ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s May Estate Auction will be offering a wide range of property from estates, private collections and institutions throughout the United States. Jewelry will be highlighting antique and period pieces, wristwatches, natural jadeite jade and fine diamonds.
LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding at the 868-lot auction. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific
Of special interest is Lot 105, an antique sapphire, diamond, sterling silver gilt pendant necklace, which is estimated at $2,500-$3,500.
Asian art will be showcasing a number of fine ivory and jade carvings, porcelains, bronzes, glassware, scrolls and textiles. Highlights include lot 364, a 19th century cloisonné enameled box (est. $500-$700), and lot 351, a lapis lazuli qilin, shown striding while holding a stack of books upon a bed of swirling clouds (est. $500-$700).
The furniture and decorative arts portion offers silver, rugs and carpets, glassware, porcelains, figurines and American and European furniture. Lot 484, a Vernis Martin-style vitrine with cartouche top over a painted landscape frieze, has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate.
Included is an array of fine art with a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and graphics. Among the many lots is a piece from the Collecton of author Warren Cheney by Abraham Walkowitz (Russian/American, 1878-1965), one of America’s first modernist artists. Lot 772 is Walkowitz’s Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink wash on paper in three pieces (est. $800-$1,000).
The sale closes with auction lots of books, coins, pottery and collectibles including tribal and Indian art.
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