This malachite and bronze étagère from the late 1800s is decorated in griffins. It stands 78 inches tall and has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

Atlanta estate raises expectations for Four Seasons’ Jan. 3 sale

This malachite and bronze étagère from the late 1800s is decorated in griffins. It stands 78 inches tall and has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

This malachite and bronze étagère from the late 1800s is decorated in griffins. It stands 78 inches tall and has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

CUMMING, Ga. – Four Seasons Auction Gallery will pop open the new year by selling the living estate of Dr. and Mrs. William D. Stone on Jan. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. Live Auctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Dr. Stone was the president of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table from 1987-1988 and a member since 1949, noted Steve White of Four Seasons.

The sale will also include items from a fine Athens, Ga., home and several consignors.

Heading the list of highlights is a forest landscape by Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) of the Rockport, Mass., school of regional painters. In a gilt frame, the 20- by 28-inch oil on canvas painting has a $10,000-$20,000 estimate.

A moonlit landscape by 17th-century painter Aeert van der Neer has a $7,000-$12,000 estimate.

A rare Sheffield silver Napoleon III biscuit box topped with a Sevres plate has a $2,000-$4,000 estimate. The box was purchased from the Ida Lee Orr estate of Boston. It originally was a wedding present from her father, Adriene O’Keefe, owner of O’Keefe Box Car Co.

From the late 1800s is a malachite and bronze griffins étagère standing 78 inches high. This stylish piece with detailed bronze mounts and a beveled mirror has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.

Newer items include a 2003 Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle loaded with accessories and chrome, and having run only 5,000 miles, which has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Another late model is a Falcone baby grand piano in a burl case and outfitted with a remote disc player, which has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

“We’re getting a good response from Live Auctioneers from across the country and around the world,” said White. “It’s New Year’s and everyone is excited about getting off to a good start.”

For details phone 404-876-1048.

To view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Four Seasons Auction Gallery’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This forest landscape by Anthony Thieme is the catalog cover lot for Four Seasons Auction Gallery’s sale Jan. 3. The 20- by 28-inch oil on canvas has a $10,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

This forest landscape by Anthony Thieme is the catalog cover lot for Four Seasons Auction Gallery’s sale Jan. 3. The 20- by 28-inch oil on canvas has a $10,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.


A museum’s letter of authenticity is included with this rare Napoleon III biscuit box. Topped with a Sevres center plate, 13 1/2-inch diameter embossed box has a $2,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

A museum’s letter of authenticity is included with this rare Napoleon III biscuit box. Topped with a Sevres center plate, 13 1/2-inch diameter embossed box has a $2,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.


Aeert van der Neer (1603-1677) signed this moonlit landscape on the boat. The oil on board is 18 inches tall and 25 inches wide and has a $7,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

Aeert van der Neer (1603-1677) signed this moonlit landscape on the boat. The oil on board is 18 inches tall and 25 inches wide and has a $7,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.


This Falcone baby grand piano in a beautiful burl case is equipped with a piano disc remote player system. It has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

This Falcone baby grand piano in a beautiful burl case is equipped with a piano disc remote player system. It has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

Degas painting stolen from museum in France

PARIS –  Police say a painting by Impressionist Edgar Degas worth euro800,000 ($1.15 million) has been stolen from an exhibit in Marseille, France.

A police official says the painting, Les Choristes, (or “The Chorus Singers”), was stolen overnight from the Cantini Museum. The official was not authorized to be publicly named because of police policy.

The French national museum authority said the painting — a small pastel painted in 1876-77 — belongs to the famed Musee d’Orsay in Paris, known for its Impressionist works.

A security guard discovered it was missing when opening the museum Thursday morning. The museum is closed Thursday while the theft is being investigated.

No other details were immediately available.

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'Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz autographed this print of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Image courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auction and LiveAuctioneers archive.

‘Peanuts’ collectibles find home for the holidays

'Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz autographed this print of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Image courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auction and LiveAuctioneers archive.

‘Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schulz autographed this print of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Image courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auction and LiveAuctioneers archive.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – It’s hard to believe Walker Sisson when he tells you he has 25,000 “Peanuts” collectibles – until he shows you the inside of his new shed.

He and his fiancee Karen Terry had to build the shed next to their Prescott residence just to house all of his collection when they merged their homes. It’s larger than the store-bought size, and boxes are stacked to the ceiling.

Christmas-related “Peanuts” characters fill the house. It was Karen’s idea to find all the “Peanuts” items with a holiday theme and display them, instead of keeping most of them in boxes.

