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Live online sale offers intriguing selection, including fossils, historical nautical items, etchings & more
Ammonite Fossil. Size: 15" x 12.5". Property of a gentleman. Estimate: $200-300.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer for sale a Cabinet of Curiosities on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 10:30 am PST. The eclectic sale features over 200 lots from private collections and estates. Among the diverse offerings are ammonite and other fossils, turquoise and other minerals, dinosaur eggs and bones, historical nautical items, architectural and 18th-century Italian etchings, African wood carvings, Chinese scholar’s stones, sterling and silver plate pieces, Star Wars and Obama posters, reference books, and 20th-century decorative items created by famed fashion designer Elsa Peretti for Tiffany.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on December 10, 2017, at 10:30 am PST; items can be previewed and bid on now. The sale is featured on four platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, eBay, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps ("Turner Auctions"). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website: www.turnerauctionsonline.com/upcoming-auctions/.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale:

Lot 3: HMS Bounty. A well-detailed model of the HMS Bounty. Ed Simms (20th century). The hull build up in plank on frame construction, finish bright with chainplates and dead eyes, a carved figurehead etc. Rigged with masts, yards, standing and running rigging and many more details. Displayed on a mahogany board with keel blocks. 35 x 15 1/2 x 30 in. (model). Estimate: $2,000-3,000.

Lot 35: Massive Turquoise Nugget. Size: 8.5" x 8" Weight: 3 lbs. 15 oz. Estimate: $400-600.

Lot 116: Ammonite Fossil. Size: 15" x 12.5". Property of a gentleman. Estimate: $200-300.

Lot 131: Late 19th-/Early 20thCentury Marble Bust. Size: 14.25" x 13.75". Estimate: $500-700.

Lot 187: Large Weller Coppertone Vase. Large two-Handled Weller handmade vase. Approximate 16 3/4" height. Estimate: $200-400.

Lot 84: Sauropod Femur. Size: 38" x 7". Property of a gentleman. Estimate: $800-1,200.

Lot 128: African Wood Carvings. Size: 37.5" x 7.5", largest example. Estimate: $300-500.

189: French Gilt Bronze Clock, 19th century. Size: 16.5 inches in height. Estimate: $600-800.

Lot 146: A Georgian Hallmark Tea and Coffee Service. Weight: teapot 736 g, coffee pot 730 g, sugar 312 g, creamer 183 g. Estimate: $1,000-1,500.

Lot 124: Chinese Chrysanthemum Scholar's Stone. Size: 8" x 5". Estimate: $500-700.

Lot 175: 18th-Century Architectural Etching. Medium: Etching/laid paper. Size: 20.25" x 44.75" frame, 15.25" x 39" visual image (approximately). Estimate: $300-400.

Lot 181: Elsa Peretti for Tiffany, Two Candlesticks. Impressed "E. Peretti for Tiffany/Made Italy." Size: 14 inches in height, largest example. Estimate: $200-300.





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Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

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Exhibition presents a compelling and nuanced portrait of the unprecedented changes unfolding in Mecca

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Albertz Benda opens a solo exhibition of works by artist TR Ericsson

Almine Rech Gallery opens exhibition of works by Ryoji Ikeda

Museum de Fundatie exhibits photos taken by Humberto Tan during his visit to refugee camps

Raha Raissnia creates two series of charcoal drawings for exhibition at the Drawing Center

The Danysz Gallery opens Abdul Rahman Katanani's first monographic exhibition in France

New Museum with creative agency Droga5 launches "New Museum LIVE"

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