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Cleveland, OH, United States
DoneSun, Mar 30, 2003 7:00 PM GMT

The Andelson Collection of Santos Figures & Other Fine Decorative Arts

Metropolitan Galleries is honored to offer the Mr. & Mrs. Lester M. Andelson Collection of over one hundred santos figures to the public at auction. This collection is one of the largest of Hispano-Philippine santos in America of popular religious images from the colonial period of the Philippines. This historic collection was exhibited at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College and is documented in "Philippine Religious Imagery" by Fernando Zobel de Ayala. The collection consist of outstanding works carved in wood and ivory, paintings and triptychs.
The sale also includes over 250 lots of fine decorative arts from private collectors in Cleveland, Ohio. Furniture:18th-20thc. American, European & English furniture including fine 18th c. English Oak Linen Press, 18th c. American Blanket Chest, Early 19th c. Mahogany Butler's chest with Sandwich Glass pulls; Arts & Crafts desks, sideboard, dining table, chairs; American & English Victorian pieces & much more. Ceramics: Superb 18th c. French & Viennese Porcelain cups & saucers, Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby Imari, Spode, Coalport, Wedgwood, Tiffany, Royal Doulton figures, Herend, Boehm & others. Glass: Excellent selection of Daum, Lalique, Steuben, Waterford & Baccarat. Silver: Sterling Tiffany martini glasses, Mappin & Web sterling tea set, Pr. outstanding Hubbell compotes and much misc. English & American silver. Decoration: Exquisite KPM Porcelain Plaque c. 1900; Pr. 19th c. Empire Style Bronze & Marble Figural candelabrum, Pr. late 18th c. Italian carved & gilt wood mirrors, Pr. Napoleon III Egyptian Motif garniture vases, Monumental 19th c. French Brassd Double Inkwell & Stand, English Victorian Plated Silver & Glass Centerpiece, Pr. 19th c. Bronze Figures by B. Glavie, Impressive Leeds Vase, Pr. Pink & Yellow Marble 19th c. French candelabrum, English Enamel Boxes, much Cloisonne, 18th c. Spanish sconces, outstanding selection of lamps, architectural elements & garden items. This sale offers over 400 lots of superb quality, high style and grace.