Saturday, June 2, 2007


May 31, 2007

Sale June 24

A-1 Auction will present 350 lots highlighted by decorative arts from the estate of Ida Fendrich on June 24.

ORLANDO, FL – The sale from the Orlando, FL area estate of Ida Fendrich, including French art glass, selected bronzes and art pottery, will be conducted at the Maitland Civic Center June 24.
The sale will feature items from the Fendrich estate that have been in storage for the seven years since Mrs. Fendrich died. Doug White, owner of A-1 Auction Service, in Orlando has been familiar with the estate for over twenty years when he first helped the Fendrich family dispose of a relative’s estate and the family again sought his help for this occasion.

Approximately 250 of the total 350 lots offered at this sale will be from the Fendrich estate including French cameo glass by Daum Nancy, Galle`, LeGras, de Vez, D'Argental, Richard, LaVerre Francais and R. Lalique. There will be several important bronzes by Antoine Louis Barye (French 1796 - 1875), Pierre Jules Mene (French 1810 - 1877) and Rococo sculptor Claude Michel, also known as Clodian (French 1738-1814). His work in this sale is a detailed bronze of two women and a goat boy (presumably Pan) dancing. It is signed "Clodian 1362." The Barye and Mene works include animal figures and there is an American bronze of an eagle with outstretched wings, 16in wide" with an ivory beak perched on a marble base shaped like rocks. A nice place to store these treasures will offered in the form of a late 19th century French vitrine with Vernis Martin decoration.

Outstanding art pottery is represented by Moorcroft Pottery from the collection Potter to the Queen and includes a covered ginger jar, orchid pattern, and two hibiscus vases in mint condition. Also included are two Weller wall pockets in Woodcraft pattern, one with a squirrel, one with an owl, both in mint condition as well as some Wedgwood jasperware.

An oil on board signed by C. McDonald, dated 1936, will join a selection of eight paintings by original members of the Florida Highwaymen, including Roy McLendon, Sam Newton, James Gibson, Johnny Daniels and Al Black. Also to cross the block will be United States gold coins, some South African Krugerrands, gold and diamond jewelry, Victorian chain jewelry, a set of silver flatware, Navajo silver jewelry and a Georg Jensen pin with an early mark along with three Rolex watches. Also keeping time will be an American Art Nouveau New Haven clock and a nine tube Herschede tall case clock with a moon dial face, circa 1974.

The sale will be conducted at 12:00PM June 24 at the Maitland Civic Center, 621 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, FL just north of Orlando. The Civic Center has seating for 350 and reserved seats can be secured by phone or email. Absentee and phone bids are welcome.

Preview is by appointment during business hours at the A-1 Auction offices located at 2042 N. Rio Grande Ave., Suite E, Orlando, FL and on June 24 from 10:00AM until sale time at the Civic Center. For more information call Doug or Paula White at (407) 839-0004 or email to The sale catalog and a map will be available on the A-1 Auction website at

written by:
Fred & Gail Taylor

June 24, 2007

This bronze is signed "Clodian 1362" by the French Rococo sculptor also known as Claude Michel.

Three Moorcroft pieces from the collection Potter to the Queen.

A squirrel and an owl from Weller Woodcraft.

Part of the large collection of French cameo glass.

An American bronze eagle with a 16in wingspan on a marble base.

A swamp scene by Highwayman Roy McLendon.

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