SANTA ANA, CA.-
Antiques, decorative arts, collectibles and memorabilia, jewelry, timepieces, porcelains, bronzes, furniture and coins will go to the highest bidders at a Don Presley
auction slated for Sunday, Nov. 30. Fine American, Chinese, Russian and European items many coming from prestigious Southern California estates will be included in the 103-lot auction.
The auction will begin at noon Pacific Time. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
A fine selection of European decorative art is at the forefront of the auction. A Demetre Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947) enameled bronze titled Phoenician Dancer stands 21½ inches tall and is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
European ceramics include a 15½-inch-tall Meissen potpourri vase and a hand-painted Limoges plate, 12¼ inches in diameter. A pair of 42½-inch-tall urns, after Jean Antoine Houdon, will be offered with an estimate of $800-$1,000. Theres also an outstanding Art Nouveau portrait plate with the profile of a dark-haired beauty framed within a circular border of poppies. Its presale estimate is $300-$400.
A pair of graceful cloisonné birds on stands consists of an example measuring 9 inches high, and a stylized 6½-inch jade bird with carved detailing.
The image of a horse-drawn troika gliding across the snow is a popular one with collectors of Russian art. A framed 14- by 10-inch depiction of a trio of horses at full gallop, signed A. Schel, is presented in an old and ornate, probably original frame. Along for the ride are a standing driver and bundled-up passenger. The painting is expected to make $1,500-$2,000.
From the late 19th century, a fine French gilt bronze mantel clock is estimated at $1,000-$1,500, while a wooden fireplace screen with an Art Nouveau floral motif could be a good buy at $200-$400.
Don Presley Auctions is located at 2202 S. Main St. in Santa Ana, Calif. To arrange a preview, call 714-633-2437. For additional information, call or email Don Presley at email@example.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.