NAPLES, Fla. – Auctions Neapolitan will conduct their Spring Fling Auction on the first weekend of the season, Saturday, March 24, at the gallery, 1100 First Ave. The first of more than 400 lots will sell at noon Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
“Overall, it’s a great auction with a wonderful collection of Canadian Inuit stone sculptures, many paintings by notable Canadian artists, a number of very good sterling silver lots including Tiffany flatware, large sterling hollowware including a punch set, tea set and many trays, two Vatican micromosaics, a gorgeous set of Art Nouveau enameled stemware and a large collection of Lladro porcelains,” said Kathleen Pica, owner of Auctions Neapolitan and Gallery.
Tops among the Inuit stone carvings is a Pauta Saila (Canadian, 1916-2009) 22-inch-tall sculpture titled Dancing Bear, which has a $12,000-$16,000 estimate.
A small painting titled Tanglewood, The Artist’s Home and Garden by James Edward Hervey MacDonald (Canadian, 1873-1932). has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. The oil on board painting is signed “J.M.” and appears to be dated “’11” for 1911.
Two oil on board lakeside landscapes by A.Y. Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974) are estimated at $8,000-$12,000 apiece.
Several hand-painted KPM porcelain items are in the sale, highlighted by a nearly 24-inch-tall urn adorned with numerous hand-painted cherubs. Bearing an under-glaze blue Berlin scepter mark, the urn has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate. A gilt plaster frame enhances an oval KPM porcelain portrait of a beautiful woman, which is estimated at $1,200-$1,600. The plaque appears to be signed “Greinch” under the frame. It is stamped “KPM” on the reverse and marked “Germany.”
Grapevines and the horned head of Bacchus decorate both sides of a 19th century Continental silver wine cooler, which carries a $2,500-$3,000 estimate. The cooler bears the hallmark of Georg Roth & Co., Hanau, Germany, and weighs 92.21 troy ounces.
Nearly 100 pieces of period Art Nouveau enameled stemware, plus five matching saucers and two large decanters, are estimated at $1,800-$2,000.
For details on any of the lots phone 239-262-7333.
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