A major fine estate out of Baltimore will be sold March 31-April 2 at Great Gatsby's in Atlanta, Ga. An exceptional estate from Baltimore, Maryland featuring an extensive collection of S. Kirk & Son sterling silver, French furniture, 19th century Wedgwood basalt and more will be auctioned in Atlanta.
which is safely stored in the Museo Stefano Bardini in the Palazzo Mozzi, was initially intended for the Boboli Garden before being placed in Florence’s Mercato Nuevo. Since 1998, a reproduction stands in its place in the bustling market popular with tourists. Visitors place a coin in the boar’s mouth for good luck and rub its nose to ensure a return to the beloved Renaissance capital, a tradition that began in the 18th century and continues today.
A handsome selection of fine Asian art and decorative objects is sure to spark global bidding interest, including two rare Qing dynasty tapestries - the first, a striking Yunjin embroidered brocade panel depicting a writhing five-clawed dragon executed in ‘forbidden’ (or Peking) knots, 85 inches long by 30 ½ inches wide; the second, a devotional moxiu (or hair embroidery panel) depicting the goddess Guanyin seated on an elephant, 75 inches long by 50 inches wide. Also crossing the auction block will be an exceptional pair of Chinese famille rose Ming-style porcelain figures of beauties, each 16 inches tall; a marked Chinese cloisonné vase with lotus pods and blossoms, also 16 inches in height; a Chinese Zhou Dynasty carved jade cong at 8 inches tall; a large Chinese porcelain bottle vase with prunus and rockwork, marked with the artist’s seal, 16 inches tall; a Chinese bronze dragon vase with a Qianlong mark, 26 inches tall; and a Chinese carved hualimu wood altar table measuring 48 inches in length.
Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, an entire collection, or an inherited estate, you may call them at (770) 457-1903; or you may send an e-mail to email@example.com. To learn more about the March 30th-April 2nd auction, please visit www.GreatGatsbys.com. Updates are posted often.