BOSTON – Kaminski Auctions’ Mid-Summer Estates Auction to be held July 31 and Aug. 1 features a wide selection of fine art, antiques and fine furnishings, with consignments acquired from Massachusetts to California. The auction will take place under the tent at the company’s venue at 564 Cabot St. in the Boston suburb of Beverly, with Internet live bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Highlighting the sale is a 19th-century Tiffany & Co. ormolu bronze clock set (est. $18,000-$25,000). Each piece rests on a pink/coral-hued marble base and has winged figural accents. The bronze clock face, which is enclosed behind a beveled glass window, features ornate floral hands and is engraved “Tiffany & Co. New York.” The clock is flanked by two matching candelabra, each having six arms.
A fine selection of jewelry is also offered at this exciting two-day auction. A gold and diamond ring (est. $20,000-$30,000) tops the jewelry lots in the sale. The ring boasts a 5-carat mine-cut yellow diamond center stone in a fine 18K yellow gold setting. The yellow diamond is wreathed in 10 smaller diamonds, arranged in a circular pattern around the center stone.
Among an assortment of rare Asian antiques is a large Tang Dynasty-period pottery Lokapala figure (est. $5,000-$8,000). The piece, which is 29 inches in height, is decorated with original pigments. Lokapala figures have great significance in Buddhist culture, and are held to be symbolic guardians of the areas they occupy.
Russian antiques include a 14K gold cigarette case (est. $5,000-$8,000), hallmarked with the number “56.” Also offered is a set of fine enameled Russian serving pieces, (est. $5,000-$8,000) including six cups, six teaspoons, ice tongs, a covered box and serving tray. The ornate enamel design showcases a wide array of colors, complimented by subtle floral accents.
“We’ve received some wonderful consignments for our Mid-Summer Auction, many of which have been discovered at our weekly Free Appraisal Tuesdays,” said Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “In addition to these assorted consignments, we’re also pleased to offer in Sunday’s auction the second part of the wonderful Asian antique collection of United States Navy retired surgeon Dr. Harold Streit and his wife Elizabeth Streit, from Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.”
For information on any lot in the auction, call Kaminski’s at 978-927-2223.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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