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Jeffrey S. Evans to trim lighting collections Oct. 19-20

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Friday, 12 October 2012 08:26

Sample of Sullivan collection of railroad lanterns (Oct. 19). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold an important two-day auction of 19th and 20th century lighting and glass on Oct. 19-20. Both auctions will also be available for live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. EDT the firm will offer the second half of the distinguished lantern collection of the late Phillip M. Sullivan of South Orleans, Mass. Sullivan was an advanced collector and student of lanterns of all types and amassed a collection of more than 900 pieces. He was a past president of the Rushlight Club and an active member of the International Guild of Lamp Researchers. This auction will include 288 lots comprising more than 450 19th and 20th century lanterns including marine, railroad, pierced tin, onion and blown-molded globes, barn, fireman’s, street, and many colored globes. The firm sold the first half of the Sullivan collection on April 29 of this year.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT the firm will offer 668 lots featuring part one of the exceptional lighting collection of the late Dorothy Gooch of Hopkinsville, Ky.; the final installment of the lighting collection of Abigail and the late Edward Meyer of Plantsville, Conn.; the Victorian glass collection of the late Marge Hulsebus of Redlands, Calif.; and the open salt collection of the late Dr. Leonell C. Strong Jr. of Norton, Va.

The auction will begin with 330 lots of lighting consisting of rare opalescent stand and finger lamps, 10 Atterbury Swan figural stand lamps, other figural glass stems, figural spelter stems including a fine matching pair of Hartford and Chicago Club baseball players, Sandwich including jade green Onion and Triple-Dolphin, cut overlays, rare colored fonts, fluid lamps including an rare starch blue Mount Washington Bigler hand lamp, novelty lamps including Wedding/Marriage and Temple/Applesauce, rare early kerosene bracket and hanging lamps, 16 colored Princess Feather lamps in a variety of sizes and colors, stand lamps with matching patterned chimneys, plus parts and accessories including the Meyer collection of wall match safes.

Lighting will be followed by the Hulsebus Victorian glass collection comprising more than 140 pickle casters including Mount Washington and other art glass, opalescent, enamel decorated, and pressed; over 40 fairy lamps including art glass and figural ceramic; opalescent and other syrups, cruets and shakers. Also awaiting buyers are the Hulsebus and Strong collections of more than 700 open salts including 150-plus fancy Victorian glass master salts, most in metal stands, Tiffany, Daum Nancy, Steuben, other art glass, pressed glass, ceramic and figurals.

“It has been a great pleasure handling the dispersals of the Sullivan and Meyer collections. They were both experts in their respective fields and collected in a very academic manner,” said senior auctioneer Jeff Evans. “We are now honored to be handling the Gooch and Hulsebus collections in multiple auctions over the next two years. Both are among the finest collections of lighting and associated glass ever assembled,” he added.

Additional information is available by calling 540-434-3939.

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

Sample of Sullivan collection of railroad lanterns (Oct. 19). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.  

Sample of Sullivan collection of marine lanterns to be sold Oct. 19. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image. 

Sample of Sullivan collection of early whale oil and fluid lanterns (Oct. 19). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Rare matching pair of Hartford and Chicago Baseball Club figural spelter-stem lamps (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of rare Sandwich lamps from the Gooch collection (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From the Gooch collection of Victorian lighting (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of 140 pickle casters from the Hulsebus collection (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of Daum Nancy and other art glass salts from the Hulsebus and Strong collections (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

More than 150 fancy Victorian open salts from the Hulsebus and Strong collections (Oct. 20). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2012 08:26
 

Paintings, Lladro figures await bidders at Jenack sale Oct. 21

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:09

Dwight William Tryon oil on artist panel. William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image.

CHESTER, N.Y. – William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers will present its next fine art and antique auction at the Jenack gallery – with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com – on Sunday, Oct. 21. Bidding will commence at 11 a.m. EDT.

The second fall sale will include Lladro figures, Lalique, fine artwork, jewelry, art pottery, bronzes, silver, Chinese art, porcelain and furniture.

Leading the sale with be artwork with such big names as Eric Sloane, George Wesley Bellows, Dwight William Tyron, Winston Spencer Churchill, John Edward Costigan and many others.

The Eric Sloane work is titled Connecticut Barn and inscribed “To the Ahler’s.” The work was a gift to them from the artist and was purchased by our consignor directly from the family. At 29 by 39 inches, it is one of his larger works on panel to come to auction recently. Its estimate is $10,000 to $20,000.

The George Wesley Bellows is a small oil on canvas board and is an evening view of the Seine with a shadowy view of Notre Dome (estimate: $7,000 to $10,000).

Dwight William Tyron’s work is an oil on artist panel depicting the moonrise over a wooded landscape with a pond (estimate: $5,000 to $8,000).

Winston Spencer Churchill’s work is a city scene, oil on panel, estate stamped with a letter from Paul Moro Inc. New York, N.Y.

The John Edward Costigan is oil on canvas, a landscape, Catskill, N.Y. (estimate: estimate of $3,000 to $5,000).

Other artists included in the sale are David Burluik, Daniel Huntington, Luigi Cagliani, Jordi Pla Domenech, Giulo Carlini, George Cochran Lambdin, Mose di Giosue Bianchi, Eleanor Abrams, Stefamos Sideris, Christian Wennemoes.

Jenack will be offering a collection of Lladro figures from a large private collection, many being some of the largest figures made by the company and retired. Figures to be sold include a Gres figure “Dreams of Peace,” “Voyage of Columbus,” “Sancho Panza,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Quixote and the Windmill” and many others.

There will be several lots of Lalique glass being sold including a Bacchantes vase, a Sandrift vase and a Mahe Clair vase. There will also many lots of collectable glass and crystal.

In the furniture genre there will be a mix of period and contemporary pieces to be sold. Among them with be several lots of Anglo-Indian including a very handsome rosewood campaign chest with brass stringing, a slant-front desk, a turned spool four-post bed, trunks, boxes and accessories. Furniture of the more recent vintage to be sold include a Danish teak and rosewood credenza with a GP Farum label, set of four Charles Pollack design for Knoll International executive office chairs and others.

The sale will be rounded out by carpets, bronzes, lamps, chandeliers, porcelain, pottery and other decorative accessories.

 

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

Dwight William Tryon oil on artist panel. William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image. 

Eric Sloane oil on panel, ‘Connecticut Barn.’ William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image. 

Winston Spencer Churchill oil on panel. William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image. 

George Wesley Bellows oil on canvas. William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image. 

John Edward Costigan oil on canvas. William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:32
 

Art, antiques, jewelry comprise A.B. Levy auction Oct. 28

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:04

Lovely Rene Lalique gray glass La Jour et la Nuit mantel clock, signed, made circa 1926. A.B. Levy image.

