Lladro, Dali, nude sculptures and illustrations, much more at The Specialists of the South, April 22 A live and internet multi-estates auction packed with more than 400 lots in a rainbow of collecting categories will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, by The Specialists of the South in Panama City, Fla
News-Antique.com - Apr 16,2017 - PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A live and internet multi-estates auction packed with more than 400 lots in a rainbow of collecting categories will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City, beginning promptly at 8 am Central time. An in-house preview will be held April 17-21 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Items will include carnival glass lamps, Chinese carvings, Asian wooden dolls, Cybis and Lladro nude sculptures, artwork (including pieces by Salvador Dali, regional African-American painter Dean Mitchell and Paul Brent), illustrative nudes (by the accomplished artists Leo Jansen and Vincent), Fenton pieces, Ethan Allen furniture and a fine collection of chamber pots and decoys.
Also sold will be Royal Vienna, Meissen, sterling silver (goblets, a punch bowl, a tray and cups), Waterford crystal, cut glass, Swarovski, milk glass, lamps (Victorian Gone with the Wind lamps, contemporary lamps), mirrors, Hummel figurines and plaques. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Several items will be vying for top lot. One is a large, Chinese 11-part wooden screen, late Qing or early modern, with the original 1981 bill of sale from Peking, where it sold for $16,000. The 66 inch by 88 ˝ inch screen, with a well-carved frame, inset porcelain plaques with famille rose figural narratives of Eight Immortals and others and two floral patterns should hit $3,000-$6,000.
Another expected high earner is a gorgeous set of six Danish Mid-Century Modern Niels Otto Moller #78 teak side dining chairs, with upholstered seats. The set carries an estimate of $2,400-$4,000, mainly because of their designer. Niels Otto Moller is one of the most highly collected and renowned of the Danish furniture designers. His chairs, especially, are greatly sought after.
Other Danish Mid-Century Modern pieces will include a pair of narrow, Sutherland-style teak connecting dining tables with large drop leaves (est. $1,000-$1,500); a low, teak coffee table-size table that swivels to open, doubling in size; three teak rectangular stacking tables; and two Illums Bolighus Kobenhaven teak tables, one rectangular and the other a 35-inch diameter square, both with round, graduated legs and the Danish maker’s tag.
Tops in the jewelry category is a dazzling ladies’ 18kt gold necklace with a central pear-shaped sapphire weighing approximately 1.27 carats, and twelve 2mm round brilliant cut diamonds set in bezels surrounding the sapphire, all on a yellow gold “U” pendant on a 15-inch link chain. The necklace, appraised in November 2016 for $4,555, has a pre-auction estimate of $2,000-$3,000.
Fans of Lladro will have much to choose from, including several lovely gres matte examples: Nude with Rose, 18 inches tall, introduced in 1978, retired in 1995; The Bathing (or Innocence), 28 inches tall, introduced in 1984, retired in 1991; and Daydreamer, a nude sitting on a rock, 18 inches tall, introduced in 1988, retired in 1997. All were done by the sculptor Salvador Debon.