Fine Art, Silver, Art Pottery & Art Glass Go Up For Bid On Saturday, April 24

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Turner Auctions + Appraisals Offers 260 Lots of Fine and Decorative Art

Decorated with a  band of flower heads. Incised mark on bottom with date mark XXI and incised mark for Lorinda Epply. Estimate $300 - $500.
Decorated with a  band of flower heads. Incised mark on bottom with date mark XXI and incised mark for Lorinda Epply. Estimate $300 – $500.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 12, 2021 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the sale  of Fine Art, Silver, Art Pottery & Art Glass at its online auction at 10:30 am PST on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Offering 260 lots from various consignors and estates, the sale features a diverse selection of art and decorative  arts from the 16th to 21st centuries from the U.S., Europe and Asia. This auction also presents the personal collection of art pottery of Steven Yvaska, a noted writer, speaker, appraiser and advisor on antiques from the  San Francisco Bay Area.

Among the art in the sale are a variety of paintings, with works by Ira Yeager, Norton Bush, Charles Wilson Knapp, Mary DeNeale Morgan, and Louis Bassi Siegriest. There are also etchings, mounted pressed plants, and botanical prints and plates, some hand-colored, including one by Giovanni Baptista Ferrari. A selection of photographs from San Francisco’s famed Cliff House restaurant, sadly now closed, showcases movie stars, sports figures and other celebrities from the 1930s to the present day; most include autographs and inscriptions.  

The sale features an extensive array of decorative arts: Herend and Limoges porcelain boxes; mirrors; items of Wedgwood and Jasperware; Roycroft copper pieces; Stangl pottery birds; Dresden porcelain and military figures; an Aubusson tapestry; a French music box and mantel clock; a George III tea caddy; china designed by Paloma Picasso; and neoclassical obelisks, sconces and relief panels. Sterling silver and silverplate pieces include a Tiffany & Co. coffee service and tray, items from Shreve & Co. and Stieff, German medieval-style  figures, tea and coffee service items, salts, caviar dishes, and serving ware. Among the art glass offerings are ones from Lalique, Daum, Baccarat, Orrefors, Steuben, Loetz, Murano, Zellique, and cameo glass after Gallé. From Asia are plates, figures, and boxes, including Japanese Hokai boxes. A substantial portion of the sale is devoted to the Steven Yvaska Collection of Art Pottery. Offerings, mostly vases, include works by Rookwood, Polia Pillin, Weller, Van Briggle, Roseville, Turkell, other Arts & Crafts makers, and more. Mr. Yvaska is a graduate of Syracuse University with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Social Science, Education, and Environmental Design. He wrote the popular “Seasoned Collector” antiques column for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group for over 25 years. In addition to his expertise as an antiques appraiser and advisor, Mr. Yvaska is also a frequent guest speaker in the Bay Area and received the Award of Excellence from the Philanthropic Educational Organization in 2013. 

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on  Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 10:30 am PST; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction will be featured live on multiple platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, iCollector, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website:  www.turnerauctionsonline.com/upcoming-auctions.  

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the online catalog):  

Lot 71: Rookwood Vase, Lorinda Epply. Decorated with a  band of flower heads. Incised mark on bottom with date mark XXI and incised mark for Lorinda Epply. Estimate $300 – $500.

Lot 10: Artist: Norton Bush (1834 – 1894). Medium: Oil  on canvas. Size: 16″ x 20″. Signed: Signed and dated lower right. Title: Tropical Landscape at Sunset. Date: 1874. Condition: Good. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000.

Lot 256: Pair of Japanese Black Lacquer Hokai Boxes. Each with floral etched brass mounts. 18in. (46cm) h.  16in. (41cm) d. Condition: Very minor wear to lacquer. Estimate $800 – $1,200.

Lot 1: Artist: Charles Wilson Knapp (1823 – 1900). Medium: Oil on canvas. Signed: Lower right. Size: 20″ x 36″. Title: Landscape at Sunset. Condition: Good. Estimate $1,500 – $2,500. 

Lot 204: German Medieval Style Sterling Silver Figure. Having carved bone heads and standing on a square base with chamfered corners, reticulated designs to the sides, and  faux stone cabochons. Marked Sterling 925 Germany. Size: 4.5″h. Weight: 128 g approx. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 161: Lalique Glass Vase. The clear and frosted glass in the form of feathers. Lalique France etched on base. 6in. (15cm) h. Condition: Very good. Estimate $300 – $500. 

Lot 26: Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655). Pair of hand-colored plates after the Baroque Botanical Book devoted to Citrus Fruits. Sight: 9in X 13in. (22 X 33cm). Framed: 19 X 24in. (48 X 61cm). Condition: Very minor stains. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 223: Aubusson Floral Tapestry, 19th Century. The central floral medallion within scrolling ribbon banding. Size: 9ft. 2in. (2.8m) h 14ft. 2in. (4.3m). Estimate $800 – $1,200. 

Lot 2: Artist: Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 – 1948).  Medium: Watercolor and gouache. Size: 10″ x 13″. Condition: Good. Estimate $800 – $1,200.

Lot 61: Roycroft Hammered Copper Bowl. 2 1/2in. (6cm) h. 6 1/2in. (16cm) d. Condition: Good, dark patination. Estimate $300 – $500. 

Lot 51: Tyrone Power. Cliff House Memorabilia. Original autographed inscribed photograph: Size: 8″ x 10″. Condition: Showing fading throughout. In good vintage condition. Estimate $80 – $120.

Lot 93: Polia Pillin (1909-1992), Polish American. The small plate decorated with a woman and cat. Signed under glaze on base. 5 1/2in (14cm) d. Condition: Minor glaze blister on surface and base, otherwise good condition. Estimate $300 – $500. 

Lot 14: Artist: Ira Yeager (Born 1938). Medium: Oil and acrylic on canvas. Title: “Indian Portrait, Chief with  Headdress and Trout”. Date: 2005. Size: 72 x 72 inches. Condition: Very good. This painting was the cover lot of  the 2007 “Ira Yeager: Indian Paintings Forty Years of Indians” Book/Catalog. (The catalog is included with the  painting). Estimate $20,000 – $30,000.

Lot 196: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Coffee Service. Includes a coffee pot 10″h., sugar bowl 4.5″h., creamer  3″h., an inlaid mahogany kidney shaped tray with sterling silver rim and handles 25″l., Six Lenox porcelain and  Tiffany & Co sterling silver demitasse cups with saucers. Estimate $2,000 – $4,000.

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ABOUT TURNER AUCTIONS + APPRAISALS 

Based in South San Francisco, Turner Auctions + Appraisals was founded by Stephen Turner to expand and  complement the capabilities of Stephen G. Turner Associates, an auction and appraisal consulting firm founded  in 2004. Turner Auctions + Appraisals presents online auctions in diverse categories of personal property  (www.turnerauctionsonline.com). Among them are Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Toys, Jewelry,  Militaria, Ethnic Arts, and others. The company offers a range of auction and appraisal services for buyers,  sellers, and collectors. Online auctions are held several times a month. Working with leading live and online  auction houses on the West Coast since 1991, Turner is a professional appraiser of personal property and  seasoned auctioneer. His areas of expertise include fine art, decorative arts, antiques & residential  contents. The company welcomes consignments and appraisals. 

For more information about the company, please contact: 

Stephen Turner, President, Turner Auctions + Appraisals, 461 Littlefield Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 415-964-5250 / [email protected] / www.turnerauctionsonline.com 

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