Wonderful Asian objects at Tremont Auctions’ big two-session sale slated for October 14th-15th

TA image 1 Articulated iron carp made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912), 18 inches long, finely cast and carved and signed “Munekazu” under the head (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Tremont Auctions’ upcoming Asian Arts Auction will be a two-session affair, October 14th and 15th, online and at the firm’s gallery in Newton, Mass., starting at 10:30 am Eastern time both days. Session 1, on Saturday (Oct. 14) will feature a single-owner institutional collection formed in the late 19th and early 20th century; a 140+-piece Netsuke collection by artists such as Miwa, Massayuki, Tomokazu, Hojitsu, Hoichi and Ittoku; articulated metal and silver figures, including a large carp, silver praying mantis, a beetle and more; Kagamibuta Netsukes, pottery, Tsubas, Chinese table screens and other fine items.

TA image 2 Japanese cloisonné covered jar, signed Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), with decorations of birds in a maple tree with flowers, five inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Session 2, the following day, will include diverse offering of Chinese, Japanese and other Asian works of art, including Miyako mixed metal figures; a Namikawa Yasayuki cloisonné covered vase; Chinese porcelain; a fine pair of Japanese mixed metal vases; table screens and other Asian works of art and antiques from private estates and collections and other discerning collectors. For those unable to attend the auction in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and ArtFoxLive.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Newton is located just west of Boston. For more info click here.

TA image 3 Chinese throne cover from the Ch’ien Lung period (1735-1796), finely embroidered with a central gold dragon surrounded by floral elements (est. $1,000-$2,000).




Fine jewelry pieces, mostly from the Georgian era thru the contemporary period, at A. Brandt + Son

AB image 1 Edwardian platinum natural multi-colored diamond necklace, 23.0 total carats ($109,995).

An extensive selection of fine jewelry pieces, mostly from the Georgian era through the contemporary period, is offered online by A. Brandt + Son Antique & Estate Jewelry (on the site www.abrandtandson.com), as well as in the brick and mortar store, located at 223 Haverford Avenue in Narbeth, Pa., a quaint town outside Philadelphia, in the heart of the Main Line. Owner Annette Brandt, following her love for fashion and style, began by studying metalsmithing and jewelry design at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Academy of Fine Jewelry in New York City. In 1989 she started selling her jewelry finds at two Philadelphia women’s high fashion clothing stores, earning a “Best of Philly” award.

AB image 2 Art Nouveau 4.00 carat black opal diamond enameled 14kt ring ($8,995).


In fall 2003, Annette opened her first retail store in Narbeth, with her son Elan, who had previously worked in corporate America as a job recruiter after earning a degree from Penn State University. He decided he was ready for the challenge of joining mom in the family business, and since then the two have gone on to win several “Best of Main Line” awards for Best Antique Jewelry. They have also accessorized some of the most fashionable clients in the area. In the fall of 2012, after nine years, they moved the business into a new location – directly across the street. The new space is newly renovated, bright, airy and inviting. Click here to find out more


AB image 3 Georgian dramatic sterling silver Chrysoberyl earrings ($11,995).




European, American, Asian and Russian artworks at Shapiro Auctions, October 18th

SA image 1 Oil on canvas by Klavdi Lebedev (Russian, 1852-1916), titled Boyarina (1903), 33 ½ inches by 40 ½ inches (est. $60,000-$80,000).

Shapiro Auctions’ October 18th sale will feature European, American, Asian and Russian works of fine and decorative art. The 400+ lots will present a range of works from Old Masters to post-war and contemporary art across media. Offerings will include a collection of Polish modernist work from the Miami Museum of Modern Art; a pointillist landscape by French impressionist Henri Martin; works by the Barbizon master Narcisse Virgilio de la Pena; two still lifes from the Russian avant-garde master Alexander Osmerkin; Russian non-conformist works; and paintings by noted artists Le Pho and Ken Carlson.

SA image 2 Oil on canvas by Marcel Gromaire (French, 1892-1971), titled L’Oreiller (1928), 32 inches by 25 ½ inches (est. $80,000-$100,000).

The trio of superb paintings shown here are an oil on canvas by Klavdi Lebedev (1852), a Russian artist celebrated for his historical and genre compositions featuring themes of Russian history from the 16th and 17th centuries; an oil on canvas by the French painter Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971), previously exhibited at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in France and last sold at auction via Sotheby’s in 2008; and a gouache and ink on silk mounted on paper by Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), a Vietnamese-born painter who moved to France later in life. The auction will be held online and in Shapiro Auctions’ Manhattan gallery. Visit www.shapiroauctions.com.

SA image 3 Gouache and ink on silk mounted on paper by Mai Trung Thu (Vietnamese-French, 1906-1980), titled Jeune Fille (1966), 9 ¾ inches by 7 ½ inches (est. $30,000-$40,000).