Garth's to Begin Chinese New Year with Amazing Asian items & more With Asian material encompassing more than half of the 762 lots offered in their January 26 auction, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is hoping to celebrate the Chinese New Year just a few days early.
together at the Midwest’s leading fine art and antique auction house under the direction of owner and auctioneer, Amelia Jeffers and Garth’s newest specialist, Sarah Zhu. “Sarah has come to us after extensive experience with two California auction houses,” explains Jeffers. “Sarah has an impressive breadth of knowledge and a wonderful eye. It has been a pleasure to visit and review collections with her. We are looking forward to expanding our Asian department with some significant consignments in 2013 - the calendar is already filling up with client visits and we are enthusiastic to add more.”
Beyond the Asian continent, the auction includes fine art, jewelry and furniture and decorative accessories. A wonderful painting by Frank Tenney Johnson is sure to warm the hearts of his fans: “Cowboy and Campfire” is estimated at $10,000 - $20,000. “The Johnson, Sharp, Gray - and, really many of the best paintings in this auction - came to us from a very large and good collection in California,” explains Jeffers. “The collector has a terrific eye and has been buying for 30 years - and, we could not be happier to help him as he begins to cull his collection.” Jeffers refers to “A Day At the Beach,” by Dorothea Sharp (Est. $6,000 - $8,000) and an unusual and highly detailed ship in harbor scene by Jack Lorimer Gray (Est. $7,000 - $9,000).
Early Irish and English silver include choice selections from Matthew West, Thomas Lamborn and Charles Fox (among others). “The Omar Ramsden piece came into our walk-in appraisal day,” comments Jeffers about an impressive travelling communion set marked for the famed Sheffield-born silversmith (Est. $2,000 - $3,000). “It was a gift to the consignor and really a special example.” From precious metal to precious gems, the auction includes spectacular jewelry including a dazzling Piaget ladies’ watch with an incredible 18k white gold bracelet inset entirely with diamonds and holding a retail value in excess of $150,000 (Est. $35,000 - $45,000). An Ebel watch with diamond-encrusted dial and more than 6 carats of diamonds framing the cease is estimated at $8,000 - $10,000.
“Plenty of Continental furniture and decorative accessories round out the auction,” says Jeffers. “The variety is just too great to summarize in a short article.” she says with a smile.
Garth’s schedule also includes an impressive Americana and folk art collection selling on January 12, 2013. For more information about either of the January auctions, or to request a free appraisal of your object(s), visit www.garths.com or call 740.362.4771.