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Miniature Daum cameo glass vase, diameter 1 3/16 in, est. $300-500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Leslie Hindman to auction superb miniatures collection July 17

Miniature Daum cameo glass vase, diameter 1 3/16 in, est. $300-500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature Daum cameo glass vase, diameter 1 3/16 in, est. $300-500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

CHICAGO – On July 17th, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will lift the lid on a remarkable miniature realm containing every imaginable object in small scale. The single-owner auction inventory consists of property from the Estate of Adell Venus, and the featured collection encompasses a diverse selection of miniatures, dolls and accessories, ranging from antiques to modern day miniaturists’ works. LiveAuctioneers will provide the Internet live bidding for the sale.

Over five decades, Adell’s passion for collecting led to the accumulation of tens of thousands of items and is undoubtedly one of the largest and most extraordinary collections of its kind. Born in 1932 to Russian immigrant parents in Chicago, Adell Venus (nee Lifschutz) was an only child. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which is known today as having one of the finest collections of Thorne miniature rooms. Skilled in watercolor, pastels and charcoal, Adell’s artistic eye is evident in the collection. It embodies her spectacular taste and knowledge of the quality and value of miniatures.

Although she was very private regarding her own collection, she was often sought by others to provide her expertise in the 1:12 scale. In addition to her role as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Adell dedicated herself to this collection. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Adell’s family and friends, and to present her phenomenal collection to the public for the first time,” Leslie Hindman Auctioneers stated in a press release announcing the sale.

The auction consists of more than 750 lots. Some of the categories and artisans include furniture and decorative arts by Harry Cooke, Denis E. W. Hillman, Ernie Levy and William R. Robertson; Crystalina by Jim Irish, rugs by Sharon Garmize, porcelain by Ron Benson and pieces by Le Chateau Interiors. Additionally, there are guns by Cliff Feltrope, instruments by W. Foster Tracy, jewelry by Lori Ann Potts, plants by Hiroyuki and Kyoko Kimura; dolls, dollhouses and dioramas. The list continues with Asian works of art, paintings by Marjorie Adams, Johannes Landman and Paul Saltarelli; books by Barbara J. Raheb, and silver and gold objects by Acquisto and Eugene Kupjack, to name but a few categories. The sale also features items by Erhard & Söhne, cameo glass by Daum and Devez; Austrian cold-painted bronzes, seals and other antiques.

For more information about the auction, call Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 312-280-1212.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Miniature Daum cameo glass vase, diameter 1 3/16 in, est. $300-500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature Daum cameo glass vase, diameter 1 3/16 in, est. $300-500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature late-Victorian-style horn chair, Susanne Russo, Height 3 1/2 in, est. $100-200. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature late-Victorian-style horn chair, Susanne Russo, Height 3 1/2 in, est. $100-200. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature American Federal tall-case clock, William R. Robertson, 7 7/8 in, est. $1,000-$2,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Miniature American Federal tall-case clock, William R. Robertson, 7 7/8 in, est. $1,000-$2,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Scale model of a cello, W. Foster Tracy, length 5 1/4 in, est. $300-$500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Scale model of a cello, W. Foster Tracy, length 5 1/4 in, est. $300-$500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.