More than 125 rare and collectible items will come up for bid online Feb. 22nd at Hess Fine Auctions More than 125 lots of highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more will be sold in an internet and catalog auction Feb. 22 by Hess Fine Auctions.
empress statues on thrones, decorated with dragons and birds (est. $1,000-$1,500); and an antique Chinese intricately carved-in-the-round and reticulated ivory tusk depicting Buddhist scholars in a mountain scene with lotus flowers at the base (est. 500-$900).
Also sold will be an ornately carved Chinese ivory tripod lidded censor with foo dog finial, having incredible lattice reticulation that reflects the influence of Islamic art (est. $1,000-$3,000); a huge Asian Coromandel eight-panel black lacquer carved folding screen from the 1800s (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a Chinese (or Japanese) silk embroidery panel, impressive at six feet five inches in height, with scholars in a cloudy landscape with cranes (est. $1,000-$3,000).
Rounding out just some of the auction’s
expected top lots are a late 19th century Auguste Moreau French La Rosee du Matin gilt figural clock on an onyx base in remarkable condition, due to its having remained in the same Florida funeral home for over 100 years (est. $1,200-$2,000); and a circa 1-300 A.D. ancient Roman green iridescent glass jug (est. $750-$1,000).
The action will get underway promptly at 12 noon (EST), with a preview scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, the day before the auction, from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, and phone and left bids will also be taken. Hess Fine Auctions holds weekly sales, plus six major online auctions per year, like this one.
Hess Fine Auctions (and its affiliate firm, Hess Fine Art) are located at 1131 4th Street North in St. Petersburg, Fla. Company president Jeffrey Hess is one of the world’s foremost experts in high-end quality timepieces and vintage watches. Katrina Hess, chief of operations, is one of three GIA graduate gemologists on staff. The couple oversees a seasoned, educated staff.
Hess Fine Art and Hess Fine Auctions are always seeking quality merchandise for purchase or sale. They are especially interested in watches, jewelry, precious metals, gold, silver, platinum, diamonds and gemstones, coins, vintage and antique items, estate items, original paintings, collectibles, glass artwork, pottery, porcelain, silver flatware, hollowware and fine art.
To inquire about selling or consigning a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call Hess Fine Art and Hess Fine Auctions at (727) 896-0622; or, you can send them an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Hess Fine Art and Hess Fine Auctions and the upcoming internet and catalog auction slated for Feb. 22, log on to www.hessfineauctions.com.