Elite Decorative Arts to sell paintings, Asian works March 15

Oil on paper work by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) titled ‘Abstraction.’ Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Oil on paper work by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) titled ‘Abstraction.’ Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works by major listed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Chaim Soutine and Angel Botello, plus Chinese objects and other Asian antiques, will headline an estates auction slated for Saturday, March 15, by Elite Decorative Arts.

The auction will contain more than 350 lots and feature fine Chinese carvings and works of art, fine decorative arts and Asian works. Start time will be 1 p.m. Eastern. Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

An original oil painting on cardstock board by the Russian-born French painter Chaim Soutine (1893-1943), titled Road to the Village, is expected to hit $60,000-$80,000. The signed painting, depicting a village scene, measures 24 inches by 18 inches and is mounted in a wood frame. Soutine made major contributions to the Expressionist movement while living in Paris.

Certain to challenge the Soutine work for top lot of the sale is an oil on paper painting by the Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). The diminutive abstract oil, fittingly titled Abstraction, is 9 3/4 inches by 12 3/4 inches. It is signed and framed and should sell for $50,000-$70,000. De Kooning was an Abstract Expressionist and New York School painter.

A bronze sculpture of a seated girl by the Spanish-born Puerto Rican artist Angel Botello (1913-1986), titled Nina Peinandose, has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. The sculpture, numbered 3/6 and signed to verso, is mounted on a white marble base and stands 30 1/4 inches tall. Botello led an active and prolific life, working in Spain, France, Puerto Rico and Haiti.

One of the rare and unusual items in the sale is Chinese but it’s definitely not an antique. It is a space-flown HN-3 stamped Duralumin strut from a Chinese rocket ship, weighing about 8 pounds (est. $10,000-$15,000).

A star of the jewelry category is a 14K white gold ring with a natural oval cabochon cut jadeite stone, about 4.82 carats, GIA-certified (est. $8,000-$12,000).

A pair of Meiji period (1886-1912) finely crafted Japanese silver Wisteria vases depicting raised enamel birds and flowers, 4 3/4 inches tall, should command $5,500-$6,500, while a large Chinese porcelain antique famille rose fish bowl, circa Guangxu period (1875-1908), with painted orange fish, is expected to breeze to $3,000-$5,000.

One lot that will no doubt have heads scratching – and paddles waving – is a 19th century American oil on panel painting depicting a woman in a light green dress with a hat, seated on the floor and looking at a glass vase (est. $8,000-$12,000). It bears the signature of Mary Cassatt, but there is no way to know for sure if Cassat rendered it.

Other anticipated top achievers include a beautiful platinum bracelet featuring a dazzling center deep blue sapphire weighing approximately 2 carats and set with numerous diamonds (est. $2,000-$3,000); and a Stephen Nelson & Daniel Gaumer art glass vase dated 1988 and having a free form ruffle design, 14 1/4 inches in height (est. $1,500-$2,000).

For details or to inquire about consigning items to an Elite Decoratieve Arts auction, call 561-200-0893 or send an e-mail inquiry to info@eliteauction.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Oil on paper work by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) titled ‘Abstraction.’ Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Oil on paper work by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) titled ‘Abstraction.’ Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Beautiful Chinese carved lavender jadeite Guanyin group. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Beautiful Chinese carved lavender jadeite Guanyin group. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Bronze sculpture by Angel Botello (1913-1986) of a seated girl, 29 inches tall. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Bronze sculpture by Angel Botello (1913-1986) of a seated girl, 29 inches tall. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Large Guangxu famille rose porcelain fish bowl with painted orange fish. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Large Guangxu famille rose porcelain fish bowl with painted orange fish. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Stunning 14kt white gold ring with 4.82-carat jadeite stone and diamonds. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Stunning 14kt white gold ring with 4.82-carat jadeite stone and diamonds. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Rare and important Chinese space-flown HN-3 stamped Duralumin strut. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Rare and important Chinese space-flown HN-3 stamped Duralumin strut. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Elite Decorative Arts image.