Property from a prominent Georgia family will top Clements’ 465-lot auction, Nov. 5th

CAG image 1 Impressive pair of Sevres dore mounted palace vases, each 54 inches tall, having seated putti figures resting on dome lids, with lovely painted vignettes (est. $30,000-$50,000).

On Sunday, November 5th, Clements Auction Gallery in Hixson, Tennessee will conduct what it’s calling the largest single-day sale in the company’s 80-year history. Topping the 465-lot event is property from one of northeast Georgia’s most prominent families who, after moving their national headquarters from Belgium to Dalton, Georgia, employed thousands of people throughout the Southeast region. They’ve decided now is the time to sell off some of their most valuable assets. Also offered will be properties from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, consigned to Clements Auction Gallery by a local trust department.

CAG image 2 Italian 19th century carrara marble figure of The Three Graces, attributed to Antonio Canova, perched on a white marble pedestal, 54 inches in height (est. $40,000-$80,000).

Featured will be many gorgeous pieces of 18th century furniture, some from France and Italy; Italian 19th century signed marble sculptures by artists such as Raffaeldo Romanelli, V. Livi Ejegui, F. Lombardi Roma and the School of Antonio Canov; original paintings by artists like Leopold Roberts, G. Herbert, A.F. De Breanski, Pio Ricci, J. Pafauca, J. Morris, Charles Hetherington and G. Carabra; and beautiful objects, to include a pair of dore bronze mounted French Baccarat crystal vases and a Tiffany sterling silver King pattern flatware. The auction will begin at 1 pm Eastern, online and in Hixson, Tenn. Click here to find out more.

CAG image 3 Important late 19th century European micromosaic table top with seven historical vignettes resting on a Greek Revival stand with supports, 31” in diameter (est. $10,000-$20,000).

 

 

 

 

 

Antique rugs and carpets and many Caucasian examples at Woven Rug Gallery’s Nov. 4th sale

WRG image 1 Southwest Caucasian rug, 5 feet 7 inches by 8 feet 2 inches, circa 1820, with two blue one octagon medallion covering the deep-red field, high lustrous wool (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Woven Rug Gallery’s auction on Saturday, November 4th, is already up and online (on Invaluable.com) and features 110 lots of mostly antique rugs and carpets (71 lots), but also some very nice Caucasian (10 lots), Persian (14 lots) and Turkish (14 lots) examples, with a Chinese rug thrown in for good measure. Woven Rug Gallery, with a store in Pittsburgh, prides itself on unearthing the finest heirloom rugs from weavers worldwide. The firm’s proprietor, Mr. Farhad Akar, travels the world to uncover these hidden treasures, from countries that include China, Japan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Pakistan and elsewhere.

WRG image 2 Unique Baku-Shirvan runner from east Caucasia, 3 feet 4 inches by 8 feet 2 inches, circa dated QA.H. 1289 (equivalent to A.D. 1872), in fine condition (est. $4,500-$5,500).

Mr. Akar established Woven Rug Gallery in 1996. Today, it has the largest selection of antique rugs in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia). Offered are Persian, Turkish, Chinese, Pakistani, Afghani and Indian rugs, as well as a personal favorite of Farhad’s, Caucasian rugs. All the Caucasian rugs in Woven Art Gallery’s inventory are personally hand-selected by Farhad, from experienced weavers in their countries of origin. Each one is uniquely designed and hand-woven, made with only naturally hand-dyed wool of the highest quality. The current auction has a start time of 1 pm Eastern time. For more info, click here.

WRG image 3 Southwest Caucasian Kazak rug, 5 feet 3 inches by 9 feet 3 inches with excellent pile throughout and a look reminiscent of ‘animal’ carpets of centuries past (est. $4,500-$5,500).

 

 

 

Session II of the fabulous Portzline Collections of wonderful costume jewelry will be held Nov. 6th

RA image 1 MB Boucher octopus figural pin brooch with blue and yellow enamel rhinestones (est. $3,000-$4,000).

Session II of the Portzline Collections – a spectacular single-owner collection of high-end costume jewelry from designers such as MB Boucher, Corocraft, Reja, Mazer, Trifari & TKF, Eisenberg, Nettie Rosenstein, DeRosa, Mosell, DuJay, Sandor and Hattie Carnegie – will be held on Monday, November 6th, by Ripley Auctions, online and in the Ripley gallery at 2764 East 55th Place in Indianapolis, Indiana. Session II will comprise 239 lots, most of them lovely pins and brooches, plus some jewelry sets other items. The auction will get underway promptly at 3 pm Central time. The third session will be in December.

RA image 2 Leo Glass sea horse jelly belly and coral branch pin brooch with spangled enamel and pave rhinestones (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Session I of the Portzline Collections was held October 9th, also by Ripley Auctions. Session II promises to be just as exciting. Expected top lots include a Leo Glass sea horse jelly belly and coral branch pin brooch with spangled enamel and pave rhinestones (est. $4,000-$6,000); an MB Boucher octopus figural pin brooch with blue and yellow enamel rhinestones (est. $3,000-$4,000); and an MB Boucher World War II patriotic French Air Force bomber airplane pin with metallic enamel (est. $3,000-$4,000). All three lots are exceedingly scarce. Online bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Click here to find out more.

RA image 3 MB Boucher World War II patriotic French Air Force bomber airplane pin with metallic enamel (est. $3,000-$4,000).

 

 

 

 

 

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