DoneWed, Sep 02, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Bloomfield, NJ, USA
September 2, 2020 Estate Treasures Auction
A cast bronze fountain, entitled "Scherzo," depicting a young nude poised on a dolphin-supported base by the noted American artist, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, is from a Frenchtown, New Jersey collection and leads the numerous pieces of sculpture. At nearly 4' tall, "Diana" comes from a different consignor, is after Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741-1828) Another consignment comprises works by R. C. Gorman, Yuri Krasny, Miguel Ortiz Berrocal and more. A third New Jersey family consigned a bronze tennis player and a bronze "Priestess of Bacchus." The auction includes a large silver offering as well. There is sterling flatware in the "Cactus" pattern by highly collectable Danish designer Georg Jensen; several lots of monogrammed and hallmarked French serving pieces; and examples of Chinese silver. Other manufacturers in the auction include such firms as Tiffany, Theodore B. Starr, Whiting, Gorham and others. A Keith Haring Subway Drawing further highlights the September auction and comes from the estate of the consignor's father. The Louis Comfort Tiffany maritime watercolor hails from a Midwest family, and the Banksy "Di-Faced Tenner" and "Peckham Rock" and "Gross Domestic Product Welcome Mat," along with limited edition books by Jim Dine and an offset print by Jonas Wood, "Large Shelf Still Life" partially comprise the more modern works. A mixed-media on postcard of a Monkey-with-Crown by Jean-Michel Basquiat is accompanied by papers authenticating the work by the Estate. A large consignment of Old Master Prints and Drawings Property from a Private East Coast Collection will represent approximately 140 lots in the sale. Many works are by recognizable household names, such as Guido Reni, Albrecht Durer, Wenceslaus Hollar, Pieter Bruegel The Elder, Thomas Wyck, Claud Lorrain and so many others. Additionally, there is a pair of paintings by John F. Herring (English, 1820-1907), and a volume of Captain Cook's travels.
Lot Number: Lowest
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