Two-Day Estate Event At Heritage Auctions Offers 1,600+ Eclectic Lots Of Art, Antiques Collectibles Heritage's Feb 23-24 Estate Auction features 2nd annual Gentleman Collector Auction, fine Montblanc fountain pens, collection of ballooning memorabilia, and Part II of The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collect
News-Antique.com - Feb 04,2013 - More than 1,600 eclectic lots — from a limited edition Dunhill-Namiki Motorities Maki-E fountain pen (estimate $35,000+) to a motorized Bugatti model car (estimate $2,000+) to a collection dedicated to the history of ballooning — come together Feb. 23-24 in Heritage Auctions' annual Estate Signature® Auction at the company's Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
The two-day treasure hunt event offers art and antiques across three sessions and all budgets, including Hertiage's second annual Gentleman Collector Auction and Part II of The Elton Hyder III, Jr. Collection, which formerly decorated the University of Texas School of Law Library.
"Our annual estate auction is often the most fun auction we hold all year," said Ed Beardsley, Vice President for Fine and Decorative Arts at Heritage. "You never know what's going to show up in it, which makes for a special opportunity for collectors and decorators to find unique pieces of all kinds offered together in one weekend."
Session I kicks off Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Estate Auction, 1,700 lots of fine furniture, art and porcelains offered without reserve led by a French walnut and gilt bronze porcelain coffee table, circa 1870, expected to bring $6,000+, in addition to an important selection of KPM porcelain plaques, Meissen and fine Continental porcelain. A circa 1700 German silvered metal tortoiseshell pewter and gilt bronze clock is expected to bring $3,000+.
Additional lots include a Richardson George II-style mahogany long case clock expected to bring $3,000+ and two large illustrated volumes of playing cards, expected to bring $800+.
More than 20 diverse lots of Tiffany Studio objects include a set of four, weighted silver candlesticks from 1907, a three piece French gilt bronze, onyx and enameled clock garniture set, a six-piece patinated bronze and slag glass desk set in the desirable pine needle pattern.
Session II starts at 5 p.m. the same day as Heritage hosts its second annual Gentleman Collector Auction, a collection specially curated for a gentleman's library, den or the classic gentleman's smoking room. The auction is led by a one of the finest single-owner collections of Montblanc fountain pens ever offered at auction, including a 4th of July limited edition 56 Skeleton fountain pen, estimated to bring $25,0000+, a Flag of Texas Antelier Privés limited edition 10 fountain pen is estimated to bring $25,000+ and a Sir Winston Churchill limited edition 53 fountain pen is expected to bring $25,000+.
"Our Gentlemen Collector auctions present a collection of fascinating objects suitable for anyone with a taste for quality," said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "This year our auction includes extraordinary items, selected to appeal to all tastes and budgets but with an emphasis on unique gifts and accessories to compliment any gentleman's lifestyle."
Likely to capture strong collector interest is a signed and inscribed photograph of a Maharaja Sayajirao Baroda in an Indian silver presentation frame, expected to bring $7,000+. The auction features an important group of ship models including an English silver model of the historic