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Ladies’ estates comprise Love at First Bid auction Oct. 10

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Friday, 04 October 2013 12:45

'Calypso Pour Madame' by Orville Bulman. Love at First Bid image.

NEW YORK – On Thursday, Oct. 10, Love at First Bid will conduct its fall auction of fine art, objects of vertu, fine and costume jewelry, a small but choice group of antiquities and Asian carvings, as well as vintage fashion, accessories and vintage designer clothing. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the 352-lot auction, which begins at 11 a.m. Eastern.

Love at First Bid describes the auction as having “wonderful pieces from the estates of two great ladies:” Danna Lamberg, 880 Fifth Avenue, and Raleigh Chaffee Cox, 96th Street, New York.

Featured works of art include Calypso Pour Madame by Orville Bulman, which was purchased at Grand Central Gallery in New York, and Greenwich Village Scene by Peter Hayward. A dated 1996 work by Peter Max will also be offered.

Jewelry and accessories by Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Hermes Paris, Kieselstein-Cord, Miriam Haskell, Trifari, Kenneth Jay Lane and Yves Saint Laurent will be offered.

A rare ceramic vase by James Tower will also be sold.

Clients and customers will be welcomed at Love at First Bid’s new location, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, in New York City. For details phone 212-262-8001.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

'Calypso Pour Madame' by Orville Bulman. Love at First Bid image.

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Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 16:19
 

Heritage packs 1,700 treasures into Estate Auction Oct. 5-7

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Thursday, 03 October 2013 17:24

Baccarat glass, gilt and patinated bronze figural chandelier. Heritage Auctions image.

DALLAS – A Baccarat gilt and patinated bronze figural chandelier is expected to bring $15,000-plus to highlight more than 1,700 diverse lots of fine art and collectibles in Heritage’s fall Estate Signature® Auction, Oct. 5-7. LiveAuctioneers.com will provided Internet live bidding.

“The eclectic Estate Auction makes it ideal for decorators, collectors and those with an eye for the unique,” said Ed Beardsley, vice president for fine and decorative arts. “This season’s event offers a fresh-to-market selection of fine paintings, sculpture and furniture from several important private collections and ideal for all collector levels.”

Leading the auction are works of furniture sculpture from the Modernist workshop of George and Mira Nakashima, to include a Persian rosewood Minguren I coffee table, circa 1970, which is expected to sell for $12,000-plus, and a George and Mira Nakashima walnut platform bed and headboard, expected to bring $7,000-plus. Additional furniture highlights include a Louis XV-style mahogany and fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze bombe commode, which may cross the block for $5,000-plus. An important and published Philadelphia classical revival mahogany triple pedestal dining table, attributed to Anthony Quervelle, circa 1830, is expected to bring $4,000-plus.

A diverse collection of fine art and sculpture ranges from Gloria Victis, a patinated bronze figural group on a marble pedestal, cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne in France, circa 1875, which is expected to bring $10,000-plus, to an oil on canvas attributed to Pierre Gobert depicting Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'Orléans, the daughter of Gaston d'Orléans and granddaughter of the third son of King Henry IV of France and his wife, Marie de Medici, may sell for $8,000-plus.

A portfolio of 10 photographs by Ernst Haas is expected to bring $7,000-plus and a Ming Dynasty bronze and polychromed seated Buddha may cross the block for $3,000-plus.

Among the extraordinary objects include a pair of Japanesque flask vases by Royal Worcester, may fetch $7,000-plus, pair of Walter Von Nessen brass and Bakelite space age lamps designed for Pattyn Products, circa 1935-36, which are expected to bring $3,000-plus and a tooled leather saddle on a custom stand, expected to fetch $2,000-plus. A six-part Italian Rococo leather painted screen is estimated to bring $6,000-plus as is a late 18th and early 19th century George III agate and gilt bronze mounted étui.

“In addition to the two-day live auction featuring the vast selection of fine art, bronzes, porcelain, ceramics, wedgewood and furniture,” Beardsley said, “we are offering two Internet-only sessions which include 200 lots of estate jewelry.”

This season’s Estate Auction is held in conjunction with Heritage’s third-annual Gentleman Collector Auction, which will open for floor bidding Oct. 6. The auction presents a fine collection of luxury gentleman’s accessories hand-selected from private collections, most notably an impressive, 22-lot collection of personal artifacts and ephemera from the estate of Vincent Astor, heir of industrialist John Jacob Astor. The collection is led by a unique Gorham silver commemorative Galapagos Penguin, estimated to sell for $10,000-plus, presented to Vincent in 1930 by his shipmates following an expedition to the Galapagos Islands. Much of the estate is from Brooke Astor, Vincent’s wife, including a personally signed note from Princess Diana on a visit to the White House, which is expected to bring $800.

The Gentleman Collector event opens with a private collection of Napoleonic material and other notable historical figures, a strong collection of ship models and maritime paintings, a fine selection of English library furniture and effects, and a fine grouping of walking canes, in addition to one of the finest groups of vintage meerschaum pipes to ever come to auction.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Baccarat glass, gilt and patinated bronze figural chandelier. Heritage Auctions image.

George Nakashima Persian walnut and rosewood Minguren I coffee table. Heritage Auctions image.

French patinated bronze figural group with marble pedestal, after Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie: ‘Gloria Victis.’ Heritage Auctions image.

Attributed to Pierre Gobert (French, 1659-1741), Francoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'Orléans, oil on canvas. Heritage Auctions image.

Vincent Astor commemorative silver penguin modeled by James L. CLark for Gorham, dated 1930. Heritage Auctions image.

Pair of Walter von Nessen for Pattyn Products, brass and Bakelite aluminum lamps, circa 1935-36. Heritage Auctions image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:39
 

Little Nemo auction adds to legends of the Old West, Oct. 19

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Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:47

Milo Manara Omaggio a Tex Willer. Pencil, ink and watercolor on thin cardboard, signed. Estimate: $8,000-$18,000. Little Nemo image.

MILAN, Italy – October 2013 will be devoted by Little Nemo art gallery and auction house to the Myth of the West with a wide program of events ranging from exhibitions to an auction and the presentation of three high-profile new editorial products.

For 10 days, from Oct. 8 to 18 the comics museum in Milan, Wow Spazio Fumetto, will host an exhibitions of all Little Nemo Auction that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. The setup will include illustrated books, comic books, illustrations and original arts along with games, trading cards and cinema posters focusing on spaghetti Westerns. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

For at least a quarter of a century after World War II, the West and its myth have embodied, in Italian culture especially if not in all Western countries, the ideal of ancient virility and noble moral values, that then seemed to be vanishing. History, when thinking of the American West, fades in its importance from the European perspective as it twists into pure mythology and the legends that sprung from the real facts become the creative ground of artists, writers and kids.

