Tiffany, Handel, Faberge

INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Ripley announces an auction weekend June 28-29, encompassing a range of collecting tastes and styles, with offerings running the gamut from Tiffany and Handel lamps, fine art, Orientalia, militaria, art glass, taxidermy, and a myriad of other items.

On Saturday, June 28, auctions will be held at two very different auctions. An outdoor auction will include selections from collections and estates. Inside the auction house, a cataloged auction of sports cards, memorabilia and coins will be offered.

Sunday’s auction includes items from several consignors, including pieces from the estate of Ted Z. Leslie; highlights of the sale will be rare Tiffany and Handel lamps from Leslie’s estate. Art glass includes a 1923 Rene Lalique Camees Deco glass vase and a rare Steuben green and gold aurene vase.

Another highlight will be a Russian silver Fabergé cigar lighter in the form of a monkey. Carl Gustavovich Fabergé (Russian, 1846-1920) was a Russian jeweler, best known for his Imperial Eggs. In 1885, he became the Czar’s goldsmith; his company continued to produce silver tableware and fine jewelry until the Bolshevik Revolution.

Fine art will include, among others, several works by Robert Lohman, Charles Bowen Sims, and a large 18th/19th century Italian oil painting depicting the Biblical story of the Sacrifice of Isaac add drama to the catalog.

An Austro-Hungary silver teapot, Tiffany sterling master salt, mint julep cups, a Japanese sterling cigar case, and numerous flatware pieces complete an attractive selection of sterling silver. Decorative art items include a Barye bronze lion and tiger, a large marble statue modeled after Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and a pair of Staffordshire spill vases. Pottery selections include a Bennington ice water pitcher and a selection of Roseville.

Fine art by Gerda Christoffersen, Paul Kuo, and Sue Krzyston are among in an array of Native American offerings that includes sterling and turquoise jewelry, Navajo rugs, baskets and silver.

Arm chair hunters and collectors of antique taxidermy will be pleased to find an extremely large, snarling grizzly bear, a full bodied caribou, antelope heads, and elephant feet. Continuing on this manly bent is a selection of militaria that includes swords, GAR badges and Civil War memorabilia.

Carousel animals are included to help bidders commune with their inner child. 19th century enthusiasts will find a collection of daguerreotypes, gutta percha cases and photogravures, and Currier and Ives and Wallace Nutting prints.

For more information on this and upcoming Antique Helper auctions, visit or call 317-251-5635.