Buttersworth marine painting, Picasso art at Auctions Neapolitan, Sept. 18

Rolex ladies Datejust two-tone wristwatch, stainless steel and 18K gold, estimate $3,500-$3,800. Auctions Neapolitan image.

Rolex ladies Datejust two-tone wristwatch, stainless steel and 18K gold, estimate $3,500-$3,800. Auctions Neapolitan image.

NAPLES, Fla. – Once again, the doors to some of southwest Florida’s finest estates have opened to Auctions Neapolitan in preparation for their Sept. 18 Collector’s Delight Auction, commencing at 12 noon Eastern Time. In addition to estate material, the auction is enhanced by several select, privately consigned pieces.

The much-anticipated sale of fine and decorative art, Asian antiques, jewelry and other quality items will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, commencing at 12 noon Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The general categories include: fine art, sterling silver, porcelain, jewelry and Asian decoratives. Additional categories are art pottery, art glass, figurines and jewelry.

A wonderful variety is seen in the fine art section, led by a James E. Buttersworth (English, 1817-1894) marine painting titled Yacht Vixen & U.S. S. Constitution off Staten Island. Artist-signed at lower right, the 9 5/8-inch by 12¼-inch oil on panel comes with provenance from the Quester Gallery in Rowayton, Connecticut. An accomplished work presented in a handsome gilt frame, it is estimated at $35,000-$45,000.

Six Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) etchings from the Aristophanes, Lysistrata Limited Editions Club, New York, 1934, are offered in an artist-signed bound edition with an estimate of $3,000-$4,000; while individual, framed Picasso etchings from Lysistrata, printed by Lacouriere Paris, are artist-signed and numbered by Picasso and are expected to make $3,000-$4,000 each.

Other key lots within the fine art include a framed Margaretha Roosenboom (Dutch, 1843-1896) floral still life oil on canvas ($3,000-$5,000), and Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena’s (French 1807-1876) canine artwork Chiens Dans la Foret. Dated ’66 and measuring 21 inches by 25¼ inches, the charming depiction of a boy reclining against a tree in the woods, with his four dogs nearby, could realize $2,800-$3,800 on auction day.

Additional fine art highlights include an Umberto Cacciarelli Orientalist watercolor, A. Achenbach’s Squally Bay at Antwerp, Eberto Escobedo Lazo’s portrait of a young Madonna, and Johann Berthelsen’s The Plaza at 58th Street (In winter). Several good Japanese woodblock prints will be auctioned, as well.

The sale also features English, American, French and Mexican sterling silver; an eight-piece Robert W. Irwin Royal Furniture bedroom suite, and an array of carpets.

Within the wide range of ceramics to cross the auction block are: fine Japanese Satsuma, a large and impressive Japanese 19th-century Kutani porcelain figure, Qing famille rose porcelain, English Staffordshire figures, collectibles by Hummel, Royal Doulton and Lladro; and many sets of fine dinnerware and stemware.

For questions on any item in the auction, call Kathleen Pica at Auctions Neapolitan at 239-262-7333 or e-mail sales@auctionsN.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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James E. Buttersworth (English, 1817-1894) painting on artist’s panel titled yacht Vixen & U.S.S. Constitution, estimate $35,000-$45,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.

James E. Buttersworth (English, 1817-1894) painting on artist’s panel titled yacht Vixen & U.S.S. Constitution, estimate $35,000-$45,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.


Pair of fine Chinese Qing rose medallion vases, hand painted, 16½ inches tall, estimate $800-$1,200. Auctions Neapolitan image.

Pair of fine Chinese Qing rose medallion vases, hand painted, 16½ inches tall, estimate $800-$1,200. Auctions Neapolitan image.


Pair of sterling silver three-arm candelabra, estimate $900-$1,200. Auctions Neapolitan image.

Pair of sterling silver three-arm candelabra, estimate $900-$1,200. Auctions Neapolitan image.


A. Achenbach oil-on-board painting Squally Bay at Antwerp, estimate $2,500-$3,500. Auctions Neapolitan image.

A. Achenbach oil-on-board painting Squally Bay at Antwerp, estimate $2,500-$3,500. Auctions Neapolitan image.


Robert W. Irwin Royal Furniture 8-piece bedroom suite, estimate $6,000-$9,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.

Robert W. Irwin Royal Furniture 8-piece bedroom suite, estimate $6,000-$9,000. Auctions Neapolitan image.


Umberto Cacciarelli Orientalist watercolor painting, estimate $900-$1,100. Auctions Neapolitan image.

Umberto Cacciarelli Orientalist watercolor painting, estimate $900-$1,100. Auctions Neapolitan image.


19th-century Staffordshire figurine titled The Rival, 12 inches high, estimate $150-$250. Auctions Neapolitan image.

19th-century Staffordshire figurine titled The Rival, 12 inches high, estimate $150-$250. Auctions Neapolitan image.


English sterling silver presentation spoons, estimate $250-$350. Auctions Neapolitan image.

English sterling silver presentation spoons, estimate $250-$350. Auctions Neapolitan image.