Little Nemo has been dealing with comics and cinema related collectables and art for the last 20 years and this monographic auction is combined with the presentation of three new editorial efforts: a portfolio by Sergio Tisselli, a new book on Tex Willer with watercolors by Giovanni Ticci and the deluxe edition of last year’s Texone by Fabio Civitelli. A fully illustrated catalog with section introductions by Giuseppe Pollicelli is available.

All 726 lots will be put under the hammer Saturday Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. (2 a.m. Pacific) to 1:30 p.m. and then from 2:30 to 7 p.m. in Milan, at Wow Spazio Fumetto, viale Campania 12.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Milo Manara Omaggio a Tex Willer. Pencil, ink and watercolor on thin cardboard, signed. Estimate: $8,000-$18,000. Little Nemo image.

 Buffalo Bill - Col. William Frederic Cody. Portrait of Buffalo Bill with typical broad-brimmed hat. Stacy's Brooklyn imprint. Buffalo Bill’s printed signature on the back. Estimate: $300-$450. Little Nemo image.

‘The Good, the Bad, the Ugly’ extremely scarce first-edition two-sheet movie poster. Small professional restoration, hanging marks. Near mint. Estimate: $2,500-$5,000. Little Nemo image. 

Hugo Pratt, Gen. Custer. Pencil, ink and watercolor on cardboard. Exhibited at Palazzo Squarcialupi, Siena, in 2005. Estimate: $6,400-$13,500. Little Nemo image.

Benito Jacovitti Cocco Bill così e cosà. Art published on ‘Il Giorno dei Ragazzi,’ 1966. Pencil and ink on drawing paper. Watercolored on the back. Very good condition. Estimate: $4,900-$8,000. Little Nemo image.

Magnus - Giovanni Romanini Tex. Elaborate and rich illustration for the study of the characters. Pencil, green pencil, ink and white tempera on color cardboard. Scroll-signed ‘Magnus e Romanini Enterprises’ and signed a second time ‘Magnus’ on the drawing. Estimate: $8,000-$16,000. Little Nemo image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:27
 

WWII autographs ready for takeoff at Chaucer Auctions, Oct. 9

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:03

Chaucer Auctions image.

FOLKESTONE, England – With autographs starting at £5, to multisigned books worth well over £5,000, Chaucer Auctions offers a diverse selection of memorabilia. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Chaucer Auctions will conduct a live memorabilia auction with over 600 lots from a wide range of diverse collectibles.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Entertainment autographs, first day covers, prints, books and vintage wartime signatures will be featured in the auction, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. GMT.

Collectors of World War II autographs and artifacts should be aware of Lot 38. This is the famous book Men of the Battle of Britain. Many collectors own the book as a reference tool, however, this volume is unique as it bears the genuine autographs of 250 Battle of Britain veterans and aces. All the signatures were obtained at reunions, and this book is unique and irreplaceable.

On the subject of World War II autographs, Chaucer Auctions also has a selection of the scarce Hoffman signed photocards. These were wartime produced photos of different Luftwaffe pilots. A few exist signed, and because many of the subjects didn't survive the war, one can appreciate how scarce they are.

A number of items will be of great interest to collections of entertainment autographs, including a Paul McCartney and George Martin signed canvas, and an Al Pacino signed large photo is perfect for a Godfather or Scarface fan. Sports autograph collectors will be interested in the range of memorabilia from signed photographs, trading cards, autographs hats and balls, and even a full-size signed dartboard.

Chaucer Auctions has been supplying customers the world over with autographs and memorabilia for nearly 10 years, and all of the items come with the auctioneer’s unique certificate of authenticity, backed up by membership of AFTAL, the Autograph Fair Trade Association Ltd.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

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Large Beatles photographic canvas signed by Paul McCartney and producer George Martin. Chaucer Auctions image.

Al Pacino signed color photo as Tony Montana from the 1983 film 'Scarface.' Chaucer Auctions image.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:57
 

Top 20th century designers represented in Wright sale Oct. 17

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:37

George Nakashima, Conoid bench with spindle back. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Wright image.

CHICAGO – Wright will present its design auction on Oct. 17 beginning at noon Central. Composed of nearly 400 lots of stellar modern designs, the auction features works by the 20th century’s best-known designers, including Pierre Jeanneret, Osvaldo Borsani, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Angelo Lelli and Gio Ponti. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

American designers are also well represented in the design auction. The sale includes works by George Nelson & Associates, Paul Evans, Edward Wormley, and Charles and Ray Eames. Among the American designs, a sculptural oak mirror by Wendell Castle and the iconic Rudder coffee table by Isamu Noguchi stand out as particularly fine examples of 20th century modernism.

Further outstanding in the sale is a special selection of masterworks by American woodworker, George Nakashima from the collection of Dr. John Sellers. An important Minguren I coffee table crafted of Carpathian elm burl and American black walnut (estimate: $50,000-$70,000) figures prominently in the collection, as does an expressive Conoid bench with spindle back (estimate: $30,000-$50,000). Many of the pieces are sold with original drawings and correspondence from Nakashima Studios.

Wright continues its tradition of showcasing the finest of Harry Bertoia’s sculptures with an exceptional Multi-Plane Construction measuring over 6 feet tall (estimate: $70,000-$90,000), a Sonambient with slender rods (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) and an exquisite Bush form (estimate: $50,000-$70,000).

Other notable lots in Wright’s Design auction include a superior Stumenti Musicali / Muro Romano screen by Piero Fornasetti (estimate: $10,000-$15,000), and a selection of lighting by Gino Sarfatti, including the model 1063 floor lamp (estimate: $20,000-$30,000). Finally, Ron Arad’s This Mortal Coil, a massive spiraling bookcase that perfectly captures the idiosyncratic connections the Israeli designer creates between forms (estimate: $50,000-$70,000), is also among the sale highlights.

The Wright design auction begins at noon Central on Oct. 17.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

George Nakashima, Conoid bench with spindle back. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Wright image.

Ron Arad, ‘This Mortal Coil.’ Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Wright image.

Paul Evans, Cityscape armchairs, pair. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image.

Charles and Ray Eames, ESU 400-C storage unit. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:22
 

Bangles bring regard to 888 Auctions Asian arts sale Oct. 10

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:37

Lot 480. 888 Auctions image.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – 888 Auctions will conduct its Fine Chinese Carvings and Asian Works of Art sale on Thursday, Oct 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern. The auction will feature fine jadeite bangles and pendants, jade, paintings, porcelain, jewelry, precious stones, metal ware and furniture. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

888 Auctions’ sales in jadeite continue to be strong in the past months. Premium bangles reached record-breaking sale prices. Examples can be found on Lot 158 in the company’s January auction. A Chinese emerald green jadeite bangle that sold for $65,000 attributed to its fine quality and strong color, and lot 175 from the August Auction, an important emerald green jadeite bangle, was attained $55,000, which surpassed its high estimate of $8,000.

