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Naples, Fla., estates enhance Auctions Neapolitan’s sale Oct. 22

Written by Auction House PR   
Monday, 17 October 2011 11:47

NAPLES, Fla. – Numerous highlights and a full complement of clean estate items are in store for bidders at Auctions Neapolitan’s Fall Collector’s Delight Auction on Saturday, Oct. 22. will provide Internet live bidding for the nearly 400-lot auction, which will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern.

Highlights range from Americana to Asian antiques to treasures from Tiffany & Co.

The latter category includes an 18kt yellow gold and platinum diamond bracelet set with 50 found brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.27 carats. The “Taylored Five Row” bracelet comes with a 2007 letter from Tiffany & Co. stating its replacement value as $19,500. The bracelet is in its original box and carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

Made by Minton for Tiffany & Co. is a set of 12 cobalt blue and gold gild decorated ................To read more about the auction, click here



Black Forest Dog Grouping Collars
Sold over $30,000.00

Written by Catherin Saunders-Watson
Wednesday, 27 January 2010

NAPLES, Fla.  There was plenty of bark and one winning bite at Auctions Neapolitan's Jan. 23 standing-room-only sale as an exceptional 39-inch-wide Black Forest carved tableau of a St. Bernard dog and her three playful pups claimed top-lot honors at $30,590. Attributed to Swiss artist Walter Mader, the circa-1900 carving featured realistic feathering to the dogs coats, hand-colored limbs and glass eyes. The substantial 33-lb. artwork had been estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

There was tremendous interest in that particular piece, said Kathleen Pica, owner of Auctions Neapolitan. There's a sizable contingent of collectors worldwide for Black Forest pieces, and many of them were bidding, not only on the floor but also on the phones and via the Internet. What was unusual was that the ........ Click here to read the complete article on Auction Central News!

Ladies with Style PartII

NAPLES, Fla. – A century of fashion steps into the spotlight on Saturday, July 24 as Auctions Neapolitan presents its 404-lot Ladies with Style sale, part II, with Internet live bidding provided by

Fashionistas will have a field day choosing from the selection of dresses and accessories that were chosen for the event, said Auctions Neapolitan’s owner, Kathleen Pica. “It’s a nice mix of ladies’ favorites from the 19th century up to about the 1990s. Some of the items are very beautifully made – it’s incredible to see the fine workmanship that went into many of these pieces, especially when compared to what we see today.”

In addition to standard apparel, the auction includes antique lace and satin bridal wear, and gorgeous beaded dresses and gowns that bring to mind the days of Joan Collins and Linda Evans on Dynasty. Estimates and opening bids are extremely reasonable. For instance, lot 124, a 1970s Balenciaga-designed Jeffrey and Dave side-draped velvet gown has a starting bid of only $10 and an estimate of $80-$100. An early 1960s Yves Saint Laurent-designed black satin and lace top with peplum waist and long sleeves also has an opening bid of $10 and is estimated at $40-$60.

Costume jewelry has never been more popular, and Auctions Neapolitan’s sale is the place to look for bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches sold in generous “tray” lots. For instance, lot 42 is a tray loaded down with assorted costume jewelry – some of it signed – by such makers as Marvella, Trifari and Monet. Many of the pieces feature faux diamonds, faux pearls and rhinestones. This mini trove of costumer treasures has an opening bid of $10 and an estimate of $50-$100. The auction also features many pieces of fine jewelry, which is not surprising, since Auctions Neapolitan is located in the upscale waterfront community of Naples, Florida. Lot 212, a platinum ring featuring a 1-carat center ruby stone and .60 carats of diamonds is estimated at $1,800-$2,200; while a 14K yellow gold ring featuring six square-cut, channel-set blue sapphires and 24 round-cut, channel-set diamonds is conservatively estimated at $900-$1,200. Both rings have an opening bid of $900-$1,200.


Marine Painting
Sold Over $45,000.00

Written by Liveauctioneers PR
Thursday, 09 September 2010 16:13

Once again, the doors to some of southwest Florida’s finest estates have opened to Auctions Neapolitan in preparation for their Sept. 18 Collector’s Delight Auction, commencing at 12 noon Eastern Time. In addition to estate material, the auction is enhanced by several select, privately consigned pieces.

The much-anticipated sale of fine and decorative art, Asian antiques, jewelry and other quality items will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, commencing at 12 noon Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be provided by

The general categories include: fine art, sterling silver, porcelain, jewelry and Asian decoratives. Additional categories are art pottery, art glass, figurines and jewelry.

A wonderful variety is seen in the fine art section, led by a James E. Buttersworth (English, 1817-1894) marine painting titled Yacht Vixen & U.S. S. Constitution off Staten Island. Artist-signed at lower right, the 9 5/8-inch by 12¼-inch oil on panel comes with provenance from the Quester Gallery in Rowayton, Connecticut. An accomplished work presented in a handsome gilt frame, it is estimated at $35,000-$45,000.

