The end of the year means bringing the best property to bidders at Michaan’s, in the form of two fine auctions. The first is scheduled on Monday, December the 8th, encompassing jewelry, fine art, furnishings and decorations. The second event will be held on Monday, December the 15th as a stand-alone Fine Asian Works of Art auction. The following provides a first look into each department’s offerings with a selected auction highlight; a sneak peek into what is looking to be a noteworthy December fine season.
Fine Art – “Angels with Flower (from In the Bottom of the Garden),” $6,000-8,000.
The Andy Warhol signed watercolor upon lithograph will be joined in the December 8th fine auction by two additional works in the series (“Deux Cherubins – Two Cherubs and a Flower” and “The End”).
Furniture & Decorative Arts – Daum Nancy Cameo Pictorial Glass Lamp, $8,000-10,000.
Daum Nancy is favored by many amongst Art Nouveau lighting, with this lamp bearing the delicate foliage motifs coveted by many collectors.
Jewelry – Pierre Touraine Diamond & 18k Yellow Gold “Ram’s Head” Ring, $6,000-9,000.
This particular ring was declared the winner of the 1974 “Diamond Today Competition” as published in the April 1978 issue of “Arizona Highways” magazine.
Asian – Pair of Champlevé Enamel & Gilt Bronze Jardinières, $10,000-15,000.
From each Qianlong period jardinière springs forth a painstakingly assembled rendition of a fruit-bearing tree, glistening in amber, glass and hardstone elements.
The illustrated auction catalogs will be posted online at www.michaans.com when they become available. Previews for the fine art, jewelry, furnishing and decoration auction will be held on December 5th to December 8, 2014, the day of sale. Previews for the Fine Asian Works of Art auction will be held on December 5th to December 8th, in addition to December 12th to December 15, 2014, the day of sale. For general information please call (510) 740-0220 ext. 0 or e-mail email@example.com. Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.