Napoleonic, Religious and Art Deco Collections Feature at Kaminski Auctions Unreserved June 7th Estate Sale

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Three distinctly different collections feature prominently in this unreserved estate auction. The first features significant European and Mexican religious artifacts, the second features a Napoleonic collection, and the third is a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus.

19th C. Napoleon Bonaparte, Bronze

Kaminski Auctions is pleased to present the personal life long collection of Mrs. Jackie Pearson of San Diego, California featuring 18th and 19th century religious artifacts; as well as additions from the estate of Mary Alchian of Palm Springs, and the estate of a prominent Hollywood Hills attorney at their June 7th Estate Sale.

Three distinctly different collections feature prominently in this unreserved estate auction. The first features significant European and Mexican religious artifacts, the second features a Napoleonic collection, and the third is a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus.

Important religious entries include an 18th century Italian carved wood, polychrome painted Santos figure estimated at $3,000-$5,000, and a silver gilt Austrian reliquary encrusted with jewels and estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Numbering over 100 lots the collection also contains many important Russian and Polish icons, Italian religious sculptures, putti’s and paintings, Mexican and Spanish school paintings and crucifixes, and a variety of religious candelabra and furniture.

A special collection of Napoleonic sculptures, paintings, and decorative items is also on offer from another California estate. Highlights of this collection include a 19th century bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte in uniform, signed Barre, standing 39 inches high estimated at $2,0000-$4,000. There are also important oil paintings of Bonaparte and decorative items including Sèvres porcelain featuring Napoleon and Josephine.

The star lot of the Art Deco collection is a bronze by Demetre Chiparus (French-Romanian, 1886-1947), circa 1930 titled " Les Amis Toujours,” depicting an Art Deco figure of a lady with two coursers, on a marble plinth, signed "Chiparus" and valued at $10,000-$20,000. There are two signed Louis Icart dry point etchings titled “Repose” and “My Model” valued between $2,500 and $5,000 and a selection of other Art Deco sculptures on marble plinths.

Other highlights in the sale include Chinese art, George Jensen silver, Mary Cassatt pencil drawings and a pair of spectacular signed Charles Krypell, gold and diamond earrings designed as interlocking circles with 26 channel set baguette diamonds and 56 pave set round brilliants estimated at $5,000-$10,000.

Preview for this exciting auction takes place at the Kaminski Auction gallery at 117 Elliott Street, RT. 62, Beverly, Massachusetts from Thursday through Saturday June 4th-6th 10:00am -5:00pm and day of sale, Sunday, June 7th, beginning at 8:00am. For more information go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE.

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