Kaminski Auctions, has announced its Spring Fine Art and Estates Auction. The auction features antiques, fine art and collectibles from estates in Massachusetts, California and beyond.
The auction takes place Saturday and Sunday April 25-26 at Woodman’s Function Hall, 127 R. Main St., Essex, MA. Bidding commences at 10am each day and preview periods are scheduled Friday, April 24, 4-8pm and 8-10am on the days of the auction. A complete catalog is available online at www.KaminskiAuctions.com and the auction will also feature live online bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. For more information, call 978-927-2228.
Highlighting the auction is a collection of Reed & Barton sterling silver (Est. $12,000-$15,000), made for J.E. Caldwell in 1918. Among the 20 pieces in the collection are a seven-piece tea set, three oval trays and four candlesticks. Weighing 476ozt. in total, this large collection is sure to draw the attention of savvy sterling collectors.
A painting by U.K. artist Paul Sandby (1725-1806) is also offered at this exciting two day auction. “Amorous Couple Near Bridge” (Est. $6,000-$8,000), a signed oil on panel, measures 17 x 21 inches in its frame. Sandby, who held the position of Chief Drawing-Master at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, is best known for his colorful landscapes.
Additional silver offerings include a Mexican sterling silver punch set (Est. $8,000-$10,000). The set, comprised of 27 pieces, includes a wooden-handled punch bowl, 24 wooden-handled cups, one ladle and one large circular tray. The total weight of the set is 398.9ozt.
The auction also boasts a selection of rare and valuable jewelry, with a white gold diamond and amethyst pin (Est. $7,200-$8,200) leading the category. Among the many diamonds studding the elegant 14-karat white gold setting, the two largest are 0.50ct each. The entire piece, including the octagon-cut amethyst featured in the center, weights a total of 0.8ozt and comes in a fitted box from Jay’s Diamond Merchants of London.
A white gold diamond convertible pin is also sure to wow jewelry-lovers. The pin, made of two interlocking pieces, can be worn as one piece or two if separated. The pin measures 2 x 1.75 inches. The two largest diamonds in the setting weigh in at approximately .188ct each. The total weight of the piece is .5 ozt.
“We’re pleased to offer a such a wide selection of jewelry and precious metals,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “These timeless pieces make solid investments as tangible assets become more reliable than stock certificates.”
For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.