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Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, Feb 16, 2013 4:00 PM GMT

DuMouchelles February 16th Auction

The Saturday sale presents a single-owner auction of property from the Estate of Donald Brown, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, a lifelong collector of art and antiques, with a seemingly insatiable passion for acquiring. The sale opens with a group of Italian Grand Tour marble ruins from the 19th century; each of the three models stands at an impressive 25” tall. Following is a plethora of porcelains, such as a Sevres dessert service and beautifully painted portrait chargers; French figures and Meissen figural groups; French bronze-mounted urns and candelabra. A large portion of the sale features Chinese and Japanese decorative arts including blue and white porcelain, celadon, Famille Verte, Blanc de Chine, Imari, and Satsuma earthenware; bronze vessels and sculptures; an exquisite lacquer suzuribako; carved jade, hard stone, turquoise and ivory. Sterling silver flatware services include Gorham “Etruscan” and “Rondo” patterns, Wallace “Grand Baroque”, Camusso “Chippendale”, and International “Royal Danish” and “Jeanne d’Arc”, as well as Russian 19th and early 20th century silver ladles and dessert set. Other items of note, a William IV rosewood teapoy by Gillows of Lancaster, a pair of Regency three-tier tables; an 18th century Continental table cabinet; Italian pietra dura, Bohemian and European glass, antique Waterford crystal, and Baccarat sulphide paperweights—over 550 lots from the Brown Estate, with the exception of ten pieces of jewelry from a private consignor.