Bodnar’s to Offer 2-Day Online-Only Auction Featuring the Estate of “Tiffany” George!

George attended our first auction in 1994 and was a staple in the front row, always buying nothing but the best! He bought the first Tiffany Lamp at that sale, and the rest was history; he was hooked on buying the best items that came to our auction for over 25 years! His estate is packed with Tiffany, Lalique, Clocks, Art, Sterling, Erte, Bronzes, figurines, and decorative art items. This will be the first of several sales of his collection. We are honored to take his collection and pass it on to a new generation of collectors to cherish what he loved: Tiffany and the finer things!

His home was hoarded with antique finds from auctions all over the state of New Jersey. Growing up in Sayreville and South Amboy, NJ, Tiffany was what he loved. “The first time I delivered a large auction purchase, I remember even his kitchen sink had Tiffany shades just sitting there!” Joe Bodnar, owner of Bodnar’s Auction, remanences. “His home was like a museum.” His son kept many items to remember his dad, but his home, too, is full, and he wanted to see his father’s legacy find new homes.

Day 1 will feature over 200 pieces of art from several local estates, including “Tiffany” George’s estate and a retired doctor/art collector. Highlights for this sale feature an oil on canvas by Ivan Theys (Belgian 1936-2005), entitled “Zelf Portnet met Minese,” estimated at $2000.00-$4000.00 despite its appraisal of $65,000.00. An oil on board entitled “The Above Splendor” by Contessa Antonia Mastrocristina Sirena (1929 – 2006) estimated at $2000.00-$4000.00, an oil on board by Louis Escobedo (American 1952-) entitled “Grandeur” estimated at $1000.00-$3000.00, several works by Nicola Simbari (Italian 1927-2012), as well as old masters like an oil on canvas by Fredrick Jerald Kinnard (UK 1844-1884) depicting a woman with child beach scene estimated at $800.00-$1200.00. Besides these artists, other works will include artists Fazzino, Anatole Krasnyansky, H. Leung, Jules Garson, Leslie Lew, Heinie Hartwig, William Harnden, Tarkay, Theo Tobias, Salvador Dali, Susan Marx, Denis Paul Noyer, Erte, Peter Max, and more! Furniture from George’s estate will also be included in this sale, featuring several nice pieces of Victorian bronze and unique fireplace items.

Day 2 will feature 300+ lots, including a large selection of art glass shades by Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben, and other manufacturers, as well as lamps by Tiffany and Handel. Highlights are an Art Glass and Bronze Tiffany Studios Lamp, Signed Tiffany Studios New York on the Oil Holder estimated at $1200.00-$1800.00, many sets of Quezal shades including pairs and as many as six matched shades. Arts & Crafts table bases, Stained Glass lamps that are Tiffany quality, Pairpoint, Miller, and other manufacturers will be offered. Several signed Tiffany bases will also be represented, like a nice bronze desk lamp and a pair of bronze 3-tier table lamps. Other Tiffany items include Art Glass vases, a pair of Tiffany sterling silver scent bottles, a Sterling Silver Tiffany & Company Presentation Bowl from the Scroll & Key Society, Yale University from the 1920s. Tiffany clocks will be represented as well, featuring a JJ Elliott Tiffany & Co. Grandfather Clock in a Mahogany Chippendale Case fully running, a Tiffany & Co. Champleve, and Bronze Mantle Clock, plus other Tiffany & Co clocks. Bronzes will also be featured from his collection, including 2 Erte Bronze Statues by Chalk & Vermilion and Sevenarts, an Art Nouveau Bronze Figurine of a Nymph by Francis Renaud (French 1887-1973), a Turn of the Century Bronze Fountain depicting a nude lady pouring water on a swan possibly French, and many other bronzes, Terra cotta, and marble statues. The sale will also feature 30+ lots of Sterling Silver, including (2) 19th-century Candelabras, Sterling Silver Flatware, 800 silver serving pieces, and a collection of Sterling Silver Bat Ami figurines. Other highlights include Herend, Lalique, Baccarat, Zolnay, majolica, Art Pottery, Asian-influenced decorative arts, a collection of hutschenreuther figurines, and more!

As always, this collection is a fresh-to-market collection to be sold with no reserves to the highest bidder! All lots start at $10.00. Bodnar’s stands behind what they sell, so you can bid with confidence. In-house shipping on most items in these sales with local pick up in Monmouth Junction, NJ. This is a live broadcast sale with auctioneers and callers describing all lots in the sale, so you feel like you are at the auction in person. Private by-appointment previews will be offered Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Day 1 is Wednesday, June 22, 2022, on Liveauctioneers, Invaluable, or the platform on Bodnar’s website, starting at 11:00 am. Day 2 is Thursday, June 23, 2022, and starts at 1:00 pm. For more details, call toll-free at 866-349-7378.

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I’m happy with everything Joe and Janet did, you were both informative and were very helpful with the questions I had being that I was never in that position before. Janet’s response time was also positive for me. It was interesting to watch the auction live. I thought you did an amazing job and had a nice banter back and forth. You seem to be a good team! Thank you for all your hard work and making this difficult time of letting  my deceased father’s collectibles go an easy experience.

Kim F.

I would like to thank you for including me in your online sale.
Everything from none contact drop off, to none contact pick up, was handled with the outmost professionalism.
I appreciated your clear communication after the sale with a printout and an explanation of when I’ll receive my check.
Overall I was very please with the prices my jewelry achieved, some lot  went for less then I expected, others went for more, it’s all in the average.

Thank you very much

Michal F.

I come to your auctions often. You and your staff are great. Your change to an online auction on 4/9 is just another testament to your fine character and being thoughtful of others. The items are great no doubt, but a big reason I keep coming back is due to the culture you have created. Thank you. Art

Art F.

Thank You Joe! We Had a Very Good Experience With Your Team! 8/15/19

Carry G.

Sold in July 18, 2019 sale and Overall Pleased!

Frank D.

I received the proceeds from the Auction and wanted to again thank you and your team.  Everything went so smoothly and you all did such a great job from start to finish.This was an overwhelming experience for me and you made everything so easy.  I have been recommending you to everyone!

Thank you again for helping me; your kindness was very much appreciated.

Debbie B

Five Stars!

Samuel P.

Great deals and great company

Armand P.

Love this service! Great deals if you know what to look for!

Anthony D.

As I said once before, Wonderful People Work here. Thanks too all for your constant help. One Huge Look Auction!

Michael L.

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