LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding for the 768-lot auction, which begins at 10 a.m. Pacific.
Highlighting the jewelry and timepieces portion are exceptional examples of jade. The marquee lots are a gorgeous, natural jade pendant enhancer encrusted with over 200 diamonds and a natural jade pendant of a serene Quan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. These pieces as well as a varied selection of watches, gemstones, Mexican sterling silver and a large selection of costume jewelry will go to the highest bidder.
The Asian art portion will offer Chinese, Japanese and Southeast Asian works of art. Chinese highlights include jade and ivory carvings, porcelain, textiles, scholar’s objects, paintings and calligraphy.
Furniture and decorative arts will offer groupings of American and European sterling flatware and hollowware including a fine Art Nouveau Tiffany tea service and a circa 1791 Georgian Henry Chawner ivory mounted hot water pot, a collection of English and French earthenware, including a rare Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre bowl by Daisy Makeig Jones and a blue-green Moorcroft Tube lined vase, art glass, enameled boxes, a collection of decorative portrait miniatures and English and French furniture.
French highlights include a lovely pair of Louis XV-style giltwood Aubusson tapestries and a striking provincial bonnetiere. English star pieces include a George II side table with bal-and-claw feet, a Regency mahogany secretary in the Hepplewaite style, a Regency drop-leaf sofa table and a gout stool.
The fine art section is rich in graphics, drawings, lithographs, etching and other works on paper. Featured are a 7-foot-high woodcut by Leonard Baskin and two lithographs by George Tooker, both major American artists. Among the paintings is an oil on canvas by the well-known early California artist William Keith.
Also on Feb. 6 Michaan’s is offering a collection of Native American Indian art, including some very fine early painted pottery bowls and vases from the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest.
For details visit the website www.michaans.com or phone 510-740-0220.
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