Estate consignments enrich Gray’s auction May 11

Lot 1A, Scott Miller (1955-2008) Snow Bird. Gray's image

Lot 1A, Scott Miller (1955-2008) Snow Bird. Gray’s image

 

CLEVELAND – Spring has brought an abundance of estates to auction. Gray’s May 11 auction is no exception.

Lot 1A in the sale is a beautiful signed artwork by Scott Miller (1955-2008) titled Snow Bird. A magical wintry depiction, it features a graceful bird soaring above barren trees and a sparkling landscape. It is shown above.

All wonderful estate auctions include unique and unusual treasures. As W.B. Yeats writes “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” Discoveries at Gray’s include lot 138, a Junghans elephant swinger clock (below), named for its swing-style movement and pendulum. The original Junghans company began in 1861 when Erhard Junghan and his brother-in-law, Jakob Zeller-Tobler set up their Black Forest business in the town of Schramberg. From humble beginnings the company grew to become one of the largest in Germany. This wonderful antique clock is unusual in that it is in working order.

 

Lot 138 – Junghans elephant swinger clock, 20th century. Estimate: $300-$500. Gray’s image

Lot 138 – Junghans elephant swinger clock, 20th century. Estimate: $300-$500. Gray’s image

 

Lot 169 is an early 20th century gilt bronze and brass seven light hanging chandelier (below) with glorious Steuben gold Aurene shades, together with a pair of single light wall sconces.

 

Lot 169 – Gilt bronze and brass chandelier having Steuben Aurene shades, together with a pair of single-light wall sconces. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Gray’s image

Lot 169 – Gilt bronze and brass chandelier having Steuben Aurene shades, together with a pair of single-light wall sconces. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Gray’s image

 

For more information contact Serena Harragin at Gray’s: 216-226-3300.

 

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