Kensington Estate Auctions ‘Traverses Time Through Treasures,’ Aug. 26

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions’ Traversing Time Through Treasures Auction slated for Monday, August 26 features a lineup of extraordinary estate jewelry, sculptures, art pottery, 18th-to 21st-century art, porcelain, Russian icons, Beatles and rock and roll memorabilia; photography, Native American and Pacific Northwest Coast books and art; rugs and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding are available through LiveAuctioneers.


Art Deco diamond double-clip brooch set in platinum. Est. $6,000-$9,000

The estate jewelry offered in the sale ranks among the finest the New York auction house has ever offered. The selection ranges from a sparkling Art Deco 10-carat diamond double-clip brooch set in platinum (shown above) to a large array of antique rings, earrings, stick pins and cufflinks. Additionally, there are mourning necklaces crafted from gold or silver, many of which are set with semi-precious stones of amber, diamonds, jade, moonstone, sapphires, pearls or lapis lazuli.

On August 26 Kensington Estate Auctions will add to its solid reputation as a premier source for Moorcroft art pottery. Also, the company will present finely designed Luen Wo Chinese export silver, shimmering Peruvian Plata Peruana sterling Camusso serving trays, captivating Chinese Famille Rose porcelain painted fire dragon plaques, Philadelphia Wedgwood, 19th-century French Majolica Creole Montereau service pieces, and from the noted Israeli artist Aharon Bezalel, a bronze sculpture titled The Family.


Richard Hambleton (Canadian, 1952-2017), Shadow Painting. Est. $6,000-$9,000

The diverse art category runs the gamut from a gritty New York art scene of a shadow painting by Canadian Richard Hambleton (1952-2017) to a Moscow street painting by Vladimir Titov. From the dark abstraction of a Nicolas de Stael (Franco-Russian) painting to the sleek sophistication of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography, the selection of art to be auctioned is a strong one. Additional original art to be offered includes works by Hilary Knight (Vanity Fair caricature of Dame Edna), Sadao Watanabe, Baron d’Eisenberg, Nick Schlee, Edward Curtis (photogravures), and Thyaga Raj. Urban New York street art includes the graffiti works of LA II.Kensington

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989), gelatin silver print, 1981, artist-signed and numbered in ink. Est. $4,000-$6,000The rock and roll memorabilia section includes many original 1960s Beatles psychedelic black light posters and two sets of Beatles bobblehead dolls. Hundreds of jukebox 45 RPM records, an original T.A.M.I. Show concert program and tickets; and autographs of television stars will also be sold.

From military-themed art to wizardry, from the Middle East to the East Coast of America, from the American West to the churches of Russia, jewelry to photography, charting Alaska and the Yukon through books and maps, this auction is the embodiment of the word “eclectic.”

The live online auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 26 August.