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.
by 25 ¾ inches), the other depicting a procession of Chinese dignitaries (both est. $2,000-$2,500); and a lovely, intricately carved Chinese ivory birdcage, measuring 13 ¾ inches tall by 10 ½ inches wide (est. 1,000-$1,500).
Returning to art, two drawings by the iconic Pop Artist Andy Warhol will be offered, each with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. One is a drawing of the Disney character Mickey Mouse, while the other is of the Playboy bunny logo. Both are signed and framed and both come with a letter of authenticity and provenance from Melbourne, Fla., art gallery owner Mark Ozz.
An important Old Master oil painting on cradled panel, signed “de Hoogh” on the lower right side, should bring $5,000-$10,000; and an original linocut by the Spanish master himself, Pablo Picasso, titled Tete de Garcon (Boy’s Head), 14 inches by 10 ½ inches, numbered 36 of 50, and with a certificate of authenticity and receipt from 1969, should command $3,000-$5,000.
Two rare Royal Copenhagen figural groups after Lenci, both marked on the base, should each hammer for $1,000-$1,500. Also, a Boehm bird of paradise floral (from an edition limited to 400), the piece signed “Boehm” and measuring 24 inches tall, should make $1,500-$2,000; and a large Mettlach beer stein should hit $500-$800.
From lamps and lighting, a reverse painted stained glass lamp shade measuring 29 inches by 23 inches, with a solid bronze base, carries a very reasonable pre-sale estimate of $500-$800. And from the silver category, a diminutive Imperial Russian enameled silver bowl measuring a spare 1 /4 inches by 5 inches, marked “88” silver, is expected to change hand for $1,000-$1,500.
Also due to cross the auction block on Nov. 2nd: an art glass sphere by the American artist Patrick Wadley (1950-1992), signed and dated (1990) and measuring 11 inches by 11 inches (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a grand jardinière by French artist Louis Carrier-Belleuse (1848-1913), 31 inches by 18 inches, artist signed and with impressed numbers on the base (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Previews may be scheduled by appointment; dealers and collectors are welcome to attend the sale. To make an appointment, you may call Matheson’s Auctions at (321) 768-6668. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted. Absentee bids may be submitted via fax to (321) 768-6664. A buyer’s premium of 20 percent will be applied to all Internet purchases; all other winning bids will be subject to a 17 percent premium.
Matheson’s Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (321) 768-6668; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Matheson’s Auctions and the upcoming Nov. 2 auction, log on to www.mathesonsaaauction.com .