WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A watercolor on paper figural work by Marc Chagall, a life-size marble figure of Pamona by Adelaide Pandiani Maraini, a Chinese imperial-style table clock, and original oil paintings by Montague Dawson and Daniel Ridgway Knight will all come up for bid in A.B. Levy’s online-only auction Thursday, Nov. 19. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Titled The Collector: Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art, the auction is packed with European paintings, 20th century decorative art, fine jewelry, antiques, drawings and sculpture.
“Representing the rich artistic diversity of the 19th and 20th centuries, this sale features art that spans a variety of countries and schools, led by the Barbizon, Orientalist, Sporting and Belle Époque genres,” said Albert Levy, the owner of A.B. Levy’s. “With enticing estimates, including property offered without reserve, this sale presents an opportunity for new as well as established collectors to discover this diverse category.”
The colorful and vibrant tempera, gouache, pastel, crayon and watercolor painting (above) by the famous Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled The Artist at His Easel, is artist signed lower right and measures 8½ inches by 11½ inches (less frame). The estimate is $100,000-$200,000.
Just as coveted are paintings by the renowned British maritime artist Montague Dawson (1890-1973). His circa 1949 oil rendering titled Deep Waters – depicting a four-masted steel bark that was built in Hawaii in 1892 by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow, Scotland – is expected to bring $60,000-$80,000. The painting is 39 inches tall by 34 inches wide.
The beautiful imperial-style ormolu, enamel and paste-set automaton table clock, after the Guangzhou Workshops in China, 37½ inches tall, boasts a richly gilded upright case resting on elaborately ornamented bracket feet, with columns cast with opulate foliate scrolls, flowers and fruit, plus a painted 6½-inch dial, should realize $40,000-$70,000.
The lovely oil on canvas painting of a young woman in an outdoor setting titled Trimming Her Sunday Hat, by Daniel Ridgway Knight (American, 1839-1924), carries an estimate of $60,000-$90,000 and measures 31 inches by 25 inches. The painting is signed and inscribed “Paris 1923” lower right and is confirmed authentic by Howard L. Rehs.
The life-size Italian marble figure of Pamona with a Bacchic herm by Adelaide Pandiani Maraini (Italian, 1836-1917), created in Rome circa 1890-1890, should change hands for $60,000-$90,000. The statue, inscribed “Adelaide Maraini/Roma,” rests on an associated granite plinth with a title plaque from around 1850. The group has a height of 84 inches.
The lighting category will be led by a circa 1925 Simonet Frères (French) gilt bronze 12-light chandelier, each trumpet form arm having frosted and ribbed glass cylindrical beads, 32 inches tall (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style ormolu 10-light wall appliques, 33 inches tall, each with asymmetrical foliate backplate issuing a scrolled acanthus branch supporting multi-tiered candle-arms (est. $12,000-$18,000).
A beautiful Daum Nancy wheel-carved cameo and martele glass vase, circa 1910, with low relief applied decoration, signed in intaglio “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine, should earn $15,000-$20,000; while a gorgeous gray glass vase by René Lalique (French, 1860-1945), titled Grimpereaux (circa 1920), 8½ inches tall and contained in the Lalique catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre de verre, has an estimate of $2,500-$3,500
Previews will be held by private appointment only in the A.B. Levy’s gallery at 5200 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 561-827-0652.
For details contact A.B. Levy’s at 561-835-9139 or email@example.com.
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