LANTANA, Fla – An array of decorative décor, furnishings, jewelry and artwork will be offered by MG Neely Auction at their Palm Beach Antique to Modern Estate Auction on April 8. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Sculptures are expected to be popular in this auction, with unique pieces to suit any style, from realist to abstract. Artists include Sergio Bustamante, Charles Bragg, Louis Hottot, Charles Cumberworth, Oggetti Mangani, Richard Graham, Gusella Guglielmo, Lou Pearson and Robbie Robbins.
An Egyptian Revival cast metal planter in the form of a young woman by Louis Hottot (French, 1834-1905) is certain to draw attention to this spring auction. The 24-inch-tall figure has a starting bid of $1,000. A Louis Hottot plant stand featuring a standing figure of a young woman is also featured.
Estate jewelry is at the end of the sale, including a 3.1-carat pear-cut diamond is mounted in an 18k white gold band. It has two tapered baguette cut diamonds on the shoulders. It carries a $20,000-$30,00 estimate.
Also offered in the sale are a 2-carat Australian black opal set in platinum, an Art Deco diamond engagement ring, and an Edwardian 4-carat natural sapphire. Cocktail rings feature gemstones such as lapis lazuli, tanzanite, garnet, pearls and diamonds.
Gold coins, antique and modern sterling silver serving ware are also featured.
Bidding will start at $3,000 for a Peter Max acrylic on canvas titled Colossus, dated 1971.
The sale offers 278 interesting finds such as cloisonné elephants, art glass, light fixtures, porcelain figures and urns, bronze clocks, and a human skeleton model.