BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers will hold a two-day sale on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15. It will feature an extensive selection of silver and jewelry as well as fine art and prints, and will start at 10 am Eastern time on both days. The Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction contains around 800 lots and is online-only. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The two-day sale boasts a terrific selection of modern and contemporary works. Highlights include two Keith Haring chalk subway drawings featuring his motifs Mother and Child and See no Evil – perfect representations of the graffiti art movement that would later lead to Haring’s rise as one of the most important Pop Art artists in New York City. The Mother and Child work carries an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.
There is also an exceptional self-portrait lithograph by Jim Dine, who became close with Claes Oldenburg and Marcus Ratliff and the Judson Gallery and Church in Greenwich Village; plus colored offset lithographs by Banksy: two Di-Faced Tenners and a Rude Snowman card, together estimated at $2,000-$4,000.
As for more traditional art, there is an exceptional Barbizon-style landscape with stream by the English and American artist Ernest Parton (1845-1933), which has an estimate of $6,000-$8,000. With impeccable provenance from the highly regarded James Graham & Sons gallery, this picturesque work captures the striking natural beauty that Mother Earth has to offer. There is also a sporting picture by William E. Skilling (1862-1964), depicting gentlemen on horseback with their dogs in front of a village. Its estimate is $5,000-$10,000.
The sale also includes a work by the Indian artist Jamini Roy (1887-1972), who was honored by the Indian government in 1954 with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. His artwork can be found in many private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The painting in the auction features an image of a beautiful woman in a pink sari and has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.
The sale’s lineup of sterling silver includes a fantastic Tiffany & Company sterling Bamboo pattern flatware service, the perfect finishing touch for a chic Palm Beach dinner party. It carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
For those who prefer silver with an earlier date, there is a monumental Spanish Colonial silver bowl with two handles that was made in the 17th or 18th century. This decorated and hand-hammered bowl is exceptional in both size and quality and has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Equally impressive is a Southern European, possibly Sicilian, silver galleon ship model. This gorgeous piece exemplifies the notion that good things come in small packages.
Bridging silver and modern jewelry design is a small group of Vivianna Torun for Georg Jensen silver jewelry, among them a bracelet with two pendants that has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. The sale’s curated selection of watches includes a Piaget 18K white gold watch, a Concord 14K men’s bracelet watch, a Cartier 18K gold Tank and a Le Coultre 18K gold men’s watch.
Modern and Contemporary furniture offerings will feature a pair of Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona chairs; a set of six Van Der Rohe chairs; and an Eero Saarinen for Knoll tulip table.
Of course, it cannot go unmentioned that in this mid-June sale, Nye & Company will present its fourth Edison electric pen out of a very limited number known to exist. The previous three have all sold for $10,000 or more. Similar pens can be seen in the Science Museum, London and the Smithsonian, a testimony to their rarity and importance.
Finally, there is a small collection of Chinese, English and Dutch ceramics from a private Northern New Jersey collection. Highlights include a selection of English and Dutch delft or tin glazed earthenware chargers and plates and also Chinese Nankin porcelain teapots. An example from the latter category is a blue and white Chinese Export Nankin teapot that has an estimate of $800-$1,200.
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