Asian Art, Continental and American Decorative Arts Keep Bidding Hot at Garth's This Summer One of the largest assemblages of high impact items in Garth’s Auctions history will go into the record books on July 26 and 27, when more than 1,000 lots come up for auction in Delaware, Ohio.
a breadth of European furnishings and decorative arts including early English, French and Scottish furniture; good English silver; Art Deco French advertising posters; a small collection of early firearms; an assortment of bronzes; and fine paintings. Across the hundreds of items, a few highlights include oils by Emile Gruppe, Joseph Henry Sharp, an important Jaques Courtois battle scene, and a Leonard Ochtman landscape. A large selection of silver contains pieces by Tiffany (early tea set), Buccellati (impressive candelabra), and various 19th Century English and American silversmiths. A quality assortment of early Continental furniture includes a French Restauration plum pudding mahogany daybed, a wonderfully detailed French Provincial corner cupboard, formal and country tables, a fine secretary and a two 19th Century Scottish longcase clocks.
Backing up to day one, buyers of Asian Art will be pleased with the depth of quality and variety of material from collections throughout California and New York, including snuff bottles from a private California collection, early jade, good ivory and fine contemporary art. Among the snuffs are several important examples in fine materials including jade, tourmaline, coral, agate, glass and porcelain; with a few of the more rare and important examples being a fine white jade carving of a fish (Est. $3,800 - $4,800), a wonderful 19th Century white jade with tourmaline stopper (Est. $4,500 - $5,500), a rare 19th Century pink and green tourmaline (Est. $6,000 - $8,000), an inscribed porcelain example from the TaoGuang Period (Est. $4,800 - $5,800), and decorated examples by Ye ZhangShan and Le Yuan.
Jade carvings will not disappoint with a small, but rare and significant early pendant dating to the late 18th - early 19th Century and carved with an inscription and landscape (Est. $18,000 - $28,000). A carved box with a pair of fish is from the same time period (Est. $7,500 - $8,500), while a white jade imperial thumb ring dates to slightly later (Tao Guan period, Est. $3,500 - $4,500). An 18th Century white nephrite jade censer is finely carved and expected to sell for $28,000 - 38,000. Animal carvings in jade are abundant, with an interesting Song Dynasty carved dog in black and white jade ($3,800 - $4,800). Other jade in high contrast includes a Buddha hand in a lovely brown and white (Est. $4,500 - $5,500). Exquisitely carved, an open-work toggle from the 18th / 19th Century is estimated at $5,000 - $6,000. With too many examples to list, a final highlight from the selection of jade is a rare and finely carved archaic beast shaped vase from the Ming Dynasty ($3,000 - $4,000).
Scholar objects are well-represented, with a rare and important carved circular inkstone from the Qianlong Period and signed by Zi Gang (Est. $25,000 - $35,000). The auction also includes several brush pots (including a rare hexagonal example), ink stones, and screens.
Bronze statutes have seen an enthusiastic market in recent history, and Garth’s hoped buyers will like the early Tibetan examples offered in this auction, including an 8” tall, four-armed