Auctions Neapolitan offering fine works by listed artists, Sept. 12
NAPLES, Fla. – With access to many of southwestern Florida’s finest estates, Naples-based Auctions Neapolitan is known for its outstanding sales of fine and decorative art. Their next auction offering, on Saturday, Sept.12, features paintings by prominent listed artists, porcelains and china – including a superb collection of 19th-century Samson Armorial dinnerware – painted and gilt furniture, sterling silver, glass and bronzes. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Among the highlights of the 413-lot auction event is a spectacular eight-arm Baccarat crystal chandelier. Measuring 40 inches (drop) by 28 inches wide, it is conservatively estimated at $7,000-$9,000.
A 1988 Erté (Roman de Tirtoff, Russian/French, 1892-1990) polychrome bronze statue of a woman, titled Rigoletto. is signed, dated and numbered 151/375. Standing 19¾ inches tall and with width of 18¼ inches at its widest point, the 31.5 lb. bronze could make $3,500-$4,500 at auction.
One of the most exceptional artworks in the sale is an artist-signed antique oil on canvas by Emile Levy (French, 1826-1890), depicting a beautifully gowned but barefooted woman in a doorway. The canvas measures 12 inches by 19½ inches, and in its original gilt frame with ornate floral-shield decoration increases its dimensions to 21 inches by 28½ inches. An accomplished artwork, it is estimated at $9,000-$14,000.
Of a different genre, an antique oil-on-canvas painting of a French soldier by Paul Louis-Narcisse Grolleron (French, 1848-1901) is signed at lower left and presented in a frame with affixed plaque identifying the artist. The painting measures 10½ inches by 14 inches (framed 17 inches by 24 inches). Auctions Neapolitan expects the picture to bring $5,000-$7,000.
Another noteworthy oil painting in the sale is Frank Harmon Myers’ (American, 1899-1956) depiction of fishermen walking dockside in their rain apparel. Myers was an Ohio and California artist known for his marine subjects. The 12-inch by 9-inch picture is artist-signed and dated 1927. The presale estimate is $2,800-$3,800.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Auctions Neapolitan at 239-262-7333. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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