SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 21, 2020 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is very pleased to present Part II of the Glenn and Taaffe Estates on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 10:30am PST. The sale features a wide selection of fine art, jewelry, and Asian and decorative arts. Nancy Glenn was founder and owner of the well-known, high-end interior design firm, Glenn Design Company, in Sausalito, California, for over 35 years. A social worker, teacher and active community member, Violet Taaffe was a long-time San Francisco resident who presided over a stately turn-of-the-century home. The sale is augmented by selected lots from other collectors.
Lot 45, Jules Cheret, Danseuses, Pastel on canvas; Estimate $8,000-$12,000
Among the many artworks are paintings, etchings and lithographs by noted artists from the 16th century to the present, such as Jules Chéret, Ira Yeager, David Gilhooly, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Luigi Kasimir, Alexander Dzigurski, Thomas Alexander Harrison, Gideon Denny, and others. Antique works on paper include botanic plates by Mark Catesby, Uranometria by Johann Bayer and several maps. The sale also offers several sculptures of ceramic, bronze or wood.
Lot 192, Kria semi-precious & 18k gold collar and earring set; Estimate $4,000-$6,000
Jewelry includes necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, brooches and cufflinks. Most feature gold or silver and precious or semi-precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, jade, blue topaz, sapphires, pearls, jade, scarabs, onyx or others. There is also a wide range of decorative arts: crystal and glass from Baccarat, Lalique, Steuben, Murano and others; paperweights; tableware in sterling and silverplate, and from Dresden, Lenox-Boehm, Meissen, Belleek and others; miniatures; Vienna porcelain Lipizzaner horses and riders; Royal Doulton and Royal Copenhagen items; Bilston & Battersea enamel boxes; and some Southwest or Native American items. From Japan, China or Tibet come woodblock prints, cloisonne, jade jars, bronze pieces, blue & white porcelain, cinnabar, seals, textiles and more. There are also pieces of Asian or Louis XV-style furniture.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 10:30am PST; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction will be featured online via Bidsquare.
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