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Carl Sammons California Oil Painting

Highlighting Michaan's February fine art offerings is this oil painting by Carl Sammons titled “Virginia Lake, High Sierras.” The majestic mountains and pristine lakeside of the region are depicted in the image measuring 12 by 16 inches. The painting is beautifully complimented by a carved artisan wood frame, with both remaining in excellent showroom condition. Sammons presence was evident in California artistic circles as he was a longtime Oakland resident and was exhibited at the California Industries Expo in San Diego in 1926. “Virginia Lake, High Sierras” will be sold as lot 018 at an estimate of $2,500-3,000.

Chinese Famille Rose Punch Bowl

This beautifully decorated Chinese export famille rose punch bowl stands as Michaan’s August Asian star lot at an estimate of $1,500-2,000. The bowl dates to 1760 and is continuously decorated in both its interior and exterior. Proceeds from the sale of the piece will benefit Greyhound Friends for Life. Greyhound Friends for Life is a Bay Area nonprofit, volunteer greyhound rescue, adoption and advocacy organization. The welfare of the racing greyhound can be grossly compromised for financial gain, therefore, Greyhound Friends for Life does not accept greyhound industry funding.

Dirk Van Erp, Thomas Gotham Lamp

This remarkable Dirk van Erp and Thomas Gotham copper table lamp highlights offered lighting in Michaan's October Arts and Crafts Auction. The van Erp designed copper accents feature repeating cut-out oak tree motif decorations upon the approximate 19 inch diameter mica shade. The lamp’s porcelain body is a brown glazed Thomas Gotham creation, beautifully decorated by cascading, flowering pale pink crystals. The lamp was commissioned for renowned San Francisco architect Charles F. Strothoff in 1923, remaining by descent through the family to the present owner. The van Erp and Gotham lamp will be sold as lot 3123 at an estimate of $17,000-20,000.

Eagle Sculpture Attributed to Bufano

Highlighting fine art offerings is this streamlined, naturalistic sculpture titled "Eagle," to be offered on August the 3rd. The piece, attributed to Bufano, is listed as lot 337 at an auction estimate of $7,000-9,000. The bronze covered plaster sculpture reflects a bust of the bird, pointing up at an angle as if about to take flight. The piece rests upon an understated wooden stand, with the sculpture pieces joined together by a solid metal rebar. The metal sculpture itself carries a total approximate measurement of 31 3/4 inches in length with a wing span of approximately 23 1/2 inches. Join us for an opportunity to buy Eagle Sculpture Attributed to Bufano at auction.

Edward Wormley Dunbar Sofa

Michaan's February estate offerings of modern furniture and decor are highlighted by this handcrafted Dunbar sofa by Edward Wormley. The reupholstered sofa of a fine ivory patterned fabric stems from a private San Francisco estate and comes complete with accompanying back pillows. The depth of its seating is of signature design and lends to the comfort that Wormley's furniture pieces are well-known for. The sofa wonderfully fuses classic elegance with modern appeal, an aesthetic Wormley consistently strove for. The Dunbar sofa by Edward Wormley will be sold as lot number 576 at an auction estimate of $800-1,000.

Carrera Y Carrera 18K Yellow Gold Necklace

This Carrera Y Carrera 18 karat yellow gold equine necklace highlights August jewelry offerings. The cleverly fashioned links are composed of interspersed depictions of horse heads forming an 18 inch necklace, culminating in a hefty total weight of 47.7 pennyweights. Largely considered one of the most prestigious jewelry brands in the world, the firm boasts what is understood to be one of the most skilled jewelry workshops in existence. Carrera Y Carrera has been commissioned to make jewelry pieces for the Spanish Royal Family as well as the Spanish government. The Carrera Y Carrera equine necklace will be sold at auction at an estimate of $2,500-3,500.

Crystal Palace exhibition multi-blade IXL folding knife

Michaan's Fine and Collectible Knives Auction presents this rare Crystal Palace Exhibition multi-blade IXL folding knife as lot 2112. Multiple tools are held within the piece that was once featured in the London exhibition of 1851. Considered one of the finest folding knives in existence, several blade and tool surfaces are exquisitely faceted and highly decorated. This piece was also prominently featured in the "Sheffield Exhibition Knives" publication featuring Clausen, Watts and McMickle. The knife will be sold on September the 6th in Michaan's Main Gallery at an auction estimate of $15,000-25,000.

Dresden Porcelain Plates

Multiple lot collections of Dresden and Royal Vienna porcelain in Michaan's June Fine Auction of 2014 display skilled artistry and workmanship, as well as a range of desirable imagery. These three Dresden porcelain plates designated as lot 2214 highlight the auction's porcelain lot collections. Each piece centers a portrait of a historical woman, brilliantly painted to depict Princess de Lamball, the Duchess of Devonshire and Marie Anoinette. The portraits are classically painted, with the latter two images rendered in the style of Gainsborough and Lebrun. The Dresden porcelain plate trio will will offered at auction at an estimate of $2,500-3,000.

Eames Storage Unit

This scarce Eames storage unit is from the Cabella Collection, to be offered as lot 197 at an estimate of $3,500-5,000. The coveted model ES2U100 is fashioned in a rarely seen perforated metal panel. This first year production piece remans in exceptional showroom condition, with its original colors of red, white, blue and grey. This is your opportunity to buy Eames storage unit at auction!

Elkanah Tisdale Portrait Miniatures

These classically and finely painted portrait miniatures are a historically significant as well as delightful September highlight.  The paintings measure approximately 2 3/4 inches in height and are held in a custom case measuring approximately 4 by 3 1/2 inches.  The beautifully restored paintings reflecting Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Watkinson are attributed to celebrated late 18th to 19th century artist Elkanah Tisdale.  Tisdale was regarded as one of the finest American engravers, miniature painters and cartoonists of his time.  This exceptionally executed pair will be sold as lot 651 at an auction estimate of $4,000-6,000.


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