The one-owner collection featured in Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ upcoming Cabinet Curiosities auction ranges from ancient artifacts to contemporary art. On a museum stand is an ancient Roman terracotta sculpture of a woman. Terracotta, the cheap and durable clay material used for ceiling tiles and statuettes, was popular in the ancient world through the fall of the Roman Empire. The figure available in this sale measures 11 inches high and includes French museum labels.
In contrast to the Roman sculpture, more modern pieces are also available. A watercolor painting entitled Moroccan Market was created by 20th–century artist Donald Teague. He was one of America’s leading magazine illustrators before turning exclusively to fine art. This painting depicts a bustling market square, complete with detailed wares and careful use of light. Other lots of interest include an ice bucket sculpture from Dorothy C. Thorpe, several nautical dioramas, and sets of silver teaspoons. View the full catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (19), Decorative Arts (64), Furniture (9), Asian Works of Art (8), American Indian & Ethnographic (3), Collectibles (8)
# of Lots:110
Price Range:$80 - $4,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Donald Teague watercolor|| Estimate: |
|19th century miniature chest.|| Estimate: |
|An ancient Roman terracotta figure.|| Estimate: |
|Dorothy C. Thorpe (1904 - 1989) ice bucket.|| Estimate: |
|A 19th century nautical diorama.|| Estimate: |
|Two sets of twelve coin silver tea spoons.|| Estimate: |