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.