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The Next Sale

Featuring the largest private collection of Herend porcelain in the United States!

1247 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94402
May 21-23 AND May 28-29 2010

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Fri & Sat 10AM to 4PM, Sunday Noon to 4PM
Entry Numbers:  9AM Friday

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Contents of Collectors’ Home including: PORCELAIN: Dinner Services and Serving Pieces: Rothschild Bird, Fruit & Flowers, Fortuna (Victoria Rust), Ming, Yellow, Red and Black Dynasty: 11” Service, 10.5” Dinner, 8.5”, 9” Salad, Dessert, Deep Salads, Rimmed Soups, Cups and Saucers, Tureens, Every Size Platter, and many unusual pieces all sold individually, Cachepots in many patterns and sizes, Bonbons in many sizes and forms, Large Reticulated Baskets in various patterns, Five Candelabra, one with two putti, Jardinières, Rare Red Dynasty Umbrella Stand, Rare and Important Samovar, Pair Large Yellow Dynasty Vases and Large Footed Shell Dish, Large Rare Poisson Tureen and Under plate, Monumental Urns in Fruits & Flowers and Victoria, Lamps of all sizes with Custom Hand Painted Shades, Large Fishnet Figure Collection, Collection of Vintage and Rare Herend Natural Figures; Thomas Goode Service Plates “Abbeyville” Pattern, Thomas Goode Platter, Dessert Plates and other Heavy Gilt Encrusted Wares; Large Minton Dinner Service, “Buckingham” pattern; Large Royal Crown Derby Service, Lombardy Pattern; Large collection of Zsolnay Jardinières and Floor Vases, Enormous Villeroy & Boch “Basket” dinner and breakfast service with an astounding number of serving pieces, Zsolnay vases, cachepots, jardinières and figures ; FINE JEWELRY: Many large karat Diamond and Colored Stone Rings, Necklaces, heavy gold Bracelets, Gold Chains, gold bands and rings, gold watches, gold Patek Philippe Man’s Wristwatch, Gubelin Ladies gold and diamond wristwatch CRYSTAL: Saint Louis “Tommy” stemware service of goblets, wines, champagne flutes, sherries, liqueurs and Manhattans, Decanters, Ewers and Champagne Bucket; Christofle Stemware; SILVER: Towle Sterling Flatware Service “King Richard” Pattern, Reed & Barton Sterling Flatware Service, El Greco pattern; FURNITURE: Karges and Baker furniture: Walnut French Provincial Style Secretary Bookcase, Large Yellow Butler’s Desk/ China Cabinet, Large Brass Display Cabinet, Karges Green Lacquer Bombay Louis XV Style Chest of Drawers, Large Baker Painted Credenza, Pair of Rust Marble Faux Painted Storage Columns, Karges Fruitwood Bedroom Suite, Woodard Double pedestal wrought iron Dining Table and a Set of Six Chairs, Two Tier Buffet, Pair of Single Pedestal Demilune Side Tables; RUGS: Chinese Carpets FINE ART: Richard E. Reynolds Oil paintings, screens and wall panels; Charming unlisted artist signed paintings, Mila Laufer Watercolors CLOTHING: Jean Marc Dresses, Skirts, Tops and Coats; Lilly Ann, Ballantye Cashmere Pullovers and Cardigans (most New with tags), Fur Coats, shoes, boots, Handbags (Longchamp); ELECTRONICS: Reel to Reel tapes and Akai recorder, turntable (other makers), 2 microphones, cassette tape deck, Fischer Speakers LINEN: Many never used and in original packaging, Matching Various Dinner Services such as Villeroy & Boch Basket Service or Herend Rothschild Bird. Numerous Extra Never Used Hand Painted on Silk Lamp shades that match Herend Bases (look great on light neutral of off white bases)

Most of these properties were never used and even have their original paper labels or price tags. Great Summer Wedding Shopping or even Early Christmas Shopping. The inventory is larger than any retail store including Gumps or Neiman Marcus. Hope to see you at the sale and Good Luck and Good Buys. We are very excited to present this wondrous and special sale and due to its immense size we will be taking two weekends and a total of five days to sell through. Hope to see you all.  More Notes below.

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More Notes: George and Lois Maisels were enthusiastic collectors of porcelain, primarily of Herend. They began collecting in Europe including the Herend factory in the 1970’s. Their collection spans tabletop pieces in numerous patterns, vases and cachepots to lamps with hand painted matching lamp shades and iconic fishnet porcelain animals. The collection is vast in variety of patterns and the sheer number of articles, unmatched even by commercial enterprises such as Neiman Marcus or Gump’s. For instance, Rothschild Bird is a service for up to sixteen, numerous piece place setting and has three different styles of cups and saucers. The Fruits and Flowers is also a large service and has numerous and discontinued serving pieces. The Maisels also frequented the Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd. in London’s posh Mayfair district. The story is that a sales person at Thomas Goode approached the Maisels to buy back the heavy gold encrusted service plates 10 years after they bought them. They kept the plates which are offered in the sale.
There is a large collection of reel to reel tapes including albums of Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Edie Gorme, etc. Although we have not played them, they look to be in pristine condition.
The collection of paintings is largely by Richard E. Reynolds who was commissioned by the Maisels to paint tromp l’oeil panels and paintings, a large 12’ four panel garden setting screen with fantasy figures and animals, a large wall size oil on canvas that features exotic characters in a Kasbah, a fantasy set in formal 18th century garden with fantastical animals dressed in period costumes.

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