A Collector's Dream Auction
Important art and objects from the estate of the noted American art collector and philanthropist Jack Warner (1917-2017), items salvaged from the wreckage of the passenger steamship RMS Carpathia, and more than 1,000 lots of fine art, period antiques, decorative arts, silver, jewelry and Asian arts pulled from prominent estates and collections will be packed into a massive three-day auction event slated for January 15-17 by Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery. The event – nicknamed A Collector’s Dream Auction to Start 2021 – will be held live in the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery located at 700 Miami Circle in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as online, through the company’s relaunched website and bidding platform: www.AandOAuctions.com. Start times all three days are 10 am Eastern time. Pre-bidding has been in effect since December 26th. Gallery previews will be held from January 11th-15th from 10-5 by appointment only, due to COVID-19. The action will get underway on Friday, January 15th, at 10 am Eastern time with 94 lots of objects retrieved from the RMS Carpathia during a 2007 expedition. Items will include three telegraphs, various stoneware and glassware, portholes, a pair of binoculars and many lots of coal. The Carpathia was built in England in 1903 and rescued survivors of the RMS Titanic in 1912. But the Carpathia herself was sunk in 1918 after being torpedoed by a German submarine. Later on Friday, at 1 pm, over 100 lots from Jack Warner’s estate will come up for bid. Offered will be paintings by Jasper Cropsey, John Frederick Herring, E.L. Henry, William Aiken Walker, David Leffel, Francis Hopkinson Smith and Patrick Nasmyth; a monumental Western bronze by Dave McGary; Northwest Coast tribal totem poles and boat oar; Asian hard stone screens and embroideries; silver; and fine antiques from America and Europe. The following two days – Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th – will feature a Signature Estates Auction. The Saturday session will include fine examples of art and design by Hans Wegner, Raphael Soto, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Ken Payne, Thomas Eakins, Athos Menaboni, and others, plus a large collection of taxidermy, from which the proceeds of the sale will benefit the Georgia Safari Conservation Park in Madison, Ga. The Sunday session will include antiques and fine art from Great Britain, Italy, France and Europe. Highlights will include original works by Zhang Li, Antoine Bouvard, Henry Scott, Sir Thomas Lawrence and others; a 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE sedan; a large set of Acorn pattern sterling flatware by Georg Jensen; Zuber Hindustan wallpaper and more. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, contact Jasmine Rahbari at info@AandOAuctions.com. Strict safety measures due to COVID-19 will be taken. To join the A&O email list for information on upcoming sales visit www.AandOauctions.com. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
- Elizabeth Rickenbaker