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Clark’s Fine Art’s March 10 auction showcases artworks from Rona Barrett collection, other distinguished West Coast collections and estates
Veteran celebrity journalist Barrett to donate proceeds to foundation benefiting seniors
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – The southern California auction house Clark’s Fine Art is preparing its spacious gallery for a March 10 sale filled with beautiful artworks, quality furniture and decorative art. The 310-lot sale features several important West Coast consignments, including artworks from the collection of trailblazing entertainment columnist Rona Barrett. Proceeds from the sale of the Barrett collection will benefit The Rona Barrett Foundation, which provides assistance to seniors in need.
Additionally, the auction includes highly collectible drawings from the Diane and Sandy Besser collection; and desirable contemporary prints from the Irv Wiener collection. Furniture, paintings and decorative art objects have come directly from the Estate of Harold Berkowitz and the Estate of Guy McElwaine, who was chairman and CEO of Columbia Pictures during the 1980s.
The caliber of fine art to be offered sets the tone for the entire sale. The selection is led by a Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French/Swiss, 1859-1923) lithographed color poster, artist-signed and dated 1896. Titled La Rue: Affiches Charles Verneau, the vividly colored impression depicts a bustling street scene populated with a cross-section of French society. Bright and lively, the massive six-panel Art Nouveau poster measures 90½ by 116¼ inches and is expected to make ,000-,000.
Other 19th-century paintings to be auctioned include an Alexandre-Marie Colin (French, 1798-1873) oil on canvas titled Man and Woman by the Shoreline, est. ,000-,000; and Hugh Bolton Jones’ (American, 1848-1927) Farmers Tilling the Fields, a 30 by 50-inch oil on canvas that could harvest a winning bid of ,000-,000. Boy with Dog, a 19th-century Continental school oil on canvas, measures 40 by 30 inches and is estimated at ,000-,000. All three artworks are from the Estate of Guy McElwaine.
An outstanding 1837 British painting, after 17th-century artist Aelbert Cuyp, is Jacob Thompson’s (1806-1879) River Landscape with Horsemen and Peasants. A signed work, it is estimated at ,000-,000. Peasant Girl in Field, a 1917 oil on canvas by the Polish artist Antoni Piotrowski (1953-1924), is signed and dated both at lower right and on verso. Its estimate is ,000-,000.
The distinctive grace of the hand of Vietnamese artist Le Pho (1907-2001) is seen in his signed Flower Still Life, a tranquil 28¾ by 21¼-inch work that the consignor acquired from the Wally Findlay Gallery in Beverly Hills. Estimate: ,000-,000.
California artists are well represented in the sale. A monumental painted and welded-steel sculpture by Guy Dill (b. 1946-) could realize ,000-,000; while Charles Arnoldi’s (b. 1946-) acrylic painting on chain-sawed multilayered plywood, titled Untouchable, is entered in the sale with a ,000-,000 estimate. A 48-inch-square untitled mixed media on canvas by Mary Ann Corse (b. 1945-) was acquired directly from the artist, whose abstract works have been shown at the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum of American Art. It carries an estimate of ,000-,000.
Other American artists include visualist and sculptor Robert Longo (b. 1953-), whose 1989 End of Season – a mixed media work numbered 9/11 on the artist’s label on verso – carries an ,000-,000 estimate. The Longo comes from the Irv Wiener collection, as does a selection of prints by Louise Nevelson, Terry Winters, Carroll Dunham, Barbara Bloom and Helen Frankenthaler. The art selection continues with an Edward Curtis (1868-1952) platinum photograph titled Standing Woman in Dress and drawings by John Sloan and David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967).
A Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941-) blue and gold work of acrylic and metallic paint on paper is framed with glass, reflecting the medium for which the Seattle-based artist is so widely acclaimed. It is estimated at ,000-,000.
A beautiful array of Reuge music boxes will be auctioned, with estimates ranging from 0-0 for an inlaid marquetry box that plays four songs to ,000-,000 for a singing automaton bird box with oval pop-up. Also by Reuge, a musical erotic pocket watch, Louis XVI style, has a 15-inch gold chain and colored stone inlays and key. Estimate: ,000-,000.
Interior furnishings include a dining set, sideboard, mahogany cheval mirror and a sparkling leaded-crystal chandelier with 20 lamps, estimated at ,000-,000. In addition, the auction features Chinese porcelains, sterling silver wares, an antique carousel horse, and a collection of letters Charles Manson wrote to his attorney, Irving Kanarek, during the infamous Helter Skelter trial.
Clark’s Fine Art welcomes all forms of bidding for its March 10 auction, including live at the gallery, absentee, by phone, or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com. The gallery is located at 14931 Califa St., Space A, Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles), CA 91411. The auction will begin at noon Pacific Time. Preview 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9, and from 10 a.m. till noon on auction day.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 818-783-3052 or e-mail email@example.com. View the fully illustrated catalog online at www.LiveAuctioneers.com. Visit Clark’s website at www.estateauctionservice.com.
