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Alameda, CA, United States
DoneSat, Jun 9, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

June 9 | Gallery Auction

A sensuous snake necklace fashioned from moonstones, diamonds and onyx is among the stunning estate jewels at Michaan's in June. Jewelry styles range from Victorian to Modernist. Raymond Yard's Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet ($20,000-$30,000) is a top highlight. A fine jadeite pendant is offered at $7,000-9,000, one of many carved jade treasures in the June sale. Striking black and white Cizhou ware pieces are featured among the Chinese porcelains; another highlight is the underglaze blue Meiping vase ($2,000-$3,000). Japanese treasures include a pair of inlaid wall panels ($1,500-$2,000) and a small dragon cabinet. Fine things for decorators and collectors range from French gilt and English sterling pieces to antique furniture from Bay Area estates. Also offered are handmade rugs, of fine quality and excellent value, from around the world. Nicaraguan Modernist painter Armando Morales (1927-2011) is among June's exciting artists. The influential pop surrealist art of "big eyes" painter Margaret Keane is also featured; her 1965 oil painting "On the Beach " is estimated at 4,000-$6,000. Lithographs by Richard Diebenkorn and Henry Moore are in this sale. From early California's celebrated plain air painter William Keith (1838-1911), "Mountain Landscape" is offered at $3,000-$4,000.