PLEASANT, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions’ Aug. 19 signature event features a large collection of original artworks from around the world, exceptional sterling silver flatware and hollowware, fine and antique furniture, rare Asian collectibles, gorgeous crystal, fine rugs, and all home décor. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction is highlighted by a Jaeger Lecoultre Atmos Clock, Tiffany & Co sterling silver, a palatial Oushak Turkish angora rug, blue Canton china, a large collection of copper, two Giovanni Battista etchings, Stuben, Waterford, Lalique and other fine crystal, as well as, many other rare collectibles.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos Classique clock (above) has a ring-shaped balance that appears to float in the air, charting the course of time with utter ease. This virtually perpetual mechanical movement houses 207 components. A variation of one degree in temperature is enough to power the Atmos for two days. The clock in its 24K gold gilded cabinet is a genuine icon of style. New models are still featured on the Atmos website and retail for $6,600.
The palatial Oushak Turkish rug in the auction was woven of soft, lustrous wool of Angora goats.
With the exception of a few months during World War II, Tiffany & Co. has been producing the King pattern sterling silver continuously since it was patented in 1885. The set of ice tongs in the sale is monogrammed.
A large Victorian Thumbprint cranberry glass chimney comes with a Nulite arc gas lamp that was made in the early 1900s by Chicago Solar Light Co. This copper and brass light fixture appears to be all original and intact.
Porcelain items in the auction include a 19th-century blue and white Arita bowl.
Charleston Estate Auctions offers in-house shipping on most small pieces within the U.S.
Charleston Estate Auctions will conduct this 350-lot sale on Sunday, Aug. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time.