Southwest Jewelry, Pottery, Art and Collectibles
May
14
10:30 am10:30

Southwest Jewelry, Pottery, Art and Collectibles

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer over 230 lots of Southwest jewelry, pottery, art and collectibles – Part 3 of the private collection from a major Southern California dealer/collector, plus items from several estates.  Jewelry offerings, many vintage pawn of sterling or coin silver and embellished with turquoise, include works from the Navajo, Zuni and Santa Domingo. Among the diverse range of items are belt buckles, belts, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bolo ties, rings, hat bands, money clips and watch cuffs. The pottery – jars, bowls, pitchers, wedding jars, and other vessels – come from various tribal entities, cultures or pueblos, such as Hohokum, Anasazi, Hopi, Casas Grandes, San Ildefonso, Tularosa, Laguna, Acoma, San Juan, Santa Clara and others. Artwork offered includes Navajo and other rugs, masks by Gene Brabant (plus two masks from Africa), sculpture, paintings, framed art hangings and prints, and Navajo sand paintings.  Collectibles include hand-tooled leather goods, katsina dolls, Mexican spurs, Apache ranger law badges, El Rancho china, Navajo-style tableware, stone animal fetishes, stone/spear points and turquoise stones.  Reference books focus on ethnic arts – Southwest, Indonesian, Pre-Columbian, Tribal and Oceanic.

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World
May
7
10:30 am10:30

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer an online sale of over 400 lots featuring decorative arts and more from around the world. This "Fine Mélange" comes from numerous sources, collections and estates. Dating mostly from the 1700s – 1900s,  the diverse items in this sale include lamps & lights; diverse glassware; European porcelain; copper, pewter and brass items; Steiff animals; toys and toy guns; antique samplers and quilts; stoneware, decorative arts; wooden items, American folk art; small furniture; automobile mascots and related materials; reference books; Napoleon-related items; World's Fairs and 1932 Olympics memorabilia; artwork; diverse items from England, France, Germany, China and Japan; and more. In addition, there are a selection of 14th-15th century Vietnamese ceramics from the Hoi An Hoard.

The Warren Heid Family Collection of Toy Trains
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

The Warren Heid Family Collection of Toy Trains

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to announce the sale of the Warren Heid Family Collection of Toy Trains. Featuring over 250 lots amassed by Mr. Heid over 50+ years, the collection includes toy trains from leading American makers, including the Ives Manufacturing Company, American Flyer, Lionel Corporation, and Hafner Manufacturing Company. European manufacturers are also represented as well, such as Bing and Issmayer.  Most date from the early 1900s to the 1930s. In addition to train sets and individual train cars, the collection offers accessories such as train stations, signals, figurines, bridges, plus some airplanes and other toys.  

The 19th-Century Collection of Daniel Kirchner
Mar
19
10:30 am10:30

The 19th-Century Collection of Daniel Kirchner

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the 19th-Century Collection of Daniel Kirchner.  With 325 lots, the collection offers 19th-century decorative arts, both American and international, including early American pressed glass; salt-glazed stoneware; Bennington, Majolica and other pottery; paintings and prints; French porcelain apothecary jars; American and English samplers; Toby jugs; Staffordshire transfer ware; diverse items of brass, copper and pewter; small furniture; tole and tin items; several bronze works; and much more.

Part 2: Southwest Jewelry from the Private Collection of a Major Dealer/Collector
Feb
12
2:30 pm14:30

Part 2: Southwest Jewelry from the Private Collection of a Major Dealer/Collector

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is very pleased to offer Part 2 of the private collection of Southwest jewelry from a major dealer/collector.  The extensive, multi-part sale features Native American works from the Navajo, Zuni and Hopi.  Offerings include coin or sterling silver jewelry (bracelets, rings, necklaces – often embellished with turquoise, coral, gold or coins); watch cuffs and watch bands; belts, belt buckles and caps; ketos; money clips; bolo ties; a silver desk set; and a David Spellerbery sculpture.

The owner of this collection was a major dealer and collector of Navajo, Zuni and Hopi jewelry in Southern California for over 30 years.  From the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, he operated a retail business that sold vintage, contemporary and custom Southwest jewelry to movie studios, prop and costume houses, and collectors.  All auction items are “from the vault” – ones that were reserved for personal use or set aside for future appreciation.  Everything in the collection is original and hand-made.  Most items are crafted of heavy, solid silver – either coin or sterling silver; embellished with gem-quality turquoise or coral stones, gold or coins; and elaborate hand-cut bezels.  Overall, the owner’s quest was to obtain top-quality items that were out of the ordinary – the finest examples of handwork they could find.  