In this auction superb quality jadeite bangles can be found from Lot 124 to Lot 146. Highlighting the afternoon will be Lot 124, a fine translucent emerald green jadeite bangle, finely carved rich emerald green tone and very high translucency, with high estimate of $6,000 and lot 133, an important emerald green jadeite bangle of superb quality and emerald green tone, with high estimate of $8,000. Both lots are expected to exceed its high estimate.

Other quality pieces of jadeite can be found at:

– Lot 117, fine A grade emerald green jadeite pendant;

– Lot 147, Chinese emerald green jadeite dragon pendant;

– Lot 162, finely carved green jadeite Kwanyin carved pendant;

– Lot 168, fine emerald green jadeite pendant carved leaf;

– Lot 276, Chinese apple green jadeite pendant with 18K gold clasp.

Also in the spotlight is an important Chinese painting collection: Lot 32, a long landscape painting signed Wu Li and Huang Zhang, a collaborative painting of two great masters with high estimate of $4,000, and a rare painting on Lot 27, Wu Guan Zung signed painting with certificate, Chinese ink and watercolor painting on paper, signed Wu Guan Zung with red seal, dated 2000, accompanied with certificate issued by Rong Bo Auction, indicated the painting was purchased on July 12, 2011 with RMB $139,600. It has a high estimation of $25,000.

In addition, collectors will be pleased to find Lot 180, an exquisite white jade boulder with identification certificate, finely carved basket with citrus fruits and a pair of Fu mouse, accompanied with identification certificate from Gem Review Inc., commends the high estimate of $15,000. Delicate jade carvings are located on Lot 181, a Chinese fine white jade carved ruyi scepter, which has a high estimate of 7,000, and Lot 183, a large jade boulder of carved dragons on a wood stand, which has a high estimate of $1,200.

Last but not least, are two premium entries: Lot 333, a Chinese Famille Rose reticulated vase Qianlong MK, baluster-form, richly painted with peonies and sprigs between two scrolls of motifs and featuring reticulated carvings revealing blue and white interior and painted panels of carps, the bottom marked with six characters Qianlong reign mark, (high estimate $8,000) and Lot 480, a rare 19th century carved horn libation cup, richly carved with intricate designs of pine trees, pagodas and villages on the shaft, supported on awood stand (high estimate $12,000). Both entries are expected to take top-lot honors.

The auction is composed of 514 lots.

For details call the auctioneers at 905-763-7201 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Lot 480. 888 Auctions image.

Lot 124. 888 Auctions image.

Lot 162. 888 Auctions image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:43
 

Calif. paintings loom large in John Moran auction Oct. 22

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Monday, 30 September 2013 15:10

An interesting take on his usually expansive, sprawling landscapes, Granville Redmond’s view of the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel hails from the estate of Ernest A. Bryant III. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will conduct their California and American Fine Art Auction on Oct. 22, replete with quality works by California’s most renowned artists. The 275-lot sale is an intriguing intersection of works culled from the collections of California art enthusiasts along the West Coast and beyond. Approximately one-third of the offerings are hand-picked highlights hailing from the estate of the Santa Barbara-based collector Ernest A. Bryant III.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The collection of Ernest A. Bryant III reflects his native California roots. A descendant through his father of the Bixby-Bryant family of landowners, he inherited from his mother’s family a history of generations of art collecting. His maternal grandfather was Joseph E. Tilt, who, with his wife Stella, opened the Tilt Galleries in Pasadena in 1928. In a happy coincidence, Tilt Galleries was located in the 300 block of E. Green St.– the exact spot where the Pasadena Convention Center now stands, and the current site of all John Moran California and American Fine Art Auctions. In fact, Guy Rose’s record-setting Early Morning, Summer Time, sold by Moran’s for $1.2 million in 2001, passed through the Tilt Galleries inventory in the 1920s, and was indeed sold at the same East Green Street location.

The Tilt family’s enthusiastic support and love for the arts and Southern California artists no doubt informed Bryant’s tastes, which took full bloom in the 1970s, when he began acquiring early California works at a rapid pace. Like his Grandfather Tilt, Bryant was also a supporter of local artists, including many members of Santa Barbara’s Oak Group, as well as Clyde Aspevig, Edward Fraughton and Ian White, who were fellow members of his beloved Bohemian Club, and many others.

The Bryant collection represents the best of late 19th and early 20th century California art, with an emphasis on the state’s unique brand of Impressionism. Western themes and horses in particular are a strong theme throughout the collection, unsurprising given that Ernest Bryant was a fourth-generation rancher and a prominent member of the Western riding groups El Viaje de Portola in Orange County and Rancheros Visitadores in Santa Barbara County.

A breathtaking oil by Thomas Hill, depicting Indians at a campfire near the base of Bridal Veil falls in Yosemite is a fine example of one of his larger studio works. It is estimated to realize between $30,000 and $50,000. A view of a humbler landscape, by California Impressionist Jack Wilkinson Smith, depicting gently rolling, golden hills sheltering horses tied near a homesteader’s cabin beneath a rising daytime moon, is yet endowed with grandeur through Smith’s deft mastery of atmosphere, light and shadow. It is expected to bring in the $30,000 to $50,000 range.

A scene by Granville Redmond depicts the landmark Flintridge Biltmore Hotel (currently the site of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy) from an unexpected, upward-looking vantage point at the bottom of a steep hill, with only a thin slice of sky visible along the top edge of the foliage-filled canvas (estimate: $50,000-$70,000). Edgar Alwyn Payne’s French Tuna Boats, Concarneau, France, a becalming scene of sailboats with brick-red sails floating on glassy waters, is expected to earn between $30,000 and $50,000 at the block. A small plein air oil sketch of Morro Bay by William Wendt, in the artist’s characteristically rich, summery palette of browns and greens, carries an estimate of $12,000-$18,000. Point Loma by San Diego artist Maurice Braun is an effervescent composition in idealized color, with a brush-dappled, pink-infused hillside and skyline punctuated by contrasting eucalyptus trees. Painted in 1914, just one year prior to Braun’s capture of a gold medal at the San Francisco Panama Pacific International Exposition, Point Loma is expected to realize between $30,000 and $40,000.

Selections from the Estate of Ernest A. Bryant III will be denoted in the Oct. 22 California and American Fine Art catalog by a watermark of Bryant’s brand, for easy identification. (Highlights from the Bryant collection are similarly watermarked here, where illustrated.)

Selected works from other private collections and estates include:

– An oil by Arthur Grover Rider, titled La Entrada, depicting a fisherman and two oxen landing a boat on the Valencia shoreline. The canvas comes from a private Atlanta, Georgia collection (estimate: $80,000-$100,000).

– A still life of delphiniums in a green pottery vase by Joseph Henry Sharp illustrating the artist’s detailed and carefully rendered style, so well used in his depictions of Native American life and culture. The vividly hued composition carries an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

– John Marshall Gamble’s September Evening (Wild Buckwheat), a large oil composition with distant mountains and a golden landscape bursting forth with wild orange blooms, spliced by a dry stream bed (estimate: $50,000-$70,000.)

