French cameo glass, antiques from fine Fla. estates lead Apr. 27-28 auction

18th century Mongolian gilt bronze Vajrapani Bodhisattva. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A long-held collection of Galle and other French cameo glass from a Key Biscayne, Florida family will join a premier lineup of antiques from the Jupiter, Florida estate of A. B. Schram on April 27 and 28 at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches (AGOPB). Both sessions will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

The glass collection presents a number of uncommon buying opportunities, as it contains exceptional Galle designs that have passed down through three generations of the same family. The collection includes Lot 116, a rare Galle table lamp (see below); Lot 115, an unusual triangular vase; and a sub-collection of Galle marquetry inlaid tables.

Circa-1910 Galle cameo glass lamp and shade. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

Emile Galle was one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement, and Galle glass is synonymous with the best of decorative-art designs of that period. Galle and other art glass are shown below:

Examples from collection of French cameo and other Art Deco glass to be offered in April 27-28 auction in West Palm Beach, Florida. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

The Key Biscayne collection contributes additional Art Nouveau pieces to the art-glass section, as well as many Italian and English silver items, 18th-century furniture, carpets and Italian art. Other consignments from South Florida and the Palm Beaches very nicely complement the auction offerings.

“Asian art prices at an all-time high, so we expect tremendous interest to be shown in the Asian art from the Jupiter estate. Mr. Schram was a client of our gallery for over a decade, and his appearance at our auctions was always a sign that the snowbirds were arriving. Over the years he bought a great variety of beautiful Asian antiques, including porcelains and ivory pieces,” said AGOPB partner Leslie Baker.

Schram’s eclectic taste is seen in Lot 146, a large agate ring-handle censor (see below) estimated at $800-$1,200; Lot 145, a large malachite carving of Hotai estimated at $600-800; and an array of fine Sino-Tibetan Buddhas, including Lot 377, a fine 18th-century Mongolian Vajrapani (see below) estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Fine Chinese carved agate censer. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

Additionally, there are Oriental and Chinese hardstone carvings, cloisonné, ivory netsukes, and Asian and European porcelains.

Lot 362, an English alabaster and stone jardinere and pedestal with recumbent lions, is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

19th century English alabaster jardinière on pedestal. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

The auction also includes more than 30 works on paper from a Delray Beach, Florida collection, including Lots 371 and 372, Marc Chagall color lithographs individually estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985, ‘The Sky,’ artist signed. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

Other artists represented in the sale are A. Botello, Leroy Nieman, A. Clave, K. Appel and Rufino Tamayo. Lot 453 a fine and vivid painting by Italian artist Rubens Santoro (Italian, 1859-1942), depicts the Church at San Rocco, Venice, and is estimated at $25,000-30,000.

A Florida “Highwayman” painting by Sam Newton will be offered, as well.

Painting by Florida ‘Highwayman’ Sam Newton. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches image

For inquiries or condition reports, contact the gallery at 561-805-7115.

All forms of bidding will be available for the auction, including absentee and live online bidding through LiveAuctioneers. View the catalog online at

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