Austin Auction Gallery’s sale spans East to West, Aug. 28
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A scarce German mid-century modern Kuba Komet stereo/television, circa 1960, will headline the auction. The modernistic two-tone cabinet and television rotates on its base and also features a Kuba international band radio, Imperial record turntable, Telefunken tape recorder and eight speakers. Raised on splayed, square tapered legs, the cool and most unusual Kuba Komet is offered with a conservative estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
A collection of Asian antiques from an Oklahoma estate features Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese pieces. A Chinese bronze figure of the medicine Buddha (Yaoshifo), Ming dynasty, arrives at the block with an estimate of $500-$700. A finely carved 19th-century Padouk wood sofa is also among the offerings. Boasting a relief carved frame and later red velvet upholstery, the piece opens at $1,000. Among the Tibetan pieces to be offered a Kapala on copper stand is perhaps the most unusual. The ritualistic vessel of considerable age has an applied copper band and is inlaid with turquoise and coral beads. This piece is expected to fetch from $400-$600. A nice selection of antique Japanese woodblock prints, jade and ivory will also be offered.
A large collection of fine estate jewelry and sterling silver from a prominent Austin family includes an impressive Mexican 925 sterling silver tea and coffee service. Weighing in at 232.73 troy ounces, the service is estimated to bring from $6,000-$7,000.
The fine jewelry category features a number of antique and vintage pieces, many taking the form of jewel encrusted insects. From a diamond set bumble bee to an antique 14K gold enameled butterfly trimmed with old mine-cut diamonds, the selection is vast.
Sports collectiors will be interested in a University of Texas Big 12 Championship Tournament players ring, bearing the name Moss (Tim Moss, b.1982, Dallas, Texas, University of Texas baseball), which was purchased by the consignor at Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Las Vegas, Nev.
Rustic and Baroque antiques from Barcelona, Spain dating from the 17th to the early 20th century dominate the furniture category. Most impressive is an 18th-century walnut library table having a single-board top measuring 64 3/4 inches by 35 3/4 inches (estimate $4,000-$6,000). Other pieces include tables, bookcases, a long rustic bench and a farmhouse table.
Austin Auction Gallery associate Chris Featherston commented on the religious art and carved religious figures in the sale. “We are excited to offer a small group of Indo-Portuguese religious ivory carvings collected by our consignor in Goa, India, as a boy in the 1950s.” Leading the group of eleven figures is a 17th-century ivory carving of Christ Child standing on an orb.
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