Archive for May, 2013

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May
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June Fine Auction Offers Shipshape Collection

Five lots of Captain Jacob Stone’s personal items will be sold in Michaan’s fine sale on June 7, 2013.  Jacob Stone (Dec. 4, 1764 – June 23, 1831) was an authentic sea captain based in the small coastal city of Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts.  Stone joined Newburyport’s Marine Society in 1801, climbing its ranks from Secretary to Vice President.  His first entry at the Newburyport Custom House chronicled a cargo journey from the East Indies in March of 1805.

In line with auction house lore, it is believed that spirits loom amongst their beloved belongings as they journey between this world and the beyond.  I wonder what Jacob Stone would say…

Lot 2297 - An American painted leather fire bucket, circa 1775 ($500-700)

Lot 2297 – An American painted leather fire bucket, circa 1775 ($500-700)
“Batten down the hatches! Had a flashback. This here bucket kept me and my hands adrift.”

Lot 2298 - An 1805 watercolor painting of the American Brig Industry of Newburyport ($1,000-1,500)

Lot 2298 – An 1805 watercolor painting of the American Brig Industry of Newburyport ($1,000-1,500)
“Surrender the loot! A wonderful painting from my collection, vexes me to see it go.”

Lot 2299 - Oil on canvas portrait of Jacob Stone in a period frame ($800-1,200)

Lot 2299 – Oil on canvas portrait of Jacob Stone in a period frame ($800-1,200)
“Shiver me timbers! The best lot of the sale in my eyes.”

Lot 2300 - An early 19th century black leather portfolio ship log ($1,000-1,500)

Lot 2300 – An early 19th century black leather portfolio ship log ($1,000-1,500)
“Anyone who took this out of my cabin without me: walk the plank!”

Lot 2301 - A group of fifty-four Chinese export Canton blue and white china pieces ($3,000-5,000)

Lot 2301 – A group of fifty-four Chinese export Canton blue and white china pieces ($3,000-5,000)
“These cups helped  get me three sheets to the wind many times.”

The Jacob Stone Collection will be offered amongst the fine Furniture and Decorative Arts selection, along with artworks and jewelry.  Previews will be held on May 31, 2013 until June 7th, the day of sale.

Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

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May
13

The Animal Attraction of Georg Jensen

Sure to be many a collectors dream is a large group of sterling silver Georg Jensen jewelry items at Michaan’s Auctions.  The collection, amassed some forty years ago, will now be sold in Michaan’s June fine jewelry sale in twenty-eight lots.  All the authentic Jensen items bear stamps verifying production numbers as well as artist marks.  Many of the coveted images include depictions of animals, a jewelry fan favorite and coveted collector niche category as well.  The Jensen animal menagerie is out of its cage and up for auction on June 7, 2013, highlighted by the following brooches.

From Jensen Silversmithy designer Arno Malinowski:

The Moonlight Butterfly Brooch, lot 2445, $500-700

The Moonlight Butterfly Brooch, lot 2445, $500-700

The Kneeling Deer Brooch, lot 2442, $400-600

The Kneeling Deer Brooch, lot 2442, $400-600

The Bird with Wheat Brooch, lot 2443, $400-600

The Bird with Wheat Brooch, lot 2443, $400-600

The Dolphin Brooch, lot 2441, $300-500

The Dolphin Brooch, lot 2441, $300-500

From Jensen Silversmithy designer Harald Nielsen:

An extremely rare sterling silver and iron quail brooch, lot 2438, $300-500

An extremely rare sterling silver and iron quail brooch, lot 2438, $300-500

Previews for the June fine jewelry offerings will be held on May 31st until the day of sale.

Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.




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