CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions will present a live online auction on June 25 starting at 1 p.m. The auction offers notable and rare items from the Louis E. Stern Collection, a Kiawah Island home, as well as, other Charleston and Southern collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The event is highlighted by a monumental Francis I punch bowl (above) and cups, a large Art Deco diamond pendant, authenticated Salvadore Dali works, Strasbourg sterling silver by Gorham, fine and antique furniture, rare collectibles and rugs. As always, Charleston Estate Auctions offers in-house shipping on most small items within the U.S.
The monumental solid sterling silver Francis I punch bowl by Reed & Barton of Taunton, Mass., holds 4 gallons for entertaining on a grand scale. It has a gilt wash interior and is fully marked with Reed & Barton’s maker’s mark, sterling standard mark, pattern #RS321. It has no monograms.
The gorgeous 18K white gold and platinum diamond necklace has a stunning pendant at the center of a “diamonds by the yard”-style chain. The chain features 10 bezel-set, round brilliant cut diamonds set on a cable chain. The center pendant has an Art Deco design with a large 2.65-carat Old European cut diamond as the centerpiece. Below the center diamond is another Old European cut diamond, which is approximately 1.00 carat and bezel set. The pendant is accented by nine bezel- and bead-set Old European cut diamonds.
A rare porcelain figure, The Bamberg Horseman (German: Der Bamberger Reiter) was made by Rosenthal in the 1930s. The fully marked figure of the medieval horse with rider illustrates Rosenthal’s high quality workmanship.
Gala, My Sistine Madonna is an authenticated lithograph on stone with watercolor and collage by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) from his 1957 Don Quichotte series.
A pair of Chinese red jade nephrite mythical pixiu (below), carved in the 19th century, measures 10 inches long.
Two matched antique Persian solid bronze vases, ovoid form, stand 13 inches tall, have a nice, dark patina and are estimated at $2,000-$2,500.
The auction will begin Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.