Over 350 fresh-to-the-market items, carefully selected from several fine Florida estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. (EST). The sale is being held by Mathesonâ€™s Auctions, based in Melbourne, Florida.
Online PR News – 23-October-2013 – MELBOURNE, Fla. – (MELBOURNE, Fla.) â€“ Over 350 fresh-to-the-market items, carefully selected from several fine Florida estates and collections, will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. (EST). The sale is being held by Mathesonâ€™s Auctions, based in Melbourne, Fla., buyers and sellers of fine art and antiques for over 40 years.
Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, and bidders can link to a full catalog showing all the lots by logging on to www.mathesonsaaauction.com. Included in the sale will be property from a $15 million Miami mansion, a significant vintage art glass collection of an Ocala collector and Part 1 of the fine art collection from the Cuban ambassador to Canada.
â€śThis auction will also feature one of the finest groups of Bakelite beaded and petit point purses we have ever offered,â€ť said Lloyd Matheson of Mathesonâ€™s Auctions, â€śplus 25 large pieces of Lalique, a monumental set of Herend â€śRothchild Birdâ€ť, Chinese bronzes, ivories and jade, a fine assortment of estate jewelry, sterling silver and period furniture, and much more.â€ť
Two lots expected to attract keen bidder interest are a very rare silver and brass automaton in the form of an ice-breaking ship, being offered for the first time from a private collection (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a massive 9-tube oak tall case grandfather clock, made circa 1890 by Walter M. Durfee and retailed by Bailey Banks & Biddle (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Several of the top lot candidates will come from the fine art category. An oil on canvas painting by Julio Romero de Torres (Sp., 1874/79-1930), measuring 35 inches by 27 inches, signed front and back and dated 1911, should fetch $50,000-$80,000; and an oil on board by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Sp., 1855-1907) , signed lower right, should realize $25,000-$35,000.
Two paintings by the noted French artist Edouard Cortes (1882-1969) will be sold, to include an oil on canvas evening scene of Paris, signed lower left and measuring 20 inches by 31 inches (est. $30,000-$40,000). Also, an ink on paper (sgraffito) by the Spanish artist Angel Botello (1913-1986), signed lower right, 15 inches by 12 ÂĽ inches, should hit $8,000-$10,000.
A pair of lots from the jewelry category is expected to do well. One is a ladiesâ€™ 18kt yellow gold diamond engagement ring consisting of one round brilliant cut 1.62-carat diamond in a six-prong 14kt white head (est. $9,000-$12,000). The other is an 18kt yellow gold ladiesâ€™ Rolex watch with diamond bezel and dial and an extra Rolex face included (est. $4,000-$5,000).
From the furniture category, a heavily carved 19th century oak R. J. Horner sideboard with griffins and still in the original finish, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall by 6 feet wide, is expected to breeze to $5,000-$7,000. One of the more interesting items in the sale is an Ernest Heinrich Roth antique violin (23 inches long) in a case, with a Sivori bow (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Chinese items will include a pair of important oil on canvas paintings, one depicting a seated dignitary surrounded by dragons (55 Â˝ inches by 25 Âľ inches), the other depicting a procession of Chinese dignitaries (both est. $2,000-$2,500); and a lovely, intricately carved Chinese ivory birdcage, measuring 13 Âľ inches tall by 10 Â˝ inches wide (est. 1,000-$1,500).
Returning to art, two drawings by the iconic Pop Artist Andy Warhol will be offered, each with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. One is a drawing of the Disney character Mickey Mouse, while the other is of the Playboy bunny logo. Both are signed and framed and both come with a letter of authenticity and provenance from Melbourne, Fla., art gallery owner Mark Ozz.
An important Old Master oil painting on cradled panel, signed â€śde Hooghâ€ť on the lower right side, should bring $5,000-$10,000; and an original linocut by the Spanish master himself, Pablo Picasso, titled Tete de Garcon (Boyâ€™s Head), 14 inches by 10 Â˝ inches, numbered 36 of 50, and with a certificate of authenticity and receipt from 1969, should command $3,000-$5,000.
Two rare Royal Copenhagen figural groups after Lenci, both marked on the base, should each hammer for $1,000-$1,500. Also, a Boehm bird of paradise floral (from an edition limited to 400), the piece signed â€śBoehmâ€ť and measuring 24 inches tall, should make $1,500-$2,000; and a large Mettlach beer stein should hit $500-$800.
From lamps and lighting, a reverse painted stained glass lamp shade measuring 29 inches by 23 inches, with a solid bronze base, carries a very reasonable pre-sale estimate of $500-$800. And from the silver category, a diminutive Imperial Russian enameled silver bowl measuring a spare 1 /4 inches by 5 inches, marked â€ś88â€ť silver, is expected to change hand for $1,000-$1,500.
Also due to cross the auction block on Nov. 2nd: an art glass sphere by the American artist Patrick Wadley (1950-1992), signed and dated (1990) and measuring 11 inches by 11 inches (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a grand jardiniĂ¨re by French artist Louis Carrier-Belleuse (1848-1913), 31 inches by 18 inches, artist signed and with impressed numbers on the base (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Previews may be scheduled by appointment; dealers and collectors are welcome to attend the sale. To make an appointment, you may call Mathesonâ€™s Auctions at (321) 768-6668. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted. Absentee bids may be submitted via fax to (321) 768-6664. A buyerâ€™s premium of 20 percent will be applied to all Internet purchases; all other winning bids will be subject to a 17 percent premium.
Mathesonâ€™s Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (321) 768-6668; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Mathesonâ€™s Auctions and the upcoming Nov. 2 auction, log on to www.mathesonsaaauction.com .