SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will offer a fine Mélange: Art, Decorative Arts & More sale on Saturday, April 20. Featuring over 260 items, the sale presents a wide range of artworks, decorative arts and more, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Highlights include a Chinese porcelain Xiangqi game, a 19th-century portrait of a gentleman, a carved giltwood peacock, an etching of three horsemen by Edward Borein (1873-1945), and a 19th-century silver compact by Donadio. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Artworks include oils, watercolors, etchings, lithographs, ink on paper, pastels, prints and photographs of diverse eras and subject matter. Other items going up for bid include sculptures and figures of bronze, copper and porcelain; boxes and compacts of sterling, porcelain or agate; a selection of art glass; paperweights; miniatures and silhouettes; geodes; tableware and flatware, many of sterling silver; candlesticks; clocks and lamps; 17th/18th-century English documents; American fractional currency notes; duck decoys; decorative items from China and Japan; vintage fishing rods and reels; and 19th-century firearms. The auction also includes numerous groupings of letter openers, watch fobs, wooden pipes, fountain pens and mechanical pencils.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the online catalog):
– An early 20th century landscape by Dutch artist Jan Poortenaar (above).
– Silver and enameled 19th century Italian compact marked “Donadio, Naples, S. Lucia” (below).
– Finely carved early 19th century gilt wood peacock on a stand, 30 inches high by 18½ inches wide by 9½ inches deep (est. $400-$600).
– Original etching of three cowboys by Western artist Edward Borein (1873-1945), 19½ by 15½ inches framed (est. $700-$900.
– Framed oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman (est. $2,000-$3,000).
– Amethyst geode mounted on a burl wood stand, 13½ inches high by 14½ inches wide by 7 inches deep (est. $80-$120).
– Blue and white Chinese porcelain Xiangqi game, 3 inches high by 17 inches wide by 13½ inches deep (est. $800-($1,200).
– Continental double-barreled derringer (est. $200-$400).
– Late 19th/early 20th century bronze by Mathurin Moreau (1822–1912), 20 inches high (est. $500-$700).
– Majestic 19th century oil on canvas panorama of Yosemite Valley and an Indian village by James Dwyer (1844- 1934), ‘Indians in Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail, 1862, 27½ by 41¾ inches framed (est. $500-$700).
– Late 19th/early 20th century bronze by Mathurin Moreau (French, 1822–1912), ‘Diane au Bain, Salon des Beaux Arts,’ 20 inches high on a 4-inch turned wooden stand (est. $500-$700).
– Fine Frederick Hart acrylic sculpture of two nudes in relief signed “Hart/Fal 1992 – 61/400 CAI,” 17 inches high by 7 inches wide by 6 inches deep (est. $600-$800).
– Two very good early 19th century watercolor miniature portraits in original frames with finely cast hooks, 6 inches high by 5¼ inches wide (est. $200-$400).
– Venetian glass sculpture signed Dino Rosin, depicting two lovers in an embrace, paper labels on the base state “Dino Rosin. Hand Made and Studio Rosin, Murano Venezia,” 25 inches high by 9 inches wide by 7 inches deep (est. $200-$300).
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time/1:30 p.m. Eastern.
For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions, at 415-964-5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.