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Over 250 lots of fine jewelry, artwork by renowned and listed artists, period furniture, desirable antiques and decorative accessories will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 28, by A.B. Levy, starting at 1 p.m. EDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Just a few of the expected top lots include a dazzling ring centered by a square emerald Asscher cut diamond weighing 10-plus carats; an Emile Galle carved cameo glass table lamp, circa 1910; a Continental carved ivory set of the Four Seasons, circa 1880; a Rene Lalique gray glass La Jour et la Nuit mantel clock, circa 1926; and a large and important Italian micromosaic tabletop.

A.B. Levy’s has maintained an exclusive gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for more than 20 years. The firm's inaugural auction, held in March in West Palm Beach, was a huge success, the top lot being a Rene Lalique Cire Perdue vase with Rene Lalique thumbprint that brought $212,000. This will be the company's second auction at the Palm Beach gallery.

“We’ve been acting as brokers between buyers and sellers at the gallery since 1989, so it only seemed natural to take the business to the next level with an auction component,” said Albert B. Levy, president of A.B. Levy’s.

The diamond ring is the anticipated top earner of the auction, with an estimate of $700,000-$1 million. The 10.04-carat center stone is flanked by two kite-shaped diamonds and completed by numerous round-cut diamonds. The ring, mounted by David Morris of London, is graded F for color and VS1 for clarity and is accompanied by a GIA certificate dated Nov. 2002.

The Italian micromosaic tabletop and the set of Four Seasons both enter the sale with identical estimates of $100,000-$300,000. The tabletop is of circular form, made in the 19th century, and is centered by a panel depicting St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Four Seasons, each ivory piece 23 1/2 inches tall, are seen as standing females, each one mounted on a rouge marble plinth.

The 31-inch-tall Galle table lamp is both important and rare, and it carries an estimate that reflects that ($300,000-$500,000). The shade and base are both signed in cameo “Galle.” The Rene Lalique gray glass “La Jour et La Nuit” clock is also signed (“R. Lalique, France”) and it should easily bring $40,000-$60,000. It is a circular clock with nude figures.

Fine art by French artists will feature a monumental bronze sculpture by Marius Jean-Antonin Mercie (1845-1916), titled Gloria Victis, 73 inches tall (the same size Gloria Victis as one in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.); an oil on panel by Louis Marie de Schryver (1862-1942), titled The Flower Girl, signed and dated ’96; and an oil on Masonite work by Louis Icart (1888-1950), titled Une Soiree des Femmes, signed.

Other notable artworks will include an oil on canvas by Daniel Ridgway Knight (American, 1839-1924), titled Woman Gathering Berries, 30 1/2 inches by 25 1/2 inches, signed lower right; an oil on canvas by Paul Albert Baudoin (1844-1931), titled The Harvesters, signed and dated 1878; and an oil on canvas by Eugenio Zampighi (Italian, 1859-1944), titled The Favorite Story.

Marvelous decorative accessories will be served up in abundance. Examples that could all top the $100,000 mark include a Viennese silver-gilt ewer and stand made in the late 19th century and carrying the Austrian silver mark of Herman Bohn; and a fine pair of 20-inch-tall 19th century French turquoise ground porcelain vases with beautiful gold gilt dolphin handles.

Also offered will be an impressive pair of 100-inch-tall Italian carved marble torcheres made around 1870 in the Renaissance style with a circular dish form top; a Tiffany Studios internally decorated Aquamarine Favrile glass vase, circa 1912, engraved and numbered, 11 1/2 inches; and a pair of carved mid-19th century parcel-gilt and ebonized blackamoors, 80 inches.

Rounding out the category will be a massive Daum Nancy acid-etched and polished blue glass vase, made circa 1925, signed, 16 inches tall; a red earthenware vase colorfully painted by Pablo Picasso himself, in a work titled Vase ad Décor Pastel, stamped and numbered (30/200); and a 19th century Louis XV-style gilt-bronze ladies’ dressing mirror with decorative marquetry.

Period furniture will feature some great pieces, too, including a Zweiner gilt-bronze mounted mahogany center table, 19th century, in the manner of J.H. Riesener; a mid-19th century Pretot Louis XVI-style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany commode, stamped; and a circa 1900 Francois Linke ormolu-mounted kingwood console table with shaped marble top.

Fans of plaques will not be disappointed. Examples will include a mid-19th century micromosaic plaque depicting the tomb of Cecilia Metella, rectangular form; another Italian micromosaic plaque, depicting a pastoral scene with black circular marble finely inlaid; a pair of Chinese carved spinach jade circular plaques; and a Berlin (KPM) rectangular porcelain plaque.

For details phone A.B. Levy at 561-835-9139 or e-mail them 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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 This dazzling diamond ring with a staggering 10.04-carat center stone could bring $1 million. A.B. Levy image.

Large and important Italian micromosaic tabletop, with center panel of St. Peter's Basilica. A.B. Levy image. 

Continental carved ivory Four Seasons, each one of a standing female figure, 23 1/2 inches tall. A.B. Levy image. 

Emile Galle carved cameo glass lamp with signed shade and base, circa 1910, 31 inches tall. A.B. Levy image. 

 Circa-1900 Francois Linke ormolu-mounted kingwood console table with shaped marble top. A.B. Levy image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:03
 

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions to launch Oct. 10 with coins, gold

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 16:35

Large gold nugget, origin: Peru. Weight: 49.8 troy ounces; 994.9 dwt. Assay test: 98.4% gold. Provenance: In the ownership of a Houston numismatic company for 35 years; used as their mascot on catalog covers. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Legend-Morphy Auctions image.

DENVER, Pa. – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions, a company formed in June by auction house owner Dan Morphy and coin dealer Laura Sperber, will launch its operation on Oct. 10 with a 225-lot sale of rare coins and gold nuggets. The auction will commence at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The auction premiere will open with an exceedingly rare 1783 Chalmers threepence. Made from Spanish silver coins, the threepence was privately minted in Annapolis, Md., by gold and silversmith John Chalmers. An influential member of his community, Chalmers served as a captain in the Continental Army and was later sheriff of Baltimore. It is believed that Chalmers produced his silver coins during the time that the Continental Congress was temporarily headquartered in Annapolis. A new discovery, the coin has been given an auction estimate of $32,500-$37,500.

A 1916/16 overdate nickel NGC MS64, which reflects a striking error at the mint, is one of the top lots of the sale. “This coin is especially rare in this high grade,” said Julie Abrams, president of Legend-Morphy. “It is estimated at $135,000-$150,000 but might even exceed that amount.”

Another lot with a six-figure estimate is the 1911 $20 PCGS proof 66+ CAC. One of only 100 pieces ever minted, it could realize $100,000-$110,000. “It is the only coin of its type graded proof 66+ by either PCGS or NGC,” Abrams noted.

An especially appealing coin to collectors is the 1915 $10 NGC PR66 Indian-head gold piece with matte proof finish. It is estimated at $65,000-$75,000.