They found that Walker has enough Christmas-themed “Peanuts” ornaments to cover four Christmas trees comfortably. Karen bought a rotating artificial tree for the living room display.

Outdoors, they have set up three large Snoopy inflatables, lined up Snoopy characters on the porch railings and set up Snoopy flags on the roofline.

In case that’s not a hint, Snoopy, by far, is Walker’s favorite “Peanuts” character.

“Snoopy’s a dog of the world,” he explained, citing how Snoopy imitates everything from a World War I flying ace to a wilderness scout. “He’s socially acceptable to every gender and every environment.”

Walker moved around a lot as a child, living with relatives and then becoming homeless when his father was ill. He and his six siblings ended up in foster homes.

His foster mother introduced him to Snoopy at about the age of 10, and that’s when he started collecting them.

He understands now that he was looking for something that wouldn’t go away.

His childhood eventually improved, as his family reunited and moved to Prescott in 1969.

He started collecting more and more Peanuts items, and his friends and family bought him more, too.

“Just one thing led to another,” he said.

Walker and Karen both attended Prescott High School but were four years apart and didn’t know each other. They met a couple of years ago through an online dating site and Walker later moved back to Prescott.

“After I met him, I just fell in love with him and Snoopy,” Karen said. “I knew it was a package deal.”

Their wedding at Goldwater Lake next May will include a 2-foot-tall Snoopy and Belle bride and groom, and they’re thinking of staying at Camp Snoopy in Southern California for their honeymoon.

Karen has embraced Walker’s love for Snoopy, and Walker has embraced the idea of sharing his love of Snoopy with Karen’s nine grandchildren – “under close supervision,” Walker added.

Karen said her grandchildren get a big kick out of seeing Snoopy everywhere when they visit Karen and Walker. Her niece, Kelly Campbell, even created a YouTube video about Walker’s collection.

Right now, alongside the aforementioned Christmas items, their home features shelves covered with “Peanuts” music boxes and coin banks. The kitchen includes “Peanuts” potholders next to a Snoopy-shaped waffle iron and a newly baked Snoopy-shaped cake.

Walker even found Snoopy on galoshes, water skis, fishing poles and tackle boxes.

Among his oddest items are unauthorized knockoffs that the Charles Schulz family isn’t likely to authorize in the future, such as cigarette lighters and shot glasses featuring a pregnant Lucy.

When they want to match their house during the holidays, they dress up in Snoopy earrings, hats and T-shirts.

Walker honestly cannot name his favorite Snoopy item. Among his most prized are his Danbury Collection items such as the “Peanuts” gang sledding down a hill.

And he cannot stop looking for more Snoopy items at thrift stores and garage sales every weekend, although he’s afraid to search the Internet sites such as eBay.

How does he know whether he already has something before he buys it?

“I just know,” he said.

Walker and Karen now are working on a Web site at www.peanutswest.com, and they’d love to put all of Walker’s collection on display in a museum someday.

“That’s our dream,” Karen said.

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Information from: The Daily Courier, http://www.dcourier.com

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A selection of British ceramic food molds to be offered in Skinner's Jan. 9, 2010 sale. Image courtesy Skinner Inc.

British food historian to lecture on molded desserts, Jan. 8 at Skinner

A selection of British ceramic food molds to be offered in Skinner's Jan. 9, 2010 sale. Image courtesy Skinner Inc.

A selection of British ceramic food molds to be offered in Skinner’s Jan. 9, 2010 sale. Image courtesy Skinner Inc.

BOSTON – On Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Skinner’s Boston gallery, British food historian Ivan Day will present a program titled Transparent Delights: The Extraordinary History of Molded Desserts in Georgian England.

Guests are invited to a reception at 6 p.m., with the lecture following at 7 p.m. The program is being presented in conjunction with a preview of Skinner’s Jan. 9 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, featuring a selection of fine ceramics. Internet live bidding for this sale will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

There is no charge to attend either the reception or lecture, but reservations are requested. Contact Skinner at 617-350-5400 or via e-mail at events@skinnerinc.com.

Skinner’s Boston gallery is located at 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116.

View the fully illustrated catalog for the Jan. 9 sale and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/catalog/20375.

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Julian R. Ellison, CEO of LiveAuctioneers LLC and Publisher of Auction Central News.

New Year’s greetings from the publisher of Auction Central News

Julian R. Ellison, CEO of LiveAuctioneers LLC and Publisher of Auction Central News.

Julian R. Ellison, CEO of LiveAuctioneers LLC and Publisher of Auction Central News.