Morphy’s to auction fine Tiffany silver, antique telephones and centuries-old armor in Feb. 24-25 General Antiques auction
DENVER, Pa. – Some say chivalry is dead, but Dan Morphy says “Nay, verily.” Morphy’s central Pennsylvania auction gallery will soon be the setting for an auction of antique helmets, swords and other metal weaponry that even Sir Lancelot might be tempted to bid on. The 40-lot grouping of armor is one of several collections featured in Morphy’s Feb. 24-25 General Antiques auction, along with Tiffany silver, early telephones, antique American firearms, jewelry and watches.
Day one of Morphy’s 1,350-lot auction – a Friday session – will open with 150 occupational shaving mugs from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the top lots in this grouping are mugs with images of a railway steam shovel, estimate ,000-,500; and a fire truck with the word “Liberty,” est. ,000-,500. A particularly rare mug has a photographic image of its owner, identified as “W.I. Xander.” Est. ,000-,500.
The 100 automobilia lots to follow include a number of early 20th-century French posters, as well as Royal Doulton and Nippon pottery with motoring themes. There are six pieces of Roseville in a pattern featuring touring cars, with a jardinière estimated at ,000-,000; and a flared vase, ,500-,500.
An additional 100 lots of general pottery feature Roseville, Rookwood and Weller. Highlights include an eight-color Roseville Della Robbia vase designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead (1880-1942), ,000-,000; and a Weller Louwelsa American Indian portrait vase, signed “A. Williams” and estimated at ,000-,500.
An extensive selection of fine jewelry has been cataloged, with top lots led by a highly decorative 14K gold bridal belt, circa 1920s and weighing 578 grams, est. ,000-,000. A trove of bracelets, necklaces, pendants and rings of very high gold content will be offered, including a heavy “statement” ring with a lion’s-head motif that is expected to make ,000-,000. Weighing 171 grams, an 18K gold enameled ladies’ compact carries an estimate of ,000-,000.
From the private vault collection of retired Florida jewelers comes an array of fine wristwatches by prestigious Swiss watchmakers. Patek Philippe, Juvenia and Rolex models from the 1930s through 1950s are included, as are numerous pocket watches and several 18K gold repeaters with individual estimates of ,500-,500.
The Saturday session will begin with Part II of the late Bill Daniels’ collection of antique and vintage telephones. Highlights from the more than 200 lots to be auctioned include a circa-1878 Charles Williams “coffin” telephone, ,000-,000; an 1895 Western Electric folding vanity telephone, ,000-,000; and a circa-1904 pay station phone that operates on silver dollars, ,000-,000. The collection also includes telephone-related porcelain signs and other great advertising pieces.
The featured collection of antique armor was amassed over a period of 50+ years by renowned Hollywood animator and film director Frank Andrina. The most imposing item in the collection is a suit of full standing armor, with most of its composite pieces dating to around 1560. Standing approximately 75 inches tall, the suit is in very good to excellent condition. It is expected to sell in the ,000-,000 range.
A favorite sword in the Andrina collection is a circa-1580 German production with flambé blade and deeply stamped haft. One side of the handle is marked “SDIOSDI,” while the other bears the sacred “IHS” monogram. The 75-inch-long sword could fetch ,000-,000.
Constructed entirely of hand-forged steel, a circa-16th-century mace incorporates six unusual arrowhead-spiked flanges. Each flange features the touch mark of a shield with cross and the initials “H.K.” Nicely laminated throughout, it carries an estimate of ,000-,000.
Yet another leading lot is a circa-1630 Italian or German Savoyard-style helmet with two-piece skull, low comb and
two-piece visor. The helmet retains the majority of its blackened finish and displays two small period restorations. Estimate: ,000-,000.
From armor and swords, the sale moves into a grouping of 100+ vintage firearms, including more than a dozen prized Kentucky rifles.
“The highlight is definitely the early (1st/2nd quarter) 19th-century Leonard Reedy rifle that passed through descent in the family of the original owner,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. “It’s a very rare and desirable Pennsylvania gun, and although we’ve estimated it at ,000 to ,000, our antique firearms expert, Steve Hench, said it would not surprise him if it sold for ,000 or more.”
The rifle showcases the very best of Reedy’s workmanship, according to an extensive catalog description written by Hench. He writes: “The brass patchbox with its nine piercings may be considered his finest design; obviously it was a costly undertaking. The patchbox engraving, while typically light in depth, is highly visible on the mellowed, oxidized brass, and inside the patchbox cavity, there is still some of the tallow-beeswax used for greasing the patches that encase the lead balls… The rifle stock’s relief carving is almost as crisp as the day it was done.”