Sunken Treasure from the Hoi An Hoard
Feb
12
11:30 am11:30

Sunken Treasure from the Hoi An Hoard

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is excited to present an online sale of historical treasures of 15th-century Vietnamese ceramics that were aboard a ship that sunk over 500 years ago in a typhoon in the South China Sea. Excavated from the deep with extreme difficulty in the late 1990s, the shipwreck’s collection of porcelain artifacts – known as the Hoi An Hoard – are considered by many experts to be the most significant find in Vietnamese art.

The auction features over 160 lots, each with multiple items. Among the offerings are vases large and small, boxes, wine flasks, bowls, tea and wine cups, serving plates, platters and more. Some items are decorated with blue and white designs, enamel or white glaze; some are undecorated; and some include marine encrustations from their centuries buried at sea. 

Estate Auction
Dec
31
10:30 am10:30

Estate Auction

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer this estate sale with over 270 diverse lots. Items up for bid include decorative arts from the United States and other countries, small furniture, paintings and prints, vintage watches, American and international pottery, pewter and brass, antique samplers and other textiles, vintage and contemporary Americana, books, automobile mascots, geographic ephemera, and charming Steiff toy animals.

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World
Dec
11
11:30 am11:30

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer an online sale of 340 items of decorative arts and more from around the world. This "Fine Mélange" comes from numerous sources, collections and estates. Here are just some of items this sale includes: charming Steiff animals (over 40 lots of almost 150 items), Louis Vuitton briefcase and trunk, wooden dollhouse and cradle, small furniture like children's chairs and shelf clocks, vintage and contemporary American folk art, samplers from the 1700s and 1800s, Toby jugs, wooden duck decoys, candlesticks and brassware, American and European antique and vintage pewter, diverse molds (for butter, jelly, chocolate and ice cream), blue-and-white Staffordshire transferware, quilts, numerous artworks (of California, 19th-century landscapes and portraits, wildlife, airplanes, and automobiles, plus from renowned artists like Miro, J.A.M. Whistler, Shimoda, Jay Koka and others), books on Napoleon and for reference (on pottery, china, pewter, ceramics, lighting), 1932 Olympic memorabilia, distinctive automobile mascots dating from 1909, vintage watches, and more.

Southwest Jewelry from the Private Collection of a Major Dealer/Collector
Dec
4
1:00 pm13:00

Southwest Jewelry from the Private Collection of a Major Dealer/Collector

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the private collection of Southwest jewelry from a major dealer/collector. The extensive sale will be held in several parts:  Part 1 features 200 top-quality Native American works from the Navajo, Zuni and Hopi. Offerings include bracelets, squash blossom and other necklaces, rings, belt buckles, watch bands, earrings, ketos and more for men, women and children. Parts 2 and 3, to be offered in 2017, feature Western jewelry and artworks.  

The owner of the collection was a major dealer and collector of Navajo, Zuni and Hopi jewelry in Southern California for over 30 years. From the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, he operated a retail business that sold vintage, contemporary and custom Southwest jewelry to movie studios, prop and costume houses, and collectors. The items range from the 1950s to about 1990, plus ones from the 1920s and 1930s during the “Harvey House period.” Everything is original and hand-made. Most items are crafted of solid silver – either sterling or coin silver. The majority were crafted by talented artists; many are maker-stamped. Some are vintage ceremonial pieces; other contemporary pieces feature gold enhancements. Overall, the owner’s quest was to obtain top-quality items that were out of the ordinary – specifically, “the finest examples of handwork we could find.”

The Steve and Linda Stuart Collection of American Art Pottery
Dec
4
10:30 am10:30

The Steve and Linda Stuart Collection of American Art Pottery

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the Steve and Linda Stuart Collection of American Art Pottery.  Acquired over two decades from the Midwest and California by avid enthusiasts and antique dealers, the live online auction features over 100 lots, including many Arts & Crafts works and a Tiffany Studios lamp.  Several related items round out the sale.  

The Library and Selected Artifacts from the Personal Collection of Jim Haas
Nov
13
11:30 am11:30

The Library and Selected Artifacts from the Personal Collection of Jim Haas

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor.  Featuring over 360 lots, the sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors:  the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.  

