CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale will start at 11 a.m. Eastern time. “Part 1 of the George Dagher collection was great. We can’t wait to see how Part 2 performs,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, adding, “The fine selection of Export is sure to have collectors coming back, as we have an outstanding variety of armorial and European market Export wares.”
Examples from the collection include two 18th-century lots: a pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose enameled and underglaze decorated porcelain vases or urns (above), each one just shy of 10 inches tall, with a four-character mark (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a fine Chinese Export Qianlong period porcelain floral relief Famille Rose bowl (below) with applied elements, 7 inches tall (est. $1,000-$1,500).
The Ruth Latta collection out of Provincetown, Mass., consists of 30 Japanese scrolls. Latta was the owner of the Fritz Bultman paintings and other modern works sold in previous auctions.
Another Asian lot to watch is a Chinese Qing dynasty solid gold engraved apple jadeite ring, 22-24K, with a bezel setting, closed back shank and a Chinese inscription (est. $1,000-$2,000).
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction promises to be lot 193 – a Chinese rosewood mother of pearl inlaid and marble inset bench. The 19th-century bench is intricately inlaid with an allover floral tendril and animal pattern and stands on robust figural mythical beast legs. It is inset with mountainous dream marble and center rouge marble plaques and should realize $8,000-$12,000.
The auction offers a broad selection of original artworks by well-known American artists from different stylistic periods, to include Walter Franklin Lansil (American, 1846-1925), the expressionist Taro Yamamoto (Japanese, b. 1974), and social realist Moses Soyer (Russian/New York, 1899-1974).
The Soyer painting is an oil on canvas of a seated female nude in contemplation and carries a presale estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Soyer was a social realist and the twin brother of Raphael (1899-1987), and the brother of Isaac (1902-1981), also highly regarded artists. Moses attended the Ferrer Art School in New York City, where he studied under noted Ashcan painters.
The second portion of the catalog will offer a blend of antiques, furniture and decorative arts.
Other highlights will include a Messmore & Damon architectural model of the Hall of Presidents (for the 1939 New York World’s Fair), a monumental pair of Minton majolica Bacchus vases, and a Milanese Renaissance carved walnut cabinet, made in northern Italy in the late 16th/early 17th century, with original hardware (est. $2,000-$3,000).
For details contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers at firstname.lastname@example.org.