Michaan’s to auction renowned bead collection, Asian art March 7

Lot 4376 - Central Asian agate bead necklace. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Michaan's image

Lot 4376 – Central Asian agate bead necklace. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Michaan’s image


ALAMEDA, Calif. – Naomi Lindstrom (1924-2014) was a collector of the purest sense. A longtime flight attendant for Pan Am, all the while collecting along the way. Her 50 years of collecting became a personal journal of sorts, a testament to a life of adventure, intellect and visual curiosity. Michaan’s Auctions will present these objects treasures found around the globe on March 7.

What has been described as the most significant collection of world beads in the United States, international and ancient pieces from Lindstrom’s accumulation will be offered in over 290 lots. Lindstrom conducted bead lectures in both London and New York, exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and served as a docent for over 25 years at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

Highlighting the bead collection are some of the best quality Tibetan corals available. Spotlighting Lindstrom’s outstanding Tibetan corals is a two-strand necklace (below )of excellent antique red coral beads with an ornate gilded pendant centering a large red coral cabochon at an estimate of $20,000-30,000 (lot 4364), as well as a double strand coral beaded necklace supporting a decorative antique Tibetan gilded silver needle case at an estimate of $12,000-$18,000 (lot 4359).


Lot 4364 - Tibetan coral bead, gilded metal necklace. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Michaan's image

Lot 4364 – Tibetan coral bead, gilded metal necklace. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Michaan’s image


Also offered in the more than 500-lot auction will be Naomi’s Asian art collection and tribal and ethnographic objects, which were acquired with great care.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For more information on the Naomi Lindstrom Collection auction as well as future Lindstrom collection pieces to be offered in upcoming estate sales, call 510-740-0220 ext. 0 or email info@michaans.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.