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Inspiration at Michaan’s first auction of 2021. ALAMEDA, CA, USA, January 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Inspiration, in all its many forms, can illuminate the darkest of winters. At Michaan’s Auctions we are inspired by the ancient and the modern, by the historic and the ephemeral; by families, and cultures, and all that is beautiful. As the new year unfolds, we invite you to join our journey of discovery and inspiration, and find your treasure at Michaan’s. January’s Gallery Auction is set for Saturday, January 23, preceded by the Annex Auction January 18, 19 and 20. Fresh-to-themarket modern furniture by top designers of the 20th century, from collections formed in the 1950s and 1960s, is a strong feature of January’s Gallery Auction. A Miro biomorphic aquatint is a leading fine art highlight. Asian art treasures include the Chinese crackle glazed moon flask from a Northern California estate. A wonderful selection of solid gold pocket watches is among the jewelry highlights. Original Mid-Century Modern furniture is highly sought at auction, and Michaan’s is a leading Bay Area resource for collectors and designers. George Nakashima, an American innovator of inestimable and enduring influence, is featured in the January 23 sale. Nakashima’s three-leg slab table, estimated at $6,000-$9,000, is a triumph of his craft, with its partial free-edge top supported by sprightly tapered round legs. Another exciting find for collectors is the wood stool by Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), the American fine artist and interior designer best known for his sculptural furniture creations. Esherick’s studio near Paoli, PA is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture where more than 300 of his works are preserved and exhibited. Michaan’s offers the Wharton Esherick tripod stool with asymmetrical seat, in very good condition, estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Another modern classic is the brown leather egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, made in Denmark c. 1958 ($2,000-$3,000). The collection of four side chairs by Jens Risom for Knoll is offered at $1,500-$2,500. With its deep red webbing on a simple maple frame, this chic and comfy chair was among the first designs conceived for and manufactured by Knoll in the…
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Exceptional Paintings, Sculptures, Prints and Exquisite Fine Jewelry highlight Michaan’s Winter Fine Sale
Previews:December 16 & 17, by appointment and day of sale Auction:Winter Fine SaleFriday, December 18 at 10am ALAMEDA, CA, USA, December 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Auction: Winter Fine Sale Friday, December 18 at 10amPreviews: December 16 & 17, by appointment and day of saleLocation: Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA94501 Exceptional Paintings, Sculptures, Prints and Exquisite Fine Jewelry highlight Michaan’s Winter Fine Sale Michaan’s Winter Fine Sale opens with exquisite fine jewelry pieces of a broad range. An especially noteworthy necklace featuring over fifty-four carats of high-quality diamonds (estimate: $70,000 / 90,000) is consigned from the Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer Fleishhacker. Both third generation San Franciscans, Mortimer and his wife Janet were very involved in the civic life of San Francisco and are known throughout California for their Philanthropy. Janet was chairman of the board of the University of San Francisco and national president of Camp Fire Girls, among many other achievements. They hosted a 25th anniversary party for the United Nations at their estate in Woodside, CA (known as Green Gables) to which the diplomatic corps including the Secretary General U-Thant attended. Mortimer gifted this necklace to Janet as an anniversary present. Janet, a very fashionable woman, was routinely featured on the list of the 10 best dressed women in San Francisco. She wore this necklace to the openings of the opera, ballet and symphony where she sat in the Fleishhacker family box "M" which is situated in the center of the opera house. Janet left the necklace to her daughter Delia Ehrlich, who also wore it on those occasions. Mortimer Jr.'s father, Mortimer Fleishhacker and his brother Herbert were involved in the early electrification of California and founded the Crown Paper Company which later merged to form Crown Zellerbach. He was a regent for the University of California and helped found the local chapter of what would become the United Way. His brother Herbert was a founder of both Fleishhacker Pool and Fleishhacker Zoo (now known as the San Francisco Zoo), while Mortimer Jr. himself was a founder of the public television station KQED. An extremely rare…
