Clementine Hunter painting enlivens June 20 Auctions at Showplace sale

Clementine Hunter, ‘Folk Art Still Life,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000

Clementine Hunter, ‘Folk Art Still Life,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000

NEW YORK – On June 20, Auctions at Showplace will offer 280 lots directly from New York City and metropolitan estates including an impressive selection of fine art, furniture, and decorative arts. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights of the sale begin with an exceptional work by the American artist Clementine Hunter. Folk Art Still Life, an undated oil on board, depicts a floral bouquet in a cup and is signed with Clementine Hunter’s monogram in the lower right. Featured lots continue with a Marc Chagall etching printed in colors, titled Le Pierrot and dating from circa 1968. The work features a whimsical scene of figures. It is signed in pencil and numbered 32/50 and features a certificate of authenticity on the back. Highlights conclude with a remarkable Pablo Picasso ceramic Chouetton vase. The glazed terre-de-faience ceramic vase depicts a Chouetton, or young wood-owl, painted in brown and black. The vase is from the edition of 500, is inscribed “Edition Picasso,” and features the “Madoura Plien Feu” stamp.

Marc Chagall, ‘Le Pierrot,’ estimated at $4,000-$6,000


Marc Chagall, ‘Le Pierrot,’ estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Featured fine art includes a lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec titled Reine de Joie. The color lithograph depicts three seated figures and is printed on two joined sheets of wove paper and signed on the lower left. Featured lots continue with an untitled 19th century French School oil on paper depicting a seated figure in  an interior space, attributed to Pierre Francois Eugene Giraud. The work features the gallery label “W.M. Brady & Co, Inc. (Sotheby’s, New York)” on the frame reverse. Fine art highlights conclude with La Theiere, a lithograph in color by Zao Wou-Ki, circa 1952. The lithograph features a still life scene of a teapot and fruits and is signed in pencil.

Pablo Picasso Chouetton vase, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Pablo Picasso Chouetton vase, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Furniture highlights begin with a pair of Rino Levi mid-century modern caviuna wood arm chairs covered in faux-suede upholstery and featuring tufted back detailing. These impressive chairs are followed by a pair of Brazilian mid-century arm chairs featuring jacaranda wood and aluminum frames with gray faux-suede upholstery and tufted back detailing. Furniture highlights conclude with an Italian neoclassical parquetry inlaid commode with intricate details and banded borders.

The June 20 sale also includes a collection of gold jewelry showcasing diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones. Featured lots begin with a vintage Cartier 18K yellow gold Tank wristwatch, featuring the original black lizard strap and traditional white Roman numeral dial. Following this is a pair of David Webb 18K yellow gold hammer-finish shell form clip earrings. The jewelry lineup concludes with a pair of Boris Lebeau 18K yellow gold heart-shape clip earrings with an open latticework design.

Featured luxury goods include a limited edition Chanel Tibet flap handbag, circa 2008 or 2009, featuring Mongolian lamb fur and patent leather. Luxury goods continue with a Chanel vintage black quilted leather handbag with gold-tone hardware, a circa-1940s Hermes black crocodile Pullman handbag, and a Celine black leather ‘Belt’ handbag.

 

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