Meissen mythological gods a potent mix at Mathesons’ Auction, Jan. 2-3

Lot no. 1 is this pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns, 23 3/4 inches high, which has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Lot no. 1 is this pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns, 23 3/4 inches high, which has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Great Zeus! Four monumental Meissen mythological figural groups highlight Mathesons’ AA Auctions’ New Year Estates Auction on Jan. 2-3. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Mathesons’ will offer three important estates during the two-day sale including antiques, art, 18th- and 19th-century decorative arts, period furniture and jewelry. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.

The first Meissen figural, lot 50, features Zeus hurling lightning bolds from a chariot. The 18-inch-long porcelain group has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. The other Meissen figural groups to be sold feature Mars wearing helmet and armor in a horse-draw chariot, 17 3/4 inches, $5,000-$7,000 estimate; Mercury wearing a winged helmet and attended by a putto and cockerel in a chariot drawn be black birds, 16 inches long, $5,000-$7,000 estimate; and “The Capture of the Tritons, 11 1/4 inches high, $2,000-$3,000.

The auction Saturday leads off with a pair of stunning French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns and covers, 23 3/4 inches high, which has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.

An early example of Roseville art pottery in Saturday’s sale is an 11-inch carved Della Robbia vase, which has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

Sunday’s highlights include a magnificent Cartier 18kt gold and diamond Tank Francais ladies watch with certificate, papers and original box indicating it was purchased in 2002. It has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.

A graphite, charcoal and pastel on paper of a face, signed by Willem DeKooning (Dutch/American, 1904-1997) and inscribed to a friend (Maggi) of the artist’s daughter for her birthday in 1972, carries a $15,0000-$20,000 estimate.

Paintings include an oil on panel signed lower right “A. Carse” with a metal plaque affixed to ornate gilt frame, which reads “Alexander Carse At The Inn.” The 11- by 14 1/2-inch painting has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.

A superb carved large pair of 18th-century Chinese Foo dogs will be sold together with the tall stands that were made for them by famed designer Juan Montoya. The pair carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

For details phone 321-768-6668.

To view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Mathesons’ AA Auction’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This Italian sterling tea set by Pampaloni, 165 troy ounces, has a 7,000-10,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

This Italian sterling tea set by Pampaloni, 165 troy ounces, has a 7,000-10,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Italian artist Ferdinando Vichi created this Art Nouveau marble statue, which gracefully stands 35 3/4 inches tall. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Italian artist Ferdinando Vichi created this Art Nouveau marble statue, which gracefully stands 35 3/4 inches tall. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Frederick H. Rhead developed the concept for Roseville’s Della Robbia line circa 1904. This 11-inch carved vase has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Frederick H. Rhead developed the concept for Roseville’s Della Robbia line circa 1904. This 11-inch carved vase has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.


Zeus is one of four large Meissen mythological figural groups that will be sold at the auction. Groups featuring Zeus, Mars and Mercury are expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000 apiece. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.

Zeus is one of four large Meissen mythological figural groups that will be sold at the auction. Groups featuring Zeus, Mars and Mercury are expected to sell for $5,000-$7,000 apiece. Image courtesy Mathesons’ AA Auctions.