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Victorian Furniture, Native American Jewelry and Rare Chinese Scrolls to be offered in November Auction
Victorian Furniture, Native American Jewelry and Rare Chinese Scrolls to be offered in November Auction ALAMEDA, CA, USA, November 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PRE SALE PRESS RELEASE! Press Office Contact!Talesa Eugenio(510) 740-0220 x 116 Auction: Gallery AuctionSaturday, November 21, 2020Previews: November 18 & 19, by appointment November 20, 12pm – 5pm Location:Michaan’s Auctions2751 Todd StreetAlameda, CA 94501 Victorian Furniture, Native American Jewelry and Rare Chinese Scrolls to be offered in November Auction The November 21st Gallery Auction at Michaan’s Auctions opens with Furniture and Decorative Arts, featuring remarkably diverse material from an Edwardian quarter-sawn oak corner vitrine (estimate: $800 / 1,200), a collection of English Victorian rosewood chairs with carved backs & dragonfly upholstered seats (estimate: $500 / 800), a Belter “Rosalie” pattern open parlor armchair (estimate: $300 / 400); to a Tennessee Valleyattributed food and pie safe with Masonic and dated punched tins, 1872. The decorative arts grouping is very strong, offering several collections within the selection: a group of ethnographica, from photographer David Howard’s personal collection includes samplings from ceremonial warrior headdresses to an incantation ritual book; a group of 19th and 20th Century Bohemian, German, English and American glass drinking vessels from a private Los Altos Collection. Of special interest in this section of the sale are a blue overlay Bohemian Pokal and an engraved goblet, circa 1840 (estimate: $400 / 600); and a wonderful and vibrant collection of antique beaded and embroidered handbags (estimate: $300 / 500), from a lifelong collection. Light plays beautifully across the surface of a good Tiffany Studios Colonial Shade on Tiffany Studios Base #534 (estimate: $6,000 /8,000), another fine item in this section of the Michaan’s sale. The fine art section of the Gallery auction has something for every kind of collector; from early California oil paintings to modern bronzes. There is a wonderful array of early Californian paintings from artists Mary DeNeale Morgan and Carl Sammons. Mary DeNeale Morgan’s ‘Cypress Trees’ is a wonderful example of her love of the Carmel valley; she is considered oneof the preeminent Carmel plein-aire painters of late 19th / early 20th century. One of…
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Michaan’s to Offer Natural Sri Lankan Color-Change Sapphire Ring; Pair of Maruni Oak-Frame Folding Chairs in August 22 Gallery Auction. ALAMEDA, CA, USA, August 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Press Office Contact!Talesa Eugenio(510) 740-0220 x 116Auction:Gallery AuctionSaturday August 22, 2020 at 10amLocation:Michaan’s Auctions2751 Todd StreetAlameda, CA 94501 Michaan’s to Offer Natural Sri Lankan Color-Change Sapphire Ring; Pair of Maruni Oak-Frame Folding Chairs in August 22 Gallery Auction. Michaan’s Auction House, located near the former jetways on Alameda Island, off of Oakland, announced highlights of its August 22 Gallery Auction today. The jewelry section of the sale includes a fine pair of 18 karat white gold semi-hoop earrings, inset with diamond and yellow diamond stones, in geometric and foliate designs. Estimate: $9,000 - 12,000. This section of the auction also includes a 14 karat white gold ring centering a 7.80 karat heart-shaped Ceylonese natural color-change sapphire. The ring comes with an AGL Prestige Gemstone Report that certifies the stone is natural, unheated and untreated. The pre-sale estimate is $5,000 -7,000. The well-rounded Fine Art section of the auction includes a Fremont Ellis painting, “Winter Tree Grove,” an oil on paperboard. Ellis was a member of the Santa Fe painting group, “Los Cinco Pintores,” in the 1920s, eventually breaking away. Throughout his career, he continued to focus on his beloved Western Terrain. The painting is estimated to realize $2,000 - $3,000. This section of the auction also includes a dynamic modern triptych lithograph by Roy Lichetenstein, “ As I Opened Fire” of 1964. This explosive lithograph is estimated to realize $1,000 - $2,000. Two other works of note in the Fine Art Section are Max Ernst’s Mask-like glass face, “Elfo 3,” estimated at $2,000 - $4,000; and “Paysage Normandy,” by French artist Maurice de (1876-1958). The mood-driven oil on canvas is estimated to realize $3,000 - $5,000 in the sale. Pairs are the driving forces for the furniture section of the auction: a pair of California Craftsman John Kapel Walnut Chests of Drawers are estimated to realize $800-1,200. These come from an estate property with several Kapel items on offer. The grain, and…
