Posts Tagged ‘consign

01
Apr
13

Consign Jewelry

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Jewelry Department Director Rhonda Harness:
“Fine sales are the time when we can present the best property we have to our clients.  I look for unusual and antique pieces in good condition from all time periods, from contemporary to Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau.  The market for fine diamonds is on fire and at auction they are commanding premium prices.  High demand is also seen for the entire spectrum of colored gems.  Bidders also find great interest in unique gold pieces and if it comes from a prominent artisan, even better.  For instance, gold jewelry from David Webb and Tiffany & Co. are great names that buyers find confidence in.  Signed designer pieces from artisans such as Jean Vendome and Georg Jensen, novelty items in the form of animals and bugs, fine Mexican silver and gentleman’s watches and accessories from makers such as Patek Philippe and Rolex are all strong collector items I would like to see in a fine sale.  It is also hard to go wrong with quality platinum jewelry; it seems to stand the test of time.”

DIAMOND, PLATINUM RING

DIAMOND, PLATINUM RING. To be offered June 7 at Michaan’s Auctions.

Ms. Harness can be reached at (510) 740-0220 ext. 125 or at rhonda@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com. Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

25
Mar
13

Consign Asian Art

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Asian Art Specialist Harry Huang:
“When I think fine sale, I think of top performers at auction that will please my most discerning clients.  Pristine celadon and white jade carvings in numerous forms are usually a sure-fire bet.  Chinese paintings remain a rising star in the Asian artworks market.  Fine classical Chinese paintings from acclaimed artists such as Ou Haonian and Pu Ru remain strongly optimistic with today’s buyer and beyond.  Asian furniture is another worthwhile category at auction.  Pieces of larger stature with fine craftsmanship made from materials such as huanghuali are a welcome find for my department.  In my personal experience at auction, museum quality cloisonné pieces have also been excellent performers.  In our last fine sale this was evidenced in a Qianlong period bell, tripod censer and decorative box bearing vibrant cloisonné workmanship.”

Soapstone Figural Carving Depicting Tang Ying

An Exceedingly Rare and Important Soapstone Figural Carving Depicting Tang Ying, the Qing dynasty imperial porcelain kiln supervisor. To be offered June 23 at Michaan’s Auctions.

Mr. Huang can be reached at (510) 227-2535 or at harry@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA  94501.

21
Mar
13

Consign Furniture & Decorative Arts

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Furniture & Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton:
“A great thing about the Furniture and Decorative Arts Department is that we are driven by fresh, exceptional estate property.  Outstanding antique silver has consistently proved to be one of our strongest categories, evidenced in offerings of Modernist and Tiffany & Co. pieces as well as in Chinese and Japanese export silver such as Arthur Bond.  European and American period furniture and fine clocks are quite popular with our bidders from around the world too.  Substantial, ornate, period French furniture of quality is an impressive contender at auction.  Large European china service does great numbers, including Meissen and Royal Copenhagen, especially in the Flora Danica pattern.  Specialty decorative pieces are wanted as well.  From fine Obesan tapestries to Russian icons to American folk items, I want to please many different collectors on the highest level possible.”

Lalique Vase

R. Lalique Opalescent Bacchantes Vase, model created 1927, Marcilhac 997, stencilled R. Lalique, France. To be offered on June 7 at Michaan’s Auctions

Ms. Dalton can be reached at (510) 740-0220 ext. 127 or at boo@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

20
Mar
13

Consign Fine Art

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Fine Art Department Director Thomas De Doncker:
“I see Michaan’s biannual fine sales as an excellent opportunity to present a range of masterworks and vintage photography to the educated collector.  I aim to fill these auctions with a range of categories that embody a rich representation of genres, themes and mediums.  In general, I look for exceptional examples of American and European artworks from acclaimed artists from the 1500s to the present day.  Specifically, popular categories at auction are found in vintage California landscape and pleine air painters.  Quality Old Master and turn of the century prints are also worthy finds at auction.  Blue-chip 20th century contemporary works on paper by both domestic and international artists are yet another collectible, strong bidder draw.  Also, local buyers in particular seem to find great interest in offerings of Bay Area regionalist artists.”

Joseph Rusling Meeker

JOSEPH RUSLING MEEKER (American 1827-1889) “Near the Atchafalaya,” Oil on canvas. To be offered June 7 at Michaan’s Auctions.

Mr. De Doncker can be reached at (510) 740-0220 ext. 140 or at thomas@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com. Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

27
Jul
12

Auction Makes Me Feel Like Singing

Hopefully you’re having a good work week.  But, if you find yourself having that hump day feeling, some singing is in order…

To the chorus of “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias –

I love to go to auction baby
Auction takes away my pain
I could browse these lots forever
Please don’t take my paddle away.

*Please visit us on the first Sunday of every month for our estate auction held at the main gallery at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.  On the following Tuesday/Wednesday is the Annex warehouse auction held at its new and improved location at 2701 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

To the chorus of “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston –

How will I know
The worth of granny’s china?
I have a prayer
Miss Dalton will tell me
It will be done
On Wednesday when we meet
I’m asking her
‘Cause she knows about these things.

*Visit us every Wednesday in our main gallery from 10-1 p.m. and have up to 5 pieces appraised for free!

To the chorus of “Beat It” by Michael Jackson –

Beat it!
Beat it!
Will all my bids be defeated?
Show them the money
Put up a fight
It doesn’t matter
Out bid with might
Just beat it!

*Something to keep in mind: Some of our most successful bidders are floor bidders.  Whenever you can, try to attend live!




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