A small oil on board by San Diego artist Alfred Mitchell, depicting the Cabrillo Bridge at Balboa Park, is offered from a private Ventura, Calif., collection. A wonderful example of the artist’s intense interest in the effects of light on color, the piece is executed with the stippled, dabbing technique to the foreground, which characterize his earlier works. The early morning depiction of Cabrillo Bridge under hazy conditions, most assuredly executed en plein air to quickly record the atmospheric effects, will speak to any collector familiar with Mitchell’s stylistic repertoire. The painting is estimated to bring $7,000-$9,000.

A striking contrast to the Mitchell is the 1950 oil on canvas by Millard Sheets, titled Pinto Herd. The dynamic composition, channeling Sheets’ interest in mural paintings with regard to size, energy, and emotional bounty, measures 30 inches by 70 inches. The horses in this work, while not an uncommon theme in themselves with regard to Sheets’ repertoire, are imbued with an uncommonly stunning intensity. Such emotional depth is indicative of the artist’s postwar works, especially those executed in the years shortly following his return from the China-Burma-India theater while on assignment with Life magazine. Pinto Herd, originally acquired directly from the artist by a friend of Sheets who had worked with him as a WPA muralist, carries an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.

For details contact John Moran Auctioneers, 626-793-1833.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

An interesting take on his usually expansive, sprawling landscapes, Granville Redmond’s view of the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel hails from the estate of Ernest A. Bryant III. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

This early California painting by Jack Wilkinson Smith no doubt appealed to the rancher in its owner Ernest A. Bryant III. Depicting horses hitched near a homesteader’s cabin, the piece is estimated to find a buyer for $30,000-$50,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

Also from the Bryant estate, ‘Morro Bay,’ by William Wendt, is estimated to sell for $12,000-$18,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

Estimated to bring $80,000-$100,000, this Valencia, Spain-set work by Arthur Grover Rider, titled ‘La Entrada,’ came to John Moran Auctioneers via a private collection from Atlanta. John Moran Auctioneers image.

Fresh from a private Southern California collection, this vibrant still life by Pasadena artist Joseph Henry Sharp features delphiniums and California poppies. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

A prize winner in the San Diego Art Guild’s 1915 exhibition, Alfred Mitchell’s landscape featuring the Cabrillo Bridge at Balboa Park is estimated to hammer for $7,000-$9,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

‘Pinto Herd,’ a large and energetic oil on canvas by Millard Sheets, has been turning heads since it was first consigned to Moran’s by a local Southern California collector. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. John Moran Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:24
 

Pook & Pook to sell landmark Historical Blue collection Oct. 10

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Friday, 27 September 2013 13:08
This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image. DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – On Thursday, Oct. 10, Pook & Pook Inc. will auction the Hayden Goldberg and Curtis Brown collection of Historical Blue Staffordshire. This collection, compiled over 50 years, represents a monumental group with a wide variety of patterns, scenes and forms. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Hayden Goldberg was born in 1929 and raised in Gardiner, Maine. He achieved his doctorate degree in English literature from Cambridge University and began a lifelong career as a college professor along with his life partner Curtis Brown. Over the years, Hayden and Curtis collected antiques and decorative arts to furnish their brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y. A quote from Hayden’s niece, Karen Montell, is as follows: “Whether you are an avid collector or this is your first piece, when you purchase an item from Hayden’s collection, you will have fulfilled his wishes of enjoying the hunt. It is our family’s wish to establish a legacy in our beloved uncle’s name.”

Another statement from Bill and Terry Kurau reads: “One summer, many years ago, we went to an auction in Bridgton, Maine, that had a collection of Historical Blue. All the usual suspects showed up, so we knew we would have competition. Shortly before the sale started, an all-white vintage Rolls Royce pulled up an out popped Hayden. He certainly knew how to make an entrance and I am sure something nice was added to his and Curtis’s collection that day.”

Nearly 600 lots will be sold. Scenes include Baltimore Court House, Capitol Washington, Baltimore, Boston State house, Fairmount near Philadelphia, Tappan Bay, Almshouse Boston, New York Hospital and more.

On Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., Pook & Pook Inc. will hold an extended preview for this collection including a lecture and reception. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For further information or to order the hardbound auction catalog for this sale call 610-269-4040.

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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ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE
This plate with a view of Mount Pleasant Classical Institute is one of only three known examples, 10 5/8 inches diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Arms of Delaware platter with blue eagle mark on the underside. Estimate: $3,000- $4,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Unusual Boston State House ladies spittoon, 4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Bellville on the Passaic River soup tureen with Hope Mill Catskill undertray. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Rare leaf form Arms of South Caroline dish, 5 1/2 inches long. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Fort Gansevoort ladle, 9 1/2 inches long Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image. Boston State House egg stand impressed Rogers. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000). Pook & Pook Inc. image. Seal of the United States pitcher, 5 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Pook & Pook Inc. image.
Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 13:39
 

Sterling Associates to auction beloved NJ political figure's estate, Oct. 23

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:59
Cesare Augusto Detti (Italian, 1847-1914), ‘On the River,’ oil on canvas, signed C. Detti July ’85. Sterling Associates image CLOSTER, N.J. – For 16 years, the late John B. McDonald served as chief of staff to New Jersey State Senator Gerald Cardinale. A hands-on “people person,” McDonald immersed himself in the welfare and family activities of Bergen County residents. When not working alongside Senator Cardinale, McDonald was out coaching junior soccer, softball, volleyball and Little League Baseball; or entertaining friends in the inviting, always-open house he shared with his wife Maria. When John McDonald passed away in April, the community felt a deep loss.

The McDonalds’ collections of fine and decorative art, which will be auctioned by Sterling Associates on October 23rd, reflect the couple’s traditional tastes – from a George Inness landscape to a drop-front desk that five generations of McDonalds used while students at Villanova University.

The McDonalds’ fine art collection consisting of 19th century European and American paintings and sculptures will headline Sterling’s sale. French works include a signed Felix Ziem (1821-1911) oil-on-canvas landscape identified as “St. Peters Rome,” and a dore bronze figural sculpture by Emmanuel Fremiet (1824-1910). Other European oils include a signed 1885 Cesare Augusto Detti (Italian, 1847-1914) painting titled “On the River,” and Ladislaus Bakalowicz’s (Polish, 1883-1904) work titled “Archery Practice.” A monumental hunt scene, the oil on canvas titled “The Wolf Hunt” is artist-signed “R. Frentz” (Rudolf Fedorovich Frentz.

