Online estate auction June 8 boasts fine art, high-quality collectibles

Erte’s ‘Morning Day’ limited edition framed serigraph, 40/300. Estimate: $1,500-$1,750. Oakwood Auctions image

STOUFFVILLE, Ontario – On Saturday, June 8, Oakwood Auctions will host an online estate auction boasting art, fine china and other collectibles. Commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern time, collectors are invited to explore a variety of high-quality collectibles, ranging from figurines and collector plates to lithographs and serigraphs by Picasso and Kravjansky. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Features of the sale include a spectacular collection by Art Deco artist Erte (above; lots 0340-0346) who is known for his glamorous opera sets, costumes, jewelry and graphic art, and are estimated at $1,000-$1,750 each, a rare original lithograph by Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman (below; $450-$825); a rare collection of Clarence Alphonse Gagnon original study sketches on onion paper, estimated at $2,250-$3,000 and works by other notable artists such as Maimon and Lansdowne.

Robert Bateman’s ‘Canada Geese’ original lithograph. Estimate: $450-$825. Oakwood Auctions image

Jewelry and gem collectors will find interest in a small, yet desirable group of diamond rings and earrings, while those who appreciate collector plates will discover beautiful pieces by Dalton, Goebel and Hummel.

Other interesting additions to the estate are sterling silver pieces including Yoel Zidon’s Elderly Man (lot 0028) estimated at $250-$350, and the Hadany Silver Judaica figurine (lot 0290) estimated at $300-$500, and a beautiful sterling silver vase (lot 0098) $90-$175.

Yoel Zidon’s Hadany Silver Arts ‘Elderly Man’ silver figurine. Estimate: $250-$350. Oakwood Auctions image

Antique collectors will find conversation-worthy pieces in an antique national sewing machine (lot 0356); Joseph Robson’s Hudson Bay, a book from 1972; John Levell’s History of Canada from 1866; and three beautiful hand-painted stained-glass windows (lots 1-3). Figurine collectors will take interest in the collection of Lladro figurines, including Rickshaw Ride (lot 0156) and The Thai Couple”(lot 0219), expected to bring $400-$600.

Lladro ‘Thai Couple’ porcelain figurine 0101286, trademark-5. Oakwood Auctions image

Experienced and new collectors alike will enjoy perusing the mixed assortment of lots in the sale, from rare finds to interesting, inexpensive and eye-appealing art and collectibles.

Clarence Alphonse Gagnon’s ‘River by Mountains,’ original study sketch on onion paper. Estimate: $2,250-$3,000. Oakwood Auctions image

Bidders are invited to contact Oakwood Auctions with any questions and are encouraged to stay tuned for its second auction at 4 p.m. on June 8 featuring Inuit art and sculptures.

For additional information about the auctions, contact Oakwood Auctions at 905-591-7600 or by email at