Haring work on paper leads choices at Crescent City, Jan. 20-21
NEW ORLEANS – Original paintings by renowned American artists Keith Haring (1958-1990) and George Louis Viavant (1872-1925), an 89-piece set of Herend porcelain dinnerware and a 110-piece sterling flatware set by Gorham-Alvin are a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Winter Estates Auction, slated for Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21. The auction, starting at 10 am Central time both days, presents nearly 1,000 choice lots in a wide variety of collecting categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Keith Haring’s unique pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His popularity grew from his spontaneous drawings in Manhattan subways – chalk outlines of figures, dogs and other stylized images on blank black advertising spaces. The signed, untitled acrylic on paper from 1987 carries an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
Louisiana artist George Louis Viavant was inspired by the bayous, marshes and lagoons of his home state. He painted the birds, fish and small game that he knew from hunting on the family land outside New Orleans. His watercolor on paper, titled Nature Morte: Crawfish, has an estimate of $4,000-$8,000.
Other artworks worthy of mention include an 1886 painting by Charles Meer Webb (English and German, 1830-1895), titled Englishman on Horseback, which has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500. Webb was born in London but was active and lived in the UK, Holland and Germany. He was known mainly for his 19th-century depictions of aristocratic figures and genre paintings.
A diminutive oil on board Beach Scene by Niek Van der Plas (Dutch, b. 1954-), is estimated at $600-$900. Van der Plas is known for impressionist scenes of Holland’s beaches and dunes, bulb fields, cityscapes in Amsterdam and Maastricht and typically Dutch vistas such as the harbors of Old Dutch towns.
The aforementioned 89-piece set of Herend porcelain dinnerware in the Rothschild Bird pattern is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. The Herend Porcelain Manufactory was founded in Hungary in 1826. It specialized in luxury hand-painted and gilded porcelain and was purveyor to the Hapsburg dynasty and other aristocratic customers across Europe. Many of its patterns are still in production.
The 110-piece set of sterling flatware by Gorham-Alvin in the Cambridge pattern, produced in 1899 and weighing 106.59 troy ounces, carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. The Alvin Mfg. Company was founded in 1886 by William H. Jamoneau in Irvington, New Jersey. Several name changes later, the firm’s assets, dies and patterns were purchased by the Gorham Corporation in 1928.
A pair of late 19th-century F. Barbedienne (1820-1892) champleve and gilt bronze covered urns has an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. F. Barbedienne is named after Ferdinand Barbedienne (1820-1892), a French metalworker and manufacturer who was well known as a bronze founder. His miniature bronze replicas of antique museum statues helped make art more accessible.
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