The estate of Dr. Inman has chosen a pair of veteran Florida auctioneers, Charlie Fudge of Crystal River, FL, owner of Professional Appraisers & Liquidators and Kale Albritton of Lakeland, FL, to facilitate the sale of Dr. Inman’s fabulous collection of art glass, silver, fine art, music boxes and antiques. Albritton, who knew Dr. Inman for over thirty years, said “Dr. Inman was very much an astute collector. He was a student of the subject – a collector with a method.”
Added to the 700 items from the Inman estate will be 300 more quality lots from various estates with names like Doulton, Limoges, R.S. Prussia, Fenton, Fulper and Northwood plus antique German dolls, works by listed artists, gold and silver coins and estate jewelry as well as paintings by 19th and 20th century listed artists.
More than twenty art glass lots bear signatures of L. C. Tiffany, LCT and Tiffany Studios and include a Cypriote Spot vase, Favrile vases including a special order green cased vase with pulled leaf and vine decoration, a rare blue Jack in the Pulpit vase, a Favrile compote, a Favrile Aurene bowl and many more. There are over fifty pieces of signed Steuben glass (some signed by the master, F. Carder) including bowls, art glass shades with fleur de lis signature, vases, a dresser jar, a flower frog and twenty three pieces of Selenium Red. There are Moser works with the Karlsbad signature, several pieces of signed Emile Galle’ cameo glass vases, over twenty-five pieces signed R. Lalique or Rene’ Lalique, Baccarat paperweights, Swarovski crystal including animals, cars and a train, over seventy-five pieces of Waterford crystal including a chandelier, lamps, bowls, plates and stemware and many pieces of American Brilliant Period cut glass signed by T. G. Hawkes, J. Hoare and Sinclair.
Artwork will include an oil on board by A.Y. (Alexander Young) Jackson (Canadian 1882-1974). Jackson was an Impressionist painter who belonged to the Group of Seven, a band of Canadian artists who painted native landscapes. There also will be an Impressionist landscape by A. Paul Madeline (French 1863-1920) plus works by D. R. Sellars, Ernest Fredericks (American 1877-1927), a great Florida scene by original Florida Highwayman Robert Butler and many more important 19th and 20th century paintings.
A large selection of sterling silver, over seventy-five pieces, will cross the block. Among them are a Fisher sterling five piece tea set, a Tiffany sterling tea set, Tiffany three-handled loving cups, Gorham three-handled cups and a 73 piece flatware service in Strasbourg pattern as well as a number of sterling silver trays, pitchers, compotes, bowls, serving pieces and sterling silver plateau with applied grape and vine.
One of the estates has over seventy-five three handled items, including the ones mentioned above by Tiffany and Gorham but also including items from Doulton Lambeth, Lenox (with silver repousse’ top), Limoges, Fulper, several Moser pieces, Henry Kohn and Sons (sterling cup) as well as a sterling cup with three handles made of stag horn marked “Made for Tiffany”.
This outstanding opportunity, noted by Fudge to be “The biggest one I have ever done in my thirty five years in the business,” will be presented as an absolute auction with no reserves. The sale will be held at the facility of Professional Appraisers & Liquidators beginning Saturday March 29 at 1:00PM and will continue Sunday at 1:00PM. Preview is Friday March 28 from 1:00PM – 6:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM – 1:00PM. Both sessions of the sale will be carried live online by Proxibid. Professional Appraisers & Liquidators is located at 811 SE Highway 19, Crystal River, FL, 34429. Absentee and phone bids are welcomed. Reserve seating is available on a first come, first served basis by reservation by phone. For more information contact the auction at (352) 795-2061, (800) 542-3877, email or visit the website.