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    Palm Beach Modern Auctions Presents Premium-Quality Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Nov. 24

    Two days after America celebrates Thanksgiving in traditional style, Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) will add to the holiday spirit with its own bounteous feast of modern and contemporary art at a Saturday, November 24 auction. In addition to offering guests rare and impeccably documented works by the most sought-after names in design, co-owners Rico Baca and Wade Terwilliger will host a catered buffet lunch, and there will be complimentary valet parking and many other perks. Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983), Personnage Au Nez Rouge, painted and glazed assembled ceramic, 17.5in. x 13in. Listed in artist's catalogue raisonne. Provenance (partial): Galerie Maeght, Paris; Pierre Matisse Gallery, Mr. & Mrs. Morton Neumann, Chicago; et al. Estimate: $300,000-$500,000 Jeff Koons, (American, 1955-), metallic Limoges porcelain animals: Balloon Swan (Yellow), Balloon Rabbit (Red) and Balloon Monkey (Blue). Ed. of 999, artist-signed, marked, individually boxed. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000 As guests settle in, they will see "one of the most beautiful and carefully vetted 'shows' in the art and design world," said Baca. Picasso, Miro, Koons, Wesselmann, Bertoia and Tagliapietra are just a few of the names gracing the 546-lot auction lineup. A premier art entry is a painted and glazed bas-relief ceramic work by Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983), titled Personnage Au Nez Rouge. Highly important and listed in the artist's catalogue raisonne, its impressive trail of provenance includes, in part, Galerie Maeght, Paris; Pierre Matisse Gallery, Mr. & Mrs. Morton Neumann, Chicago; and Russeck Gallery of Palm Beach. Estimate: $300,000-$500,000 A mini menagerie of Jeff Koons metallic Limoges porcelain animals from the Celebration series consists of Balloon Swan (Yellow), Balloon Rabbit (Red) and Balloon Monkey (Blue). Artist-signed, marked and from an edition of 999, the whimsical trio is entered with a $40,000-$60,000 estimate. Palm Beach Modern Auctions is honored to be auctioning artworks from the estate of artist and fashion designer Michaele Vollbracht (American, 1947-2018). A key holding from Vollbracht's personal collection, a 1956 Francis Newton Souza (Indian, 1924-2002) painting titled Blond Nude, is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. A desirable Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) Willowstainless steel sculpture stands 68 inches high and comes with extensive provenance and a copy of a letter of authentication issued by Bertoia Studio in Bally, Pennsylvania. Its pre-sale estimate is $50,000-$80,000. A wonderful selection of pottery comes from the 40-year collection of retired magazine…

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    Rare 18th-century Russian Imperial Porcelain, Chinese Antiques from Palm Beach Private Collection to Be Auctioned Oct. 19

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 19, Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches (AGOPB) will present rare and fascinating items from a Palm Beach private collection in their Fall Art and Antiques Auction. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers. Set of eight Russian Gardner porcelain plates, estimate $40K-$60K (PRNewsFoto/LiveAuctioneers) Italian 'Delacorte' clock, 18K gold & lapis lazuli, estimate $15K-$20K (PRNewsFoto/LiveAuctioneers) The featured collection includes 18th-century Russian Imperial porcelain, Chinese antiques, early Russian and Greek icons, and some of the most interesting objects the gallery's specialists have ever seen.  The Russian Imperial porcelain was made by the Gardner Factory between 1778 and 1780 for the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky. The service will be offered in three consecutive lots: Lot 106 with eight plates, Lot 107 with eight bowls, and Lot 108 with a pair of reticulated fruit bowls. Additionally, Lot 105 includes a group of three Gardner cups and covers, one set being from the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky service. Gardner porcelain is highly desirable, especially to Russian collectors. "The porcelain is of exquisite quality," said AGOPB partner Leslie Baker. "The factory's owner, an Englishman named Francis Gardner, had expert knowledge of the different techniques for decorating porcelain. Catherine the Great was so impressed by the Gardner factory, she commissioned three large services in 1777." Several early Greek icons are found in the featured collection, as well. Lot 156 is a 17th/18th-century triptych painted with the Virgin and Child and flanked by St. George and St. Demetrius, while Lot 157, is a 17th-century icon depicting a trinity of angels seated around a table with holy figures making offerings. The latter work measures 42¼ by 32½ inches. Lot 204 is an inscribed 11th- to 12th-century Byzantine religious chalice of enamel, silver, sardonyx and semiprecious stones. Four round enameled panels with depictions of saints adorn the cup itself. A wonderful example of Byzantine religious art, it is estimated at $3,000-$4,000. Another beautiful item is Lot 206, a contemporary 18K yellow gold and lapis lazuli automated musical mantel clock with precious stones. It is a scaled-down version of the famous…

  • Auction Industry
    Kamelot Auctions Hosts Autumn Antiques and Decorative Arts Sale

    A mid century modern faux tusk console table with Lucite central frame and bronze mounts circa 1970. On Saturday, September 25th, Kamelot Auction House, one of Philadelphia’s premier auction companies, will host their Autumn Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction. This design-driven sale highlights key decorative trends and features eclectic décor spanning several centuries. Doors open at 9am on Saturday September 25th and bidding begins at 10am. The public is invited to preview the items on September 22, 23, 24. All are welcome. A best-kept-secret for designers from across the country, Kamelot’s Decorative Arts sale attracts both private collectors and professional buyers alike—all vying for that one-of-a-kind opportunity to furnish or refresh their homes with flair and originality. Items originating in such diverse places as Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, Russia and New York will be offered, including an Arredoluce mid-century modern Italian brass multi-arm chandelier circa 1970, a Satsuma Koro censer by Kinkozan circa 1880, an important mid-century tapestry in the surrealist taste by Man Ray (born Emmanuel Rudnitsky, Philadelphia 1890-Paris 1976), and six Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617) antique engravings from the eighteenth century or earlier.     “Kamelot Auctions has the items people want,” said Burton Lange of JBL Antiques in Miami, Florida.    It’s a unique and reliable source for professional buyers like me as well as for the homeowner who might be buying direct,” he continued. Kamelot Auctions’ dramatic 15,000 square foot loft-like site provides the perfect setting to showcase an enormous baroque-style oil painting on canvas measuring 6 feet high by 16 feet wide. The mural is said to have been removed from an interior wall of the Villard House at 51st Str. and Madison Avenue in Manhattan which was renowned for its extravagant décor including several commissioned works from the painter John LaFarge. Kamelot’s spacious gallery will also display hundreds of decorative and timeless elements for every room of the house, including classical and modern lighting, , French and English antique furniture, many stylish mid century modern pieces, stunning mirrors, etageres and furniture suites. This 675-lot auction also will include:      Pair of Art Deco style two-tiered wall sconces with faceted glass…