Alan Shawn Feinstein Private Collection Items to be Auctioned to Benefit Foundation

Over 25 items in the private collection of Alan Shawn Feinstein will see the auction block this Saturday, February 3rd at 11am at Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers, 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, off Elmwood Avenue. 
Items will be included in the full Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction, with over 400 lots of fine art, antiques, furniture, art glass, pottery, jewelry, and more.
The sale of Feinstein’s proceeds will go to benefit the Feinstein Foundation for scholarship support. Feinstein is an internationally known philanthropist, and a resident of Cranston. Many of the items were collected on trips Feinstein took with his wife, Dr. Pratarnporn Feinstein, in the Thailand area. 
Kevin Bruneau said, “we are so proud Alan reached out to us to handle his collection. We take it very seriously to present items from someone’s estate – but knowing that these items will support the “good deeds” that Alan does makes it all very special to us.”
The auction is live, in gallery, Sat. Feb. 3rd starting at 11am. Preview dates are: Thurs, Feb. 1st, 9am to 5pm; Fridaynoon to 9pm; and day of sale starting at 8am.
While the auction is live, it is also accessible from popular internet auction sites, as well as on a free app for iphone or android devices for live, online bidding. Absentee & phone bids are also accepted. For more information and to view the complete catalog of Feinstein items and all other items, go to or call 533-9980.
CALIFORNIA/NEW YORK/NETHERLANDS, 1921-2015 A Danish .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah by Loet Vanderveen. Titled “Stalking Cheetah”, the sculpture depicts the cat in a taut, immobile pose. Vanderveen was known for combining patina and polished finishes to his sculptures and this one is no exception, crafted with a dark patina on the lower half to accentuate the strength of the cheetah’s long, lean torso and hind legs. Signed on underside with incised “Loet Vanderveen”, silver purity “.999”, edition designation “20/250”, and “142 T”.
CHINA, 20TH CENTURY A fine Chinese sterling silver whaling ship sculpture. The three masted ship named “Friendship I” is rendered at full sail, with gilt harpoon, chains, rigging, and anchor. The ship is mounted on its original carved wood arch base. Marked with impressed “92.5% sterling China” and numbered “1of 500” on underside.
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