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Cast Bronze Figure of Budai, Late Ming/Early Qing Dynasty, Estimate: $1,500/2,000

August Estate Auction

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10am

Add to Calendar 08-12-2017 10:00:00 08-12-2017 17:00:00 6 August Estate Auction Our August Estate Auction will be offering a wide range of property from estates, private collections and institutions throughout the West Coast. Jewelry will highlight antique and period pieces, wrist and pocket watches, natural jadeite jade and fine diamonds; Fine Art has a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and graphics; Asian Art will be showcasing fine jade carvings, porcelains, bronzes, glassware, scrolls and textiles and the Furniture and Decorative Arts section of this sale offers silver, rugs and carpets, glassware, porcelains, figurines and American and European furniture. 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501 Michaan's Auctions info@michaans.com false MM/DD/YYYY

Main Gallery, 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA

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Saturday, August 5, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, August 6, 9am - 5pm
Friday, August 11, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am
and by appointment

A spellbinding musical clock is a leading attraction at Michaan's in August, with rare gold coins, period jewels, American Impressionist paintings and fine silver among the Estate Auction highlights. The gilded mechanical automaton clock, which features elephants at its base, whirling tropical trees and a tune reminiscent of temple bells, is estimated at $80,000-$100,000. Coin collectors will find highly coveted coins from several fine estates, such as a rare 1895S Morgan silver dollar and numerous uncirculated US $20 gold coins from the 19th and early 20th centuries. California landscapes by William Franklin Jackson (1850-1936) and Carl Sammons (1883-1968) are featured paintings; art collectors will also find works by Chagall, Dali and Leroy Nieman as well as bronzes by Jorge Duron. Prints by Kawase Hasui are among the Japanese woodblocks. Exquisite snuff bottles include designs in carved jade, carnelian, rock crystal quartz and cloisonné enamel. Myriad figures of Buddha and a deep blue underglaze “dragon” bowl ($3,000-$4,000) are among the many Asian treasures. A 14k gold sapphire-studded lorgnette and Art Nouveau stickpin ($700-$900), fine gentlemen's jewelry from Marsh, Cartier, and Black Starr & Gorham, and an array of delicate Victorian jewelry pieces will be sold. Diamonds are abundant in styles to suit every taste and budget. Furniture suites include Chinese rosewood and ebonized Eastlake. Fine textiles range from Chinese embroidered silk robes to the Fortuny-style velvet coverlet ($2,500-$3,000) and tablecloth ($1,000-$1,500) handmade in Venice by Emma Gaggio. Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage from the bygone era of glamorous travel brings a touch of elegant nostalgia to the August auction.


Asian Art
Harry Huang
(510) 227-2535
Jessica Liang
(510) 227-2511
Coins, Stamps and Ephemera
Michael Rosenberg
(510) 227-2502
Fine Art
Kyrah Reddey
(510) 227-2519
Furniture and Decorative Arts
Elizabeth Dalton
(510) 227-2527
Mariah Emerson
Jewelry and Timepieces
Elise Coronado
(510) 227-2570