BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions’ online-only Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, September 25 at 10 am Eastern time, is an exciting offering of more than 400 lots that include undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Paintings, works on paper, glass and Asian ceramics will all come under the gavel. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The list of artists in the auction reads like a who’s who in the fine art world, names like Henri Matisse, Charles Burchfield, Georges Braque, John Cyril Harrison, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, Mauritz Frederik De Haas, Franklin D. Briscoe, Andre Gisson and many others. The superb glass collection includes gorgeous examples from Galle, Legras, Muller Freres, Daum and others.
The paintings category will feature an oil-on-canvas marine work by Mauritz Frederik De Haas of a rocky coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and an oil-on-wood-panel river scene with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier, estimated at $6,000-$9,000.
A lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti titled House in Maloja, signed at the lower right and numbered “26/65” should bring $4,000-$6,000, while an etching on chine colle by Henri Matisse titled Nu Pour Cleveland (1932), signed and numbered “231/250” also has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield, titled Summer Benediction, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500; while a workingman’s lithograph by Edward Arthur Wilson, titled The Propeller (1941), one from an edition of 200, should finish at $200-$400.
Two of the more intriguing artworks in the auction are a color woodcut with embossing on handmade paper by Katharine Hood McCormick, titled Rittenhouse Square, Spring, and estimated at $1,000-$2,000, as well as an offset lithograph film poster for Andy Warhol’s 1968 movie Flesh, starring Joe D’Allessandro. It carries an estimate of $100-$200.
The outstanding glass collection on offer comprises around 75 pieces in all and includes cameo glass and Victorian glass. The Galle pieces are expected to do particularly well. Leading the lots is a large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, which stands 23in tall and carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.
Another strong Galle lot is a 14in tall cameo glass scenic table lamp, the shade showing eagles soaring over clouds, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Also of note is a Galle cameo glass blown out vase with a Plums design, estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Mid-Century Modern treasures in the sale include a circa-1950s-1960s Massimo Vignelli for Venini pendant glass lamp having a conical shade with concentric rings in blue, green, maroon and plum colored glass, estimated at $400-$700; and a Charles and Ray Eames rocker for Herman Miller with a molded fiberglass orange seat, estimated at $400-$600.
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