In 1837, Clichy became the second French manufacturer of glass paperweights. The company used boracic glass, which made their paperweights lighter than those of their main competitor, Baccarat. Among the highlighted lots in the upcoming Fine Arts, Antiques, & Collectibles auction, presented by Kodner Galleries, is a Clichy paperweight. The green and white latticework on the weight creates a striped effect.
Beyond decorative art, collectors can also consider a painting by Austrian artist Hans Zatzka. He was primarily known for his commissioned work within churches. However, many of his paintings focus on mythological or allegorical subjects, of which this piece, An Allegory of Love, is an example. A more contemporary piece of fine art available in the auction is Leonard Janklow’s mixed media piece titled Circle of Lights Prototype.
Rounding out the auction’s featured lots is a 19th-century sculpture of a Japanese frog catcher. Because the Japanese word for “frog” also means “to return,” frogs are often seen in Japanese culture as good luck charms for returning home after travel. Those interested in this or any other lot can register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (75), Decorative Arts (87), Furniture (11), Jewelry (16), Asian Works of Art (41), Collectibles (23)
# of Lots:272
Price Range:$25 - $16,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Hans Zatzka An Allegory Of Love|| Estimate: |
|Chopard Happy Diamond 18K Watch|| Estimate: |
|19th C. Clichy Paperweight|| Estimate: |
|19C Japanese Sculpture Frog Catcher|| Estimate: |
|Leonard Janklow Circle of Lights Prototype|| Estimate: |