Cedar Falls, IA, United States
DoneTue, Nov 15, 2011 4:00 PM UTC
World Treasures - Day One
Over 800 exceptional lots, including over 150 lots of important carved jade. Over 125 exceptional lots of Russian works featuring the Dr. John Sinsky lifetime collection. A collection of 86 Old Master paintings from a private Midwest collection, representing a wide variety of artists and subjects spanning the period 1480-1780. Over 250 fine paintings and bronzes by renowned artists circa 1800-1950. A fine offering of over 50 lots of both European and American circa 1650-1875 including many rare and hard to find examples. A good offering of over 50 lots from 18th - 20th century American, as well as fine English and Continental, works. A very fine offering of early 20th century electric lighting including an outstanding Duffner & Kimberly Louis XVI leaded glass table lamp, a Tiffany 10-light lily lamp, two very fine Handel scenic overlay lamps, and a matching pair of French Louis XVI-style crystal chandeliers. A monumental pair of Sevres-style, bronze-mounted palace urns; a Sevres architecture plate and Napoleon portrait plate; plus a KPM-style plaque, hand painted vases, figures, and other items. Over 40 fine pieces of art glass including a large Tiffany Favrile blue Tel El-Amarna vase and hooked feather double gourd vase; French cameo glass by Daum, Galle, LeVerne Francois, and others; a Dale Chihuly Persian sculpture; and more. A very fine classic Navajo Serape circa 1860, a large and interesting early 20th century carved folk art 'Adam and Eve', a pair of exceptional gilt bronze and cut crystal candelabra, a very fine early 19th century cased exotic wood game set, 19th century architectural elements including a cast iron eagle, hand-woven Oriental rugs, plus fine gold jewelry including a large 13.8 karat sapphire and diamond ring, gold bangle with sculpted dragon, and early gold charm bracelets. An outstanding collection of 18th and 19th century carved European ivory. A small but important offering of Viennese enameled silver works.