Several paintings lead the American art section. A beautiful George Inness (American, 1825-1894) oil-on-canvas landscape influence by the Hudson River school is signed “G Inness.” Displaying the Hudson River Luminism style, Francis Augustus Silva’s (American, 1835-1886) signed oil on canvas – which comes from a different consignor’s collection – depicts Hook Mountain in Nyack, New York. Rounding out the group is a patinated bronze sculpture titled “Child of Peace,” by Edward Fenno Hoffman III (American, 1916-1991). It is stamped on the base “Modern Art Foundry, New York, NY.”

The furniture section includes a round English table, 60-70 inches in diameter, with inlaid top and substantial, scrolled legs; and a burlwood side table with bowed legs simulating bamboo. Both tables are family pieces dating back 80 years. Also long on lineage, a 19th-century country pine drop-front desk with three-drawer chest combination was used by five generations of McDonalds who attended Villanova University, including John McDonald.

A wealth of decorative art will be auctioned, including six hand-cut English crystal pitchers and a magnificent, 4ft tall hand-cut crystal vase. The collection embraces many types of glass, such as ruby, Depression and carnival glass. There are four large porcelain washstand bowl and pitcher sets from Vermont and several American Victorian parlor lamps, each exhibiting a different motif or color scheme.

In addition to the McDonald estate, which is the auction’s centerpiece, Sterling will offer a smaller selection of carefully chosen, compatible antiques and artworks from other New Jersey-area estates and residences.

The auction will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, starting at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. It is structured as a hybrid auction in which previewing is available at the physical gallery, but all bidding is exclusively absentee, by phone or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com.

“The way our auctions work, all bidding is conducted remotely, but we’re very much a permanent brick-and-mortar company where anyone can come in to inspect the goods,” said Sterling Associates’ owner, Stephen D’Atri. “It will be run exactly like a live auction, but without a live audience.”

The gallery is located at 70 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ 07624. The live gallery preview will be held on Oct. 17 from 10-7; Oct. 18 and 19 from 10-5; Oct. 22 from 10-7; and on auction day, Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10-3. Also, preview by appointment only on Sunday, Oct. 20; and Monday, Oct. 21.

For information on any item in the auction, to reserve a phone line or to leave an absentee bid, call 201-768-1140 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Cesare Augusto Detti (Italian, 1847-1914), ‘On the River,’ oil on canvas, signed C. Detti July ’85. Sterling Associates image Emmanuel Fremiet (French, 1824-1910), dore bronze figural sculpture, signed E. Fremiet. Sterling Associates image Francis Augustus Silva (American, 1835-1886), ‘Hook Mountain Nyack NY,’ oil on canvas, Hudson River Luminism style, signed Silva. Sterling Associates image Felix Ziem (French, 1821-1911), landscape with plaque identifying St. Peters Rome; oil on canvas, signed Felix Ziem. Sterling Associates image Ladislaus Bakalowicz (Polish, 1833-1904), ‘Archery practice,’ oil on canvas, signed Bakalowicz Paris. Sterling Associates image George Inness (American, 1825-1894), Landscape influenced by Hudson River school, oil on canvas, signed G Inness. Sterling Associates image Edward Fenno Hoffman III (American, 1916-1991), ‘Child of Peace,’ patinated bronze sculpture, signed on base and dated 1961; also stamped on base Modern Art Foundry, New York, NY. Sterling Associates image Rudolf Federovich Frentz (Russian, 1831-1918), ‘The Wolf Hunt,’ monumental oil on canvas, signed R. Frentz. Sterling Associates image
Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:37
 

Select Lalique, netsuke, jewelry to be sold at A.B. Levy, Oct. 27

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:20
Japanese carved wood and lacquer Netsuke from the Meiji period (1868-1912), 2 inches tall. Estimate: $500-$800. A.B. Levy’s image. A.B. Levy’s image. PALM BEACH, Fla. – Three fantastic collections—of 1920s Rene Lalique glass, Netsuke carving and signed estate jewelry—will headline a 500-lot estate auction planned for Sunday, Oct. 27, by A.B. Levy’s, in the firm’s main gallery in Palm Beach. The action will get underway at 1 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Officially dubbed Magnificent Jewels, Art, Antiques and Asian Works of Art, the auction is packed with quality merchandise from prominent area estates and collections. In addition to the aforementioned collections, it also features highly collectible timepieces by Patek Philippe, 19th and 20th century furniture, sterling silver and impressive works of fine art.

“I’ve never seen a collection of netsuke quite as exciting as the one we have in this sale,” said Albert Levy of A.B. Levy’s. “Every carving is just outstanding.” An example lot is a Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese carved wood and lacquer netsuke of a suit of armor atop a storage trunk. Measuring just two inches in height, the piece carries an estimate of $500-$800.

Nearly 75 lots of Rene Lalique glass, all from circa 1920s, will be offered in consecutive lots, one right after the other. “It’s a great collection,” Levy remarked, pointing to a molded opalescent glass statuette titled Suzanne, signed Rene Lalique and standing 9 inches tall. The model, first introduced in 1925, is expected to command between $20,000 and $30,000.

“Many pieces in the jewelry collection are signed, and each one is better than the next,” Levy observed. One is an important sapphire and diamond ring, centered by an octagonal-shaped brilliant cut sapphire certified to be from Sri Lanka (where some of the world’s best sapphires originate) weighing 15.02 carats, flanked by triangle-shaped diamonds (est. $12,000-$18,000).

Many jewelry lots signed by David Webb will be offered. One is an 18K platinum and diamond rock crystal ring, centered by an emerald cut diamond weighing approximately 3.25 carats (est. $20,000-$30,000). There are additional diamonds on each side weighing about one carat. The other is a fine 18K yellow gold rope bracelet with a hidden clasp (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Certain to attract keen bidder interest is a fine collection of Patek Philippe timepieces. An example is an 18K white gold perpetual calendar chronograph, with a mechanical movement with moon phases, AM/PM indicator and leap year indicator (est. $70,000-$100,000). The watch comes with a sapphire case back, the original box and all the original paperwork dating to 2006.

From the same group is a Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch designed in the style of Louis XV and made circa 1890 (est. $15,000-$30,000). The domed back cover is decorated with a scene of St. George and the Dragon and the interior of the case has a scene of Christ on a ship in a rough sea. It has radial blue Roman numerals on oval white enamel reserves.

In addition to netsuke, the Asian category will feature jade, coral, snuff bottles, ivory, lapis, tigereye and a few porcelain pieces. Highlight lots will include a Qing Dynasty Chinese carved red coral group depicting two beauties, each holding an attribute, mounted on a carved ivory base, 17 1/2 inches long by 17 inches tall (est. $40,000-$60,000); and a Chinese carved jade figure of a beauty, shown standing wearing flowing robes, 12 inches tall (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Art collectors in search of a stamped, marked and numbered limited-edition pottery by Pablo Picasso are in luck. Sold will be a glazed ceramic charger, 16 1/2 inches in diameter, numbered 51 of 100 (a low number edition for Picasso), titled Faune Cavalier. The work was conceived in 1956, when Picasso was at the height of his genius. It should hit $12,000-$18,000.

