CLEARWATER, Fla. – Blackwell Auctions has lined up nearly 450 lots of fine art, antiques and collectibles for their next sale on Saturday, Aug. 11, which will begin a noon Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
This month’s highlights include:
– Several 1930s paintings by French artist Pierre Villain (above), part of a newly discovered collection of his work, which is strongly rooted in European Social Realism.
– Paintings and sculpture by listed artists, both antique and contemporary.
– A selection of American and European art pottery and glass, including a large Doulton Lambeth jardiniere and pedestal (below), Fulper, Rookwood, Vallauris, Meissen, Royal Vienna and more.
– A selection of books and early leaf pages from as early as the 14th century.
– Several lots of scarce postage stamps, including hard-to-find singles and sets.
Baseball fans have the opportunity to catch an official American League baseball signed by many of the 1933 New York Yankees, including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The ball comes with a letter of authenticity from JSA Authentication.
There is a debate about the maker of an Arts & Crafts period landscape art pottery tile offered in the auction. The likely candidate is Grueby Faience. The tile is approximately 6 1/8 inches square and more than three-quarters of an inch thick with glazed sides.
The auction catalog includes additional paintings and prints, period Art Deco clocks, furniture and decorative items, mid-century modern pieces, art glass, antique and vintage Chinese items, antiquarian books, hand-knotted antique and vintage rugs, and selections from a collection of better postage stamps.