3 great estates comprise Auction Life sale Nov. 12

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Large pair of French Lalique crystal Versailles vases, each one 13¾in. tall and weighing 20 pounds, urn form. (est. $2,000-$4,000). Auction Life image


LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Quality items pulled from a pair of prominent living estates, around 20 pieces of original Native American, American and Southwestern art by noted, listed artists, and Part 3 of property from the estate of Holocaust survivor Edith Alexander (1922-2016) will come up for bid on Sunday, Nov. 12, by Auction Life. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

This will primarily be an online auction, with limited seating available for live bidders and an RSVP required. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Featured items will include a large pair of Lalique crystal Versailles vases (above), an 1871 Stephen Smith English sterling silver teapot (below), a pair of dore bronze cherubs on dolphin candelabra, an 18th- or 19th-century French ormolu bronze marble commode, a 19th-century Frederick Elkington sterling tea and coffee service, and an 18K gold emerald Mikimoto pearl necklace-bracelet set.


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Stephen Smith sterling silver teapot in the Cellini style, 1871 London hallmark (est. $1,000-$3,000). Auction Life image


The group of Native American, American and Southwestern original artworks are from dedicated lifetime collectors, a couple who traveled the United States in the 1980s and ’90s, purchasing works from notable galleries. The husband has passed away, and the wife has consigned their treasured collection, which comes with great provenance and original receipts.


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Oil on canvas kachina-themed triptych by Tom Perkinson (American, b. 1940), titled ‘The Creation,’ signed to lower right of each work, 60in. x 44in. each (est. $6,000-$12,000). Auction Live image


A small fortune was spent assembling the collection, which includes original works by artists such as Carl Hantman, John A. Bruce, Lunda Hoyle Gill, Tom Perkinson, Fran Larsen, David Flitner, William Cather Hook (below), Tim Washburn, Thomas DeDecker, Randall Blaze, Craig Dan Goseyun, Ted Goerschner, John Cox and Loren Wills. They will appeal to a targeted audience.


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Acrylic on canvas painting by William Cather Hook (American, b. 1948), titled ‘Studio Garden,’ signed lower left, measuring 38 inches by 48 inches in the frame (est. $2,500-$5,000). Auction Life image


“Many of these artists’ names won’t be recognizable to most people,” said Tarek ElJabaly, the owner and auctioneer of Auction Life, “but to fans of the genre, this is a rare opportunity to add valuable pieces to a collection. The couple’s dream was to move out west and enjoy their collection, but his death prevented that from happening and she decided to stay in Florida.”

This is the third Auction Life sale featuring items from Edith Alexander, who was born Edith Reich in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of a Jewish crystal and glass merchant. She a young woman when Nazis invaded during World War II. She was separated from her mother, whom she never saw again, and spent the rest of the war in forced labor at three concentration camps. Ms. Alexander died last year.

The expected top lot from the Alexander items is the 18K gold emerald Mikimoto pearl necklace and bracelet (est. $5,000-$7,000). It was a gift from her husband, Dr. Ladislav Alexander, who purchased the pearles from a Japanese wholesaler.


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Stunning 18K gold emerald Mikimoto pearl necklace and bracelet set (est. $5,000-$7,000). Auction Life image


The Frederick Elkington heavy gauge, sterling silver service, made in 1881, includes a coffeepot, teapot, large sugar and large creamer, with a total weight of around 150 ounces (est. $2,000-$6,000). The Stephen Smith sterling silver teapot, hallmarked in London in 1871, is in the Cellini style, named after the 16th-century Florentine silversmith Benvenuto Cellini (est. $1,000-$3,000).

The pair of French Lalique crystal Versailles vases, each one 13¾ inches tall and weighing 20 pounds, are urn-formed, with a frosted band of grapevine motif, having a foot with carved palm leaves (est. $2,000-$4,000). The pair of dore bronze cherub on dolphin candelabra, each one 20 inches tall, boasts an intricate floral influenced wave-form design throughout (est. $500-$1,000).


For details contact Auction Life Inc. at 561-757-1551 or auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com.