According to Auction owner Lloyd Matheson only six examples of this vase are known to exist. The last one known to cross the auction block as September 11, 2005 at Treadway Toomey Gallery. The 18½in tall vase with the organic looking swirling base in the soft Teco green matte finish with three Teco marks on the base has a presale estimate of $40,000/$60,000.
In addition to the vase the auction inventory of fresh to the market fine estate antiques includes some exceptional art by August Rene Francois/Rodin French (1840-1917) including two watercolors of Cambodian dancers, A watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American 1896-1969) and a landscape “Mink Hollow Brook by Jervis McEntree (American 1828-1891), three drawings by George Cruikshank (British 1792-1878) as well as nearly a dozen hand colored Currier and Ives lithographs, Audobon hand colored lithographs and ten examples of Florida Highwaymen paintings by Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Isaac Knight and Al Black. Other sporting art includes eight signed lithographs by Frank W. Benson (American 1862-1951) and nine colored prints by Arthur Burdett Frost (American 1851-1928).
The two day sale will include over 800 lots with over 250 lots of fine jewelry, major clocks, fine art and fabulous furniture from one estate. Only twenty lots in the sale will be presented with reserves.
The sale will begin at 11:00AM Saturday September 27 and will continue at 12:00 NOON Sunday September 28. Preview will be Friday September 26 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and two hours prior to the sale on each auction day. Matheson’s AA Auction is located at 600 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, FL 32901. Seating for 200 can be reserved by phone, (321) 768-6668 or by email at [email protected]. Selected portions of the catalog are available for viewing on the Matheson’s AA Auction website at www.mathesonsaaauction.com and at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.