On behalf of the editorial, design and Internet technology staff members who produce Auction Central News, I would like to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.

Because of your enthusiastic acceptance of Auction Central News’ digital format, our newspaper has quickly evolved over the past year into a respected resource that the antiques and fine art community trusts and relies upon for timely news and industry information. We pledge to uphold the same standards of quality and integrity as we go forward into 2010.

This year has been a challenging one for the auction business, but each successive week as I view the statistics for online bidding through LiveAuctioneers (ACN’s parent company) I am reminded that there is still a very sizable and active contingent of people worldwide buying antiques and fine art via the Internet. With the combined efforts of LiveAuctioneers.com, its 898 auction-house clients, and Auction Central News, I truly believe our sector can and will lead the economic recovery of 2010 and beyond.

Thank you for your valued support, and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Julian R. Ellison

Publisher – Auction Central News

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Salvador Dali painted the ballet curtain for the 1943 production of 'Labyrinth.' Philippe Halsmann photographed Dali in 1959. Image courtesy of Galerie Bassenge and Live Auctioneers archive.

Pittsburgh museum hopes to hang Dali ballet curtain

Salvador Dali painted the ballet curtain for the 1943 production of 'Labyrinth.' Philippe Halsmann photographed Dali in 1959. Image courtesy of Galerie Bassenge and Live Auctioneers archive.

Salvador Dali painted the ballet curtain for the 1943 production of ‘Labyrinth.’ Philippe Halsmann photographed Dali in 1959. Image courtesy of Galerie Bassenge and Live Auctioneers archive.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh want to display a ballet curtain designed by Salvador Dali that has been in storage since it was donated to the museum 33 years ago.

The curtain is more than 26 feet high and more than 49 feet wide. It depicts a struggle between the mythological characters the Minotaur and Theseus. Dali painted it for the 1942 production of Labyrinth, based on the myth of Theseus, that was performed at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

The black oil painting is on beige canvas. Museum officials unfurled it for the first time since it was donated in 1976 on Monday, so it could be photographed. Museum officials want to evaluate the curtain’s condition and figure out where and how to display it.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
http://www.post-gazette.com

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Standing 24 inches tall, this French statue clock is in running order and has a $1,000-$3,000 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

Tom Harris clock auction Jan. 6 draws on long-standing collections

Standing 24 inches tall, this French statue clock is in running order and has a $1,000-$3,000 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

Standing 24 inches tall, this French statue clock is in running order and has a $1,000-$3,000 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Tom Harris Auctions’ Antique and Collectible Clock Auction on Jan. 6 will feature the collection of Bill Keller, including many small, unusual clocks that he wrote about in articles for the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc. Live Auctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction, which will begin at 10 a.m. Central, will consist of approximately 360 lots from Keller’s collection and the estates of Clyde Schultz of Iowa and Dana Zimmerli of Minnesota.

Several French figural clocks figure to be among the top lots. From the 1840s, a massive clock in bronze celebrating Industry depicts a lady holding a steamship while her other hand rests on a globe. There are floral garlands, acanthus leaves and a recumbent lion. It has a time and strike movement marked “Bamic Paris – Japy & Marseille & Regent.” While not running and in need of a pendulum, bell and back access door, this clock carries a $1, 000-$3,000 estimate.

A French statue clock featuring a classical woman wearing a drape stands 24 inches tall on a slate base. The clock has a signed Japy Freres movement no.10487 and is also marked “F. CCSSA-Paris.” The slate dial with incised Roman numerals is signed “Vergilio Maroni.” It has a $1,000-$3,000 estimate.

Another large French statue clock depicting two figures standing on a small boat in a storm is made of white metal and slate. Signed “Moreau, De & Cie Paris,” the clock has a 4-inch ivorine dial. Its estimate is $500-$2,000.

A fine walnut case, 25 1/4 inches high, highlights a Ithaca No. 10 Farmer’s Calendar Clock. Equipped with an eight-day time and strike movement, the clock is not presently in running condition. The estimate stands at $750-$2,500.

Manufactured by E.N. Welch, a J.C. Brown ripple front beehive clock features an eight-day time and gong strike. The veneered case stands 18 3/4 inches high. The clock, which is in running condition, has a $1,000-$2,500 estimate.

A calendar clock manufactured by the Southern Calendar Clock Co. of St. Louis features two 7 1/2-inch dials in a rosewood veneer case that stands 26 1/2 inches high. Its eight-day time with bell-striking movement is in running condition. It has a $500-$2,000 estimate.

