Five Star Auctions’ Opening Sale Highlights Rare Iranian Commemorative Medal SetSep 11, 2022 15:30 EDT
After 26 years ruling Iran as Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi took the title Shahanshah, or Emperor, in 1967. The lavish coronation aligned with the 2,500-year anniversary of the Persian monarchy, which was officially celebrated during October of 1971. Commemmorative medals and historically significant works in gold were released in limited quantities during the late 1960s and early 70s to celebrate both occasions. The upcoming House of Five Star Opening Auction from Five Star Auctions will particularly feature a rare presentation set of these commemorative gold medals from Iran. The set includes 26 gold medals bearing the likeness of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and other members of the Iranian royal family. Several other numismatic and collectible medal lots are on offer in this sale, largely hailing from Iran.
A pair of 19th-century Meissen snowball lidded vases also leads the listings. First created by Johann Joachim Kaendler in 1739, Meissen’s “Snowball Blossoms” motif has survived as a staple of the brand. It came to prominence in the 19th century. Sparkling spheres adorned showy vases, and tiny flowers covered each “snowball” for added visual interest. Topping the available Meissen vases is a pair of colorful birds, angled as though they are in conversation with each other. Rounding out the auction is a pair of larger-than-life Fernando Botero bronze sculptures, a 19th-century Spanish tortoiseshell cabinet, and assorted fine art prints from Giuliano Bekor. Visit Bidsquare to view the complete catalog of this and other online auctions.
# of Lots:325
Price Range:$600 - $350,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An Exquisite Persian (Iran) King Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Gold Coronation Presentation Set, 1976|| Estimate: |
|A Pair Of 19th Century Monumental Meissen Snowball Lidded Vases|| Estimate: |
|A Pair Of Gigantic F. Botero Male & Female Bronze Sculptures, Numbered & Signed|| Estimate: |
|A Giuliano Bekor Fine Art Photography, Butterfly B24 LED Transparent Print|| Estimate: |
|19th C. Spanish Tortoiseshell & Bone Inlaid, Ebonized Walnut Marquetry Cabinet On Stand|| Estimate: |
|19th C. Tiffany & Co. Bronze Champleve Clock Set|| Estimate: |