Charleston Estate Auctions features Alphonse Mucha lithos April 29

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse-Marie Mucha (1860-1939), original lithographed poster ‘Gismonda’ (Plate 27), circa 1894. Signed in the tone lower left, framed 23 x 15 in. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200. Charleston Estate Auctions image

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.

Alphonse Mucha

George Turner (British, 1843-1910), ‘Sailing the Boat,’ 1876, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, in a beautifully carved period wood frame, 30½ x 21. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Charleston Estate Auctions image

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).

Alphonse Mucha

Large original Carl Christian Brenner (1838-1888, Kentucky) oil on canvas landscape in an exceptional period gilt wood frame, 25½ x 42 in. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Charleston Estate Auctions image

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.

Alphonse Mucha

Mid-century modern sterling silver candelabra by Anton Michelsen of Denmark and designed by Danish architect and designer Ibi Trier Morch (1910-1980) in 1952, 6 5/8 x 9¾ x 8 in. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800. Charleston Estate Auctions image

There is a wide selection of fine and vintage jewelry with the centerpiece being a 20.00 carat emerald and diamond ring.

Alphonse Mucha

Gorgeous 18K white gold, emerald and diamond ring. The large pear-shape faceted emerald is approximately 20.00 carats and has a halo of 30 round brilliant cut diamonds. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Charleston Estate Auctions image

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.