A.B. Levy’s boasts Chadwick, Chihuly artworks in Oct. 29 sale
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A pair of bronze statues by British sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003), two gorgeous Tiffany Studios leaded glass lamps, two rare glass vases by Rene Lalique, and a stunning platinum, diamond and sapphire bracelet by Cartier will all be sold at an A.B. Levy’s auction on Thursday, Oct. 29. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
They are just a few of the expected stars of a 324-lot auction presented by A.B. Levy’s starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The sale will consist mostly of antiques, fine art, modern, silver, jewelry and glass.
The Chadwick sculptures, both signed patinated bronzes, include a pair of figures titled Walking Cloaked Figures II, 11 1/4 inches tall, the fourth of eight made (est. $50,000-$70,000); and one titled Beast XXI (below), 1959, 13 inches tall, the fourth of six made (est. $70,000-$100,000).
London native Lynn Chadwick became renowned for his semi-abstract bronze and steel sculptures, most of which were inspired by the human form and natural world. He never attended art school, but his career, spanning 50 years, began in sculpture through exhibition design. He worked in only iron and bronze.
Blown glass creations by Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941-) are always in high demand by collectors. His striking seaform vessel titled Burnt Sienna with Blue Lip Wrap, 1990-1991, 22 inches long by 18 inches wide, carries a $2,000-$4,000 estimate.
The Tiffany Studios Curtain Border leaded glass and bronze floor lamp, circa 1910, stands 70 inches tall and features a hemispheric shade of brickwork tiles in mottled shades of amber over a geometric border (est. $70,000-$100,000). The Bell Flowers table lamp, also circa 1910, is 20 1/2 inches tall and has a hemispheric shade with a band of deep red bell flowers below mottled yellow and green stylized foliage (est. $20,000-$30,000).
The important gray glass vase (below) by Rene Lalique, titled Palestre, 16 inches tall, was introduced in 1928 and is the largest Lalique production model ever produced. It carries an estimate of $30,000-$50,000, but an identical example sold at Christie’s in New York for $362,500 in December 2012.
The dazzling Cartier platinum, diamond and sapphire bracelet (below), crafted in 1979, has intertwined rows of sapphires (64 in all, weighing 6.96 carats) and diamonds (56 in all, weighing 3.76 carats) mounted in platinum, 7 inches in length. It should bring $30,000-$50,000.
A signed acrylic on canvas painting by James Brooks (New York /Missouri, 1906-1992), titled Isen (below), 48 inches by 72 inches, has an estimate of $50,000-$70,000. Brooks was a painter of both Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism, and was a member of the New York School.
Expected to excel in the silver category is a Buccellati sterling silver wine cooler (below) of oval form, flanked by swan handles (est. $2,000-$4,000).
For details contact A. B. Levy’s by calling 561-835-9139.
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.