LAKE WORTH, Fla. – “Luxury” is the watchword in Bruce Kodner Galleries’ Sunday, July 1 auction of antiques, fine art, ivory and estate jewelry. The 375-lot sale of premier items from some of Florida’s finest residences and collections will commence at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Topping the list of fine watches is a Harry Winston ladies platinum watch with 17.10 carats of round, brilliant-cut diamonds. The exquisite timepiece from New York premier high society jeweler weighs 47.25 dwt and has a replacement value of $128,600. It is marked “Harry Winston,” adding further cachet to its pedigree. Bruce Kodner Galleries will auction the watch with a presale estimate of $60,000-$80,000.
The fine jewelry category is replete with glittering gems and quality designs, including 14K and 18K white and yellow gold rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and watches, with settings that feature diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, tanzanites and other gemstones.
Sterling silver offerings are led by a weighty, exquisitely designed epergne signed by Emick Romer, London, 1771. Set on outwardly scrolling foliate legs terminating in masks and splayed foliate feet, supporting a skirting composed of drapery swags, the openwork body under a large oval central dish and six detachable scrolling branches supports openwork baskets. The entire design is decorated in openwork with bead edges, foliate scrolls, swags and masks. It stands 15½ inches high by 22 inches wide by 22 inches in diameter and weighs in at a hefty 148 troy ounces. The epergne could bring $30,000-$35,000 on auction day.
Extremely desirable and always in demand with collectors, a very rare circa-1920 Tiffany Studios turtleback desk lamp in the Zodiac pattern is another top lot amongst the decorative art. It retains its original dore patina and turtleback glass, and is stamped “Tiffany Studios New York 541.” Standing 14¾ inches tall, it is expected to realize in the vicinity of $15,000-$17,000.
Foremost among the paintings is a signed John Francis Murphy (1853-1921) oil on canvas depicting “white birches of young growth…very slender in a group at the edge of a brownish yellow field their trunks distinct in green foliage rising against a darkening grey sky. The 12 by 15 7/8 inch artwork carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.
Among the antique highlights is an exquisite KPM oval porcelain plaque depicting babies with an angel and lamb. The plaque bears a KPM mark on verso and measures 11 by 8½ inches. It is estimated at $2,800-$3,000. The porcelain portion of the sale also includes collections of Lladro, Dresden, Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl.
A limited-edition William Hal bronze figural sculpture of an eagle, titled American Fisherman is numbered 1/36 and is dated 1984. It measures 3½ inches by 18 inches on a 3¾-inch base. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000.
There are many other very high-quality antique, fine and decorative art objects in this sale, including oil paintings by listed artists, Charles Fazzino serigraphs, sterling silver flatware and hollowware; Lalique crystal, Steuben, Murano, bronze figures and Oriental rugs ranging from small to room size.
All items may be previewed at Bruce Kodner Galleries Sunday from 11 a.m. till the auction begins at 1 p.m. The galleries are located at 24 S. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, Florida.
For additional information on any lot in the auction, contact Bruce Kodner by calling 561-585-9999 or e-mailing email@example.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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