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Michaan’s Auctions, a leading full-service auction house on the West Coast. ALAMEDA, CA, USA, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- California Auction House Offers Free Online Auction Appraisals Michaan’s Auctions, a leading full-service auction house on the West Coast, offers free online auction appraisals of antiques, fine art, furniture, Asian art and jewelry. There are two types of appraisals: The first type of appraisal is a formal document needed for Trusts, Estates, Equitable distribution and Insurance purposes. There are fees associated with formal appraisals.Please contact our Trusts & Estates Department, 510.227.2530, for more information. The second type of appraisal is a free, verbal auction estimate. This appraisal includes an estimated value, which based on the educated judgment of the specialist as to what the object will sell for at auction. You will also be provided with information on the appropriate auction, a timetable and an explanation of our terms of sale. Free appraisals can be obtained in the following manner: 1. Appraisal Appointments – Michaan's specialists are pleased to meet with you in your home, if you have 20 or more items or at our Main Gallery. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (510) 740-0220 or e-mail [email protected]. 2. Submitting Photographs – Please send clear images that depict the entire piece and a few detail images of any markings or damage to the piece. You may send images online using our Free Online Appraisal form or mail your photographs to: Michaan's AuctionsP.O. Box 489Alameda, CA 94501 Contact Michaan’s AuctionsTalesa [email protected](510) 740-0220 About Michaan’s AuctionsMichaan's Auctions is a leading, full-service auction house in the Bay Area. Established in 2002, they specialize in the appraisal and sale of antiques and fine art, and their specialty departments include the following:● Asian Works of Art● Furniture and Decorative Arts● Modern & Contemporary European and American Paintings/Prints and Jewelry Michaan’s has one of the largest facilities in Northern California and the auction house holds up to thirty sales each year with a broad base of buyers and consignors around the globe. They offer buyers the chance to preview and bid…
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There has never been a better time to turn to Michaan’s Auctions for the inspiration offered by fine art and beautiful things. PRE SALE PRESS RELEASE!Press Office Contact!Talesa Eugenio(510) 740-0220 x 116Auction:Gallery AuctionSaturday July 25, 2020 at 10amLocation:Michaan’s Auctions2751 Todd StreetAlameda, CA 94501Michaan’s July 25 Auction Offers Important Chinese Paintings,Designer Jewels and Luxury Timepieces There has never been a better time to turn to Michaan’s Auctions for the inspiration offered by fine art and beautiful things. Each auction is a virtual journey, filled with possibilities. In the upcoming Gallery Auction on July 25, wonderful works by artists from California and Taos are among the many fine art highlights. The Asian Art department offers important 20th century Chinese paintings. The selection of estate jewelry and timepieces includes treasures from the world’s top design houses. Vintage modern furniture and fine musical instruments also await July’s bidders. Online and phone bidding are available to all. Ralph Waldo Emerson Meyers settled in Taos, NM in 1909. He was a successful trader, working with the people of the Taos Pueblo to market their creations and in the process becoming an advocate for preserving Native American cultural traditions. His lifelong dream was to become a painter, and he held a position of esteem in the famous Taos artists’ colony. Meyers produced a relatively small body of very fine paintings, which makes the sale of his work at auction exciting for collectors. On July 25, Michaan’s offers Meyers’s