On November 30th, the flagship Massachusetts branch of Kaminski Auctions will be presenting their annual Thanksgiving Auction, featuring a collection of outstanding Silver, Fine Art, and Decorative Arts. See below for more information. The New York branch of Kaminski Auctions is located on the main floor of The Manhattan Art & Antique Center, Gallery #28, 917.701.8162. Kaminski offers free expert appraisal service at the Center every Tuesday from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.
The upcoming annual Thanksgiving Auction at Kaminski is one of the auction house’s most important sales of the year and will present a diverse array of high end estate antiques and fine art. Headlining the 500 plus lot auction is an impressive monumental Russian silver samovar, produced by the Ivan Morozov firm. Renowned Russian goldsmith Ivan Morozov founded the workshop in 1859, and the company became the official court supplier in 1884. The samovar to be offered at Kaminski was crafted in 1896, and thus carries the Imperial warrant double-headed eagle, denoting Morozov’s official status. Shallow geometric engravings cover the surface of the samovar and demonstrate the sophisticated restraint in design for which the company was known. Experts at Kaminski have placed a $17,000 to $25,000 estimate on this important item.
There is also an impressive collection of Tiffany and Company Makers sterling silver from a New York estate. Perhaps the most impressive piece from the collection is the “Chrysanthemum” pattern center bowl. Carefully articulated flowers grace the lip of the bowl, interspersed with foliage. The underside of the bowl is marked “Tiffany and Company Makers” along with “13713 13 sterling silver 925/1000 c 8 pints.” This elegant piece is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000. The full collection includes cups, bowl, a partial tea set, and a rare inlaid mahogany and silver butler’s tray. In addition there are several important pieces of silver from a Massachusetts collection including a sterling silver tea pot with leaf and foliate decoration handmade by Carl Poul Petersen of Montreal, Canada.
European artistic offerings include a “Portrait of Charles Pinfold” by English artist Sir Nathaniel Holland. The bust length portrait features the refined sitter in a brown jacket and white cravat, and carries an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. An intriguing 17th century painting attributed to Erasmus Quellinus is also among the paintings to be presented in the auction. The mid-size oil on panel composition depicts the triumph of David, with the young man holding the head of Goliath surrounded by a crowd of townspeople. Quellinus was a member of the Flemish school of painting, and was a known associate of Rubens. This attributed work has an estimate of $5,000 to $7,000.
Decorators perusing the sale will find a beautiful selection of antique mirrors from an important Massachusetts estate. The collection includes many pieces, ranging from large Italian eglomise examples to 19th century giltwood and a small American Federal convex mirror. Another estate included in the auction will present some noteworthy pieces of American furniture, including a Queen Anne secretary and a Boston Federal game table.
A catalog for the upcoming auction will be available online Friday, November 14th at www. kaminskiauctions.com. Preview for the sale will be held Wednesday, November 26th; Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, and beginning at 8:00am the day of sale, Sunday, November 30th. For more information 978-927-2223 and sign up to bid a KaminskiLIVE on the Kaminski Auctions website.