Elvis ring, George Harrison banjo, Tiffany Civil War flag to lead Ahlers & Ogletree Oct. 6 auction A star ruby and diamond spiritual ring owned and worn by Elvis Presley, a four-string banjo owned and played by George Harrison and a Civil War 36-star “General’s Guide” flag will all be sold Oct. 6th
with the young woman shown in a back-bend over an aerial bar with one hand dropped behind her head parallel to her flowing hair; and a 26-inch tall French bronze figure of Mercury, marked “Barbedienne Fondeur” (Foundry).
There will also be a fine Art Nouveau carved marble sculpture of a female nude, 21 inches tall and 27 inches long. The Asian category will be highlighted by a carved hardstone reclining Quan Yin figure shown resting its hand and holding up its head, wearing a dark-colored robe accented in gold and decorated. The figure is 9 ¾ inches tall and sits on a rectangular plinth.
Other star lots include a Thomas Edison Victrola with hand-painted iris decoration in a slate-colored horn; a pair of bronze and marble handled urns with figural relief scenes of young Neoclassical women, marked “Barbedienne,,” each 26 inches tall; and a Sevres bronze mounted center bowl with exterior scenes of a couple courting and two women picking fruit and flowers.
For those unable to attend the auction in person, Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Ahlers & Ogletree will be open at 10 a.m. on the days leading up to the sale for viewing and registration. Food and drink will be served at the auction. A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases made.
Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (404) 869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the upcoming Oct. 6 Fall Estates Auction, log on to www.AandOauctions.com.