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DoneSat, May 11, 2019 5:00 PM UTC
Alameda, CA, USA

May 11 | Gallery Auction

Hockney, Thiebaud and Diebenkorn are among the superstars shining at Michaan's in May, with works by Picasso and Miro also offered. In this auction are two oil paintings by the fascinating and avidly collected American Surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977). Zhigang Tang's "Children Generals" ($15,000-$20,000) and Tan Choh Tee's ?Old"Singapore Shop Houses" ($10,000-$15,000) are just two of many exceptional paintings from around the world. The fabulous "Chan" etched and patinated bronze coffee table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne is a top furniture highlight. From a private San Francisco Collection are Italian sculptures, Asian bronze deities and figures of Buddha, Art Deco furniture, fine Chinese pottery... a massive Japanese pictorial screen, a pair of carved Moroccan doors, and so much more. Diamonds are abundant in May's selection of fine jewelry. Period estate pieces include the French Edwardian diamond, platinum and gold pendant necklace ($6,000-$8,000). The coral, turquoise, diamond and gold brooch by Dessin, Paris will beguile collectors of vintage fine jewelry with its whimical design of a turbanned cat with his hookah. Original Charles Schulz "Peanuts" strips are offered at $8,000-$12,000 each.