Auction Life May 18-19 auction features antiques, oddities, artifacts, decorations, perfumes, dummies


Early 18th century religious oil painting on canvas by an unknown Mexican artist, titled The Agony of Jesus in Gethsemane, executed in the chiaroscuro style (est. $ 4000 to $ 8000).
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla .– Auction Life will follow a successful Whimsical Worldly Wonders winter auction in February with a two-day, two-session auction scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday May 18-19. The session on May 18 is entitled Antiques, Oddities, Artifacts, Objects & Décor; the May 19 sale is titled Perfumemania, Miscentllaneous, Bottle & Factice.

The auction is primarily online, but with limited seating available in the West Palm Beach area gallery (RSVP required). An exhibition period will be announced and gallery previews will be by appointment only, with COVID protocols in place. Online auctions are done through, and Offers by phone and correspondence (or left) will also be accepted.

“We’re trying something new for this follow-up to the February auction,” said Tarek Eljabaly, owner of Auction Life. “After successfully showcasing a few pieces of an estate in our previous sales, instead of their original intentions to hold a local door-to-door property sale, we were hired to host a live virtual real estate sale to be presented online. . “

The session of day 1, May 18 Antiques, curiosities, artefacts, objects and decoration is loaded with more than 400 lots of antiques, artefacts, art, collectibles, jewelry, sculptures, pieces coins, furniture and decorations.

Several articles could possibly leave with the honors of the first batch. One is a late 18th century Italian walnut table designed in the 16th century style, 34 inches wide by 47 inches long and heavily carved with stylized Renaissance foliage and grotesques, a tray molded oblong and sphinx feet. The magnificent table, which weighs 80 pounds, is expected to fetch between $ 6,000 and $ 12,000.

A stunning 14k white gold diamond tennis necklace, 16 inches long and weighing 26.3 grams, is expected to find a new owner for $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 (valuation estimate is $ 12,850) . The necklace has 119 round diamonds (the largest measuring 4 millimeters) for a total weight of eight carats. The diamonds are set on prongs, with a locking clasp and a safety clasp.

Pre-Columbian female effigy figurine from the Jalisco culture, 14 inches high, made from clay in western Mexico between AD 400-600, weighing 3.2 pounds (est. $ 700 – $ 2,100 ).
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An early 18th century religious oil painting on canvas by an unknown Mexican artist titled The agony of Jesus in Gethsemane, was executed in the chiaroscuro style and measures 38 inches high by 34 ½ inches wide. Included are two letters, one in English and one in Spanish, each describing the painting, which was valued between $ 5,000 and $ 7,000 (est. $ 4,000 – $ 8,000).

A 140-piece silver cutlery set with Austrian-Hungarian .800 purity hallmarks received a pre-sale estimate of $ 3,500 to $ 7,000. The set has a total .800 silver weight of 5532 grams, and this does not include a hollow utensil set which includes four spreading knives (.800 silver) and 23 knives with stainless steel blades, only one hollow handle weighing 30 grams. .

A 14-inch-tall, pre-Columbian standing female effigy made from clay in western Mexico between AD 400 and 600 carries a pre-sale estimate of $ 700 to $ 2,100. The Jalisco culture effigy, taken from an estate in Palm Beach, weighs just over three pounds and is adorned with a headband, earrings, and decorative geometric circles attached to its shoulders.

Also from western Mexico, and much older around 1200-400 BC. There is a pre-Columbian Olmec transformational figure, in translucent jade, with holes in each ear for suspension and standing with legs apart and slightly bent. The 6 inch tall figure, having a distinct forehead, his arms out to the side and with slightly raised palms, with nicely detailed toes, weighs 1.75 pounds (est. $ 600 to $ 1,800).

The Day 2 session, May 19 Perfumemania, Miscentllaneous Bottle & Factice will be dedicated to perfumes and fakes, 208 lots in total and featuring all the major perfume manufacturers. The freshly released collection of vintage perfume and fake bottles includes the following:

  • A vintage Lalique perfume for Caron in limited edition, two flowing oz, in a 6 inch tall, full and sealed Art Nouveau perfume bottle, in the original accordion style presentation box in black velvet, stamped “2030” and handwritten “B425” (estimated between $ 100 and $ 1,000).
  • A rare Lancôme Magie moon face fragrance featuring an opalescent Sputnik perfume bottle design, circa 1958, Georges Delhomme, one of 100 pieces manufactured (est. $ 100 – $ 1,000).
  • A hard-to-find vintage Caron L’Infiniti scent in a sealed, drawstring bottle (2.7 fluid oz), with “81” engraved on the bottom and in the original display box (est. $ 100- $ 500) .
  • A bottle of Baccarat Ybry Femme de Paris 2 perfume in a jade colored crystal bottle that is empty but has an amber cap plus the original presentation box (est. 100- $ 500).
  • A Roger & Gallet Le Oeillet Bleu Blue Carnation fragrance, corded and sealed, in a 1.7 fl.oz. bottle measuring approximately 3 ¼ inches tall with a 2 ¼ inch top (est. 100- $ 500).

Late 18th century Italian walnut table designed in the 16th century style, 47 inches long and heavily carved with stylized foliage and Renaissance grotesques (est. $ 6,000 to $ 12,000).
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Start times are 4 p.m. Eastern Time for the May 18 session and 3 p.m. for May 19. To make an appointment or to confirm attendance for a limited number of seats at the Live Room in the West Palm Beach area, please call Auction Life at (561) 757-1551; or send an email to [email protected] For more information, log on to

Auction Life consultants have over 50 years of combined experience in estate jewelry, fine art, sterling silver, diamonds and antiques. Tarek El Jabaly has been involved in the South Florida auction industry for over ten years, as an auctioneer, real estate buyer, manager,
auction coordinator and liaison with shippers. He is also a licensed Florida real estate sales associate.

Auction Life, Inc. is currently seeking quality shipments for future auctions. To inquire about selling an item, estate, or entire collection, you can call them at (561) 757-1551; or you can email them at [email protected] To learn more about Auction Life and the two-day, two-session auctions scheduled for May 18-19, please visit

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