An 1863 proof set PCGS PR64-PR66 is a totally original matched set that carries a presale estimate of $20,000-$25,000. From the same era, an 1862 $3 PCGS proof 63 CAC comes with provenance from the Byron Reed collection. It could fetch $22,500-$25,000 on auction day.

Other highlights include a 1939-D dime PCGS MS69FB whose condition is described by Abrams as “sheer perfection,” est. $6,000-$6,500; a 1795 flowing-hair dollar, 3-leaves, grade PCGS XF40 (CAC), est. $10,500-$11,500; and a 1912 $5 PCGS MS65 $10,000-$11,000.

An 1883 Hawaiian dollar PCGS MS65 CAC, with a finely detailed relief image of King Kalakaua I (the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaii), was formerly in the Gerald Forsythe collection, the finest collection of Hawaiian coins ever assembled outside of the Aloha State. “Such dollars are extremely rare in great condition,” Abrams said. It is estimated at $25,000-$27,500.

Seven gold nuggets have been included in the sale. A large and impressive Peruvian nugget weighing a hefty 49.8 ozt, 994.9 dwt was the property of a Houston numismatic company for 35 years and served as the firm’s corporate mascot on catalog covers. It comes to auction at Legend-Morphy with an estimate of $80,000-$120,000.

Legend-Morphy co-owner Laura Sperber commented that the premiere auction contains “many awesome pieces, such as the stunning $20 1911 PCGS PR66+ CAC, which is being offered with no reserve.” Sperber continued: “I anticipate strong bidding on that coin and every other coin in the auction. To identify each coin in the sale that is actually owned by Legend, we’ve put small ‘L’s at the end of the appropriate catalog descriptions. That should give buyers additional confidence concerning the coins’ quality.”

Sperber’s business partner, Dan Morphy, said he expects the Oct. 10 auction to attract new collectors who have been regular buyers in Morphy Auctions’ past sales.

“I believe that collectors of the types of antiques auctioned at Morphy's are open to new fields of collecting. They’re aware of how solid the coin-collecting hobby has been over many decades, and they're interested in learning how to get into it through an auction house they already know they can trust,” said Morphy. “Bidders in Morphy's sales have become accustomed to a certain level of quality in terms of what is offered at our sales and in the customer service we provide, and that they're going to find that it's more of the same with Legend-Morphy.”

For additional information on any coin or gold nugget entered in Legend-Morphy’s Oct. 10 auction debut, call 717-335-3435 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Large gold nugget, origin: Peru. Weight: 49.8 troy ounces; 994.9 dwt. Assay test: 98.4% gold. Provenance: In the ownership of a Houston numismatic company for 35 years; used as their mascot on catalog covers. Est. $80,000-$120,000. Legend-Morphy Auctions image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 16:43
 

Hess presents important political cartoon art collection, Oct. 18

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Monday, 08 October 2012 15:20

Howard Pyle, Fairy Tale, Sleeping Giant and a Boy Sounding a Horn, ink on paper with traces of gouache, signed with P monogram and titled at lower left corner. Hess Fine Auctions image.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – On Thursday, Oct. 18, Hess Fine Auctions will conduct an unreserved, online-only auction, exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com, that consists of a major, single-owner collection of original cartoon art.

The historic political, editorial and comic strip pen-and-ink newspaper illustrations to be auctioned are from the prestigious Charles L. Howard collection, which was formed prior to World War II. The collection and its upcoming auction were featured in the Antiques column of the Oct. 5 New York Times.

Artists represented in the collection include: Howard Pyle, Thomas Nast, Harrison Fisher, Rose O’Neill, E. C. Segar, Herblock, Charles Dana Gibson, Boardman Robinson, Louis M. Glackens, Winsor McKay, Bernhard Gillam, George Swan, Gaar Williams, Reginald Bathhurst Birch, Robert de la Palme, Jimmy Swinnerton, Thomas Starling Sullivant, Gene Carr, Samuel D. Ehrhart, Lichty, ZIM and 200 more.

Many of the artworks in the collection appeared in Harper’s, Puck, Life, Judge and other important publications of a century ago. Additionally, the auction includes a number of prewar comic strips, including Popeye, High Pressure Pete and Lady Bountiful. Some are illustrative commentaries on sport-related topics, such as New York Yankees baseball and a Joe Louis boxing scandal.

The Charles L. Howard collection of early comic art and original political illustration comprises nearly 800 original pre-World War II illustrations by 500+ listed illustrators to be offered in several auctions. The Oct. 18 sessions are:

Session 1 – Lots 1-124 – important original illustration art from the Charles L. Howard collection

Session 2 – Lots 125-225 – original railroad art from the Charles L. Howard collection

All lots have low starting bids and no reserves.

Charles L. Howard, Esq., was a leading railroad industry figure between the World Wars I and II. He served as a chief officer for the Santa Fe Railroad and counsel to the American and Western Railway Associations. Much of his collection was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1939 and at other venues prior to 1947. The collection is encyclopedic in scope, with extensive New York, Ohio, Illinois and California subjects.

The sale catalog is being updated on a daily basis as additional items are unpacked at the home of Charles Howard’s grandson. None of the artworks has seen the light of day in 60 to 65 years.

For additional information on any item in the sale, contact Katrina M. Hess or Richard Van by calling 727-896-0622 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet in this online-only sale by visiting www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Howard Pyle, Fairy Tale, Sleeping Giant and a Boy Sounding a Horn, ink on paper with traces of gouache, signed with P monogram and titled at lower left corner. Hess Fine Auctions image.

Louis Dalrymple, 'The Good Ship Tammany,' signed, ink on heavy paper, exhibited Art Institute of Chicago. Hess Fine Auctions image.

E. C. Segar, 1931 Popeye 4-panel comic strip, signed with addition of trademark cigar doodle, exhibited. Hess Fine Auctions image.

William H. Walker, ink on heavy paper, signed lower right, Howard Collection label identifies work as having been illustrated in Life magazine. Hess Fine Auctions image.

Thomas Nast, ink on illustration paperboard, signed and inscribed 'Harper's Weekly' and dated 1884 lower right in pencil. Titled lower center: 'Blaine, Butler and the Workingman.' 1908 Anderson Auction Company provenance verso, exhibited Art Institute of Chicago. Hess Fine Auctions image.

Thomas Wust, ink on heavy paper, signed lower left. Exhibited Art Institute of Chicago. Hess Fine Auctions image.

Louis M. Glackens, Puck magazine art, Oct. 16, 1911, ink on heavy paper, depicts Taft and G.O.P., signed lower right, stamp verso, Hess Fine Auctions image.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 17:38
 

Trinity International bills Oct. 13 art sale as its best ever

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Monday, 08 October 2012 11:36

Mr. Brainwash (AMERICAN 1966) ‘Charlie Chaplin.’ Trinity International image.

AVON, Conn. – Trinity International describes its fall auction on Saturday, Oct. 13, as its strongest sale ever with diverse high-quality works that are fresh to the market. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at noon EDT.

