One highly unusual item is a 25-inch blue and white Royal Copenhagen porcelain vase decorated with cows in a landscape by Danish artist Gottred Andrew Andersen Rode. The vase was commissioned as one of Denmark’s entries into the 1926 World’s Fair. Held in Philadelphia as the Sesqui-Centennial Expo, the event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Michaan’s jewelry department will also showcase 20th-century designers: works by artists Robert Lee Morris, Georg Jensen, Margo DeTaxco, Bent Gabrielsen for Georg Jensen, Anna Greta Eker, Susan Cummings and Viviana Torun will complement the more traditional fine jewelry. The couture department features several fine custom tailored evening gowns, day dresses and blouses from the 1930s and 1940s.
Several works of fine Art Deco sculpture by Berkeley, California artist Warren DeWitt Cheney will be offered for the first time in over 60 years. These stone and terra cotta sculptures are scale model studies for Cheney’s monumental architectural work. Works by this artist are rare; he stopped working as a sculptor after World War II and started a new career as a psychologist. Another exciting offering is a collection of drawings from life of Isadora Duncan by Abraham Walkowitz.
The coin department has a small but select group of early U.S. gold coins, while the furniture and decorations division will offer American, English and Continental sterling and porcelain; contemporary American art glass; bronze and marble sculpture; and some modern and traditional furniture.
Established in 2002, Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd St. in Alameda, CA 94501.
For details visit Michaan’s website at www.michaans.com or call 510-740-0220.
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