Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSun, Jan 20, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles January 18, 19 & 20 Auction
Fridayâ€™s session of our auction includes a Petra Dura Italian slate and mosaic table; early 20 th c American Folk Art carved wood fish decoys and net float; a WWII German Luger with two clips, wrench, all with matching serial numbers plus fitted holster with cartouches; a pair of Tiffany table lamps; a William Knabe & Co. walnut baby grand piano; a South Sea pearl necklace having 13 mm to 16 mm dia. pearls; a beautiful 18 kt white gold and 8.25 ct t/w necklace. Ex. collection of Prince Serge Obolensky of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., select items including Russian silver, Imperial porcelain and objet de vertu, as well as19th century French furnishings, bronze candelabra, crystal urns and opaline glass, and an 18th century barometer. Over 75 lots of 19th and 20th century American Indian art, including beaded hide, woven baskets, wool rugs, and pottery. And from other private collectors: quality furniture by Kindel Winterthur, Hancock & Moore, and Baker Furniture Co. RUSSIAN, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND GRAPHICS, EX. COLL. PRINCE SERGE OBOLENSKY, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI, featuring: Trafford P. Klots, William Ward, E. Ginsburg, Saveli Abramovich Sorin, Ch. Duval, William J. Potter, Harry Myers, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, E. Ginsburg (bronze bust of Alexander V. Suvorov), after Karl Karlovich Piratsky, Simon Daniel Lafond and Gabriel Lory, as well as Russian military, city, royalty and royal guard graphics and a Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov designed menu. From A GROSSE POINTE, MI CONSIGNOR: paintings by Samuel Alken, George Stokes, Olivier Depenne, Francis Sydney Muschamp and John Hawkins; bronze sculptures, including Pierre Jules Mene; a Japanese eight panel screen; sterling silver by Theodore B. Starr and Gorham; glass by Tiffin, Lalique, Legras and Daum; Japanese carved ivory and wood figures, English antique tantalus sets and more.