iGavel Presents Ceramics & Works of Art from The Gardiner Museum & Other Owners, Now Live on iGavel.com Until February 2nd, 2010

iGavel is pleased to present Ceramics & Works of Art from The Gardiner Museum & Other Owners. The auction is ongoing through February 2nd, 2010 at www.iGavel.com. There will be a live exhibition at the iGavel Gallery, in New York City, on Monday through Friday, January 25-29 from 10am to 5pm. The gallery is located at 229 East 120th Street, in New York City.

New York, NY, January 22, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The items being offered from the Gardiner Museum include a diverse body of material, donated by the estate of Helen E. Gardiner to be sold for the benefit of the Gardiner Museum. Included in this auction are European Ceramics from a variety of factories and Chinese Export Porcelain. Highlights from this group include a 16th Century Faenza Maiolica Jug and other European porcelain.

The top lot in the Gardiner Museum Auction is a Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Meissen Vases and Guinea Fowl, Circa 1745. These vases are modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler. There are crowned C marks on the bases. The vases were from the Estate of Helen E. Gardiner. She purchased them from Sotheby’s New York, on October 10th, 1985.

Other items from the Gardiner Museum Collection are a Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Eggshell Dishes with Still-lifes from the Yongzheng period, circa 1730-35, a Miniature French Metal-Mounted Bottle Cooler, St. Cloud, which is circa 1725-30, and a German Harlequin Figure from 20th Century Berlin.

A small group of works that are part of this auction and not from the Gardiner Museum are included in this sale. An example of some of the Asian objects are a 17th Century Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Boy, and a Chinese Bronze Tripod Vessel with a Cover, Ding, from the 18th / 19th Century.

iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com, and is asked to be a frequent guest appraiser on national and international media.

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Caroline Moss