Ironically, what might end up being the auction’s top earner isn’t from any of the major collections or categories. It is a 19th century very fine Italian micromosaic table top of circular form, centered by a rectangular panel attributed to Arguatti (est. $500,000-$800,000). The table top, 31 inches in diameter and 28 1/2 inches tall, comes with a Neoclassical-style gilt-bronze base.

A buyer’s premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases up to $100,000 (and 15 percent beyond that).

For details contact A.B. Levy’s at 561-835-9139 or email the company at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Japanese carved wood and lacquer Netsuke from the Meiji period (1868-1912), 2 inches tall. Estimate: $500-$800. A.B. Levy’s image. A.B. Levy’s image. Patek Philippe Louis XV-style 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch, circa 1890. Estimate: $15,000-$30,000. A.B. Levy’s image. Diamond ring centered by an octagonal-shaped brilliant cut sapphire weighing 15.02 carats. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. A.B. Levy’s image. Platinum and diamond crystal ring, centered by an emerald cut diamond weighing 3.25 carats, signed David Webb. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. A.B. Levy’s image. 19th century Italian micromosaic table top of circular form, with rectangular panel attributed to Aguatti. Estimate: $500,000-$800,000. A.B. Levy’s image. Rene Lalique molded opalescent glass statuette titled Suzanne, 9 inches tall, circa 1920s. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. A.B. Levy’s image. Glazed ceramic plate by Pablo Picasso, titled ‘Faune Cavalier,’ stamped, marked and numbered 51 of 100. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. A.B. Levy’s image. Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph, 18K white gold with original box and paperwork. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. A.B. Levy’s image.    
Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 13:12
 

Stampler to auction inventory of Fla.'s popular Mark 1st Antiques

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:11

Ivory statue of Asian woman with peacock, 25in tall by 5in wide with red stone in forehead. Stampler Auctions image.

DANIA, Fla. – From their South Florida headquarters located halfway between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Stampler Auctions has been entrusted over the years with every imaginable type of estate valuable, from Faberge eggs to Learjets. Over the weekends of Oct. 12-13 and 19-20, Stampler will enter new territory when it auctions online (via LiveAuctioneers) the entire contents of a legendary antiques business, Mark 1st Antiques of Dania, Florida.

For many years, Mark 1st was an obligatory stop for collectors and dealers traveling along US Route 1’s famed Antique Row. The popular showcase gallery’s owner, Mark Garrett, had an interest in, and knowledge of, dozens of antiques categories and catered to a broad clientele. When Mark passed away earlier this year, Stampler’s was chosen to liquidate the massive inventory of antiques from his retail store.

Mark Garrett was a 40-year veteran of the antiques trade. He started in Chicago with successful showrooms in the city’s Gold Coast and Old Town districts, and was an expert appraiser, jeweler and antiques dealer. In the late 1980s he moved his business to Dania Beach (Fla.), where he became a respected presence in the antiques community.

“His retail location, Mark 1st Antiques, was known for its German and Japanese military items; collectible guns and swords, jewelry and general decoratives, but we’ve heard repeatedly from his customers that Mark knew about everything,” said Harry Stampler, president of Stampler Auctions. “His showcase gallery began as ten specialty galleries under one roof, and when Mark came in, he could run any of the mini galleries because he was knowledgeable in so many categories.”

All four of Stampler’s online-only auction sessions will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers.com, with 1,000 to 1,200 lots offered per day. The Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13 sessions will feature bronzes, sculptures, ivory, porcelains, glass, and African and Asian decorative arts. Over the following weekend, Oct. 19 and 20, the auction roster will include art, jewelry, guns, swords and other edged weapons; plus military and maritime memorabilia. Many other types of antiques and vintage collector’s items will be mixed into each of the four sessions.

“We will be auctioning only things with true collectible value. Everything will be real, and we will disclose ivory and gold for exactly what it is,” Stampler said. “Our appraisers have put reasonable estimates on everything. This is a true liquidation, and we think there will be some great opportunities for buyers.”

Among the firearms highlights is an 1873 Colt .44 caliber gun with a 7in barrel and two sets of grips, one of wood and the other of mother-of-pearl. The gun is stamped with two US patent dates – Sept. 19, 1871 and Sept. 2, 1872 – and comes with a wood box.

Edged weapons include a German World War II RAD dagger, 14.5in overall with a 9.5in blade that is etched with the words “URIBBIT Abelt.” The dagger’s leather hanger sheath was made by Eickhorn.

Typical of the high-quality decorative art entered in the sale is Lot 284, an ivory statue of an Asian woman with a peacock. Standing 25in tall by 5in wide, the beautifully carved figure has a red accent stone in its forehead.

The mechanical music category is led by a Farrington player piano with stool and approximately 20 player rolls; and Lot 462, a Victrola record player housed in a four-door cabinet with record slots and a key for locking the top portion. An especially complete and fully operational example, the Victrola comes with spare needles and 31 assorted records. Inside the cabinet is a license dated January 1, 1913.

An important item that crosses the categories of art and pop culture is a signed John Lennon lithograph. It bears an Asian hallmark number 3978/5000.

The auction to liquidate the contents of Mark 1st Antiques will be held online through LiveAuctioneers on Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20. The fully illustrated catalogs for all sessions may be viewed at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

For questions regarding any item in the auction series, call 954-921-8888 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Buyers may organize shipment of purchases through UPS stores in Dania, Fla., or shippers of their own choosing. Visit Stampler Auctions website at www.stamplerauctions.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Ivory statue of Asian woman with peacock, 25in tall by 5in wide with red stone in forehead. Stampler Auctions image.

1873 Colt .44 caliber gun with two sets of grips (wood and mother-of-pearl), wood box. Stampler Auctions image.

German World War II RAD dagger, 14.5in overall with a 9.5in blade etched with words ‘URIBBIT Abelt.’ Eickhorn leather hanger sheath. Stampler Auctions image.

1913 Victrola record player in four-door cabinet, with key, spare needles, 31 records. Stampler Auctions image.

Pair of ornate foo dog figures on pedestals. Stampler Auctions image.

Copper with brass pressurized diver’s helmet. Stampler Auctions image.

Dagger with convoluted handle and ball grip; leather sheath with metal embellishments. Stampler Auctions image.

Hand-carved, hand-painted wood chest. Stampler Auctions image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:15
 

Elvis ring, Civil War flag to star in Ahlers & Ogletree sale Oct. 6

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:22
Star ruby and diamond spiritual ring owned and worn by Elvis Presley, later gifted to his bodyguard Sam Thompson. Ahlers & Ogletree image. ATLANTA – A star ruby and diamond spiritual ring owned and worn by Elvis Presley, a four-string banjo owned and played by George Harrison of the Beatles and a rare Civil War 36-star “general’s guide” flag made by Tiffany & Co. are just a few of the star lots slated to come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The auction will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Eastern at Ahler’s & Ogletree’s spacious gallery in Atlanta. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. In all, about 600 lots will be sold, in a rainbow of categories to include fine art, Asian objects, period furniture, estate jewelry, Old Paris and Ridgway porcelain, fine silver, chandeliers, Persian rugs, Beatles fan memorabilia and more.

