Fudge’s auction gallery, Professional Appraisers and Liquidators, in Crystal River, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the world because of the option of on-line bidding via LiveAuctioneers.com – in addition to absentee and telephone bidding.
Fudge, a veteran auctioneer of over 40 years, always associates Autumn with one thing – it’s time for him to bring out the treasures he set aside throughout the summer and prepare for his first auction of what Florida auctioneers refer to as the season. His finds from the summer’s hunt come out of storage and are displayed in a manner in which any interior decorator would be proud.
“I always love preparing for our October auctions, because I’m able to sell the cream of the crop from estates I’ve been purchasing for the past six months,” said Fudge. No other auction offers me such lead time, so for October’s auction, I’m actually able to hand select the best of the best from thousands of antiques I’ve obtained during the summer months.”
For the past six months Fudge has been packing away items from the estates he purchases. During the summer months, he is busy searching for the crème de la crème of antiques and fine Arts. His Oct. 29 auction will showcase the fruits of his labor with items such as estate fine jewelry that represents eras ranging from Victorian and Edwardian to the Art Deco and retro periods.
Antique furniture will include, among many others, a 19th century Southern pine two-piece corner cupboard (Lot 97) and a 19th century Louis XV-style lighted curio cabinet (Lot 483), as well as an early 19th century David Cullen tall-case clock (Lot 734); and examples of mid-century modern furniture include Baker (two-door armoire – Lot 708), L. and J.G. Stickley (mission oak slant-front desk Lot #617), Henredon, and two teak wall units (Lots 367 and 368) by Danish maker Domino Mobler. antique and contemporary art includes a large collection of miniature portraits and paintings on ivory, oil paintings by listed artists and carved ivory sculptures.
A fine array of crystal and glassware in the auction includes Steuben, Waterford, Loetz, Moser, Pairpoint, American Brillaint Period cut glass, Victorian art glass including a plated Amberina jack-in-the-pulpit vase, Czechoslovakian perfume bottles, Lalique, Heisey, Carnival and Depression Glass as well as a stunning 38 3/4-inch-tall gladiola vase (Lot 99). The pottery category includes American art pottery such as Weller, Rookwood, Roseville and Hull, and even a piece from North Carolina by Pisgah Forest potters. A stunning lamp (Lot 667) and several lovely vases display the talent of the English potters at Moorcroft, while the Dutch are represented with Gouda Rondo (Lot 565) by Faroga Royal, from Germany a fine Mettlach stein, a lovely soup tureen by Henriot Quimper (Lot 93) hails from France.
Porcelain makers that will cross the block at sale include Meissen, Shelley, Dresden, German Bisque, Lladro, Royal Doulton, Royal Dux, Minton, Nippon, Limoges, Rosenthal, 19th century Chinese Export and many others. A nice assortment of sterling silver including Tiffany, Lunt, C.J. Beeger, Gorham, Steiff, Sampson Mordan and other famous makers will be auctioned at the sale.
Additional lots of note are a velvet-lined slag glass and bronze jewelry box with lift out tray signed Tiffany Studios (Lot 536), and a walking stick or cane with a sterling silver top inscribed with information regarding the 1892 commission of Navy cruiser, the U.S.S. Columbia (Lot 174).
Offerings include several unusual sterling silver items, such as a purse or handbag made by William B. Kerr (Lot 333), a Continental table ornament that depicts a reindeer pulling a sleigh with a cherub at the reins (Lot 338), and, the auctioneer’s pick in this category, an .800 Dutch silver ladle by C.J. Begeer (Utrecht, 1868-1920) in its original fitted presentation box (Lot 340). Begeer’s silver has been exhibited in museums, and auctioned at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
A complete catalog with detailed descriptions and photographs depicting several views for each item can be found on the company’s website: www.charliefudge.com.
The preview is Friday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and prior to both sessions on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.
Antique Auctions by Professional Appraisers and Liquidators LLC is located at 811 U.S. Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34446.
For details contact Antique Auctions by Professional Appraisers and Liquidators LLC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 352-795-2061 or 800-542-3877.
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