Kaminski’s Annual Thanksgiving Auction

Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, announces its Annual Thanksgiving Auction. The auction features antiques, fine art, collectibles and a number of Art Deco pieces from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. The auction takes place Saturday November 28 and Sunday, November 29 at Woodman’s Function Hall, Rt. 133 Main Street, Essex, MA. Bidding commences at 10am each day. Auction previews are scheduled Friday November 27 from 2-8pm and on the day of the auction at 8am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Please visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for additional information.

Ralph Albert BlakelockHighlighting this exciting two-day auction is a rare early 18th Century tall clock by John Fletcher, London (Est. $20,000-$30,000). The japanned clock stands just over eight feet tall and boasts brass accents and an ornate Asian landscape decoration on the façade. Included in the lot are the clock’s original key, pendulum and weights. The piece comes from the Edward Cromwell (1680-1756) Family, one of the first families on Nantucket, Massachusetts, and also includes a complete genealogy.

Among a diverse selection of fine jewelry is a violet blue tanzanite and diamond ring (Est. $20,000-$30,000). The tanzanite center stone is a hefty 12.45 carats, the 14 round-cut diamonds total 1.15 carats and four princess cut diamonds total .30 carats. The stones are fixed on a fine platinum setting by DeScenza Jewelers of Peabody, MA.

A figural sculpture by renowned American sculptor Albert Wein is also offered. Fountain of Youth (Est. $10,000-$20,000), a signed bronze on a travertine marble base, measures 31 inches in length and is 18 inches tall. Wein, a member of the WPA and prolific artist in the style, is highly collected today. He is known for his unique style, which blends elements of Classicism and Modernism.

Additional fine art offerings include a landscape painting by Ralph Albert Blakelock (American, 1847-1919). The painting, titled Indian Encampment (Est. $5,000-$10,000), is a fine example of Blakelock’s Luminist style of painting. The oil on wood panel painting measures 19.75 x 27.75 inches and is signed.

“Our annual Thanksgiving Auction is one of our most popular events of the year,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “With over 400 lots in this exciting two-day sale, there’s sure to be something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.”

About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. The firm’s extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, corporations, non-profit organizations and private individuals. In early 2007, Kaminski launched a second operation in California. For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223

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