A magnificent work by Mario Carreno (Cuban-American-Chilean, 1913-1999), Abstract Woman 1947, oil on canvas, Lot 82, is a real standout. It is a work painted by the artist at the time Carreno developed relationships with many leading artists such as Wilfredo Lam and Pablo Picasso. This particular work shows the influences of both artists. The painting has an impeccable provenance with a letter from the artist’s widow, Ida Carreno Gonzalez as well as a complete material analysis. The estimate is $50,000 to $70,000.

A painting by Martiros Seregeevich Sarian (Saryan) (Russian, 1880-1972), Fruits and Flowers, dated 1961, is also a standout work. The oil on canvas is Lot 70. Some of the artist’s most sought after works are still life paintings that have realized prices above $350,000. This piece has complete authentication documents from the L’Expert Centre of Culture Values, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Armenia. Also included is a complete material analysis of the piece conducted in 2010.

Other Russian artists whose works are in the sale are Boris Anisfeldl, Pyotor Belenok, and book illustrations by Ivan Biliban, Dimitri Nalbandian and Sergei Orechov.

Polish art has a following and several works in this auction are by Mieczyslaw Sieminski (Polish 1853-1929), Jan Stanislawski (Polish 1860-1907) and Stanislaw Wyspiansk (Polish, 1869-1907).

Old masters are always a favorite and included are works by Philips Wouwerman (Dutch 1619-1668) with provenance, (School of) Peter Paul Rubens (Dutch 1577-1640), Francois Boucher (attributed) (French 1703-1770) and a magnificent work by Sir Thomas Lawrence (attributed) (British 1769-1830). The painting comes with the original frame and a notation verso identifying the sitters.

American art is well represented with an auction highlight by William Trost Richards (American 1833-1905), Near Atlantic City, N.J., oil on canvas, Lot 116. This wonderful piece shows the waves rolling in with the water a translucent green, and in the distance is a lighthouse with the last vestiges of sunlight about to dip below the horizon.

Other American highlight include Frank Meyers Boggs (American, 1855-1926) Steam Launch on the River, John Enneking (American 1841-1916), Back Bay Marshes with View of North Church Steeple, which is a magnificent oil on canvas. This painting depicts a distant view of the city of Boston through the marshlands with a luminous sunset and in the distance a view of the Charles River. This piece was included in the catalogue raisonne compiled by Pierce Galleries.

Other items of note are Phillips Frisbie Lewis (American, 1892-1930), California Cottage Under the Stars, oil on canvas and Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976) and Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), Naples, Florida, Trinity by the Cove, circa 1960, Lot 114. A wonderful landscape by Walter Launt Palmer, (American 1854-1932) Snowy Creek Lot 114 depicting a brook with sunlight dancing on the brook surface that is flowing through a winter landscape with pine boughs heavy with snow. It is a magnificent painting.

Contemporary and Modernism is well represented with works by Paul Kelpe (German-American, 1902-1985) with provenance labels verso. Charles Green Shaw (American 1892-1974) showing provenance from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There are also pieces by Emile Bisttram (American 1895-1976), three works by Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Andre Lhote (French 1885-1962),

Joan Miro (Spanish/French 1893-1983) two pieces by Marino Marini (Italian-Swiss 1901-1980) and two by De Hirsch Margules (Romanian-American 1899-1965).

A strong component of this auction is contemporary prints. There are seven works by Robert Motherwell (American 1915-1991) six works by Rene Gruau (French-Italian-American 1909-2004), also a piece by Milton Greene (American 1922-1985), three by Salvador Dali (Spanish 1904-1989, Karel Appel (Dutch 1921-2006) and Sandro Chia (Italian b. 1946). There is a great work of art by Shepard Fairey (American b. 1970) Debbie Harry (Blondie) circa 2010, Lot 227, and a cutting edge piece by Mr. Brainwash (American, 1966) Charlie Chaplin, circa 2010, Lot 228.

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

Mr. Brainwash (AMERICAN 1966) ‘Charlie Chaplin.’ Trinity International image. 

 Martiros Seregeevich Sariab (Saryan) (Russian 1880-1972). Trinity International image.

Mario Carreno (Cuban-American-Chilean 1913-1999). Trinity International image. 

William Trost Richards (American 1833-1905). Trinity International image. 

John Enneking (American 1841-1916). Trinity International image.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 12:07
 

Ocean liner artifacts going ashore at Kaminski auction Oct. 21

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Friday, 05 October 2012 15:14

RMS Queen Mary, Liverpool life ring, red and white painted, circa 1950s, 29 inches diameter. Kaminski Auctions image.

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will present an important collection of ocean liner artifacts and ephemera amassed over a 30-year period. This outstanding collection along with other nautical themed additions will be presented at auction on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 10 a.m. EDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Full of colorful reminders of the golden days of ocean travel from the 1880s to the present day, these important pieces of ocean history are directly connected to the passenger and immigrant ships that visited the many historic docks along America’s coasts.

Never offered at auction before, this important single-owner collection includes, vintage full-size life rings from such ships as RMS Queen Mary, RMS Mauretania, SS Leonardo Da Vinci, SS France, SS America, Caronia, SS Leviathan, SS President Cleveland, MV Noordam and many others.

The collection also includes historic life jackets from the RMS Queen Mary, SS United States, SS Normandie and the last voyage of the ill-fated Morro Castle, which caught fire off the coast of New Jersey in 1934.

Several hundred individual pieces, many one-of-a-kind and extremely scarce, representing 120 different ships comprise the collectable items in the sale. Ephemera include documents autographed by ship captains, vintage deck plans, period photographs, enameled souvenir spoons and knives, ship pins, pennants, hat ribbons, framed lithographs and numerous examples of on-board stationary.

Famous ocean liners such as the Lusitania, Titanic, her sister ship, Olympic, and the Andrea Doria are well represented in the collection.

All of these items are fully vetted by Gary Robinson, a collector and researcher of maritime memorabilia. “It is rare to find such a variety of important items in one offering. The breadth and depth of the ocean liner collection is virtually unparalleled in the maritime field,” Robinson said.

For details call 978-927-2223.

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

RMS Queen Mary, Liverpool life ring, red and white painted, circa 1950s, 29 inches diameter. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Collection of White Star Line items to include Olympic Class matchbook, framed hankerchief of RMS Celtic, Olympic cigarette tin, and postcard, frame 11 x 11 inches. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Reverse glass set of ships including the Titanic, the Olympic, the Mauretania and the Lusitania, largest 9 inches square. Kaminski Auctions image. 

 Model of the coastal steamer Portland. Details include lifeboats hanging from davits, walking beam, engine, brass paddle box covers, 17 inches high x 36 inches wide x 8 inches deep. Kaminski Auctions image.