oil, “Indian Summer” (estimated at $7,000 - $9,000). California’s majestic scenery, legendary natural light and creative communities have attracted fine artists for many generations. Michaan’s is a leading resource for works by California artists. July’s Gallery Auction features landscapes by Manuel Valencia, Richard Schloss and Gordon Coutts. A native of Scotland, Coutts was a world traveler who settled in the East Bay Hills and belonged to the Bohemian Club. His landscapes, glowing with vibrant colors, include “Forest Stream,” offered by Michaan’s at $1,000 - $1,500. Valencia’s “Grazing Cattle in Marin” is a fine tonalist landscape estimated at $2,000 - $4,000. It bears the label of Maxwell Galleries, prominent in…
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Michaan’s sale features Escher, rare snuff bottles and porcelains, fine furniture and a Kashmir sapphire
Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch 1898-1972) Convex and Concave (Hol en Bol). Lithograph. Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000. ALAMEDA, CA.-Michaan’s Auctions continues to serve the international community of buyers and sellers, sustaining the momentum created by many years of successful auction events. The Alameda, California auction gallery reopens this month. On Friday, June 19, the Summer Fine Sale showcases fine art, fine jewelry, Asian art, furniture and decorations curated by Michaan’s team of experienced and dedicated auction specialists. Michaan’s selection of fine art will delight, in equal measure, the longtime collector and the novice bidder. A case in point: the iconic works of M.C. Escher. The Escher pieces in this sale were purchased from the artist, in the Netherlands, by the current owner’s grandfather. Escher’s lithograph, “Convex and Concave (Hol en Bol),” is estimated at $10,000-$15,000. “Sphere Surface With Fishes” ($7,000-$9,000) is a striking woodcut on Japanese tissue paper; the mathematical accuracy of Escher’s spirals, in this particular work, has been demonstrated at length by scholars. Both Eschers in this auction are museum-quality works by a singular artist whose creativity was matched only by his astonishing intellect. Michaan’s Summer Fine Sale also offers diverse 19th-century European paintings of beauty and intrigue. These include “Portrait of a Woman” by Albert Lynch (1851-1912), Peruvian-born painter of Belle Époque Paris. The large oil, “Woman with a Vase” is by Austrian artist Daniel Israel (1859-1901). The artist’s widow, Rosa Israel, brought the painting to the US when she immigrated in 1923; it has passed down through generations to the current owner, Rosa Israel’s great-granddaughter. The Albert Lynch and Daniel Israel paintings are each estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Also offered is “Horse Market,” by the Dutch artist Isaac Israëls (1865-1934), an artistic prodigy who received an honorable mention at the Paris Salon of 1885. Isräels worked in various European capitals and is associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. “Horse Market,” depicting a favorite subject of the artist, is estimated to realize $8,000-$12,000. American paintings are strong sellers at Michaan’s and are well represented in June’s auctions. A Bay Area Figurative Movement artist, James Weeks, is featured in the Summer…
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Chinese Longquan Kinuta 'Bamboo Neck' vase. Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000. ALAMEDA, CA.- No matter where you are during this unforgettable season, Spring 2020, the fabulous finds at Michaan’s Auctions are within reach! Feed your soul with beautiful things from around the world. The May 15 Gallery Auction, offered for online and absentee bidding only, is a collection of earthly delights curated with care by Michaan’s specialists. Glamorous Art Deco etchings, fine Chinese porcelains, diamonds and rare books are among the highlights. Also on Michaan‘s calendar of coming events: the Summer Fine Sale, scheduled for June 12, followed by the June Gallery Auction on June 13. The etchings of Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950) epitomize the depiction of women during the Art Deco period. Whether seductive or pensive, Icart’s women have the lush, stylized allure that makes Art Deco art and illustrations so striking. Three Louis Icart aquatint etchings are offered at Michaan’s in May. “Perfect Harmony” and “Meditation (Dans les Rêves)” are $800-1,200 each, and “The Lamp” is estimated at $500-700. The Icart