Angeli, Raeburn, and Urns Among Highlights at Clarke on May 15th.

  • Lot 203 is the magnificent pair of artist signed vases

    Lot 203 is the magnificent pair of artist signed vases


  • Lot 384 is the large Silas Seandel sculpture.

    Lot 384 is the large Silas Seandel sculpture.


  • Lot 17 is the fine Giuseppe Angeli "Education of the Virgin" oil on canvas.

    Lot 17 is the fine Giuseppe Angeli "Education of the Virgin" oil on canvas.


A selection of notable decorative arts and jewelry will highlight the start of the high auction season on Sunday, May 15th at Clarke Auction.

A pair of exceptional ground and coralline decorated vases from the late 19th century have garnered the most pre-sale interest for a variety of reasons. Each urn paint is decorated on both sides and artist signed Peccatte, after Bertier, and the other also signed Pecatte, and after Dubfe. The artistic quality, the unusual coralline decoration and the good condition of each have added to the buzz. The pair will be presented on May 15th with high expectations surrounding an $8,000 to $12,000 estimate.

A spectacular diamond and sapphire ring is another one of the favorites in the pre-sale viewings. The ring has two diamonds of great quality flanking a round faceted natural sapphire. The ring has a nearly 4.5 ct designation and an even more attractive estimate of $6,000/$9,000.

The fine art selections also have some impressive lots to add to the start of the season, including a fantastic Giuseppe Angelli oil on canvas entitled, “The Education of the Virgin.” The beautifully executed work is accompanied by support documentation from George Knox and Adriano Mariuz. The work will be offered earlier in the sale at a conservative range of $8,000/$12,000.

The art selection will also feature several important works, including a Henry Raeburn portrait of Mrs. Helen Curie Liang in a finely carved antique gilded frame ($6,000/$9,000), an oil on board New York City snow scene by Johann Berthelsen ($4,000/$6,000), and a Bernard Cathelin oil on canvas with David Findlay Gallery labels, entitled “Jardin Zen de Daisen-in” ($4,000/$6,000). 

Other fine and desirable original works by Anne Packard, Nicola Simbari, Ernest Crichlow, and others will be auctioned on May 15th as well.

The decorative art selection follows the level of the fine art and also features an impressive carved gothic case clock raised on carved frog feet with gargoyles by Tiffany & Co., New York. The clock will be one of several in the sale and will begin at an estimate of $4,000/$6,000. Another important Dore bronze figural mantle clock will be sold at an estimate of $2,000/$3,000 from an important Manhattan estate.

Other decorative and antique items of note include a pair of Empire patinated and bronze figural tazzas ($1,000/$1,500), a set of four antique Chinese hardwood chairs ($1,000/$1,500), a finely woven Sarouk carpet ($2,000/$3,000), and a signed KPM framed porcelain plaque($1,500/$2,500).

Sterling silver and jewelry will host a number of lots that rival the aforementioned and featured sapphire ring, including a rare and historically important Robert Riddle Jarvie hand hammered silver trophy. Jarvie was a notable Chicago silversmith and metalworker who has become culturally and artistically recognized across America for his style and achievements in his field. The trophy is offered with a $3,000/$5,000 estimate.

Other important items of jewelry and silver include a Tiffany & Co. six-piece tea service ($4,000/$6,000), an 18kt gold ladies Oyster Perpetual Rolex ($3,000-$5,000), and a Wallace “Romance of the Sea” Flatware set ($2,500/$3,500).

The Modern Design selection will also host a number of excellent pieces, as well as a selection of modestly estimated and quality items that suite bidders of all levels. A feature artistic modernist piece in the sale is a Silas Seandel “Sunspots” wall sculpture in an monumental size of nearly 12 feet in length. The piece also measures over 5 feet high and will be sold at an estimate of $2,000/$3,000.

Italian modern pieces will also be at the forefront of the modern section in terms of value, exemplified by a Cananzi and Semprini designed “Tatlin” sofa in red velvet and manufactured by EDRA. The piece is a show stopper of design and will be presented at auction with a $2,000/$3,000 estimate as well.

Other exceptional modern designs include an Arne Vodder sideboard ($800/$1,200), a Tommi Parzinger for Charak Dining Table ($1,500/$2,500), a Robsjohn-Gibbings dining table ($1,500/$2,500), a set of 12 TULU chairs by Cassina, and more.

Previews are in-house on Friday & Saturday, May 13th & 14th from 12pm to 6pm EST. The previews will continue on the day of the sale, Sunday, May 15th, from 10am to 12pm EST. The full catalog and video walk-through is available at

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