Decorated with a painted portrait of George Washington and his Mount Vernon home is a Waltham Delaware banjo clock in a 42-inch-long mahogany case. It has a time only weight-driven movement and a $300-$1,000 estimate.

An E. Howard & Co., Boston, U.S. Bicentennial banjo clock, has a $300-$1,500 estimate.

A French marble garniture topped by a bronze eagle with its wings spread is expected to bring as much as $1,500. Its time and bell striking movement is by Samuel Marti- Paris 1900. It stands 18 3/4 inches high by 19 inches wide.

Presale bidding has been active on a Seth Thomas & Sons No. 8029 Figure Clock from the early 1870s. A woman in gilt tops the clock, which is 26 inches tall and has a 4-inch porcelain dial. The estimate is also $300-$1,500.

A Seth Thomas Oak Office No. 2 clock in a 36-inch case is estimated at $500-$2,000.

The Keller collection features dozens of small electric clocks made from the 1930s through the 1960s. Many of these will be sold in multiple lots.

For details phone 641-754-4890.

To view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Perfume Bottles Auction’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Industry is celebrated in this massive French figural clock that is 21 1/2 inches tall by 32 inches wide. Though not in running condition, this clock is expected to sell for $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

Industry is celebrated in this massive French figural clock that is 21 1/2 inches tall by 32 inches wide. Though not in running condition, this clock is expected to sell for $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.


Landis Engineering Manufacturing Co. of Waynesboro, Pa., manufactured this Frick Electric Time and Program Clock in a 44-inch-tall golden oak case. It is expected to sell for as much as $2,000. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

Landis Engineering Manufacturing Co. of Waynesboro, Pa., manufactured this Frick Electric Time and Program Clock in a 44-inch-tall golden oak case. It is expected to sell for as much as $2,000. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.


An unspecified repair will be needed to get this Ithaca No.10 Farmer's Calendar Clock with eight-day time and strike movement running again. The 25 1/4-inch-high walnut case is in good condition. It has a $750-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

An unspecified repair will be needed to get this Ithaca No.10 Farmer’s Calendar Clock with eight-day time and strike movement running again. The 25 1/4-inch-high walnut case is in good condition. It has a $750-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.


A label on the inside of this ripple-front beehive clock states: ‘Made by E.N. Welch at the Old Establishment and Late J.C. Brown.’ It stands 18 3/4 inches tall. It has a $1.,000-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

A label on the inside of this ripple-front beehive clock states: ‘Made by E.N. Welch at the Old Establishment and Late J.C. Brown.’ It stands 18 3/4 inches tall. It has a $1.,000-$2,500 estimate. Image courtesy Tom Harris Auctions.

Italian police recover Picasso’s ‘Little Guitar’ sculpture

ROME (AP) – Police say they have recovered from a Roman businessman Picasso’s “Little Guitar” toy sculpture made for the artist’s daughter Paloma.

Carabinieri police say Picasso had given the toy to his friend, Italian artist Giuseppe Vittorio Parisi. Parisi lent it to the businessman two years ago to build a glass showcase for it to be exhibited at the civic museum on Lake Maggiore.

But police say the unnamed businessman never returned the work, keeping it in a shoe box in his home in Pomezia.

Parisi died in January. His widow alerted police that the “Little Guitar” was still in the hands of the businessman.

Carabinieri Capt. Gabriele De Pascalis says the businessman is free on charges of fraud. The guitar is heading to the museum as planned.

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John James Audubon recorded seeing a flock of flamingos for the first time along the coast of southeast Florida on May 7, 1832. He pictured a male flamingo in his book ‘The Birds of America.’ The chromolithograph print based on Audubon’s original drawings was also included in the 1860 Bien Edition of ‘The Birds of America.’ Neal Auction Co., New Orleans, recently sold a nearly complete Bien Edition for $271,999. Image courtesy Neal Auction Co.

Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ was U. of Michigan’s first book

John James Audubon recorded seeing a flock of flamingos for the first time along the coast of southeast Florida on May 7, 1832. He pictured a male flamingo in his book ‘The Birds of America.’ The chromolithograph print based on Audubon’s original drawings was also included in the 1860 Bien Edition of ‘The Birds of America.’ Neal Auction Co., New Orleans, recently sold a nearly complete Bien Edition for $271,999. Image courtesy Neal Auction Co.

