CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions will present The New Year’s Auction – a live online auction to be held on Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The auction offers notable and rare items from private Charleston collections, including select European works from the private collection of Gerald Marterer, award-winning author of Paris 201. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Auction highlights include a large array of European and American fine art, exceptional Persian rugs, sterling silver hollowware and flatware, American stoneware and many other rare and unique items.
Lot 104: Charles Alexandre Picart le Doux (French 1881-1959) oil on canvas titled Bouquet de Fleurs (above). The still life is signed by the artist lower right and dated “34” In the original period heavily carved French wood frame. In frame measures 28 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. It is estimated at $1,800-$2,200.
Lot 149: Hand-knotted, room-size Persian rug in excellent condition.
Lot 140: Original Jean Raffy Le Persan (French. 1920-2008) oil on board titled Reveries II – Daydreams, in a heavily carved gilt wood French frame (below).
Lot 103: Mens 14K gold pre-1933 Indian Princess Head coin ring set in modernist free-form setting, size 9.5. The ring weighs approximately 12.50 dwt (19.60 grams).