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A rare gold quartz presentation walking stick executed by Shreve & Co., San Francisco, dates to the late 19th or early early 20th century. Rare, as it is one of the few produced by this renowned San Francisco jewelry company, the entire top is set with a ring of gold quartz cabochons. The cane was presented by J.H. Neff (1840-1916), then president of the California Miners Association, to Edward Coleman (1830-1913), co-founder and president of the Idaho Mining Co. and vice president of the Nevada County Railroad. This exquisite and historic lot is expected to earn $10,000-$15,000.
Carrying an estimate of twice this is a circa 1915 Russian kovsh. Carved entirely from a single piece of Siberian nephrite, the handle is gold finish over sterling with the fasteners on the handle being garnet cabochons. The handle itself is executed with enameled decorative pieces.
A rare Tiffany Studios peacock plate, circa 1896, has been conservatively estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a 19th century Continental wood carved and polychrome decorated sculpture of the Madonna, which measures 55 inches high, is estimated to sell for $3,000-$5,000. A beautiful Art Deco Rousseau table lamp will be sought after by this genre of collectors and is estimated to bring $10,000-$20,000.
The September sale will offer an incredible selection of sterling. Topping the list is a Dominic & Haff service for 18, 12 pieces per setting, in the Old English pattern which is estimated at $9,000-$12,000. A Gorham service for 12 in the Florentine pattern is expected to earn $8,000-$12,000.
Furniture will span historic to modern. On the modern side, the highlight will be a pair of Vladimir Kagan side chairs, circa 1950, which are estimated at $4,000 on the high side. “What makes these chairs so exceptional, is they truly look like functional sculptures,” said Deric Torres, director of furnishings and decorative art.
An early 19th century Swedish Neoclassical polychrome decorated tilt-top tea table depicting two different classical scenes on either side carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Going back even further, a late 18th century Austrian Neoclassical polychrome decorated folding table is expected to earn $4,000-$6,000. Another offering of importance will be a circa 1790 George III fall-front desk also estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
Two 19th century rugs of importance will also be offered. The first is an antique Serapi estimated at $8,000-$12,000 followed by an antique Tabriz rug estimated at $12,000-$15,000.
For complete information about the lots to be offered at Clars Sept. 8 and 9, call 510-428-0100 or email email@example.com.
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