In addition to the Kentucky rifles, Morphy’s Feb. 24-25 sale includes a nice selection of Springfield bolt-action rifles, a Colt Lightning Model 1877 with original papers, est. ,500-,000; and a Philadelphia Derringer with ivory grip, est. ,500-,000. Additionally, there are numerous other shotguns, muskets and pistols; as well as more-contemporary entries.
The session continues with several lots of folk art, led by two circa-1870s Brubaker carved wood horses, ,000-,000 pr.; a five-color stoneware water cooler with a Niagara Falls scene, ,000-,000; and more than 100 figural napkin rings. Designs include Kate Greenaway designs – two girls on ladder, and lady on toboggan – and a giraffe under a palm tree. Each is estimated at ,500-,000.
More than 50 lots of fine sterling silver from a single-owner collection add luster to the auction. “This is a fantastic collection – certainly the best one we’ve ever been privileged to sell,” said Morphy, noting, “This will be our inaugural sale with Peter Thompson as our in-house specialist for silver.”
Two consecutive lots feature exquisite pieces from Tiffany & Co., all dating to around 1882. A pair of elegant 16-inch-tall candelabra are extensively chased and embossed with rocaille work and seaweed – one with tritons and seahorses; the other with mermaids. Each candelabrum features nine tentacle-like candle arms terminating in sockets with removable drip pans. The pair will be offered together with a ,000-,000 estimate.
Two circa-1882 Tiffany silver center bowls are decorated similarly to the candelabra, with extensive chasing and embossing, and swirling seaweed and rocaille work. The triton-theme bowl weighs 80 oz., as does the bowl with the mermaid motif. Their liners weigh 23.5 oz. and 24 oz., respectively. These spectacular bowls are expected to fetch ,000-,000 the pair.
Another highlight is a circa-1899 Gorham martele silver water pitcher. Originally retailed by the Chicago jewelers Spaulding & Co., the vessel is entered in the sale with a ,000-,000 estimate.
Both the Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 auction sessions will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through Morphy Live or LiveAuctioneers.com. View the fully illustrated catalog online at www.morphyauctions.com or www.liveauctioneers.com. For additional information, call 717-335-3435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This auction is for (1) 8×10 Quality Bay photo print of “Orchid 2”
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Kashan rugs are woven in workshops of the city of Kashan, in north central Iran. Kashan rugs style, like most Persian styles, is copied by other areas of Iran as well as other countries such as India, China and Pakistan. Their pattern is almost always curvilinear. One traditional design is an elongated diamond-shaped and lobed medallion with floral (usually Shah Abbasi) pendants. This design is one type of the Shah Abbasi medallion. The entire rug including the medallion itself, the corners (in the case of medallion-and-corner), the borders, and the field are filled with Shah Abbasi and islimi motifs. It is common for this traditional design to have a navy medallion with similar corners and border in a red background or vise versa.A Form of Shah Abbasi Motif Another frequently seen design is all-over Shah Abbasi. Other designs include vase, hunting and pictorial. The field is usually covered with palmettes and arabesques. The common background colors are navy, rich red, beige and ivory. Common design colors include red, blue, turquoise, ocher, beige, white, brown and occasionally green. The asymmetric (Persian) knot is used in KASHAN rugs woven in KASHAN.
This Persian rug is an EXTREMELY FINE ESFAHANE OR ISFAHAN.It is certified in EXCELLENT CONDITION. The ENDINGS ARE LONG AND SILK, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It comes to you with an ORIGINAL APPRAISAL CERTIFICATE SIGNED AND DATED by the Owner of Caspian Oriental Carpets of the Washington DC area, Touraj Khalepari, in May of 1994.APPRAISAL VALUE: 00.00 (1994)MATERIALS: SILK AND WOOLDESCRIPTION: Traditional Esfahane design with colors of peach, light blue, light green, beige, and ivory field with center medallion.Size: 5’9″ x 3’7″All Payments must be made within 48 hours of Purchase.
Fine Art Auction November 12th
19th/20th C. American & European Art, 11 a.m.
Post-War & Contemporary Art, 1 p.m.
On November 2nd Sotheby’s will offer a sale of Fine Furniture, Tapestries, Ceramics, Clocks, Silver and Carpets with many pieces from distinguished private collections.
Highlights from this sale include a pair of French gilt-bronze mounted porcelain vases, second half of the 19th century, signed A. Maglia, a rare Spanish Iron-Mounted Bone inlaid painted and parcel-gilt Vargueño on stand, a pair of George III giltwood armchairs, circa 173, attributed to François Hervé, commissioned for the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and The Battle of Zenobia, A Flemish Classical Tapestry, Brussels, possibly the workshop of Gerard Peemans, second half 17th century.