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Manship statues highlight Midwest Auction Galleries sale Dec. 15
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Monday, 10 December 2012 14:14|
OXFORD, Mich. – On Saturday, Dec. 15, Midwest Auction Galleries will host a fine and decorative art auction with over 700 lots. This noteworthy sale features an array of items from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and furniture. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
A pair of Paul Manship bronze statues estimated at $50,000-$75,000 will be drawing attention. The first is titled Settlers of the East and the second titled Pioneers of the West. Both are signed “P. Manship, 1962.” A limited number is known to exist. Paul Howard Manship (1885-1966) was a New York artist known for Art Deco figural sculpture. A pair of these models molded life-size in plaster can be found in the White House Collection and a much smaller pair in bronze are also listed as inventory in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
In addition, an Al Loving painting titled Cube # Two, dated 1975, which carries an estimate of $15,000-$20,000, will also be featured. Alvin Demar Jr. (1935-2005) was a New York and Michigan artist known for geometric abstract painting and collage reliefs. It was purchased from the Harry Winston estate in 1978 and was formerly in the Lydia Kahn Winston collection.
A rare Tiffany Cypriot lava glass and sterling vase will be available, which carries an estimate of $8,000-$10,000. This gourd-shape vase exhibits iridescent thread-like applied glass decoration with a sterling silver rim and foot with scroll decoration.
An array of Americana and Native American art will be offered including a Lewis B. DeTurk chip carved box and a Sampson Towgood Roche miniature painting on Ivory. The Lewis B. DeTurk chip carved box ($1,000- $1,500), which is signed and dated 1931, is elaborately carved on all five sides with images depicting tulips, pinwheels and stars. The Sampson Towgood Roche miniature portrait on ivory ($1,000- $2,500) is in a 9K gold frame with the back of the frame displaying braided hair.
Another fine decorative item featured is a 20th century pair of Chinese highly carved and polychromed veneer bone tusks with images depicting warriors. This lot is detailed with Greek key borders and raised on tapering bases signed with a carved red seal mark to base is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
Jewelry highlights include a Colombian emerald and diamond 18K gold ring with an estimate of $8,000-$10,000. This unique 5.70-carat ring is composed of a genuine Columbian emerald surrounded by 24 brilliant diamonds. Also featured is a 2.06-carat round brilliant cut diamond GIA certified ($5,000- $7,000).
Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2012 14:52|