On The Square

Valentines in Bloom

By Bidsquare

Feb 13,2015 | 17:00 EST

A host of happy Valentine’s Day memories will be born tomorrow when the West Palm Beach salesroom of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers sells a cherished collection from the estate of Adele Bloom.

Mrs. Bloom, who split her time between Palm Beach and Montreal, was a renowned patron of the arts with a real passion for fine porcelain. Her interest in English and Chinese export ceramics prevails here, accompanied by an array of fine and decorative arts, including paintings by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Moïse Kisling and others.

Decorative delights - paintings by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita  (left) and Moïse Kisling

Don’t miss Lot 131 (below), the Chamberlains Worcester Porcelain Dinner Service. From the first half of the 19th Century, this extensive set comprises a pair of soup tureens with stands, a large platter, four oval vegetable dishes, a set of four covered entree dishes, an open footed serving bowl, a set of four small platters, 31 dinner plates, 24 luncheon plates, 23 soup plates and 20 salad plates.

All up there are 297 lots on offer, with starting bids to please most price points. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share is the legacy of a prominent collector and enthusiast and more importantly, for the guys anyway, the chance to impress the hell out of your girl on the most romantic day of the year. You’ll not only be buying pieces of great beauty, you’ll make the guy at next table doing the standard red roses/chocolate combo look decidedly average!