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Alameda, CA, United States
DoneSat, May 12, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

May 12 | Gallery Auction

Is it time for you to complete a collection, furnish a room or find a memorable gift? May is the perfect month to discover Michaan's Gallery Auction, where objects of desire are everywhere you turn. Michaan's proudly presents "Sneaker," a 1982 pencil sketch by Andy Warhol. Estimated at $35,000-$45,000, "Sneaker" was authenticated by Warhol specialist Richard Polsky. A post-Impressionist landscape by Mario Puccini (1869-1920), "the Italian Van Gogh," is one of many notable works of Italian fine art offered from a single collection amassed by an opera star. For collectors of rare Civil War memorabilia, the tobacco pipe hand-carved and inscribed by a soldier in the field features scenes of Lee's surrender at Appomattox ($1,500-$2,000). The winsome bronze bear cub sculpture is by early California artist Arthur Putnam (1873-1930). Furniture includes the fabulous midcentury etched bronze coffee table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Find a precious and unique Mother's Day or graduation gift in the jewelry department. Estate jewels include a lustrous Victorian coral cameo, a Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger charm, and dazzling gemstone jewelry from antique to contemporary. Michaan's is also a leading Bay Area Asian art resource. Fine old Chinese furniture of rosewood and Zitan wood, turn-of-the-century stone guardian lions, beautiful Japanese antique collectibles, and clair-de-lune Chinese porcelains are highlights this month.