Friday features art work, including a fine collection of Russian icons from a local collector. Jewelry items including a ladies 18kt yellow gold flexible straight line bracelet, approx. 6 3/4” x 3/8”, set with a total of 25 oval-cut rubies, approx. 4 x 5mm each, actual combined weight = 8.27 carats. A 14kt yellow gold heart form pendant, set with a 1.17ct natural heart cut green demantoid, studded with .62ct fancy yellow diamond accents. Decorative items including a large grouping of Chinese porcelains and brass items. Furniture pieces including an Eames chair and ottoman, a Baker carved oak bar cabinet, a mahogany dining table with ten Queen Ann style chairs and a Victor talking machine with oak wood horn. Lighting fixtures including Dale Tiffany Wisteria pattern shade. Silver items including a 53 piece Lunt ‘English Shell’ pattern Sterling silver dinner service. Fine Persian and Chinese hand woven wool carpets. A collection of 14kt, gold filled and plated pocket watches and finally an 18th century English flintlock blunderbuss coach gun rounds out Friday’s portion of the auction.
The Saturday auction presents beautiful decorative arts, antique furnishings, and fine art from the estate of a Bloomfield Hills gentleman and various private collectors. The sale begins with works by Oliver Kemp and McClelland Barclay, and fine figural and vessel bronzes after Erte; exquisitely detailed Meissen porcelain figural groups; 24 lots of Royal Bayreuth, a unique collection of sterling silver surprise eggs by Maureen Wicke; a Pittsburg reverse painted glass lampshade; 19th century English sulphide glass beaker, plates, and perfume bottle attributed to Apsley Pellatt; Fine Persian and Chinese antique and modern carpets; a single collector’s extensive Swarovski crystal figurines; Edinburgh Scotland ‘Thistle’ crystal stemware; as well as sparkling fine jewelry including a GIA certified 1.61ct diamond ring, a 6.5ct pear cut citrine ring, and a gentleman’s Rolex date-just wrist watch.
The Sunday session is dominated by a fine art feature with works by ALBERT Bierstadt, EDWARD Pritchett, Francesco Raffaello Santoro, Jean Richard Goubie, Bernard Pothast, Henry Jules Jean Geoffroy, James Fairman, Margarite Stuber Pearson, Harold H. Piffard, Arman, Robert Natkin, Lowell Nesbitt, Paul Jenkins, Arman, Jim Waid, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Diane Arbus, Pablo Picasso, Leo Laporte-Blairzy and many more selections including paintings, watercolors, drawings, bronze and marble sculptures and graphics. Bidders will also be interested in our additional offerings of fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, Lalique, Baccarat, Oriental porcelain and furniture.