastern Time. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com. For additional information, call 239-262-7333 or e-mail sales@auctionsN.com. View the fully illustrated catalog online at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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L.C. Tiffany 25-piece Favrile art glass decanter and stemware set, est. $6,000-$8,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.