Lalique glass, Netsuke carvings, signed estate jewelry to lead A. B. Levy's Oct. 27 auction in Fla. Three fantastic collections – of 1920s Rene Lalique glass, Netsuke carvings and signed estate jewelry – will headline a 500-lot estate auction planned for Sunday, Oct. 27, by A. B. Levy’s in Florida.
and a few porcelain pieces. Highlight lots will include a Qing Dynasty Chinese carved red coral group depicting two beauties, each holding an attribute, mounted on a carved ivory base, 17 ½ inches long by 17 inches tall (est. $40,000-$60,000); and a Chinese carved jade figure of a beauty, shown standing wearing flowing robes, 12 inches tall (est. $10,000-$20,000).
Art collectors in search of a stamped, marked and numbered limited-edition pottery by Pablo Picasso are in luck. Sold will be a glazed ceramic charger, 16 ½ inches in diameter, numbered 51 of 100 (a low number edition for Picasso), titled Faune Cavalier. The work was conceived in 1956, when Picasso was at the height of his genius. It should hit $12,000-$18,000.
Ironically, what might end up being the auction’s top earner isn’t from any of the major collections or categories. It is a 19th century very fine Italian micromosaic table top of circular form, centered by a rectangular panel attributed to Arguatti (est. $500,000-$800,000). The table top, 31 inches in diameter and 28 ½ inches tall, comes with a Neoclassical-style gilt-bronze base.
In addition to a date-of-sale morning preview, daily previews will be held Oct. 21-26, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, Internet bidding will be available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Artfact.com and Saleroom.com. Phone and left bids will also be taken. A buyer’s premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases up to $100,000 (and 15% after that).
A.B. Levy’s is actively accepting quality consignments for the Oct. 27 auction and all future sales. To consign a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (561) 835-9139, or you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about A.B. Levy’s and the Oct. 27 auction, log on to www.ablevys.com. Updates are posted frequently.