Other key lots within the fine art include Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena’s (French 1807-1876) canine artwork Chiens Dans la Foret. Dated ’66 and measuring 21 inches by 25¼ inches, the charming depiction of a boy reclining against a tree in the woods, with his four dogs nearby, could realize $2,800-$3,800 on auction day.

Additional fine art highlights include an Umberto Cacciarelli Orientalist watercolor, A. Achenbach’s Squally Bay at Antwerp, Eberto Escobedo Lazo’s portrait of a young Madonna, and Johann Berthelsen’s The Plaza at 58th Street (In winter). Several good Japanese woodblock prints will be auctioned, as well.

The sale also features English, American, French and Mexican sterling silver; an eight-piece Robert W. Irwin Royal Furniture bedroom suite, and an array of carpets.

Within the wide range of ceramics to cross the auction block are: fine Japanese Satsuma, a large and impressive Japanese 19th-century Kutani porcelain figure, Qing famille rose porcelain, English Staffordshire figures, collectibles by Hummel, Royal Doulton and Lladro; and many sets of fine dinnerware and stemware.

For questions on any item in the auction, call Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan at 239-262-7333.


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Celebrity Martini
Glass Auction

Written by Catherin Saunders-Watson
AuctionCentral News International

NAPLES, Fla. – Auctions Neapolitan will pop the cork on a very special event on Nov. 1, 2010 – a 31-lot auction of uniquely artist-decorated martini glasses, each reflecting the personality or career of an A-list media celebrity or athlete. Each of the imaginatively adorned glasses is autographed by the person to whom it pays tribute.

All profits from the auction, which will be held at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Naples store with Internet live bidding through, will benefit the Naples International Film Festival, The Education Foundation for arts education, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The latter organization will use its share of auction proceeds to clean and care for sea and shore animals affected by this year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The long list of celebrities supporting the martini glass auction includes.............. click here to read more.

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Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery wins again in 2011

Each year our local paper, The Naples Daily News, launches their Readers Choice Awards. We were delighted to be voted best antique store and best furniture consignment store again! We can't thank our loyal customers (you) enough!

Below is a terrific story that was published by the Naples Daily News - Marco Island Magazine. Liane did a wonderful job of getting the feel of our store across in print!

SOLD! written by Liane Edixon

Avid antique collectors of anything from porcelain statues and fine art to china and autographs don't just shop at their nearest antiqueties dealer - they scour the globe; buying online, on-site of over the phone to acquire even the smallest piece of the rarest collections.

It's what put Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery on the map, despite its location in Naples. Buyers flock to their online catalogs, with many calling in bids during the company's live auctions.

Owner Kathleen Pica loves the way the Internet has changed her business, but she's not a collector, she said, "my passion is selling."Click to read more of this Naples Daily News article.

Jade from a Prominent Naples Collection

Written by Catherin Saunders-Watson
AuctionCentral News International

Auctions Neapolitan of Naples, FL held a wide ranging three day sale that sparked international interest in quality jade and other Oriental items.

Auctions Neapolitan owner Kathleen Pica of Naples, FL was excited about the results from her three day sales event that saw bidders from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan competing with local bidders for items from the 1200 lot inventory she assembled for this auction. The sale was conducted online by and in person in the auction facility on 1st Avenue South in Naples.

Each of the three days of the sale had a significantly different tone. The first day featured a number of lots from a significant collection of jade artifacts originally from China. Until recently the collection was privately housed in Naples. The second day showcased a variety of antiques and silver from an estate in Port Charlotte and the final day was "clean up" day according to Pica, picking up miscellaneous lots from a number of sources, providing bidders with lots of unique opportunities for holiday gifts.

The opportunity to bid attracted 920 approved bidders registered for the online portion of the sale competing against 200 registered in person in the Gallery. The top lot of the sale crossed the block on the first day of the sale. A Ching Dynasty (1644-1912) jade scepter created quite a stir in the online market and on the phone bidding lines. An online bidder from Taiwan battled it out with phone bidders from China, and California and other online bidders from China, Hong Kong and Japan. The 15¾ inch scepter in light green jade certainly fit the bill and included carvings depicting a man and his servant traveling. That was a good omen because the scepter will soon make its way to Taiwan going to the online bidder there for $13,915 including the buyer's premium of fifteen percent.

Other significant jade lots included a light green carved jade brush wash, 5 by 4in, with a raised center medallion. Estimated at $150/$200, the elegant bowl garnered a winning bid of $4,025, again from an Oriental buyer. A 4in Chinese carved jade pants coupe with fitted wooden stand, light green with brown traces, estimated at $300/$400, cleaned up at $3,795 and a Chinese carved white jade belt buckle sold for $3047.

Pica feels that the international contacts garnered through the innovative technology of and the quality of merchandise she is attracting in Naples allows Auctions Neapolitan to effectively offer auction services that compete favorably with the larger houses on the East coast.

JADE UPDATE for 2011



This interesting pewter teapot with light green jade fittings sold through our gallery recently to a buyer in Taiwan for an amazing $10,800.00.

Our consignor was thrilled, and we were delighted to have been able to provide the technology and experience to make it happen.