High expectations for rare Teco vase in Matheson’s AA Auction September sale
MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Sept. 27-28 auction conducted by Matheson’s AA Auction will feature fine art and antiques from five estates including one from Miami and one from Palm Beach. Included in the inventory from one of the estates of a long deceased owner, where it sat undisturbed for decades, was a Teco vase designed in the early 20th century by Prairie School designer Frank Albert. According to auction owner Lloyd Matheson, only six examples of this vase are known to exist. The last one known to cross the auction block was on Sept. 11, 2005 at Treadway Toomey Gallery. The 18½-inch-tall vase with an organic-looking swirling base in the soft Teco green matte finish with three Teco marks on the base has a presale estimate of $40,000/$60,000.
In addition to the vase, the auction inventory of fresh to the market fine estate antiques includes some exceptional art by August René Francois/Rodin French (1840-1917) including two watercolors of Cambodian dancers. Other top art entries include a watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American 1896-1969) and a landscape Mink Hollow Brook by Jervis McEntree (American 1828-1891). Also included are three drawings by George Cruikshank (British 1792-1878) and nearly a dozen hand-colored Currier and Ives lithographs, Audobon hand-colored lithographs and 10 examples of Florida Highwaymen paintings by Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Isaac Knight and Al Black. Sporting art includes eight signed lithographs by Frank W. Benson (American 1862-1951) and nine colored prints by Arthur Burdett Frost (American 1851-1928).
The two-day sale will include more than 800 lots with 250+ lots of fine jewelry, major clocks, fine art and fabulous furniture from one estate. Only 20 lots in the sale will be presented with reserves.
A number of outstanding clocks are featured in the antiques portion of the sale including a large doré bronze cartel clock signed Barbedienne, 53 inches high by 18 inches wide and purportedly from the estate of Harry Winston, an 18th-century boulle working clock and stand, Boutard, Paris, 52 inches high, an 18th-century grandfather clock by Ralph Barret Winstanly, Wigan; and a moon-phase grandfather clock by Peter Fearnley, also of Wigan. Also included is a pair of magnificent doré bronze candelabra, signed Mathieu Meusnier.
Over 100 lots of jewelry will flash and impress in this sale which features a 3-carat solitaire platinum engagement ring with the color “G,” a 2-carat diamond solitaire cocktail ring, a 2.7-carat solitaire gold ring, two Patek Phillipe 18K watches and an expandable 18K gold necklace with 5-carat solitaire.
The sale will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 27 and will continue at 12:00 noon on Sunday, Sept. 28. Additional auction details are available online at Matheson’s Website at www.mathesonsaaauction.com.
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