Raffaele Corsini (Turkish), ‘Southerner of Greenock, Capt. James Grant Entering Smyrna 1864,’ oil on board, signed lower right, 18 3/8 x 24 1/2 inches, 23 1/4 x 29 inches (frame). Kaminski Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 15:14
 

Antique dolls, toy airplanes, trains at Stephenson’s, Oct. 19

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Friday, 05 October 2012 15:05

Aviation toys from the GR Webster collection, including a Sanchis Phantom II boxed jet and a Pilen S.A. store display with 20 miniature metal planes. Stephenson’s image.

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – On Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., suburban Philadelphia’s Stephenson’s Auctioneers will open the doors to a virtual antique toyshop in their Bucks County gallery. The 400-lot auction offering of toys, dolls and trains is headlined by highly desirable Marklin, Lionel and American Flyer trains and accessories; and 50 lots of premier aviation toys from the GR Webster collection. Dolls of every imaginable variety also grace the lineup.

The toy, train and doll session will feature all forms of bidding, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The auction will open with approximately 150 lots of dolls, ranging from antique European bisques to pincushion, Kewpie and postwar plastic dolls. The earliest dolls include an 1894 Armand Marseille and other bisque-head dolls; a German china-head doll and a Gebruder Heubach bisque-head composition “winker” doll. A sizable selection of hard plastic dolls includes examples by Mary Hoyer and several appealing “strung” Vogue Ginny dolls from the 1950s. The list of fresh-to-the-market dolls continues with Madame Alexander Cissette portrait dolls and bent-knee walkers; Molly E cloth country dolls, American Girl and Gotz dolls. Cinema sweetheart Shirley Temple will even make an appearance in the form of boomer-era vinyl productions from Ideal.

Coming from a home in Rydal, Pa., is an all-original “Girl in Victorian Chair” cast-iron mechanical bank. Attributed to J. & E. Stevens, the circa-1880 bank is designed so that the dog on the little girl’s lap pivots to a forward position when a coin is deposited.

Fifty lots of exceptional airplanes and other aviation-related toys from the famed Capt. Geoffrey “GR” Webster collection will follow. A highly decorated Vietnam War aviator, Webster’s interest in 20th-century aircraft evolved into an internationally acclaimed collection of aviation toys and models built over several decades and showcased in two popular reference books he authored.

“Captain Webster always focused on condition and rarity. There are some beautiful pieces in our auction, including boxed gift sets, which collectors love,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

An excellent Pilen S.A. (Spanish) store display set with 20 colorful metal airplanes, all intact in their proper board positions, is among the top lots to emerge from the Webster “hangar.” Additionally, there are Bachmann mini-planes in original boxes, Dinky Toy cast-iron airplanes including a Giro Plane and Lucky Boy plane; and a 999 DH Comet Airliner in original box with landscape design.

Several coveted Edison productions will be offered, including H.F. "Le Ali Degli Eroi" and H.F. "Cielo Tricolore" boxed gift sets, each with four die-cast aircraft models. There are also nine boxed Russian aircraft models and 14 boxed Polistil (Italian) airplanes made in 1976.

The Webster collection continues with Aero mini planes, a boxed French Roto-Gyre gyroscope, Siku airport accessories, Solido helicopters and a boxed Corgi British Airways Concorde. French-made toys include a Boeing 707 and Caravelle, both boxed. Rounding out the selection are Northrop Transport die-cast aircraft, Aero mini planes and a boxed French Roto-Gyre gyroscope.

Next up will be a menagerie of postwar Steiff and artist teddy bears, and a large selection of Christmas ornaments, including Italian designs of hand-blown glass and figural ornaments depicting small dolls.

Vintage toy trains from a Montgomery County (suburban Philadelphia) residence will be whistling through Stephenson’s gallery. A fine collection of German Marklin HO gauge, Lionel and American Flyer trains, many boxed and in like-new condition, will be auctioned. The Marklins include an HO No. 7028 roundhouse and No. 7186 turntable, track, accessories and transformers with original boxes and 1964 receipt. There are Marklin trains composed of locomotives and cars from multiple sets, such as the set that includes locomotive No. 3066 with boxed cars from 4605, 4607, 4621 and 4618. The second Marklin set includes loco/tender G800 with (mostly boxed) cars from the following sets: RSM800, 348/1, 348/4, 346/2 and 346/3J. Two other consignors added to the host of Marklin treasures with a quantity of track and many very good, boxed Marklin accessories, e.g., station lamps, control plates, switch panels and Z-gauge buildings.

Lionel highlights include an HO Texas Special passenger set, postwar O gauge freight set including No. 2026 steam locomotive and tender; Lionel postwar O gauge freight set including No. 2035 steam locomotive and tender, No. 3520 operating searchlight car, No. 154 automatic road crossing signal, No. 111 trestle set, and No. 1034 trainmaster. There is also a like-new Lionel No. 31960 Polar Express set in original box, plus N gauge and O gauge trains. Boxed American Flyer lots include a No.1219 passenger train set and a No. 4901-T set in original box.

Stephenson’s Friday, Oct. 19 Fall Dolls, Toys and Trains auction will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 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

Aviation toys from the GR Webster collection, including a Sanchis Phantom II boxed jet and a Pilen S.A. store display with 20 miniature metal planes. Stephenson’s image.

Bisque-head dolls from a comprehensive selection of fine dolls of all types. Stephenson’s image.

Vogue ‘strung’ plastic Ginny dolls in fancy dresses and nicely detailed costumes. Stephenson’s image.

Early cast-iron airplanes from the GR Webster collection. Stephenson’s image.

Rare, early cast-iron airplanes from the GR Webster collection, including ‘Giro’ and ‘Lucky Boy.’ Stephenson’s image.

Marklin (German) train cars in original boxes. Stephenson’s image.

Marklin HO No. 7028 roundhouse and No. 7186 turntable. Stephenson’s image.

Circa-1880 Girl in Victorian Chair mechanical bank attrib. to J. & E. Stevens. Stephenson’s image.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 15:01
 

Pu Yi watercolor silk scroll to star at 888 Auctions, Oct. 11

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Chinese watercolor on silk mounted on scroll of landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi (1906-1967). Signed and sealed by artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. Estimate: $3,500.00-$6,500. 888 Auctions image.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – Ten items from the Ng Collection of Asian arts and antiques will be sold at 888 Auctions on Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT. Internet live bidding at 888 Auctions’ monthly Asian Antiques & Fine Art sale will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The 544-lot auction features several rare items headlined by a fine Chinese watercolor silk scroll painting by Pu Yi (1906-1967) at Lot 16A. The Chinese watercolor painting is mounted on silk scroll and features a landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi. The painting was signed by the artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. It was in a possession of a private collector, Ng, who purchased the painting in Hong Kong 30 years ago. The painting is expected to surpass its high estimate of $6,500.

Other items from the same collection can be found at Lot 16, a small Chinese watercolor scene book by Gu Yun; Lot 78, a set of two Chinese smoky agate carved snuff bottles; Lot 79, a Chinese double smoky agate carved snuff bottle; Lot 80, a Chinese double smoky agate lotus snuff bottle; Lot 81, a set of two Chinese smoky agate snuff bottles; Lot 179, a Chinese yellow and red jade figure; Lot 216, an archaistic Chinese carved jade pendant; Lot 322, a Chinese Tang gilt figure of a lion; and Lot 41, a Chinese Famille Rose double gourd vase, Qianlong.

