SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a Cabinet of Curiosities on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30 am PST, offering many interesting and unusual items from around the world. Sourced primarily from one collection, this online auction offers an eclectic array of 110 lots from ancient times to the 20th century.
Among the highlights are a Dorothy C. Thorpe ice bucket, a grouping of Maori jade, and an 18th-century Italian marble statue of Santa Marina. Paintings include works by Donald Teague, James Gleeson, Carlo Grubacs, and Hugo de Fitchner. The sale's intriguing antiquities feature a terra cotta head and statue, a phyxis, 18 ancient bronze arrows and spear points, and an Etruscan plate. From Asia are Japanese items including a porcelain platter, Mongolian bowls, an Indonesian keris and knife, and a katar from India. From Europe are numerous snuff boxes from the 18th-19th centuries; a Majolica pitcher and platter; a Lalique box; Murano dancers; a crystal poudreuse set; porcelain items including a mermaid jar, sphynx, and Royal Vienna inkwell; four busts from the 1700s; a 19th-century obelisk; Sèvres serving bowls; and more.
Wooden items include miniature chests, and carved bowls, a rosary, a duck decoy, and phalluses. Also offered are an extensive selection of sterling silver tableware from Garrard and Tiffany, nautical dioramas, a painted conch shell, miniature chests, cast bronze statues, a Van Briggle pot, Russian boxes, brass candlesticks, and early photographs of San Francisco and Yosemite.
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