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Elite Decorative Arts auction Jan. 12 laden with treasures

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Friday, 21 December 2012 14:26
Stunning pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns with winged angel design, scrolled flowers. Elite Decorative Arts image. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works of art by noted artists such as Jean Dufy, Antoine Blanchard and Avinash Chandra will be part of a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated for Saturday, Jan. 12, by Elite Decorative Arts. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. Pacific. will provide Internet live bidding

Offered will be a magnificent array of quality antiques, including fine artwork, porcelain, estate jewelry, silver, bronze, art glass, ivory and more. Internet bidding will be facilitated by and

The painting by Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) is an original gouache depicting a park scene with horses. Titled Paris Cavaliers Vers le Bois, it is artist signed lower right and mounted in a gilded wood frame. Measuring 10 1/2 inches by 17 inches, the work is expected to bring $15,000-$25,000. Jean Dufy was an internationally renowned painter with frequent expositions in Paris.

An oil on canvas street scene by another well-known French artist, Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988), has a presale estimate of $6,000-$8,000. The painting, showing people, carriages, trolleys, buildings and trees, is signed lower right, mounted in a gilded wood frame and measures 20 inches by 24 inches. Antoine Blanchard was a pseudonym; his real name was Marcel Masson.

The painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) is an oil on canvas depiction of seven standing female figures. The untitled work, dated 1983, is signed lower right by the artist and measures 30 inches by 40 inches. It is expected to fetch $30,000-$40,000. Chandra studied in Delhi and Britain and his work is represented in hundreds of important collections.

A stunning pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns, each having a winged angel design with scrolled flowers, carries a presale estimate of $10,000-$12,000. The 13-inch-tall urns, weighing 51.2 troy ounces total, boast a double-headed eagle coat of arms finial to the covers and gold wash throughout. They also hold the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster marks.

Another Russian decorative object – a silver enameled card box with hinged cover and multicolored scrolled floral design throughout – should reach $6,000-$8,000. The front depicts the King of Spades, while the verso shows the Queen of Hearts. This piece also holds the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster mark to the bottom. It’s 4 inches tall, weighing 10.3 troy ounces.

A pair of Franz Dorfl, Vienna, porcelain vases, each one 9 1/2 inches tall and finely painted to depict mythological views – The Golden Age and Dance of the Nymphs – is expected to hit $2,000-$3,000. Each vase is signed E. Heider to the side and features stunning gilded ground to scenes with beading and elegant scrolled gilded designs over cobalt ground.

A gorgeous Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock, made circa 1910 and showing a gold tone face with black enamel numerals and notches, carries a surprisingly modest presale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. This clock measures 2 3/4 inches in height, with a total weight of 1,273 grams.

Returning to artwork, an oil on canvas rendering of a nude female by American painter Patrick Nagel (1945-1984), untitled and signed lower right, is expected to realize $3,000-$5,000. The work is substantial, measuring 36 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Nagel is known for his Art Deco-inspired depictions of the female form. His creations emphasize simple grace and beauty.

A bronze sculpture of an old woman with a walking stick by the noted Mexican artist Ramiz Barquet (1920-2010) has a presale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The work is signed to the back of the leg by the artist and is mounted on a 1-inch wooden base. The sculpture stands 26 inches high. Barquet had numerous individual and collective exhibits in Mexico and the U.S.

Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Feb. 16 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at 800-991-3340, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Original gouache work of a park scene with horses and carriages by Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964). Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991), signed and dated 1983. Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas street scene by Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988), signed lower right, framed. Elite Decorative Arts image. Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock made circa 1910, 2 3/4 inches tall, with gold tone face. Elite Decorative Arts image. Pair of Franz Dorfl, Vienna, fine porcelain vases, each showing mythological views. Elite Decorative Arts image.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 December 2012 14:51

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