Ten items from the Ng collection, Toronto, will be on sale in this auction. 
More items from the Ng collection will be featured in the November auction.

For details please call the auctioneers at 905-763-7201.

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

 Chinese watercolor on silk mounted on scroll of landscape by the last emperor of China, Pu Yi (1906-1967). Signed and sealed by artist and presumed to be painted in Taiwan. Estimate: $3,500.00-$6,500. 888 Auctions image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 14:38
 

Kaminski has mid-century design covered in Oct. 20 sale

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Friday, 05 October 2012 12:35

Vladimir Kagan upholstered serpentine sofa, 95 inches wide. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions presents its fall 20th Century Decorative Arts sale on Saturday, Oct. 20. The auction, which begins at 10 a.m. EDT, features exceptional mid-century art, art glass and Danish modern furniture from the collection of Lorraine Graham Morss, significant 20th century fine art from a recently unsealed 40 years in-the-making private Boston collection, and a range of exciting objects from the last quarter of the 20th century from various private California collections.

Liveauctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding on the more than 360 lots.

Lorraine Graham Morss and her first husband, Dr. Kenneth M. Graham, furnished their homes in the early 1960s with an assortment of high quality Danish modern furniture, which will be included in the sale: 12 Hans Wegner Wishbone armchairs and matching table, a fine Arne Jacobsen Swan leather chair, a Paul Mc Cobb low chest, as well as a half dozen other high quality Danish case pieces, including a fine pair of finger-jointed shelving units by Soborg Mobler.

The Grahams also purchased many original modernist artworks, which will be featured in the sale. Standouts include works by Laurence Sisson, Manubu Mabe and Robert Bliss. Also included from her collection are exceptional examples of art glass, including a wide assortment of Stueben figurals and three lots of Venini art glass.

Sculpture highlights from other consignors include two large mid-century mixed metal sculptures by Irving Lehman, a striking large bronze plaque by Aubrey Schwartz and a spectacular large-scale bronze by David Aronson. There is also a bronze sculpture by Nicolaus Friedrich (German, 1865-1914), Amazon Fastening Her Sandal, bronze sculpture, signed, 1909, standing 13 1/4 inches high, and an exceptional modern Lucite zebra sculpture, both estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

Art glass highlights include a number of fine large-scale Murano table lamps, Murano Aquarium blocks, Barbini art glass, and three lots of significant Blenko one-of-a kind experimental designer art glass. These include a group of three Swedish design crystal vases by Wayne Husted from the early 1960s, the holy grail of Blenko.

Interior designers and modern furniture collectors will appreciate the Vladimir Kagan red upholstered serpentine sofa on offer estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

Kagan came to the United States in 1938, studied architecture at Columbia and became one of the most important furniture designers of the 20th century. With a career spanning over 60 years his furniture creations have become icons of modern design.

Two Dennis Akervik Coehlo (American, b. 1968), paintings lots 4428 and 4429, one untitled and the other Sunset Over Provincetown valued at $10,000-$18,000 and $6,000-$12,000 respectively, lead off the fine art entries in the sale and an important Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), Trietto #6, abstract, aquatint, valued at $10,000-$15,000.

There is also an Emile Nolde (French, 1867-1956), watercolor of tulips, signed “Nolde,” with various labels verso including Sotheby's PB84 estimated at $5,000-$8,000.

South American and Mexican artists include Manabu Mabe (Brazil/Japan, 1924-1997), an abstract oil on canvas; Byron Galves (Mexican, 1941-2009), three abstracted female figures, oil on canvas; Saturnino Herran (Mexican, 1887-1918), Caballero Aguila, ink and watercolor, signed and dated 1918; and Gerardo Chavez Lopez (Peruvian, b. 1937), Mobimiento en Azul, an oil on canvas.

Other important entries in the sale include a two-piece table by Mexican artist Feliciano Bejar, Rookwood and Marblehead pottery, sterling silver Arts and Crafts hollowware by Wallace and a Laura Ann Jacobs (American, b. 1960), Blue Over You, glass over painted resin sculpture, an early piece, with a copy of her book. Laura Ann Jacobs’ work was recently featured in the New York Times, April 11, 2012 in an article by Penelope Green.

For more information call 978-927-2223.

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

Vladimir Kagan upholstered serpentine sofa, 95 inches wide. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), ‘Trietto #6,’ abstract, aquatint, signed lower right in pencil, 29 x 21 inches, 40 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches (frame). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Dennis Akervik Coehlo (American, b. 1968), ‘Sunset over Provincetown,’ oil on canvas, 19 x 19 inches. Estimate: $6,000-$12,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Marblehead pottery vase, impressed ship mark on base with inscribed H.T. denoting a collaboration of designor Arther Irwin Hennessey and decorator Sarah Tutt, 7 inches, Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Nicolaus Friedrich (German, 1865-1914), ‘Amazon Fastening Her Sandal,’ bronze sculpture, signed, 1909, 13 1/5 inches high. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Emile Nolde (French, 1867-1956), tulips, watercolor, signed Nolde, 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, 12 x 12 inches (frame). Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Rookwood Pottery vellum vase, Kataro Shirayamadani, shape 808, artist's signature in black glaze, 7 3/4 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Kaminski Auctions image. 

One of 12 Danish Modern Wishbone armchairs by Hans Wegner, early 1960s. Kaminski Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 13:25
 

Wright boasts top-tier 20th century designers in Oct. 18 sale

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Friday, 05 October 2012 10:38

George Nakashima Minguren I coffee table. Wright image.

CHICAGO – Wright’s Modern Design auction on Thursday, Oct. 18, features an incomparable selection of works by the best-known designers of the 20th century. Exceptional pieces from modern greats such as Harry Bertoia, Walter Lamb, George Nelson & Associates, Jean Prouvé and Carlo Scarpa figure prominently in the auction, which will begin at noon CDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction also has number of pieces by Pierre Jeanneret including a Kangourou lounge chair and two pairs of Senat armchairs, which are expected to be popular among bidders.

Several pieces designed by George Nakashima including important Minguren I and II coffee tables, a set of four Conoid chairs and a Conoid dining table also rank among the highlights of the auction.

Highly anticipated among the lots is a collection of furniture designed by architect Frank Gehry from his Easy Edges (1969-73) and Experimental Edges (1979-82) series. In the tradition of modern masters such as Charles and Ray Eames, Gehry elevates a humble material, cardboard, to build masterworks of design. Gehry is direct and honest in his engagement with the material – unpainted and unvarnished. Gehry takes full advantage of the warmth of the cardboard’s tone and the honeycombed texture to create beautiful, functional forms from an unconventional material. The earlier Easy Edges pieces are distinctively sculptural with sharp, clean profiles. These designs later evolved into the Experimental Edges line, for which Gehry uses multiple layers of cardboard to create pieces of furniture that appear solid and visually dense with soft edges. Designed and manufactured early in his career, these exceptional furniture forms are harbingers of the radical innovation to come from Gehry’s studio.

