ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Premier Auction House, located on the beautiful southwest coast of Florida, will host a June 9 auction of important art, books, jewelry and coins, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction starts off with a sterling silver communal snuff box (shown at top) manufactured in 1831 by silversmiths Charles Rawlings and William Summers, and presented to Rev Michael J Murray by John Ennis Esquire. This premier lot is estimated at $5,000-$6,000.
Leading the book section is a rare 1914 copy of “The Artwork of Louis C. Tiffany,” one of 492 copies printed on Japan paper. A copy of this book is featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. Entered as Lot 26 in the auction, the book carries a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
Another noteworthy lot is an early 19th-century Bible once owned by Elder Issachar Bates during his time of ministry in the Watervliet, Ohio Shaker Settlement. Elder Bates was a prominent preacher and songwriter for the Shakers. Offered as Lot 41, the Bible is estimated at $5,000-$6,000.
Other religious items include a prayer book, and two Burmese Buddhist palm leaf scrolls (Lots 55 and 56), each of which is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.
The top artwork in the sale is a pre-1844 Japanese woodblock print titled “Lady Packing a Traveling Case” by Kunisada. Estimate: $12,000-$16,000. In addition there are many pieces by artist, author and professor George Bowen Johnson.
There’s plenty of bling in the jewelry category, including diamonds, fine pearl necklaces, and a lovely 18K setting just waiting for the perfect diamond.
Coin-fanciers will surely take note of a 1955 Double-Die Wheat Penny, Lot 58, which is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
For additional information about any item in the auction, call Premier Auction House at 941-460-6459 or email email@example.com. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.