John James Audubon recorded seeing a flock of flamingos for the first time along the coast of southeast Florida on May 7, 1832. He pictured a male flamingo in his book ‘The Birds of America.’ The chromolithograph print based on Audubon’s original drawings was also included in the 1860 Bien Edition of ‘The Birds of America.’ Neal Auction Co., New Orleans, recently sold a nearly complete Bien Edition for $271,999. Image courtesy Neal Auction Co.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Of the 8 million tomes in the University of Michigan library system, one is exalted above all: The Birds of America, from Original Drawings, by John James Audubon.

Other books might be older, more rare or more expensive, but none hold the distinction as the first ever purchased for the university’s library.

The school’s Board of Regents approved the book’s purchase for $970 on Feb. 5, 1838. That was before the university held its first class or constructed its first building.

Less than 125 sets of the “double elephant folio” remain intact, out of the 190 originally printed. Christie’s auction house sold a copy in March 2000 for $8.8 million.

Michigan’s copy of the oversized volume was serving as the cornerstone of the “Treasures of the University Library” exhibit at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library’s Audubon Room.

The exhibit, which ended recently, was intended as a gateway for scholars and the curious to appreciate the resources available throughout the 30-plus libraries in the university’s network.

The university’s collections also include an early edition manuscript of the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, an early edition of the Koran, and a second edition of the Haggadah. A map from the 1695 Haggadah was the first in a Jewish publication to depict Israel.

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Information from: AnnArbor.com, http://www.annarbor.com

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Lot no. 1 is this pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns, 23 3/4 inches high, which has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Meissen mythological gods a potent mix at Mathesons’ Auction, Jan. 2-3

Lot no. 1 is this pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns, 23 3/4 inches high, which has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Lot no. 1 is this pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns, 23 3/4 inches high, which has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Great Zeus! Four monumental Meissen mythological figural groups highlight Mathesons’ AA Auctions’ New Year Estates Auction on Jan. 2-3. Live Auctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Mathesons’ will offer three important estates during the two-day sale including antiques, art, 18th- and 19th-century decorative arts, period furniture and jewelry. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.

The first Meissen figural, lot 50, features Zeus hurling lightning bolds from a chariot. The 18-inch-long porcelain group has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. The other Meissen figural groups to be sold feature Mars wearing helmet and armor in a horse-draw chariot, 17 3/4 inches, $5,000-$7,000 estimate; Mercury wearing a winged helmet and attended by a putto and cockerel in a chariot drawn be black birds, 16 inches long, $5,000-$7,000 estimate; and “The Capture of the Tritons, 11 1/4 inches high, $2,000-$3,000.

The auction Saturday leads off with a pair of stunning French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns and covers, 23 3/4 inches high, which has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.

An early example of Roseville art pottery in Saturday’s sale is an 11-inch carved Della Robbia vase, which has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

Sunday’s highlights include a magnificent Cartier 18kt gold and diamond Tank Francais ladies watch with certificate, papers and original box indicating it was purchased in 2002. It has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.

A graphite, charcoal and pastel on paper of a face, signed by Willem DeKooning (Dutch/American, 1904-1997) and inscribed to a friend (Maggi) of the artist’s daughter for her birthday in 1972, carries a $15,0000-$20,000 estimate.

Paintings include an oil on panel signed lower right “A. Carse” with a metal plaque affixed to ornate gilt frame, which reads “Alexander Carse At The Inn.” The 11- by 14 1/2-inch painting has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.

A superb carved large pair of 18th-century Chinese Foo dogs will be sold together with the tall stands that were made for them by famed designer Juan Montoya. The pair carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

For details phone 321-768-6668.

To view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Mathesons’ AA Auction’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This Italian sterling tea set by Pampaloni, 165 troy ounces, has a 7,000-10,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

This Italian sterling tea set by Pampaloni, 165 troy ounces, has a 7,000-10,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Italian artist Ferdinando Vichi created this Art Nouveau marble statue, which gracefully stands 35 3/4 inches tall. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Italian artist Ferdinando Vichi created this Art Nouveau marble statue, which gracefully stands 35 3/4 inches tall. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Frederick H. Rhead developed the concept for Roseville’s Della Robbia line circa 1904. This 11-inch carved vase has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Frederick H. Rhead developed the concept for Roseville’s Della Robbia line circa 1904. This 11-inch carved vase has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Zeus is one of four large Meissen mythological figural groups that will be sold at the auction. Groups featuring Zeus, Mars and Mercury are expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000 apiece. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Zeus is one of four large Meissen mythological figural groups that will be sold at the auction. Groups featuring Zeus, Mars and Mercury are expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000 apiece. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.