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Signed art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi, estimated at $200-$1,500

Temptations abound at Benefit Shop Foundation’s June 14 Red Carpet sale

Signed art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi, estimated at $200-$1,500

Signed art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi, estimated at $200-$1,500

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc. will hold its next Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, June 14, starting at 10 am Eastern time. This auction, boasting nearly 800 items, features the Manhattan estate of a university professor who lived and taught in Japan for more than 35 years, collecting antiques, antiquities, decorative arts, artifacts and contemporary art from Japan and the Far East. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The professor’s collection was extensive and far-ranging. Pottery figured prominently in it, including a Tolita Tumaco bust of a man, possibly pre-Columbian; a two-handled Greek kylix with figures painted in black on the sides; and a Southeast Asian pottery head of Vishnu on a wooden stand. All are conservatively estimated at $100-$300. Fine examples of Acoma and Pueblo Native American pottery are also on offer.

Tolita Tumaco bust of a man, possibly pre-Columbian, estimated at $100-$300
Tolita Tumaco bust of a man, possibly pre-Columbian, estimated at $100-$300

Also from this collection are several artworks by Japanese contemporary artist Tadaaki Kuwayama and a vintage Japanese poetic diary box containing more than 200 hand-painted cards, each with gold or silver leaf within a textile wrapping, estimated at $50-$200. Antique and striking decorative boxes were also favorite items of the professor. Also appearing in the June 14 sale will be a Sanborns sterling silver dresser or trinket box, estimated at $100-$300.

Pair of antique French Louis XVI Empire style bronze oil lamps, estimated at $1,000-$5,000

Pair of antique French Louis XVI Empire style bronze oil lamps, estimated at $1,000-$5,000

The selection of fine antiques and decorative objects includes a pair of circa-1785-1790 French Louis XVI Empire-style bronze oil lamps by Pierre-Philippe Thomire after Louis-Simon Boizot, estimated at $1,000-$5,000; a circa-1915 Wm. B. Durgin sterling silver flatware service for 12 in the Chatham pattern, estimated at $1,500-$4,000; and a signed circa-1920s Thomire A Paris (Pierre Philippe Thomire) gilt bronze and crystal epergne with an estimate of $500-$3,000.

Fashion is always well-represented at the Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., and the June 14 auction has not one but three Chanel bags: a black lambskin camera crossbody bag, never used and estimated at $200-$2,000; a like-new black caviar leather maxi classic handbag with its original box, estimated at $200-$2,000; and a metallic silver calfskin Chain Me hobo bag that has an estimate of $500-$1,000.

Chanel caviar black leather maxi classic handbag with its original Chanel box, estimated at $200-$2,000

Chanel caviar black leather maxi classic handbag with its original Chanel box, estimated at $200-$2,000

The jewelry selection includes a Tiffany & Co lapis lazuli and pearl 14K gold necklace that is hand-beaded and double-knotted and estimated at $200-$2,000; a 20in-long Swarovski crystal statement bib necklace that is estimated at $50-$200; and a 14K gold vintage multi-chain twist necklace estimated at $50-$100. Art glass and glassware standouts range from a set of four Bohemian cobalt cut-to-clear crystal goblets having a diamond and linear pattern and an estimate of $100-$2,000 to a signed and hand-blown art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi that carries an estimate of $200-$1,500. The latter is a heavy collector’s piece measuring 14¼ by 11½ by 10in.

Another angle on the signed art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi, estimated at $200-$1,500
Another angle on the signed art glass centerpiece by Romanian artist Ioan Nemtoi, estimated at $200-$1,500

Mid-century Modern furniture continues to perform well, and this auction features several unusual tables in this style, including a Hohenberg mosaic and wood coffee table with an estimate of $50-$250, and a 1959 Carl S. Hodgen geode stone coffee table estimated at $40-$200. Rounding out the auction will be an antique hand-carved marble bust of Diana with an estimate of $50-$250, and a porcelain Hermes leopard-motif trinket dish with a black border and 24K gold trim, estimated at $100-$400.

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