Billy Al Bengston watercolor featured at Showplace auction Dec. 2

Billy Al Bengston

Billy Al Bengston (American, b. 1934), ‘Venice,’ 1974, watercolor on paper, 22¼ inches x 29¾ inches, frame: 23¼ inches x 30¾ inches. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Showplace image

NEW YORK – On Sunday, Dec. 2, Showplace will auction of 320 items of fine and decorative arts, furniture, lighting and more. The top lots are a Billy Al Bengston Venice watercolor on paper (above) and Jasper Johns Good Time Charley lithograph. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Jewelry and silver will offer 14K ruby, emerald and diamond earrings, an emerald and diamond tennis bracelet, an Omega Geneve bracelet wristwatch and an 18K Carrera y Carrera diamond-set horse necklace (below).

Billy Al Bengston

Carrera y Carrera 18K yellow and white gold choker, equestrian motif with diamond eyes. Matching jewelry in Lots 88, 89 and 90. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Showplace image

Silver is highlighted by a Tiffany English King flatware service, a Reed & Barton Hampton Court tea service, a pair of Georg Jensen Danish Modern candlesticks, a Redlich & Co. water pitcher, a Black Starr & Frost centerpiece footed bowl, and pair of Judaica Shabbat candlesticks.

Furniture includes mid-century modern pieces such as a Paul Frankl Station Wagon dresser and a pair of nightstands, a Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb executive desk (below), a Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen PK stool, an Edward Wormley for Dunbar credenza, and a set of eight Harvey Probber Scissor chairs.

Billy Al Bengston

Executive desk by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, 1950s, 29 inches high x 71½ inches long x 26 inches deep. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Showplace image

Porcelain, pottery, and crystal/glass will feature a Guido Gambone Italy mid-century pottery vase (below), a Joseph Mougin Art Deco earthenware vase, Salviati Murano dolphin stem water, liquor and wine glasses, Stuart & Sons Cairngorm tall and low vases, a Lalique opaline crystal Nemours bowl, a Steuben elephant trio by Paul Schultz, a Mona Morales-Schildt for Kosta Boda Ventana vase, and a Loetz Art Nouveau iridescent pinched glass vase.

Billy Al Bengston

Guido Gambone studio pottery vase, ‘Gambone Italy’ mark on base, 8¼ inches high x 10 inches in diameter. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Showplace image

Fine art offerings on display incorporate the aforementioned Billy Al Bengston Venice watercolor on paper and Jasper Johns Good Time Charley lithograph (below), an Enrico Donati Hailstone series Head oil on canvas, a Gilbert Davis Munger oil on canvas of a Venetian scene, a Peter Chinni abstract bronze sculpture, and a Tom Burrows polymer resin panel.

Billy Al Bengston

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), ‘Good Time Charley Black State,’ lithograph, signed, dated 1972, 44 inches x 30¾ inches, frame: 44¼ inches x 31¼ inches. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Showplace image

Chinese antiques include a Qing blue and white snuff bottle with amber stopper, Qing Kangxi porcelain fish bowl jardinière and Yixing a gourd-form calligraphic teapot.

Miscellaneous lots will include a rare Mario Fortuny Venice micro-pleat pink silk Peplos gown, circa 1910, a pair of Ary Bitter bronze elephant bookends, Cedric Hartman mid-century modern floor lamp, and an Italian pietra dura plaque of a Tuscan village scene.

For details contact Showplace Antiques at 212-633-6063, ext. 804.