Kaminski May Estates Auction

The auction takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, 2010 under the tent at Kaminski Auctions, 564 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA. Bidding commences at 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday and auction previews are scheduled Tuesday-Friday, May 18-21 from 11am-5pm and on the mornings of the sale beginning at 8am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete catalog online.

Highlighting the auction is an unusual and ornate Persian pitcher (est. $10,000-$20,000). The handled pitcher, which dates to the 13th-15th Century, boasts a hand painted design featuring with two rows of figures, some crouched and others mounted on horseback. The piece is glazed in a blue-green hue and has a light craquelure. Islamic writing decorates the interior rim, which is roughly 3.5 inches in diameter.

Also crossing the block is a painting by Scottish artist James Fairman (1826-1904). The painting (est. $10,000-$20,000) is a coastal landscape depicting ships, a lighthouse and young boys on the shoreline. The piece is signed by the artist and framed. Fairman immigrated to the United States in 1832 and was an accomplished landscape painter, having been one of the many artists to paint New Hampshire’s White Mountains in the late 1800’s.

Additional fine art offerings include an abstract collage by Russian artist Eugene Rukhin (1943-1976). The collage (est. $5,000-$10,000) comprises a unique combination of materials, including burlap and oil paints. After his untimely death in a fire at the age of 32, Rukhin’s works were largely absent in the market until his widow Galina Popova surfaced with approximately 250 of his innovative collages. The artist’s works have enjoyed a recent boon in popularity, with some of his pieces reaching new record highs in the six-figure range.

A premier selection of jewelry is also offered at this exciting two-day auction. A platinum and diamond ring (est. $75,000-$100,000) highlights the auction’s jewelry selection. The center stone, which is accompanied by an EGL certificate, is a stunning 10.44 ct. emerald-cut diamond.

“We’ve assembled a diverse selection of consignments for our first outdoor auction of the year on-site at our Beverly, MA location,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We’re always on the lookout for items to feature in upcoming auctions, and can accommodate anything from a single item to an entire estate.”

For more information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.