BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will presents an unreserved auction Sept. 13 featuring two exceptional collections of porcelain, glass and silver: the collection of Dorothea M. Beers a noted Palm Beach, Fla. dealer specializing in Continental porcelain and silver, and a large New Hampshire estate. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
The collections present a complement of pieces, ranging from 18th century antiques to contemporary collectibles. Makers including Sèvres, Meissen, Capodimonte, Mottahedeh, Herend, Lalique, Baccarat, Lobmeyr, Buccelatti and other English and Continental silver makers.
An exquisite J. and L. Lobmeyr faceted clear glass vase with pink decoration of putti and scrolls overlooking two French dancers is one of the top glass lots, standing 18 inches high is conservatively valued at $2,000-$3,000.
Fine porcelain in the sale includes three 19th century Meissen plates, with reticulated rims, in cobalt, pink and green glazes, 10 1/8 inches in diameter, valued at $2,000-$3,000. There is a 19th century Meissen oval charger with gilt and yellow rim surrounding a garden scene with lovers, an 18th century Meissen chocolate pot and a lot of 10 Meissen hand-painted plates with unique scenes and matching gilt and floral borders.
There are several important lots of 18th/19th century Sèvres including a six-portrait plate (above), and an 18th-century pair of cache pots, decorated with travelers, floral designs, and jeweled and gilt decorations, in rare pompadour pink and valued at $2,500-$3,500.
Beers was also a collector of fine Continental silver. Important lots from her collection include a pair of French Cardeihac parcel gilt master salts, hallmarked with first standard Minerva head for .950 silver, approximately 13.7 troy ounces, 9 inches high, estimated at $1,500-$2,000; a set of four master salts, vermeil silver, with figural handles and repoussé decoration; and a Dutch silver tea caddy (below), hallmarked on the bottom, approximately 15.1 troy.
Other interesting silver entries include pieces from the descendants of President Ulysses S. Grant.
A Max Weber harbor scene, oil on board leads the fine art entries. From the Kaplan family estate of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida it is estimated at $10,000-$20,000.
For more information call Kaminski Auctions at 978-927-2223.