April Asian And Estate Auction April 27 & 28 at Kaminski Auctions

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Sat, April 27, 2019 5:00PM

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    Payment is due for your item(s) upon receipt of invoice. Telephone and absentee bidders will be notified by both telephone and e-mail within two days of sale end. We accept payment in the form of cash, check, money order, wire transfer, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

    1. All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. There are no warranties or representations of merchantability of any other kind, express or implied. All artists' names and dates recorded in this catalog are not to be taken as unqualified attributions to the artists named. No attributions to any artist or date are made or intended as to authorship or date of execution. Therefore, none of the property in this catalog is subject to any guarantee of authenticity and/or provenance and all of the property is sold as is. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire, or that you have chosen not to examine them. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials, provenance or any other feature of items being sold. We recommend prospective bidders to examine all items in which they have an interest. 

    11. All purchases are subject to applicable Massachusetts sales tax unless the Massachusetts Certificate of Resale tax form is fully and completely filled out and received prior to time of purchase. Resale tax numbers from other states are accepted. International buyers are responsible for tariffs, taxes, or assessments of shipped items to the buyer's country. Items shipped out of state are not subject to sales tax.

    13.A 20% buyer's premium will be applied to the purchase price on all lots brought in person, phone or absentee bidding directly with Kaminski Auctions. 25% buyer’s premium for all internet bidding.

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Sale Description

The April Sale at Kaminski Auctions kicks off with over 300 lots of Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and an important 4th century Gandhara Buddha on Saturday morning, followed by a selection of furniture and furnishings from Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other estates. Sunday will feature the estate of Christine Vining Smith, a longtime North Shore, Massachusetts resident, and respected dealer. Christine founded and ran the Peabody Essex Museum Antique Show for 37 years. 

Discriminating collectors of 18th and 19th-century antique sewing collectibles will not want to miss the collection of Ethel Shulam of Danvers, Massachusetts.  A famous quiltmaker in her own right, Mrs. Shulam amassed an impressive array of exquisite sewing items.

Her collection includes boxes of carved bone, Anglo-Indian carvings, Chinese lacquer, and American Shaker boxes, as well as a circa 1875 Tunbridge ware rosewood box.  Her collection also includes late 19th/early 20th century carved bone sewing items several with scrimshawed names. Rare needle cases, Georgian clamps, rare Lucets, Welsh Sheathes, Scottish Mauchline ware, pin cushions, thimbles and thimble cases, tape measures, darning eggs, thread and spool holders, thread holders, sterling implements, and more are on offer in this extensive collection.

The auction also offers a large collection of vintage dolls to include French bisque head fashion dolls, German Armand Marseilles, Simon & Helbig, and Grace Storey Putnam dolls, as well as two dollhouses by Albert Eaton and an extensive collection of handmade dollhouse furniture. A Steiff carousel, Steiff animals, an old paddle wheel toy boat and two vintage fire trucks are just some of the toy collectibles on offer in this spring sale.


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