Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase, 20th century, signed Lalique France, 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches diameter. Estimate $1,800-$2,000. Gray's Auctioneers image.

Lalique, cloisonné featured in Gray’s auction Sept. 10

Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase, 20th century, signed Lalique France, 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches diameter. Estimate $1,800-$2,000. Gray's Auctioneers image.

Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase, 20th century, signed Lalique France, 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches diameter. Estimate $1,800-$2,000. Gray’s Auctioneers image.

CLEVELAND – For both avid collectors and novice explorers, Gray’s Auctioneers will conduct their 80th auction Wednesday, Sept. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern. This auction features large collections of modern furniture, cloisonné and Lalique. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Those looking to add some art glass to their space will be enchanted by the extensive collection of work by Lalique featured in this auction. Of particular note is Lot 2, a Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase. Bacchantes are mythological women who followed Bacchus, the Greek god of wine. Posed in various drunken states, these women encircle the vase. The juxtaposition of the female nudes, with the tranquil monochromatic glasswork, makes it sensual and classic.

This auction also has a large collection of cloisonné works (lots 132-147). Whatever the collector fancies, there are groupings of vases, napkin rings and figurines from all walks of the animal kingdom. The works are colorful and inviting, and add a great finishing touch in a corner or on a cabinet.

Moving from the small accent pieces of the cloisonné, the auction also presents a collection of modern furniture. Interesting pieces, include, lots 272-282, four chair groupings of Vico Magistretti reinforced fiberglass Vicario Chairs by Artemide. There is also a beautiful collection of Knoll Furniture, lots 283-300, in very good condition. Lastly, a modern furniture collection would not be complete without the quintessential pedestal tables, lots 303-307.

Condition reports will be provided upon request.

Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers accepts consignments daily and offers complimentary valuations for the community every Friday by appointment. For more information please contact Serena Harragin at 2160-458-7695 or by email at serena@graysauctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase, 20th century, signed Lalique France, 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches diameter. Estimate $1,800-$2,000. Gray's Auctioneers image.

Lalique frosted glass Bacchantes vase, 20th century, signed Lalique France, 9 1/2 inches high by 8 1/4 inches diameter. Estimate $1,800-$2,000. Gray’s Auctioneers image.

Lot 143, collection of Chinese cloisonné decorative items, 20th century, composed of two lidded jars, two vases and a shallow bowl. Estimate $100-$200. Gray's Auctioneers image.

Lot 143, collection of Chinese cloisonné decorative items, 20th century, composed of two lidded jars, two vases and a shallow bowl. Estimate $100-$200. Gray’s Auctioneers image.

Lot 307, a group of three Eero Saarinen-style enameled metal and Formica pedestal tables, 20th century, largest dimensions: 29 1/2 inches high x 48 inches diameter. Estimate $60-$80. Gray's Auctioneers image.

 

Lot 307, a group of three Eero Saarinen-style enameled metal and Formica pedestal tables, 20th century, largest dimensions: 29 1/2 inches high x 48 inches diameter. Estimate $60-$80. Gray’s Auctioneers image.