The Elvis Presley star ruby and diamond spiritual ring was originally given to Presley on a visit to the Self-Realization Fellowship as a gift by Hindu founder Paramahansa Yogananda. Elvis later gifted the ring in 1976 to his bodyguard, Sam Thompson, whose sister Linda, Presley dated for more than four years. The ring comes with a signed affidavit from Thompson.

The George Harrison four-string banjo is indistinctly marked on the headpiece, with only the word “London” legible. The banjo, however, comes with a hang tag, identifying the piece as “Lot 289” from Sotheby’s Carousel Sale held June 28, 1986, attesting to its authenticity. Interest in Beatles-related items continues to be strong.

The 36-star Civil War “national colors” flag, a “general's guide” flag, was made circa 1864 by Tiffany & Co., which had contracted with the U.S. Army to make regimented guidons, flank markers and national colors flags for units, generals and state units. The flag being sold has no unit markings and is made of silk, with hand-embroidered gold stars, 24 inches by 37 inches.

Furniture items will feature an 18th century Biedermeier secretary with mother of pearl key escutcheons, impressive at 83 inches tall by 43 1/4 inches wide; and a pair of mother-of-pearl inlaid and gilt decorated lacquer papier-mache parlor chairs, each one having a back decorated with a pair of birds perched on a two-tiered fountain above a bursting bird and foliate design.

The sale will feature paintings by listed artists. Noteworthy lots include the following: a monumental watercolor, acrylic and charcoal on brown paper by the Dutch painter Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) titled Woman with Afghan Hound Dog, artist signed; an oil on canvas double-sided painting by Jean Mannheim (American, 1861-1945), with a landscape with poplars on the front and a figural scene of two women on the back; and an oil painting by Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953), titled In the Doghouse, depicting a blonde little girl in a white dress and red hat, signed, dated and framed.

Bronzes will also be sold. Two lots to watch will be a large sculpture titled Skylark of a female trapeze artist by Victor Salmones (Mexican, 1937-1989), with the young woman shown in a back-bend over an aerial bar with one hand dropped behind her head parallel to her flowing hair; and a 26-inch-tall French bronze figure of Mercury, marked “Barbedienne Fondeur” (Foundry).

There will also be a fine Art Nouveau carved marble sculpture of a female nude, 21 inches tall and 27 inches long.

The Asian category will be highlighted by a carved hardstone reclining Quan Yin figure shown resting its hand and holding up its head, wearing a dark-colored robe accented in gold and decorated. The figure is 9 3/4 inches tall and sits on a rectangular plinth.

Other standouts are a Thomas Edison phonograph with hand-painted iris decoration in a slate-colored horn; a pair of bronze and marble handled urns with figural relief scenes of young Neoclassical women, marked “Barbedienne,” each 26 inches tall; and a Sevres bronze mounted center bowl with exterior scenes of a couple courting and two women picking fruit and flowers.

A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases made.

Ahlers & Ogletree is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, phone 404-869-2478 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Star ruby and diamond spiritual ring owned and worn by Elvis Presley, later gifted to his bodyguard Sam Thompson. Ahlers & Ogletree image. Four-string banjo owned and played by former Beatle George Harrison, with Sotheby's hang tag from a 1986 auction. Ahlers & Ogletree image. Civil War national colors flag, made circa 1864 by Tiffany & Co. for the U.S. Army, 24 inches by 37 inches. Ahlers & Ogletree image.   Large bronze sculpture of a female trapeze artist by Victor Salmones (Mexican, 1937-1989), titled ‘Skylark.’ Ahlers & Ogletree image. Carved hardstone of a reclining Quan Yin, 9 3/4  inches tall and perched on a rectangular plinth. Ahlers & Ogletree image. Pair of bronze and marble handled urns with figural relief scenes of young Neoclassical women, marked ‘Barbedienne.’ Ahlers & Ogletree image. Sevres bronze mounted center bowl with exterior scenes of a couple courting and women picking fruit and flowers. Ahlers & Ogletree image.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:47
 

Golden State Auction Gallery hosts Asian art sale Oct. 7

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:13

Fine imperial white jade beast seal, ‘Yi Qing Wang Bao,’ 17th century (1686-1730). Estimate: $55,000. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image.

SAN FRANCISCO – Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. will conduct an auction of fine Asian works of art, painting and calligraphy on Monday, Oct. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Auction categories include china, jade, jewelry, bronze, antique furniture, painting and calligraphy.

More than 300 items from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing periods will be included in the auction.

Over 50 items Grade A jadeites will be offered, as well as more than 100 paintings and calligraphy.

Golden State Auction Gallery, an Asian art (antique) boutique company, specializes in Asian art.

For details phone Calvin Wong at 415-379-4700 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Fine imperial white jade beast seal, ‘Yi Qing Wang Bao,’ 17th century (1686-1730). Estimate: $55,000. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image. 

Translucent jadeite Buddha pendant mounted with 18K gold and diamond. Starting bid: $6,500. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image.

Pure lavender jadeite beads necklace, 23 1/2 inches. Estimate: $18,000-$25,000. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image.

Qi Baishi (1864-1957) and Tai Xinnong (1903), hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, signed and seals. Estimate: $100,000-$180,000. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image.

Zhang DaQian (1899-1983), misty mountains, ink on paper, two seals, framed. Estimate: $80,000-$100,000. Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:35
 

Jeffrey Evans to auction late 19th–20th century ceramics Oct. 1

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Monumental Royal Bonn items. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will auction a large variety of antique, modern, and contemporary and studio pottery and porcelain Oct. 1. The sale includes everything from a large and fine collection of Royal Bonn from a South Carolina estate to collections of Shelley China from a private Virginia collection and another assembled by the late Lillian “Lil” Marchant of Cape Cod, Mass., to collections of Susie Cooper pottery, Quimper pottery, majolica, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, a small but fine group of occupational shaving mugs, among other offerings.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

This sale also encompasses the first annual non-date-lined Teapot Extravaganza, showcasing teapots of every size and shape; made variously in China, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. This section of the sale includes several 18th century teapots, a few 19th century teapots and over 160 20th century examples from a single New York-area private collection, rare Chinese and Chinese Export examples, contemporary examples by artists such as Lidia Buzio, novelty teapots by Paul Cardew and David Bailey, and examples from factories as far-flung as Purple Clay of Yixing China and Irish Belleek, as well as a selection of reference books on the topic.

Regarding the auction, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ ceramic specialist, Jill Fenichell, said, “I’m really thrilled about the variety of goods we’re selling in October. Today’s market is dominated by fresh goods in wonderful condition, and everything we’re selling is fresh. I’m particularly excited about introducing our concept sale, the Teapot Extravaganza—something fun and something new for new collectors.”

