Over 350 consignments from important estate collections will be sold by Matheson's Auctions Nov. 2nd Over 350 fresh-to-the-market items, carefully selected from several fine Florida estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. (EST) by Matheson's Auctions of Melbourne, Fla.
News-Antique.com - Oct 22,2013 - (MELBOURNE, Fla.) – Over 350 fresh-to-the-market items, carefully selected from several fine Florida estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. (EST). The sale is being held by Matheson’s Auctions, based in Melbourne, Fla., buyers and sellers of fine art and antiques for over 40 years.
Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, and bidders can link to a full catalog showing all the lots by logging on to www.mathesonsaaauction.com. Included in the sale will be property from a $15 million Miami mansion, a significant vintage art glass collection of an Ocala collector and Part 1 of the fine art collection from the Cuban ambassador to Canada.
“This auction will also feature one of the finest groups of Bakelite beaded and petit point purses we have ever offered,” said Lloyd Matheson of Matheson’s Auctions, “plus 25 large pieces of Lalique, a monumental set of Herend “Rothchild Bird”, Chinese bronzes, ivories and jade, a fine assortment of estate jewelry, sterling silver and period furniture, and much more.”
Two lots expected to attract keen bidder interest are a very rare silver and brass automaton in the form of an ice-breaking ship, being offered for the first time from a private collection (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a massive 9-tube oak tall case grandfather clock, made circa 1890 by Walter M. Durfee and retailed by Bailey Banks & Biddle (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Several of the top lot candidates will come from the fine art category. An oil on canvas painting by Julio Romero de Torres (Sp., 1874/79-1930), measuring 35 inches by 27 inches, signed front and back and dated 1911, should fetch $50,000-$80,000; and an oil on board by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Sp., 1855-1907), signed lower right, should realize $25,000-$35,000.
Two paintings by the noted French artist Edouard Cortes (1882-1969) will be sold, to include an oil on canvas evening scene of Paris, signed lower left and measuring 20 inches by 31 inches (est. $30,000-$40,000). Also, an ink on paper (sgraffito) by the Spanish artist Angel Botello (1913-1986), signed lower right, 15 inches by 12 ¼ inches, should hit $8,000-$10,000.
A pair of lots from the jewelry category is expected to do well. One is a ladies’ 18kt yellow gold diamond engagement ring consisting of one round brilliant cut 1.62-carat diamond in a six-prong 14kt white head (est. $9,000-$12,000). The other is an 18kt yellow gold ladies’ Rolex watch with diamond bezel and dial and an extra Rolex face included (est. $4,000-$5,000).
From the furniture category, a heavily carved 19th century oak R. J. Horner sideboard with griffins and still in the original finish, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall by 6 feet wide, is expected to breeze to $5,000-$7,000. One of the more interesting items in the sale is an Ernest Heinrich Roth antique violin (23 inches long) in a case, with a Sivori bow (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Chinese items will include a pair of important oil on canvas paintings, one depicting a seated dignitary surrounded by dragons (55 ½ inches