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Sevres, painted by ‘C. Labarre,’ 54 5/8 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Auction Gallery of Palm Beaches to sell Belle Epoque items March 18-19

Sevres, painted by ‘C. Labarre,’ 54 5/8 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Sevres, painted by ‘C. Labarre,’ 54 5/8 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will conduct an important two-session auction on Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. The auction features the largest offering from a single-owner collection of Belle Epoque antiques. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The collection was assembled over the years by a Miami antiquarian who amassed a collector’s trove of antiques. Now in his mid-70s, the antiquarian has made the decision to look toward retirement and sell off the part of the collection. Each session begins at 6 p.m. EDT.

Accordingly, Brian Kogan, president of the gallery said, “this collection is easily the largest single offering of French and Continental porcelain in one auction to date.” The tremendous offering with over 200 lots of European porcelains includes Sevres, Royal Vienna, Meissen, Jacob Petit, Old Paris, Dresden, Saxony, Hocht, and has all kinds of pieces to include covered urns, vases, plaques, boxes, cache pots, candelabras, tazzas and dishes. Highlighting the auction is the largest group of palatial porcelain hand-painted lidded urns seen by the gallery to be sold in session two on March 19.

Each urn is a testament to the exquisite legacy of 19th and early 20th century French and Continental porcelain painters who painted beautiful allegorical scenes in the reserves. Each having a naturalistic setting with courting figures in elegant period clothing enjoying nature and her bounty and each being mounted in incredible bronze dore handle mountings in masks, tendrils and scrolls. The urn is a revered form and is coveted for embodying the bounty of life and inevitably the ashes of death. The quality and execution of the urns is the best of French porcelain.

Deserving attention are Lot 427, an important Sevres urn, and lot 487, an Important Royal Vienna urn.

Each is noted for the combination of painting, form and overall execution and design, and quite possibly done for an exhibition or palace. The Sevres urn in the traditional cobalt blue backround glaze stands a 54 inches high and the Royal Vienna urn, in a seldom-seen mustard glaze, is 40 inches high. Both have dore mounts and exuberant floral decoration. Both are prized and should bring attention from buyers around the globe. Additionally, there are Lots 445, 387 and 350, all Sevres late 19th century urns that exemplify the best in porcelain from the period.

The collection has a vast array of Asian objects including a wide selection of vintage carved pink and green quartz lamps, several French bronze candleabras and a selection of ivories including lot 365, an 18th century carving of a monk holding a shrine. There are many Vernis Martin furniture pieces with dore bronze mountings, including lots 122 and 172, each Louis XV late 19th century cabinets with marble tops. Lot 42, a Sevres 31-inch-diameter porcelain plaque depicting French kings in small reserves mounted in a giltwood carved stand.

For condition reports, assistance and information contact Mr.Leslie Baker or Kogan by calling the gallery at 561-805-7115.

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


Sevres, painted by ‘C. Labarre,’ 54 5/8 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Sevres, painted by ‘C. Labarre,’ 54 5/8 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Royal Vienna, painted by ‘K. Rabler,’ 41 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.
 

Royal Vienna, painted by ‘K. Rabler,’ 41 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

French three-piece bronze cock set, bronze by Paul Dubois (1829-1905). Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.
 

French three-piece bronze cock set, bronze by Paul Dubois (1829-1905). Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Chinese 18th century ivory monk. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.
 

Chinese 18th century ivory monk. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Sevres porcelain ‘French Kings’ plaque in giltwood stand. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.
 

Sevres porcelain ‘French Kings’ plaque in giltwood stand. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.