Asian and decorative art play major role in Showplace auction, April 28

Tiffany Studios Floriform vase, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Tiffany Studios Floriform vase, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

NEW YORK – Showplace Antique & Design Center will hold a major sale of fine art, decorative objects, and natural history, with a focus on Asian antiques, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

A wide array of Asian antiques will be auctioned including a gilt bronze Chinese Sakyamuni Buddha estimated at $5,000-$7,000 that has remained in the same private New York collection for over 10 years. A fine 19th century soapstone figure carving is another highlight of the Chinese pieces being offered, estimated at $18,000-$20,000.

A number of decorative objects will be available, including a very delicate, iridescent Tiffany art glass floriform vase estimated at $9,000-$10,000. A collection of Russian silver and enamel pieces is being offered with expectations of reaching $6,000-$8,000. An ancient Egyptian Shapti for Amenemope is another important artifact, estimated at $4,000-$5,000. The turquoise-glazed piece dating to the 21st Dynasty (1090 – 945 BCE) is from a private collection.

Additionally, Showplace is venturing into the sale of natural history objects. A small collection of amber will be auctioned, including pieces of Dominican blue amber, several with encased animal and plant specimen. A small, polished piece with a lizard is estimated at $30,000-$40,000.

For information on any item in the sale, contact an auctions department representative at 212-633-6063.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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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


Lizard Specimen, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Lizard Specimen, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Sakyamuni gilt-bronze Buddha, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Sakyamuni gilt-bronze Buddha, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Russian silver vodka cups with saucers, set of 12, marked, 1894, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Russian silver vodka cups with saucers, set of 12, marked, 1894, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Ancient Egyptian shapti for Amenemope 21st Dynasty, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

Ancient Egyptian shapti for Amenemope 21st Dynasty, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

19th-century carved soapstone figure, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.

19th-century carved soapstone figure, image courtesy of Showplace Antique + Design Center.