CRANSTON, R.I. – An early 20th-century Duffner & Kimberly heraldic armorial table lamp, a Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain sculpture of a Guanyin, and an 18th-century Continental carved wooden tavern wall panel are three of the expected highlights in a two-session Couture, Jewelry and Fine & Decorative Art auction slated for Monday, February 27 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Duffner & Kimberly table lamp boasts an exhibition-quality 28 ½-inch-diameter stained glass lampshade decorated with raised fruit and acanthus leaves framing armorial cartouches and colorful lion heads over a six-light lamp with a heart-shape heat cap, original pulls and curled feet. The lamp is estimated at $6,000-$9,000.
The 18th-century Continental carved wooden tavern wall panel depicts a group of men with exaggerated expressions, drinking, cheering and emptying their stomachs in a lively tavern scene. The unmarked wooden wall panel measures 25 1/2 by 42in and is from the collection of a Boston estate. It also has an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
An exquisite late 19th- or early 20th-century Louis C. Tiffany vase boasts a yellow iridescent pulled feather design over matte yellow ground with iridescent sheen. The vase has a finely ground pontil and some minor surface wear associated with age, but it displays beautifully. Its estimate is $2,000-$3,000.
A 19th-century Tibetan Tara Buddha bronze sculpture, just shy of seven inches tall, depicts a seated Buddha with an ornate headdress and jewelry on a double lotus base, holding a vessel with remnants of aniline blue to the hair. It’s marked on the bottom and has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500.
An 18K gold and diamond flower and “x” design cuff bracelet, featuring four flowers set with 15 small yellow diamonds and a single small white diamond to each center, totaling 64 diamonds, is estimated at $1,500-$2,000. The flowers are separated by five white gold crosses set with 10 small diamonds, each totaling 49 diamonds (one is missing).
An oil on canvas Impressionist coastal beach fishing scene by Carlo Ferranti (Italian, 1840-1908), depicting a group of men and women on the Italian coast hoisting baskets of fish, carries an estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
A Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain sculpture of a Guanyin holding a lotus flower seated on a double lotus base, displaying a very fine, delicate quality and standing 10 ¼in tall, is estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
A Jose Reyes (American and Filipino, 1902-1980) Nantucket friendship basket, tightly woven with carved bone seagull detailing, closure, and a carved wood handle, is estimated at $1,000-$2,000. The basket is 5 ¼in tall and is marked to the bottom, “Made in Nantucket Jose Formoso Reyes.”
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