Fenichell will host two gallery walks on Sept. 29. At 10:30 a.m. Eastern she will hold an informal discussion of the Shelley wares being offered; and at 3:30 p.m. she will offer a personal view of the teapots being auctioned.

For details email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 540-434-3939.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Monumental Royal Bonn items. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Selection of Art Deco Susie Cooper pottery. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Group of Shelley China. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Group of pewter-clad 19th century Chinese Export teapots, with jade handles and spouts from the Teapot Extravaganza section of the auction. These teapots have an entire red- or white-ware clay teapot within the cladding. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Selection of Chinese contemporary zisha clay teapots, from a group of over 100 in the auction. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:16
 

China Arts fine antiquities, decorative arts online auction Oct. 5

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Lot 3139 - porcelain vase by renowned artist JingDeZhen with certificate. China Arts image.

LOS ANGELES – China Arts Art Appraisal and Auction House of Southern California will present its autumnal collection of decorative arts, unique collectibles, and fine art masterpieces on Saturday, Oct. 5, exclusively by online Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

China Arts Auction House will offer a variety of Chinese arts and antiquities, precious stones, fine jewelry and rare furnishings at the one-day event. Oct. 5 auction items include a wide variety of porcelain works, jade and soapstone carvings, precious gemstones, scroll paintings, sculptures and museum-worthy furniture pieces.

"After the highly positive reception of our inaugural auction and subsequent online auction, we are pleased to present a special collection of choice pieces,” said curator Lisal Ong. "Art collectors and aficionados alike will be pleased with our comprehensive array of autumn offerings.”

Headlining the October online auction is Lot 3104, an exceptionally rare 18th century white jade hand mirror, meticulously carved and crafted, featuring carvings of pine trees and the Hop Immortals on the back of the mirror with a sculpted Chimera on the handle, beautifully preserved.

Also noteworthy, is lot 3107, a delicately rendered jadeite sculpture of wild orchids on a hardwood base in subtle tones of gold, green, lavender, and taupe, created circa 1970s during the export period. The hardwood base features a large bird under an intricately carved tree.

Whimsical and highly detailed is Lot 2905, a painstakingly carved Shoushan soapstone featuring a bamboo forest and bamboo shoots and a small mountainside retreat. This piece is elegantly crafted.

Another cornerstone of the day’s offerings is a must-see, gleaming huanghuali and mixed rosewood chair from the Qing dynasty period masterfully carved featuring magical bats and Tao symbols in the back of the chair (Lot 3108)

Not to be missed is Lot 3139, an exquisite porcelain vase from Jingdezhen featuring plum blossom branches and calligraphy detailing. The vase comes with the renowned artist’s certificate of authenticity.

Rounding out the collection is Lot 3105, a rare and large Chinese stone basin from the Republic period, featuring blossoming carved lotus flowers and filial details.

The Saturday, Oct. 5, online auction event will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Preauction viewing days are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2; Thursday, Oct. 3; and Friday, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m., by appointment only. Phone 626-345-8668. Lots are on view at 225 W. Valley Blvd., Suite #H128, San Gabriel, CA 91776. For additional information regarding lots or bidding, call Lisal Ong at 626-457-8818.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Lot 3139 - porcelain vase by renowned artist JingDeZhen with certificate. China Arts image.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:14
 

King’s Auctions Inc. offers works by revered artists Sept. 28

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:37

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CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. – King’s Auctions Inc., in partnership with California Estate Sales/Auction Gallery, the longtime purveyor of rare, original paintings, jewelry and museum quality stone and jade carvings, has announced a premier auction event Saturday, Sept. 28. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Many of the lots represented come from a private collection of original signed oils.

With 50 lots in all, Lot 11 is drawing a great deal of attention with a Lio Kuo Sung (Guosung) signed edition of the painted ink on paper scroll: Which Is Earth?, no 82, dated 1979. Liu is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most important advocates and practitioners of modernist Chinese painting. The start price is $15,000 on a work that could realize $80,000 on auction day.

Several revered artists grace this auction with Lot 15 featuring a beautiful signed oil original by Leon Francios Comerre. The Moroccan Woman reflects the transitions Comerre made in his artistic travels, first winning the gold medal in 1867 while a student of Alphonse Colas, then studying at the famous Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts with Alexandre Cabanel, where the influence of orientalism fluidly graced his work. Start price: $30,000.

Vaunted Russian artist Igor Pantuhoff is featured in Lots 4-7 with signed oil paintings. Highly regarded for decades in Hollywood, his avid collectors have included Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy and Howard Hughes. The four paintings in this series feature his popular women in profile. Start price: $250.

Lot 16 features Ansel Adam’s Monolith, the Face of Half Dome in a stamped and numbered gelatin silver print (18/350). This same print graces the cover of Adams’ best selling book, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams and has a start price of $7,500.

The 1800s oil painting original from Arturo Orselli in Lot 21 is a life-size painting titled Soldier on Horse with dimensions of 77 x 66 inches framed. Its start price is $3,500

Max Tilke’s stunning antique oil work titled Arabian Dancing Girl is the subject of Lot 20, and a rare Louis Apol signed oil, Winter Cottage, is also proving a popular view in Lot 33. Meanwhile, Chagall’s Eiffel Tower appears in Lot 31 as a signed lithograph, and Bill Mack’s signed and numbered bronze work, Devotion: Mother with Child, indicates a start price of $5,000, Lot 46.

Amid the many beautiful oils and illustrations, intricate Chinese hard stone carvings represent four lots in the auction (Lots 40-44). Beautifully carved to the smallest detail, each carefully crafted piece just measures between 4 and 8 inches in dimension.

For Lot 17, it’s another rare carving, this time an antique wood and jade Chinese scepter believed to be Qing Dynasty. Measuring 17 inches in length, the ruyi scepter features three inlay carved jade plaques of cranes in the head set, center and bottom. Start price: $500.

In Lot 36, preview the large, museum-quality Orthoceras fossil from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, North Africa. This 80-pound conversation piece has a start price of $100. Also offered is antique Chinese cloisonné bowl in Lot 38; a Koi collection signed ceramic vase and plate in Lots 26 and 27; and a hand-carved Oriental chess set in Lot 41.

Unique jewelry pieces also find their way to this Sept. 28 auction with the first lot of the day—Lot 1—featuring a blue star sapphire ring, 18.85 carats, crowned with 12 diamonds in a white gold setting. The start price is $1,000, but its natural star quality should fetch substantially more.

Lot 2, a vintage Hopi sterling silver cuff bracelet is garnering pre-bids already, while Lot 14’s Native American sterling silver cuff is also taking notable bids. Lot 3 features the last of the jewelry features with an antique 18K gold cameo ring.

The auction will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific.

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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