etchings are just a few of the May auction’s many wonderful works by international artists such as M.C. Escher and Peter Max. Contemporary mixed media pieces by Kim Frohsin are among the American works of art on offer. A small etching by the great James Abbot MacNeill Whistler, “Billingsgate,” dates to 1859 and is offered at $400-600. Works by American women — Marian Steele (1912-2001), Ludmilla Pilat Welch (1867-1925), Bertha Lum (1869-1954), to name a few — are abundant in Michaan’s May sale. Lum was an innovator whose work will intrigue collectors of fine prints including woodblocks. Three of her woodcuts are held in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. While living in Peking in 1922, Lum developed a new type of print, often referred to as a raised line print, of which the prints in Michaan’s May auction are excellent examples. First, she molded wet paper over a carved wooden block. After the paper dried, she hand painted the embossed paper using raised lines to delineate areas of color. “Marionette (Eastern Maiden with Parasol)” by Bertha Lum is estimated at…
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Asian Art From A Fine Private San Francisco Collection Featured At Michaan’s March 7 Gallery Auction
Chinese Pewter Covered Tureen with Hardstone Inlay. Estimate: $300. /400. ALAMEDA, CA.-Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda will hold a Gallery Auction on Saturday, March 7 featuring prominent American and international fine artists. A distinguished San Francisco private collection anchors the offering of Asian art. Designer and period jewels are offered, along with furniture and decorative pieces to suit many tastes and wallets. Just two months into the new year, Michaan's Fine Art department has already seen noteworthy sales in 2020. “Michaan’s has nurtured the connections that continuously bring wonderful works of art to auction, and we are finding plenty of opportunity for art buyers and sellers alike,” says specialist Susan Paffrath. Featured in the March 7 Gallery Auction is William Keith (1838-1911), renowned painter of California landscapes, whose works are held in many museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, LACMA and San Francisco's de Young Museum. William Keith paintings have sold very well at Michaan's, where California artists are often in the spotlight. Keith's large oil "Figures Walking on a Path with Sheep" is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. It was purchased in the early 20th century and passed through the family to the current owner by descent. A second William Keith oil offered in March,"Pond Among the Trees," is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Both works exhibit the characteristic contemplative mood and subdued palette of the Tonalism Movement, in which Keith was a leading figure. Michaan's selection of American art offered in March includes fine works on paper by Dale Chihuly, Jim Dine and Chet Reneson. Chihuly's colorful oil on paper ($2,000-$4,000) conveys great exuberance and energy, just like his iconic glass sculptures. Jim Dine's lithograph "The Wolf-Man's Dream" ($700-$900) depicts a seminal event in Sigmund Freud's study of dreams. With its expressive brushstrokes and theme exploring identity and memory, "The Wolf-Man's Dream" is classic Jim Dine and a must for collectors of his work. Chet Reneson’s “Fishing at Sunset” is offered in March at $2,500-$4,500, a wonderful find for admirers of Reneson, the great sporting watercolorist. Carl Morris (American, 1911-1993) had an expansive career in modern art,…
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William Keith’s works exhibit the characteristic contemplative mood and subdued palette of the Tonalism Movement. His inspiration was the mountain landscapes of California, where he went on numerous sketching trips. The upcoming sale offered by Michaan’s Auctions will highlight one of Keith’s pieces, titled Figures Walking on a Path with Sheep. American Pop artist Jim Dine’s The Wolf-Man's Dream will be available as well. Characterized by expressive brushstrokes and an exploration of identity and memory, the piece depicts a seminal event in Sigmund Freud's study of dreams. Also highlighted is a pair of bronze ritual wine vessels. Belonging to the Han dynasty, each faceted vessel has loose ring handles on the sides and S-shaped finials at the corners. Pieces from John George Brown and Leonard Lester are also offered. View the full catalog and register to bid on Michaan’s Auctions.
