Carstens Galleries auction Dec. 19 a reason to celebrate

Chiparus 'Hindu Dancer,' patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.

Chiparus ‘Hindu Dancer,’ patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.

BOCA RATON, Florida. – On Wednesday, Dec. 19, commencing at 6 p.m. EST, Carstens Galleries will present its Festive Season Auction, featuring a choice selection of antiques and fine decorations. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding during the sale.

The star lot of the auction is an authentic sculpture by D. Chiparus, lot 1370, referred as Hindu Dancer, as cataloged in the Alberto Shayo book of Chiparus works.

Another excellent lot is a Chinese ivory carving depicting the Mountain Men. Other lots of notable importance are a marble sculpture by C. Lapini, a celebrated sculptor born in 1848 in Florence, known for his excellent genre and group figures. Lot 1366 is titled Sorpresa, and signed in Florence in the year 1883. A must see lot ( 1175), is a unique carved mammoth tusk, with an equally impressive carved wood base supporting over 75 inches of the length of this rare fossil, converted to an ageless work of art.

The Oriental and European works of art in this auction have been chosen by us for their high quality and beauty. This auction will also have quite a large selection of pocket watches, and a first-class small list of bookplates, ex-libris.

Other offerings among the over 400 lots in this exhibition of our gallery, include European oil paintings, selections of Art Deco and splendid chandeliers, Tina Modotti photographs, rare China export plates, and a beautiful assortment of bronzes and porcelain vases. Towards the end of the auction, we are offering , from a private collection, over 20 hand-painted Limoges miniatures of interesting motifs and in celebration of the millenium.

As usual, Carstens Galleries as a service to its bidders, specifies in its catalogs the estimated shipping cost of almost all its lots, and for very heavy or large items, requests information about destination of a sold lot to provide the buyer with correct information and possible subsequent shipping by Carstens Galleries.

For additional information about any lot in this sale, call Claudio Calderon at Carstens Galleries 561-393 6067 or e-mail carstensgalleries@yahoo.com

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


Chiparus 'Hindu Dancer,' patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.

Chiparus ‘Hindu Dancer,’ patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.