Extremely Rare Frank Albert Teco Pottery Vase to Hghlight Florida Fine Art and Antiques Sale

Only six examples of this work by the Prairie School designer are known to exist. It will be sold at Matheson’s AA Auction in Melbourne, FL in the September 27, 28 sale.

Matheson’s AA Auction sale of September 27, 28 will feature fine art and antiques from five estates including one from Miami and one from Palm Beach.

frank-albert-teco.jpgIncluded in the inventory from one of the estates of a long deceased owner where it sat undisturbed for decades was a Teco vase designed by Frank Albert early in the twentieth century. According to Auction owner Lloyd Matheson only six examples of this vase are known to exist. The last one known to cross the auction block as September 11, 2005 at Treadway Toomey Gallery. The 18½in tall vase with the organic looking swirling base in the soft Teco green matte finish with three Teco marks on the base has a presale estimate of $40,000/$60,000.

In addition to the vase the auction inventory of fresh to the market fine estate antiques includes some exceptional art by August Rene Francois/Rodin French (1840-1917) including two watercolors of Cambodian dancers, A watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American 1896-1969) and a landscape “Mink Hollow Brook by Jervis McEntree (American 1828-1891), three drawings by George Cruikshank (British 1792-1878) as well as nearly a dozen hand colored Currier and Ives lithographs, Audobon hand colored lithographs and ten examples of Florida Highwaymen paintings by Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Isaac Knight and Al Black. Other sporting art includes eight signed lithographs by Frank W. Benson (American 1862-1951) and nine colored prints by Arthur Burdett Frost (American 1851-1928).

The two day sale will include over 800 lots with over 250 lots of fine jewelry, major clocks, fine art and fabulous furniture from one estate. Only twenty lots in the sale will be presented with reserves.

A number of outstanding clocks are featured in the antiques portion of the sale including a large dore’ bronze cartel clock signed “Barbedienne” 53in high by 18in wide purportedly from the estate of Harry Winston, an 18th century boulle working clock and stand, Boutard, Paris, 52in high, a 7ft 2in tall 18th century grandfather clock by Ralph Barret Winstanly, Wigan and an 8ft 4in moon phase grandfather clock by Peter Fearnley, also of Wigan. Also included is a pair of magnificent dore’ bronze candelabra, signed Mathieu Meusnier, 43in high.

Over 100 lots of jewelry will flash and impress in this sale which features a 3 carat solitaire platinum engagement ring with the color “G,” a 2 carat diamond solitaire cocktail ring, a 2.7 carat solitaire gold ring, two Patek Phillipe 18K watches and an expandable 18K gold necklace with 5 carat solitaire as well as much more.

The sale will begin at 11:00AM Saturday September 27 and will continue at 12:00 NOON Sunday September 28. Preview will be Friday September 26 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and two hours prior to the sale on each auction day. Matheson’s AA Auction is located at 600 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, FL 32901. Seating for 200 can be reserved by phone, (321) 768-6668 or by email at [email protected] Selected portions of the catalog are available for viewing on the Matheson’s AA Auction website at www.mathesonsaaauction.com and at www.LiveAuctioneers.com. The auction will be called by 33 year veteran auctioneer and auction co-owner Lloyd J. Matheson, Jr. Phone and absentee bids are welcomed. For more information call auction owners Lloyd or Jan Matheson or Auction Manager Carey Lucas (321) 768-6668.

Written by:
Fred Taylor


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