A. B. Levy's gears up for an Antiques, Fine Art & Jewels auction Feb. 23-24 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Rare antique vases by makers such as Meissen and Thomas Webb, estate silver and jewelry pieces and original works of art by listed artists will all come up for bid at A. B. Levy's, Feb. 23rd-24th.
day two (Feb. 24) will feature three silver lots designed by Martele and manufactured by Gorham Mfg. Co. They are a serving tray weighing 154 ounces (est. $3,000-$5,000); a kettle and lamp stand weighing 69 ounces (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a tea pot weighing 36 ounces (est. $1,500-$3,000).
A Japanese six-piece silver and enamel tea set, crafted circa 1900 and signed Musashiya sei, is expected to reach $7,000-$10,000. The set (“the best enameled tea set we’ve ever seen,” according to Mr. Levy), consists of a hot water kettle with comforting stand and lamp, a creamer, a covered sugar bowl and tongs. Each piece is enameled in a floral design and butterfly finial.
Asian decorative arts will feature a very special Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl from the Qing Dynasty, carrying the six-character iron-red mark of Guangxu (1875-1908) and showing painted phoenix birds (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a 19th century Chinese Canton porcelain bottle of compressed globular form, 12 ¾ inches tall, with cylindrical neck (est. $1,000-$1,500).
Just over 500 lots will come up for bid. A buyer’s premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases up to $100,000 (15% after that). Phone and absentee bids will be accepted, in addition to live and Internet bidding. Previews will be held every day up until Saturday, Feb. 22. A.B. Levy’s next big auction, on Mar. 30, will feature jewelry, art, antiques and fine Japanese works.
A.B. Levy’s is actively accepting quality consignments for 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 February 23rd-24th Antiques, Fine Art & Jewels Auction, log on to www.ablevys.com. Updates are posted frequently.