After a wildly competitive sale, especially for Asian objects in early January, the final collection from the massive Connecticut estate will be featured on January 26th at Clarke.
Chinese porcelain remains at the forefront in regards to pre-sale interest, and the upcoming auction at Clarke will include many lots including Famille Noire vases, Chinese porcelain hat stands, porcelain trays, Chinese plate and service lots, and more.
Several lots of Asian jade, ivory, and hardstone carvings have been added to the selection as well, but the most impressive is another pair of Rose Mandarin floor vases that rival’s last sales highly successful pair of simmilar pattern. Also in the Rose Mandarin selection is a large palace vase, a highly unusual Rose Mandarin covered urn, and a pair of urns mounted as lamps.
The success of the collection has brought a variety of quality Chinese works to Clarke from local estates, and they too will be offered in the January 26th sale. For example, a carved celadon vase will hope to achieve the success of one that sold in the last sale for over $35,000. Porcelain plaques, square vases, several framed textile lots, beautiful antique hardwood stands and chairs, wedding lamps, a Sang de Boeuf vase, ceramic fish bowls, and many more directly from New York homes will also be featured.
In decorative arts, many lots of bronzes and sculptures will be presented by Clarke. The featured sculpture in the sale is the "Le Peril Blanc" brass figure by Reinhold. The featured bronze in the sale is a bronze fairie figure entitled “Butterfly Girl”by Oswalt Schimmelphfennig. Both pieces are signed and of impressive quality.
Also in the bronze grouping is a Lucien Alliot bronze art nouveau figure of an angel, a signed Handel lamp with slag glass shade and scenic border, several bronze mounted antique furniture lots, a significantly sized bronze lantern style chandelier, a dore bronze columnar clock, an impressive pair of bronze andirons with flame and claw motif, and many more.
Sterling silver remains desirable at Clarke in Janaury. The January 26th selection includes grouping of Georg Jensen, Tiffany & Co., Ball, Black & Co., Fischer, many lots of miscellaneous hollowware and flatware, a full silver mounted bottle of whiskey, Mexican sterling, English sterling, tazzas, tea sets, jewelry groupings and more. Jewelry will also feature a 14kt and 18kt group lot and a lot of hardstone jewelry as well.
Antique and vintage items will also be offered including a two finely carved four poster canopy beds, a Tiffany style turtleback glass shade, an 18th century aubusson tapestry, a pair of serpent handle Meissen urns, a magnificent 17th century Verdure tapestry, three lots of large stained glass windows and panels, an antique marble bust of a man, a Steinway Model M piano, many lots of European porcelain, several carpets from various areas of the world, a signed Schneider art glass lamp, and many other finely constructed and executed pieces of all categories.
Clarke Auction's January 26th Sale will be held at 12pm EST. The in-house previews will be Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th, from 12pm to 6pm at the gallery. The full online catalog is available for view 24/7 and is updated daily leading up to the sale at www.clarkeny.com
For questions regarding lots in the upcoming sale or to register for bidding, please call the gallery at 914 833 8336 or email to email@example.com