Items from the estate of a Count and Countess from Sweden will be sold Saturday, Aug. 10, in Florida Around 150 lots from the estate of Count and Countess Claes-Eric de Lewenhaupt of Sweden will headline a multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. (EDT), in Boynton Beach, Florida.
The 18 knives hold M&W maker’s marks, Sheffield town marks and a Lion Passant Guardant purity mark. The 17 forks are made of Swedish silver with JET maker’s marks. An 18th fork – an antique French 950 sterling with Minerva’s head – makes up for one missing.
Items not from the Lewenhaupts’ estate, but certainly worth noting, include an oil on canvas rendering of a landscape scene with olive trees on a plateau, by the Ukranian-Russian artist Iwan Trusz (1869-1941). The work, mounted to a Masonite board using an impasto technique, is signed and measures 27 inches by 37 inches. It should garner $8,000-$12,000.
Also offered will be a pair of 19th century Sevres French porcelain six-arm candelabra (est. $1,500-$2,500), with each candelabra showing hand-painted scenes of courting couples and landscapes and surrounded by cobalt ground. Both are signed “A. Daret.” Each candelabra is mounted on a gilded bronze lion base with scrolled floral arms and stands about 25 ½ inches tall.
Rounding out just a few of the expected top lots is a three-piece porcelain figural tea set by Irina Zaytceva (Russ., b. 1957). The set includes a covered pitcher and two footed tea cups. Each piece has a figural face and hand-handled design, with Irina’s signature style. Each piece is also initialed “IZ.” The tallest piece is 10 ½ inches tall. The tea set should sell for $1,500-$2,000.
Previews will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11-5, and on Saturday, Aug. 10, the date of sale, from 11 a.m. until the first gavel falls at 1 p.m. For those unable to attend, Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A full catalog of all lots being sold may be viewed online, at www.eliteauction.com.
Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction after this will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, also at 1 p.m. in the Boynton Beach gallery. It will be a decorative arts sale. Consignments for that and all future auctions are being sought. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or collection, you may call (561) 200-0893; or you can send them an e-mail inquiry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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