WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – More than 400 lots of antiques, artwork, sculptures, porcelain, bronze, sterling silver, art glass, estate jewelry, Chinese works and decorative arts will all come up for bid at an auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery 1 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
There are several candidates for top lot of the auction. One is an original acrylic on canvas self-portrait by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), titled Brandon & I and depicting the artist and his son (est. $20,000-$25,000). The painting (above) is signed, titled and dated 1994. The lot also includes a signed hardcover copy of Britto’s book Colors Around the World.
Another candidate is the bronze sculpture by Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946), titled The Trumpeter, Draped, 36¼ inches tall including a 4-inch rotating marble pedestal (est. $12,000-$16,000). The work is signed and numbered (7/90) to the base. MacDonald is a contemporary figurative artist known for his bronze sculptures and for his association with the Cirque du Soleil.
An etching and aquatint on Arches paper by Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015), titled Wall, carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$5,000. The work is pencil signed lower right and numbered (39/50) lower left. Plate and sheet are matted and framed. Ellsworth was a painter, sculptor and printmaker.
Meissen porcelain will feature a Limited Masterpieces urn, 14 inches tall, having a floral motif with gilt trim and limited to 50 pieces, marked to the underside, numbered 04/50 (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a 34-piece tea set, with each piece having hand-painted florals and gilt trim (est. $4,000-$6,000).
An outstanding bronze chess set with a hand-painted ceramic table by the mother-and-son team of Laney Oxman (American, b. 1946) and Zachary Oxman (American, b. 1968), titled Chivalry & Ecstasy, is expected to realize $10,000-$14,000. The chess set includes 32 bronze figures that represent Medieval warriors. Each is signed “R. Oxman,” dated 1997 and numbered 1/12. The signed table has a marble chess board to the center.
Collectors of Peter Max (American, b. 1937) will be thrilled to learn that lots 1-6 are dedicated to the Pop Art icon. Lot 1 is a hand-painted bronze sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, 22¼ inches tall including the 2-inch marble base and signed, numbered (111/250) and inscribed “Peter Max 1990” (est. $4,000-$5,000).
A 3-D serigraph by James Rizzi (American, 1950-2011) titled Let’s Get Lost at Coney Island is expected to attract interest. It is hand-signed at the lower left, numbered 280/350 and in a hand-painted mat and frame (est. $3,000-$4,000).
Two original paintings and four prints from a collection of artworks by Orlando Agudelo-Botero (Colombian, b. 1946) will all come up for bid. The paintings are a triptych watercolor on paper (below) titled Passive and Active Colors, signed, with all three panels contained in an 83-by-44-inch frame (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a mixed media on Arches paper that combines the abstract and human form, signed and titled Movimiento Perpetuo, matted and framed (est. $1,500-$2,000).
A pair of Baccarat Mille Nuits French cut crystal candelabra, featuring a baroque motif with five beveled cut arms at alternating heights amid two decorative crystal swirls, should command $3,000-$5,000. Also, a magnificent 97-piece Wallace sterling silver flatware set in the Grand Baroque pattern, with each piece marked “Wallace Sterling,” is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
A collection of 19 pieces of Christofle – the French-based decorative home accessories company founded in 1830 – will be sold as individual lots. Pieces will include crystal wine goblets, water glasses and tumblers in the Kawali and Cluny patterns; silver-plated Malmaison, Fidelio and Vertigo pieces and sets; and other items, estimated to bring prices that range from $80 to $800.
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