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After being known as a master in the Mexican school of painting, Jesús Guerrero Galván joined the Movimiento de Creación Plástica, or the Mexican Muralist Movement. Beyond his work as a muralist, Galván was a painter of many skills who worked on oil paintings, lithographs, and illustrations. One of his self-portraits will be offered in Michaan's Auctions’ upcoming February Gallery Auction. Over 500 lots will be presented in this sale, including jewelry, decorative art, and sterling silver pieces. A 14-karat yellow gold ring is a highlight. It features one emerald-cut diamond set in a graduated fan motif. In addition to jewelry, sets of flatware and tea services will be available. A Shreve & Co. Art Nouveau sterling silver tea service includes a large tray, a hot water kettle on a stand, a coffee pot, and a teapot. View the complete catalog and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.
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A little-known fact about classic cuckoo clocks is their lengthy history, dating back to the first century B.C. These automaton clocks have experienced massive changes over the years, particularly when the Chinese merged their intricate craftsmanship with the existing technology. These clocks and many other decorative and fine art items will be available in the upcoming Gallery Auction presented by Michaan's Auctions. Work from Charles Joseph Biederman—the self-proclaimed “best-known unknown artist in America”—is also featured in this sale. The inspiration for Biederman’s three-dimensional reliefs was drawn from Russian Constructivism and the De Stijl movement. His colorful Structuralist Relief, Red Wing #32, 1954-1964 is presented in this auction. Also available is a selection of American paintings and landscapes from Fern Coppedge and Ralph Blakelock. A 1958 silkscreen by Wayne Thiebaud entitled the Red Sea is another leading lot. Designer jewelry from brands such as Cartier, Hermès, and David Yurman will also be available. Diamond and gold items play a prominent role, along with a strand of natural saltwater pearls. Native American and Mexican silver jewelry, fine timepieces, and vintage estate jewelry are also represented. Asian art rounds out the sale, ranging from fine porcelains and cloisonné enamel pieces to carved jade and Japanese woodblocks. Of particular interest is an automated Chinese clock, a wind-up item decorated with a waterfall and a pagoda. Explore the full LiveAuctioneers.
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Many onlookers will observe in wonder, as works of art available at Gallery Auction by Michaan's Auction allow one to understand the power of expression. Countless items can stir up interest in the auction like the Andy Warhol film cell from the Beatles Yellow Submarine and trove of fantastic original B movie posters! While rare opportunities befall all Beatles fans, art enthusiasts will be just as pleased to take home paintings by revolutionary artists such as Roy Lichtenstein. His art was inclined towards portraying a kind of anti-sensibility that pervades society. Capturing the warmth of the sun, in a painting, is Seldon Conner Gile’s depiction of a farm through his thick impasto brushstrokes. A fine example of pouring colors and fluid painting amidst this vast collection of 824 lots is a landscape of New York by Ernest Lawson. The landscape employs the extent of bold, yet harmonious colors to create compositions of a serene atmosphere. View the full catalog on Michaan's Auction.
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An extensive collection of antiques and collectibles, the upcoming Gallery Auction offered by Michaan’s Auctions samples from categories as varied as vintage books and Chinese porcelain. Leading the lots of over 500 items is a carved cigar store figurine, itself a relic from late 19th century, New York. It depicts a striking Native American woman glistening with pristine details, a signal of its careful maintenance over generations. Another remarkable lot is a crayon portrait of a child from the Italian master Guido Reni, whose dramatic panoramas made him one of the most famous artists of his time. This auction is carefully organized around these specific groupings. With estimates ranging from $300 to $18,000, its diversity brings together collectors of all interests. A selection of fine jewelry is also presented, a balanced mix of gemstones and quality gold. Browse the full catalog on LiveAuctioneers.