Other noteworthy decorative objects include a remarkable teapot by Harry Bertoia, a Gorham Silver Co. cocktail shaker of artillery shell and a major circa ’70s coffee service by Donald Colflesh. A selection of Italian glass by Scarpa, Venini, Gambone, Buzzi and Fratelli Toso also join the ranks of remarkable modern decorative objects.

This auction features approximately 250 lots of exceptional modern design.

For additional information about this sale, phone Wright at 312-563-0020.

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 Minguren I coffee table. Wright image. 

George Nelson & Associates Marshmallow Sofa. Wright image. 

 Charles Eames prototype radio enclosure. Wright image.

Harry Bertoia early teapot. Wright image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:38
 

Toys, dolls, ephemera lead Skinner auction Oct. 10-11

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NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong autographed photograph, circa 1965, 8 x 10 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Skinner Inc. image.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner Inc. will host a Discovery auction on Oct. 10 and 11 featuring an excellent assortment of toys and dolls, ephemera and collectibles, furniture, artwork, and decorative objects. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The Discovery auction features a fine collection of cloth dolls including an Izannah Walker (lot 29, estimated between $8,000 and $12,000), a Maggie Bessie (lot 20, $8,000 to $10,000), an early Kathe Kruse, (lot 99, $1,500 to $2,500), and a Martha Wellington (lot 65, $6,000 to $8,000). A Tynietoy mansion (lot 100, $8,000 to $10,000) and a Tynietoy garden (lot 101, $800 to $1,200) will also be offered. French Bebe and lady dolls round out the extensive selection.

For toy collectors, a Moxie Horsemobile pull toy (lot 86, $2,000 to $3,000) will be offered along with wooden picture puzzles, Steiff animals, train sets, and various Marx tin toys.

The sale features a varied selection of World War I, movie and rock ’n’ roll posters, notably one depicting the band The Doors, circa 1969 (lot 221, $600-$800) and another advertising a performance of the Supremes at the Lincoln Center (lot 240, $500-$700). Jim Morrison’s 1970 book, An American Prayer (lot 220, $1,000-$1,500) and a Neil Armstrong autographed portrait print (lot 175, $1,000-$1,500) will also be featured. Armstrong’s autograph is part of a collection of mid-'60s NASA astronaut autographs and ephemera that will be available at the sale.

Magazine highlights include a collection of Playboy magazines dating from 1953-1990s, including the 1953 debut issue featuring Marilyn Monroe (lot 230, $1,500-$2,000).

An early 20th century roulette wheel, sports collectibles, comic books and early photography will also be offered.

Furniture offerings include a Joseph Gerte Co. Georgian-style inlaid burl veneer and carved mahogany demilune server (lot 771, $400-$600), and a Victorian Renaissance Revival carved oak server with paw feet (lot 665, $300-$500). Decorative objects include a large collection of Royal Doulton character jugs, as well as a French gilt-brass and beveled glass mantel clock (lot 631, $300-$500), three German stoneware steins and a sterling silver lidded porcelain stein (lot 504, $250-$350), and a pair of Venetian colorless blown and gold fleck art glass ewers with dragon-form handles (lot 551, $200 to $300).

Artwork includes an untitled abstract done in gouache and tempera on paper by American Hazel Finck (lot 911, $700-$900) and two oil on Masonite figural works by Yuli (Feiga Blumberg-Kopman) Blumberg (lot 1039, $600-$800).

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

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong autographed photograph, circa 1965, 8 x 10 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Skinner Inc. image. 

 Izannah Walker cloth doll, Central Falls, R.I., mid-19th century, stockinet pressed into mold, facial features and hair oil-painted, 18 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Skinner Inc. image.

Tynietoy dollhouse mansion with ell, circa 1920s, overall dimensions 16  x 41 x 32 inches, ell 18 x 12 x 21 inches. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Skinner Inc. image.

The Supremes, Lincoln Center ‘Philiharmonic’ Hall, concert poster, sight size 37 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. Estimate: $500-$700. Skinner Inc. image.

Joseph Gerte Co. Georgian-style inlaid burl veneer and carved mahogany demilune server, Boston. Estimate: $400-$600. Skinner Inc. image.

Pair of Venetian colorless blown and gold fleck art glass ewers, 15 1/8 inches high. Estimate: $200-$300. Skinner Inc. image.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:16
 

I.M. Chait auction Oct. 21 draws Asian art from across US

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Chinese paper scroll, 'Parrots in Branches,' Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll, 29 x 15 inches. Estimate: $400-$500. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian arts, antiques and estates auction on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The sale will consist of nearly 600 lots.

Featured will be:

  • Japanese, Sino-Tibetan and Southeast Asian antiques and artworks from a Pasadena, Calif., collection;
  • Numerous Chinese scrolls and fans from California, New York and Georgia collections; some purchased at Sotheby Parke-Bernet;
  • Chinese antiques including; ceramics, ivories, jades, scholars objects, snuff bottles and textiles from an important Midwest estate;
  • African wood carvings from Florida and New York collections; and
  • A collection of Japanese ivories, satsumas and other antiques from an important Beverly Hills estate.

For details phone 310-285-0182.











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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Chinese carved and polychrome ivory cabbage, 13 1/2 inches long, wood stand. Estimate $1,200-$1,500. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Collection of various carved ivory animals, 5 1/4 inches long (largest). Estimate: $600-$900. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Old ivory whale's tooth, in original unpolished form, 5 inches long. Estimate: $200-$300. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Colorful Chinese hand scroll on silk depicting a large continuous landscape with mountains, dwellings and waterscapes, inscription and seals, 266 inches long. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. I.M. Chait Gallery /Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:43
 

Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches showcases fine silver Oct. 15

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:59

Two fine German ivory and silver mounted tankards, 15 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – On Monday, Oct. 15, Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will hold its annual Important and Fine Antiques and Art auction. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. EDT.

The auction features an important and outstanding selection of 18th/19th century English and American silver; two rare and superlative ivory tankards, Vienna enamels, a large figural bronze and malachite clock. a fine Chinese Qianlong imperial dragon brush washer with Spink provenance, additional jades and porcelains, fine art, estate jewelry and furs.

The gallery is known for selling important silver and gold sporting trophies and in June the gallery sold the solid gold 1991 Kentucky Derby trophy for $137,400.

The offerings at the Oct. 15 auction give collectors an opportunity to acquire some rare and fine treasures. Highlighting the sale is a collection of English and American silver with some pieces not seen on the auction market in years. Brian Kogan, president of the gallery, commented that “the artistry of the 18th/19th century English silversmiths to capture the lifelikeness of animals, especially, the horse in silver and gold is unrivaled.”

