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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 126

5 Decorative European Items, incl. Ecclesiastical

Estimate: $500 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Five (5) European decorative items, including three (3) Ecclesiastical items. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Spanish Santos colonial carved and polychrome painted female figures including one (1) possibly depicting the Virgin Mary with prayerful hands, and ornately decorated garment and crown sitting on a contemporary wood base: 9 1/8" H x 2 3/4" W x 2 5/8" D, and one (1) figure of Saint Lucy dressed in an ornately gilt decorated classical garment, holding eyeballs on a plate and an empty hand which would have held a martyr's palm or sword, crowned with a later unmarked silver crown. 9 3/4" H x 4" W x 3 1/4" D. Both 19th century or earlier. 3rd item: Miniature porcelain hand-painted plaque depicting a Madonna and Child interior scene, with gilt crowns and two saints present at their sides. Housed in a leather and wood hinged arched shrine box decorated with gilt Florentine fleur de lis, stars, and a seraph. Sticker en verso reads "A. M. Stocker & Sohn/Devotionalien/Borgo Nuovo 99-100 + Roma". Italian, 20th century. 4th item: Continental gilt and gesso mirror, likely French, with applied shell, floral and scroll cartouche pediment, and additional foliate decorations to each side. 20" H x 13 3/4" W. 19th Century. 5th item: Italian gilt and gesso wall shelf with applied swag decorations. Stamped "Made In Italy" to the underside of shelf. 3 1/2" H x 9" W x 4" D. 20th Century.

The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.


1st-2nd items: Both with overall wear and losses to paint decoration and chips/abrasions to wood. Madonna figure with some craquelure and termite damage, visible in crown area and folded hands. Saint Lucy has been re-adhered to base. Shrine in overall good condition with some light surface wear and scratching to plaque, surface wear to leather case and broken stand end verso. 4th-5th items: General wear, losses to gilt, natural age shrinkage. Mirror with repaired breaks, including two areas to pediment, largest 7", and 1" x 1" area to side foliate decoration, silvering to glass.