More antiques, sculptures in Bruneau & Co. lineup Feb. 3

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Figural bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American artist, Jose Luis Cuevas (1934-2017), of a mother and child, done in 1985, 10 ½ inches tall. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Fresh off a highly successful Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction on Jan. 6 composed of 379 lots of fine items from prominent New England homes, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will present another big antique and fine art sale on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Kicking off the festivities will be 43 paintings, followed by an eclectic mix of merchandise ranging from 36 lots of guns and antique ammunition to 47 lots of antiquarian books and chapbooks from a fine estate out of Coventry, Rhode Island.

Shoe-horned in will be part of the collection of the philanthropist and dedicated collector Alan Shawn Feinstein. The proceeds from his items will benefit the Feinstein Foundation.

“This is another interesting catalog loaded with fresh estate merchandise from across New England, from guns to French armorial porcelain and every subject in between,” said Kevin Bruneau, company president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “It will be a fun and eclectic sale as always, for the buyer and the seller – something for everybody.”

The top lot of the January sale was a fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), which sold for $13,750. The February auction will offer another figural bronze sculpture by a Mexican-born American artist, Jose Luis Cuevas (1934-2017). The 1985 work depicts a mother and child (above).

“The Jose Cuevas bronze is out of the same estate as the Alferez sculpture, and so is the great Mexican modern bronze by Francisco Zuniga we sold in a previous auction,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. The Cuevas sculpture, 10 ½ inches tall, is signed “Cuevas” and is editioned #7 of 9. It carries a reasonable estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

A fine and rare French Sevres porcelain plate from the initial order of the “Service Ordinaire de Fontainebleau,” ordered by King Louis Philippe (1773-1850) for the Chateau de Fontainebleau, is also expected to realize $3,000-$5,000. The plate, 9 ½ inches in diameter, made around 1844, is profusely decorated and is a museum-quality example, not a common Limoges or later copy.

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French Sevres porcelain plate, 9 ½ inches in diameter, ordered by King Louis Philippe (1773-1850) for the Chateau de Fontainebleau. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

A pair of large and adorable Murano art glass penguins by the Venetian master Gino Cenedese (1907-1973), the larger of the two standing 32 ½ inches tall and the smaller one 18 inches tall, is expected to bring $2,500-$4,000. The penguins were done in the Sommerso technique, invented by Cenedese. Each penguin is incised “Gino Cenesdese Murano.”

A gorgeous Handel Dogwood leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp, 18 ½ inches tall, with a leaded stained-glass dogwood pattern shade signed “Handel,” is expected to illuminate the gallery for $2,000-$3,000. The base retains its original Handel cloth label.

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Handel leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp, 18 ½ inches tall, with a Dogwood pattern shade. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

A Danish .999 silver sculpture of a big cat, 14 ½ inches long, by the Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), titled Stalking Cheetah, has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. The sculpture depicts has an edition designation of “20/250” and “142 T.” Vanderveen was known for combining patina and polished finishes to his sculptures.

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Danish .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah, 14 ½ inches long, by the Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), titled ‘Stalking Cheetah.’ Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

A pre-1940 single-sided porcelain sign for Indian brand motorcycles (“Count the Indians on the Road”), 12 inches by 24 inches, is expected to fetch $1,000-$2,000. The sign is decorated with the portrait of a smiling Indian brave and is a great example of a mid-1930s advertising sign, with vibrant color and gloss.

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Pre-1940 single-sided porcelain sign for Indian motorcycles, 12 inches by 24 inches and made in the U.S. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

For details contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers via email: info@bruneauandco.com.