The Anita & Sedwick Hellman Collection of Toys
Nov
12
11:30 am11:30

The Anita & Sedwick Hellman Collection of Toys

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman Toy Collection. Offering over 245 lots amassed from coast to coast over 50 years, the collection includes toy cars, trains, guns, airplanes, tin toys, dolls and more.  Residents of Mamaroneck, New York, Anita and Sedwick Hellman were avid toy collectors for five decades.  

The Americana Collection of the late Alice S. Reynolds
Sep
27
Oct 16

The Americana Collection of the late Alice S. Reynolds

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Americana Collection of the late Alice S. Reynolds, plus selected Americana items from other collectors. Offering 180 lots, the online sale features diverse Early American items, many from the first half of the 19th century, including blue-and-white Staffordshire transferware; a selection of pewter; chocolate, candy and ice cream molds from the late 1800s-early 1900s; samplers; and more. Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on October 16 at 11:30 am PST; sale items can be previewed online now until the sale starts.  

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World
Sep
9
Oct 2

A Fine Mélange: Decorative Arts & More from Around the World

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer an online sale of over 180 items of decorative arts and more from around the world. This "Fine Mélange" comes from numerous sources and estates. Here are just some of items it includes: Japanese woodblock prints, Imari boxes, and a metal cigarette box; vintage American quilts; pre-Colombian pottery; Native American baskets; Dresden vases; Royal Doulton figurines; French prints, books and Sèvres boxes; Venetian glassware; a Steiff kangaroo and joey; English books from the 19th century; indigenous people's containers from the South Seas, Asia and Latin America; postcards from San Francisco and the Russian/Japanese war; Napoleonic-era items; Staffordshire dogs and pottery; numerous ephemera from early 20th-century World's Fairs (1904, 1933 and 1939) and the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition; and more.

The Sperisen Collection of California Art -- Plus Fine Works by Noted American & International Artists
Aug
30
Oct 2

The Sperisen Collection of California Art -- Plus Fine Works by Noted American & International Artists

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present an online sale of over 180 fine artworks, mostly paintings, by noted American and European artists. Featured is the Sperisen Collection of California Art:  its 100+ lots offer paintings and other works of art from three generations of collectors – spanning over 100 years – in the Sperisen family of Northern California. The Sperisen Collection includes works by Percy Gray, Thomas Moran, Frederick Schafer, Ira Yeager and others.  In addition, the sale offers a large number of fine artworks from various estates by well-known wildlife artists and listed American and international artists. 

The Sy and Ronnie Margolis Collection of Automobile Mascots
Jun
21
Jul 24

The Sy and Ronnie Margolis Collection of Automobile Mascots

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the Sy and Ronnie Margolis Collection of Automobile Mascots.  The sale features over 215 lots of diverse car mascots, mostly from the U.S., France and Britain; and related collectibles.  Sy and Ronnie Margolis’s eclectic collection features a wide range of hood or fender ornaments, from about 1909 to recent times.  Most date from the 1920s and 1930s, with many from the 1910s as well.  In the early days of automobiles, wealthy owners would customize their vehicles with mascots to add beauty, make a political statement, identify with an organization or brand, or convey something about themselves.  This collection offers a very wide selection of subject matter – from playful to classical – as petite statues: most mascots range from 4 to 9 inches in height and/or width. 

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The One-Owner Collection of Napoleonic Items of Eustis Paine, 20th-Century Industrialist
May
27
Jun 19

The One-Owner Collection of Napoleonic Items of Eustis Paine, 20th-Century Industrialist

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the collection of Napoleonic items of George Eustis Paine, a noted 20th-century industrialist from New York, New York, and Newport, Rhode Island. The fine collection of over 155 items comes to sale from Michele Thomure from Illinois, who is Mr. Paine’s step-granddaughter. The sale features a Napoleonic library, including Napoleon’s personal map, autographed material, and books belonging to and about Napoleon; several bronze sculptures of him; portrait miniatures; snuff boxes; and other items of the era.  

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Southwestern Basketry, Pottery, Jewelry, Rugs & More
May
19
Jun 12

Southwestern Basketry, Pottery, Jewelry, Rugs & More

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a diverse selection of over 175 Native American items from the Southwest, including basketry, jewelry, pottery, rugs, folk art and more. Indigenous peoples represented in the sale include Pima (also known as Akimel O'odham), Papago (also known as Tohono O’odham), Navajo and Hopi. These distinctive offerings come from three main sources:  property deaccessioned from a major Southwestern museum and from the estates of two long-time collectors – Nancy Florsheim of Lake Forest, Illinois, and Tucson, Arizona; and Margaret Taylor of Flagstaff, Arizona. 

