Antiques, decorative arts on tap at Don Presley auction Nov. 30

Meissen potpourri vase, 15½ inches tall, est. $500-$800. Don Presley Auctions image

Meissen potpourri vase, 15½ inches tall, est. $500-$800. Don Presley Auctions image

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Antiques, decorative arts, collectibles and memorabilia, jewelry, timepieces, porcelains, bronzes, furniture and coins will go to the highest bidders at a Don Presley auction slated for Sunday, Nov. 30. Fine American, Chinese, Russian and European items – many coming from prestigious Southern California estates – will be included in the 103-lot auction.

The auction will begin at noon Pacific Time. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

A fine selection of European decorative art is at the forefront of the auction. A Demetre Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947) enameled bronze titled “Phoenician Dancer” stands 21½ inches tall and is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

European ceramics include a 15½-inch-tall Meissen potpourri vase and a hand-painted Limoges plate, 12¼ inches in diameter. A pair of 42½-inch-tall urns, after Jean Antoine Houdon, will be offered with an estimate of $800-$1,000. There’s also an outstanding Art Nouveau portrait plate with the profile of a dark-haired beauty framed within a circular border of poppies. Its presale estimate is $300-$400.

A pair of graceful cloisonné birds on stands consists of an example measuring 9 inches high, and a stylized 6½-inch jade bird with carved detailing.

The image of a horse-drawn troika gliding across the snow is a popular one with collectors of Russian art. A framed 14- by 10-inch depiction of a trio of horses at full gallop, signed “A. Schel,” is presented in an old and ornate, probably original frame. Along for the ride are a standing driver and bundled-up passenger. The painting is expected to make $1,500-$2,000.

From the late 19th century, a fine French gilt bronze mantel clock is estimated at $1,000-$1,500, while a wooden fireplace screen with an Art Nouveau floral motif could be a good buy at $200-$400.

For additional information on any item in the sale, call 714-633-2437 or email Don Presley at info@donpresley.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Meissen potpourri vase, 15½ inches tall, est. $500-$800. Don Presley Auctions image

Meissen potpourri vase, 15½ inches tall, est. $500-$800. Don Presley Auctions image

Art Nouveau porcelain portrait plate, 13¾ inches in diameter, est. $300-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Art Nouveau porcelain portrait plate, 13¾ inches in diameter, est. $300-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Pair of cloisonné birds on stands, the larger measuring 9 inches tall, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Pair of cloisonné birds on stands, the larger measuring 9 inches tall, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Stylized jade bird with carved detailing, 6½ inches tall, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Stylized jade bird with carved detailing, 6½ inches tall, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Hand-painted Limoges plate, 12¼ inches in diameter, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Hand-painted Limoges plate, 12¼ inches in diameter, est. $50-$100. Don Presley Auctions image

Pair of urns, after Houdon, 42½ inches tall, est. $800-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image

Pair of urns, after Houdon, 42½ inches tall, est. $800-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image

Chinese covered jar, 13 inches tall, est. $300-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Chinese covered jar, 13 inches tall, est. $300-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Late-19th-century fireplace screen with Art Nouveau floral motif, est. $200-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Late-19th-century fireplace screen with Art Nouveau floral motif, est. $200-$400. Don Presley Auctions image

Late 19th-century French gilt bronze mantel clock, est. $1,000-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image

Late 19th-century French gilt bronze mantel clock, est. $1,000-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image