Georg Jensen tea set centerpiece of holiday sale Nov. 25-26

Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen Blossom sterling silver six-piece tea set No. 2, designed by Georg Jensen 1908. Estimate: $6,000-$12,000. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will conduct their annual Thanksgiving Auction on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctionees.

This outstanding sale will feature the property from a Chicago Illinois estate, property from the family of 19th-century collector John H. Buck of Hartford, Connecticut; a collection of 19th-century and American art glass from Eugene Nigro; and an extensive stamp collection from a Lynnfield, Mass., estate. Continental furnishings from a Palm Beach, Fla., estate; a Chinese porcelain collection from upstate New York; and rare original Walt Disney autographed celluloids round out the highlights of this important two-day auction.

Kaminski Auctions has been commissioned to sell an extensive collection of Georg Jensen silver from a Chicago estate including several pieces in the highly desirable Blossom pattern. Highlights of the collection include a sterling silver six-piece Blossom tea set No.2, designed by Georg Jensen in 1908 with a lightly hammered finish (above). Jensen’s Grape pattern is also represented with a pair of sterling silver compotes No. 263B, designed in 1918. Silver collectors will also take note of a fine late 19th century Anglo-Indian Kutch sterling silver four-piece tea service with tray and a set of 12 sterling silver dinner plates by J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia.

Contents of a Manchester by the Sea, Mass., estate includes several important European paintings. Leading the sale is a Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765), capriccio of classical ruins with the Maison Carree at Nimes, the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli and the Borghese vase pictured in the landscape (below).

Georg Jensen

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765), capriccio of classical ruins, oil on canvas, 42in. x 50in., frame 50 1/2in. x 57in. Estimate: $60,000-$100,000. Kaminski Auctions image

French artists are represented with Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927), a Mediterranean coastal view estimated at $10,000-$15,000 (below) and a painting titled Le Pont-Marie Sous La Neige, Le Soir by Jacques Martin-Ferrieres (1893-1972).

Georg Jensen

Armand Guillaumin signed, Mediterranean coastal view, oil on canvas, 25 1/2in. x 32in., frame 32in. x 38in. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image

American paintings in the sale include entries by John Atherton (below), John Heliker (American, 1909-2000), Jane Peterson and an Emile A. Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), signed oil on canvas titled Afternoon Birches Catskills, which was purchased by the family of the consigner directly from the artist.

Georg Jensen

John Atherton (American, 1900-1952), ‘Nets, Boats and Sea,’ oil on canvas, depicting magic realist oceanside scene, signed, 37in. x 26in. (view), 41in. x 31in. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Kaminski Auctions image

The highlight of the Chinese porcelain collection is a rare 11 ½-inch famille rose vase elegantly potted in a pear shape and covered in a brilliant lemon-yellow and engraved with a dense scroll of feathery arabesques, interrupted by various vividly enameled flowers and branches.

Georg Jensen

Rare Chinese famille rose vase, 11 ½in. high, iron-red Qianlong mark, on original wood stand.
Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Kaminski Auctions image

Jewelry in the sale includes an 18K white/yellow gold diamond ring with an I.64 carat center mine-cut diamond and 12 graduated mine-cut diamonds. Other jewelry highlights include an early Tiffany & Co. 18K gold round brooch with various precious stones and a fine18K gold suite of Persian jewelry with diamonds, turquoise and pearls.

A large selection of Persian and Oriental rugs include antique Kazvin rugs, antique Caucasian Shirvans, antique Persian Heriz’s, Indo Bakhtiari’s and an antique Navajo Dazzler rug.