CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions will present The April Auction—a live online auction to be held on April 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern time in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The sale offers rare original fine art, exceptional sterling silver, fine crystal, fine and antique furniture, bronze lamps, antique Staffordshire porcelain, and all home décor. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction is highlighted by original works by George Turner and Carl Brenner, as well as original Alphonse-Marie Mucha lithographs.
One of the Alphonse Mucha original lithographs is a classic Art Nouveau poster for Gismonda, a Greek melodrama in four acts by Victorien Sardou that premiered in Paris in 1894. Mucha executed a number of designs that were used on menus, postcards and other publicity. Professionally framed, the print (above) has a $1,800-$2,200 estimate.
George Turner (British, 1843-1910) painted Sailing the Boat (below), 1876. The bucolic scene is signed and dated on the lower right and has a beautifully carved period wood frame. It carries a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.
In his lifetime, Carl Christian Brenner (1838-1888) was considered Kentucky’s greatest living artist. He was one of a group of Louisville artists known as Tonalists, whose muted colors evoked a mood. His oil on canvas landscape of a forest path through beech trees is in a period gilt wood frame (est. $6,000-$7,000).
Sterling silver offered in the auction includes pieces by Tiffany & Co., Danish maker IBI Morch, Durgin, “Rhapsody” by International and “Canterbury” by Towle, just to name a few.
There is a wide selection of fine and vintage jewelry with the centerpiece being a 20.00 carat emerald and diamond ring.
The auction also includes Vandermark colored glass vases, cut-to-clear crystal by AJKA and Lalique.
As always, Charleston Estate Auctions offers in-house shipping on most small pieces within the U.S.