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An Eye on Japan: 19th-Century Woodblock Prints and Preparatory Drawings from Two Collections
Apr
26
May 15

An Eye on Japan: 19th-Century Woodblock Prints and Preparatory Drawings from Two Collections

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present two one-owner collections with a focus on Japan. From a couple in New Jersey, there is a collection of 85 Japanese woodblock prints, predominately from the 19th century. From a California collector, we offer over 65 preparatory drawings, unsigned sketches from the 19th century, which were deaccessioned from the Honolulu Museum of Art. A selection of other lots, including erotic Shunga and other paintings, pillar prints and Japanese woodblock books, completes the auction. Highlights of the sale include works by Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Toshi and Hiroshi Yoshida.

Auction of Diverse Items from Multiple Estates
Mar
23
Apr 10

Auction of Diverse Items from Multiple Estates

This auction sourced from multiple estates presents over 260 diverse lots. The sale features artworks from important California and European artists (including Donald Teague, John F. Carlson, John Francis Murphy, Pablo Picasso and Mary Cassatt); a rare hand-colored lithograph of San Francisco; European decorative arts; Chinese jade and porcelain; Japanese woodblock prints (by Hiroshi Yoshida, Toshi Yoshida, Hiroshige II and others); Emilia Pazza, vintage and other designer handbags; jewelry; historic postcards & memorabilia; Chinese snuff bottles; small tables and chairs; and a wide selection of Tiffany and Georgian silver, plus a Dirk Van Erp tray.

From the Private Collection of Curator Peter L. Corey, Basketry and Other Items from Native American and Other Indigenous Cultures
Feb
8
Feb 27

From the Private Collection of Curator Peter L. Corey, Basketry and Other Items from Native American and Other Indigenous Cultures

Turner Auctions + Appraisals was pleased to present basketry and other items from Native American and other indigenous cultures from the private collection and estate of Peter L. Corey, who served as curator and director of the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska, for nearly 25 years. Accumulated over four decades and painstakingly organized, the one-owner collection of about 1000 items in 165 lots includes both contemporary and antique items, primarily baskets, dolls and whimsical goods. Most are from Alaska and other Native American cultures, including Aleut, Eskimo, Seminole, Iroquois, Hopi, Cherokee and Choctaw; some are from Mexico. Sale highlights include Alaskan Eskimo baleen baskets, and Seminole and Eskimo dolls. 

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The Collection of American Folk Quilts of Nena Hopkins Talcott
Feb
5
Feb 22

The Collection of American Folk Quilts of Nena Hopkins Talcott

Turner Auctions + Appraisals was pleased to present the collection of American quilts of Nena Hopkins Talcott. Amassed over more than 15 years, this collection of 89 folk art quilts, which come from throughout the United States, were crafted from the early 1900s to the 1950s. All are handmade, many done by church ladies, probably in sewing bees. Most are full-sized, meant to top a white bedspread, adding color and artistry. Nena Talcott lives in Napa Valley, where she managed the family vineyards, olive groves and winery for 30 years. An avid cyclist and world traveler, she today is co-founder and co-partner with Bonnie Storm of Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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A Diverse Selection of Art & Decorative Items
Dec
30
Jan 17

A Diverse Selection of Art & Decorative Items

Choose from an extensive selection of art and decorative items, featuring 168 lots. This sale includes oil and watercolor paintings; charcoal drawings; Russian works; vintage posters; art glass; glazed pottery; sculpture; Japanese woodblock prints; hand-painted fans; Asian, French, Italian and other European and American vases; stoneware jugs; a Tiffany desk set and sterling silver tableware; gold, diamond, pearl and jade jewelry; a French pâte de verre covered powder box; and more. Artists include Percy Grey, Jacob Koch, Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Bel'skyFrancesco Longo Mancini, Hiroshi Yoshida, Edgar H. Nye, George Otis, Marie Laurencin, PicassoGabriel Argy-Rousseau, and others.

Fine Jewelry
Dec
10
Dec 20

Fine Jewelry

Just in time for holiday gift-giving! This selection of elegant jewelry with over 75 lots features beautiful items with pearls, diamonds, yellow and white gold and fine jade.

A Selection of Auction Catalogs
Dec
5
Dec 6

A Selection of Auction Catalogs

A library of over 400 auction catalogs, with over 100 lots grouped in lots of four. Catalogs include fine art, paintings, contemporary prints, arms & armor, classic cars, Japanese art, Chinese art, jewelry, pens, antiquities, Hollywood memorabilia, books & manuscripts, and watches & timepieces.