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Bridgeport, CT, United States
DoneSun, Nov 8, 2015 6:00 PM GMT

Important Fall Estates Auction

Harlem's rich historic past meets Cuban art at Black Rock Galleries (BRG) during their Fall Estates Auction taking place on Sunday, November 8 at 1 p.m. BRG is pleased to offer this fine collection of art, estate jewelry, antiques, and decorative arts. Many of the lots offered in this auction come from Harlem's historic Watt-Pinkney family including the estate of Beverley Lopez, great nephew of Archibald Watt and renowned artist in his own right. The Watt family farm and breeding stable was once the largest single property in Harlem and was one of the last to be developed. Auction highlights include: Five magnificent Henry Stull (Canadian, 1851-1913) paintings commissioned by the Watt-Pinkney family who owned much of what is modern day Harlem. The family bred renowned thoroughbred horses including "Maid of Harlem," one of the featured pieces in the offerings. Three pristine Esteban Chartrand (Cuban/American, 1840-1884) oil on wood paintings depicting Cuban landscapes -- all hailing from the estate of artist and descendant of the Watt-Pinkney family, Beverley Lopez A detailed pen, ink, and dry brush sketch, "Dun Gone," by Edward Borein (American, 1873-1945) featuring a cowboy on a bucking horse. Two impressive Carl Kauba (Austrian, 1865-1992) cast native American bronze sculptures. An impressive oil on canvas, measuring 32" by 39.5" attributable to Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982) entitled, "Barcelona Harbor" from a private collection of television producer, Pedro Font. Stunning estate jewelry including a 3.93 carat diamond platinum-set engagement ring, a 2 carat marquis diamond ring, and a gold and diamond bracelet. Two military commission documents: A Pinkney appointment to First Lieutenant dated 1802, signed by Thomas Jefferson as President and countersigned by Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War and the other an appointment to Colonel for Ninian Pinkney dated 1821, signed by James Monroe as President.