SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Grace Garcia Estate, Part 2 sale on Sunday, June 26. It features an extensive array of religious items, fine and decorative arts and collectibles from the personal collection of the late Grace Garcia, who owned Gilroy Antiques in Gilroy, California for more than 30 years. The auction lineup also includes several lots from other collectors, chief among them paintings by William Russell Flint and Mauritz Frederik Hendrich de Haas, and groupings of character dolls and costume figures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Highlights of the June 26 sale include an 18th-century pair of large giltwood angels, with later gilding. One angel is depicted with arms outstretched to the sides and the other with one arm reaching forward. The pair is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
Another striking religious item on offer is a large gilt brass Gothic Cathedral reliquary, decorated with a tall spire and dragon-form feet. It is embellished with red and blue glass jewels, and its windows feature opaque pale purple glass. It is in very good condition, with some wear to the gilt. It is estimated at $600-$800.
Departing from the realm of religion is a French gilt birdcage automaton, estimated at $800-$1,200. The birds open their beaks and turn their heads as they make a clear cheeping sound, and the bottom of the cage is lined with green felt. As for the condition of the piece, its works are not warranted and may need care; the bird models are in good, clean condition; and the gilt cage is in good condition with light scratches and wear.
The selection of artworks presented in the June 26 sale include The Beach At St. Malo, a placid, charming 1964 watercolor on paper by William Russell (Sir William) Flint (Scottish, 1880-1969). It is signed at the lower right and estimated at $7,000-$9,000.
Another strong entry is Seascape with Boats, a signed, undated oil on canvas by Mauritz Frederik Hendrick De Haas (Dutch and American, 1832-1895). Its estimate is $5,000-$7,000.
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