Freeman’s taps outstanding collections for major sales Oct. 2-3

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A pair of George I-style giltwood mirrors, 19th century. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s International Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Collector’s Sale on Thursday, Oct. 3, present more than a thousand lots from a number of private and institutional collections across a variety of collecting categories, including Chinese carved jades, Georgian and Regency furniture, early Chinese ceramics, German and Scandinavian snuffboxes and more. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Prominent among these is a fine collection of Wedgwood from Mr. and Mrs. William M. Schaefer, consisting of rare examples from the 18th through 20th centuries. These works display the diversity of the Wedgwood oeuvre, from the restrained Neoclassical sobriety of black basalt (below) to the interwar frenzy of Fairyland Luster by Daisy Makeig-Jones.

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A Wedgwood black basalt plaque, ‘Death of Meleager,’ 18th/19th century, in a black ebonized and parcel-gilt wood frame. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Freeman’s image

The Schaefer Collection is presented as lots 332-351 and 947-963 in the two-day sale, alongside other lots of Wedgwood and English ceramics from various collectors.

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A Wedgwood black jasperware plaque, ‘Horse Studies,’ modeled by Edward Burch after designs by George Stubbs, late 18th century. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Freeman’s image

Asian Arts highlights include Chinese carved jades anchored by a fine collection of Ming and Qing dynasty vessels and objects, passed down in the family of Dr. Frederic and Mrs. Madeleine Zeman. Purchased or received as gifts from the 1930s to the 1960s, most pieces were carefully recorded in a notebook dedicated to the collection.

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A Sampling of Ming and Qing dynasty jades from the Collection of Dr. Frederic and Mrs. Madeleine Zeman, acquired from the 1930s to the 1960s. Total estimate: $30,000-$50,000 (to be offered individually). Freeman’s image

Additional works include Chinese ceramics of the Neolithic through Republican periods; snuff bottles including works formerly in the collection of Charles V. Swain; Japanese ceramics and works of art, including 17th century Arita porcelain from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Oldenburg; and fine Japanese, Korean, Indian and Thai works of art.