BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, has announced details of a two-day July Estates auction featuring antiques, fine art and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. The auction takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 in Essex, Mass., with Internet live bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Highlighting the auction is an ornate silver tankard (Est. $5,000-$7,000). The vessel’s unusual design features a number of dancing figures above an intricate floral pattern on the piece’s base. A conch-playing merman comprises the handle, while a bucking horse springs from the vessel’s cover. The piece weights a total of 43.9 troy oz. and measures 10 inches in height.
A bronze sculpture by Russian artist Pavel Troubetskoy (Est. $4,000-$6,000) is another featured lot in the sale. The artist was a member of Russia’s Troubetskoy princely family and was a student of Giuseppe Grandi. The sculpture, a bust of a young boy, is signed and dated 1915 with the foundry mark “Roman Bronze Works.” The artwork measures 12.5 inches in height.
Additional fine-art offerings include a painting by American artist William Henry Hilliard (Est. $4,000-$6,000). The subject of the painting, like the majority of Hilliard’s works, is a sweeping landscape. Hilliard studied in New York City, England, Scotland and in France with Emile Lambinet. He is best known for his New England landscapes, having lived in worked in Boston for much of his career.
Collectors of early American furniture will appreciate an 18th-century Federal cherry corner cupboard (Est. $3,000-$5,000). Standing just over seven feet in height, the cupboard retains its 12 original glass panels. Boasting a fine cherry finish, the elegant furnishing is accented at the top by crown molding and at the bottom by elegant scrollwork.
For additional information on any article in the sale, call 978-927-2223. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
About Kaminski Auctions:
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. The firm’s extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, corporations, non-profit organizations and private individuals. In early 2007, Kaminski launched a second operation in California. For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com.
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