The auction includes several such examples and most exemplary of this artistry is Lot 220, an impressive silver gilt sporting trophy with finely detailed standing thoroughbred horse finial and chased relief racing scene in a laurel leaf reserve. The 1803 trophy with Neo-Grecian heads and Greek key handles was won for the Bourough Bridge Races by the Earl of Darlington and John Ingleby Esq. and stands 18 inches high. There is also Lot 56 a George III silver gilt covered cup, dated 1814, by maker John Houle with four lion masks and a chased relief racing. The cup and cover weighs a hefty 120 ounces.

There are fine examples by Benjamin Smith, who in his career made silver masterpieces for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, the jewelers and silversmiths to the royal family from 1798 to 1843, including Lot 278, a pair of spectacular George III wine coolers with a whopping 349 ounces of silver including the silver liners. Also worthy of mention, is Lot 55, an extremely detailed silver gilt handled basket with grapes and leaves dated 1811, and Lot 58, a circa 1821-26 five-piece tea service with amazing chasing and ornamentation. The pieces by English silversmith Paul Storr are always in demand and Lot 277 is the biggest and finest tray by that maker to come to the auction block. Impressive in size at 27 1/2 inches long, the tray dates to 1816 and weighs 167 ounces.

A selection of Tiffany pieces are also up for bidding highlighted by Lot 131 a 14-piece Persian-style sterling silver gilt demitasse set, circa 1876-1891, with beautiful and intricate chasing of arabesques, vines, leaves and tendrils adorning the tray, cups and coffeepot. And in the sporting category the auction features Lot 219, a Tiffany & Co. 14kt solid gold trophy cup and cover for the 1964 Saratoga Special horse race, won by Sadair. The trophy weighs 16 ounces and is engraved with the name of the horse and the owner, Mary B. Hechts.

Worthy of special mention are two German 19th century ivory and silver mounted tankards. Both lots 160 and 276 are 15 inches high and are profusely carved with hunting parties and hounds. Both have meticulously carved dog finials and elaborately carved handles with masks of wild beasts. Another high qualithy ivory lot is Lot 275, an unusual and elaborate grouping, probably French 19th century, of seven freestanding individual figures in 18th century dress. The quality in carving and the attention to detail makes this set a standout. The central figure has the uncanny appearance of Thomas Jefferson. It is quite possible that the piece might have been done for the U.S. Centennial in 1876.

This auction has so many quality objets d’art and fine art that there is not enough room to list them all.

For information, condition reports, and/or detailed photographs, contact the gallery at 561-805-7115.

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

Two fine German ivory and silver mounted tankards, 15 1/2 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Pair of George III, Benjamin Smith, circa 1808, Silver Wine Coolers, 349 ounces. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Edward T. Grigware (1889-1960), oil on canvas, 40 by 72 inches, signed and dated ’49. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Sevres Louis Philippe 19th century bronze and painted standing oil lamp, 69 inches high. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Tiffany 19th century silver gilt Persian demitasse set, 73 ounces.  Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:56
 

Leighton to auction oceanic, tribal arts collection Oct. 18

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Caryatid Luba stool, 17 inches. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Leighton Galleries image.

ALLENDALE, N.J. – Leighton Galleries’ Oct. 18 auction will feature a large collection of oceanic and African tribal arts mainly from a Mahwah, N.J., estate. Included will be woodcarvings, bronzes, masks, ivory, weaponry and some jewelry. The collection is primarily 20th century spanning from the ’50s through ’70s, as well as some antique pieces. The sale will also include American and Continental paintings, fine silver, 19th century Asian ware, decorative arts, fine jewelry and more.

Internet live bidding will be supplied by LiveAuctoners.com.

Heading up the tribal arts is a caryatid Luba stool acquired by the late South African diplomat H.L.T. Taswell in the 1940s. The piece has a number of attributes classic to a Luba chief’s ceremonial stool including the female's elongated fingers supporting the seat, her torso decorated with ornamental scarification marks, and her prominent conical breasts. A little more unusual to the piece is the figure’s mouth, which exhibits a slightly protruding tongue between exposed teeth. It is likely 19th century and carries an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

Several other carvings will be offered, all with moderate estimates ranging from $200 to $800. Included is a 50-inch Wakamba tribe witch doctor signed Kimanga from Kenya, a 77-inch female stick figure from Tanzania, a 73-inch Sepik River suspension hook figure, two Baumum wood and bronze doors from Cameroon, a 38-inch bull giraffe from Kenya, a signed elephant with custom-made ivory tusks from Tanzania and an interesting New Guinea polychrome ancestral carving that the owner purchased from a villager's hut while traveling down the Sepik River by canoe.

The auction is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5 p.m. EDT.

For information call 201-327-8800 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

Caryatid Luba stool, 17 inches. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Leighton Galleries image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:03
 

Love At First Bid diversifies Oct. 11 with art from Jack Tanzer estate

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:27

Henry Moore sculpture. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

NEW YORK - Love At First Bid is gearing up for its third sale, to be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Having begun as a specialty house for jewelry and vintage clothing, Love At First Bid's upcoming auction marks a departure into a more inclusive selection of quality merchandise.

"We'd been approached to handle a variety of estates and decided to expand into fine and decorative arts after testing the waters in our previous sale," said founder and president Annegret von Winterfeld.

The auction will open with an exceptional collection of fine, costume and studio jewelry including a significant private collection of vintage Bakelite jewelry and several pieces by Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, Valentino, Dior, Guy Laroche. The pieces are joined by many other stylish examples.

A small but choice selection of fine clothing and accessories will also go on the auction block. Featured designers include Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Schiaparelli.

Most noteworthy, however, is the collection of fine art from the estate of New York City art dealer and one-time president of the Old Masters division at M. Knoedler & Co., Jack Tanzer. Tanzer, who also collaborated with Hammer and Adelson Galleries, amassed a collection of old and modern master drawings, paintings and sculpture. This collection includes works signed or attributed to Henry Moore, Jo Davidson, Ralph Blakelock, Zero Mostel, Emile Boudin, Fletcher Martin, Rosa Bonheur, Jean-Leon Gerome, Edward Burne-Jones, Sonia Delaunay, Tony Rosenthal, J. L. Gericault, and Frederick Judd Waugh. Accompanying this impressive group are works from a private collection by Hunt Slonem, David Loeb, along with a very interesting early Andy Warhol mixed-media depiction of a boldly painted tie.

To contact Love At First Bid regarding any item in the auction, call 646-580-7443.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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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

Henry Moore sculpture. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

Artwork by Sonia Delaunay. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

19th-century French terra-cotta Sphinxes. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

'Einstein' sculpture by Jo Davidson. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

 Vintage Bakelite bracelet. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

Vintage Chanel bag. Image courtesy of Love At First Bid. 

Original Andy Warhol mixed-media artwork titled 'Fashion Tie.' Image courtesy of Love At First Bid.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:59
 
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