DALLAS – A wide variety of objects for young and seasoned collectors alike highlight the Fine & Decorative Art Auction presented by Heritage Auctions on Feb. 25-27. Fresh-to-market pieces from renowned collectors as well as work from artists around the world, will be available without reserve. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
“We are excited to be presenting this wide-ranging auction, including both fine and decorative arts, with opportunities for the beginning and seasoned collector. There is already enthusiastic interest in many of the 1,400 plus lots in this sale,” said Karen Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage Auctions.
A beautiful Tiffany Studios table lamp (est. $8,000-$12,000), descended in the family of Maj. Gen. John Porter Lucas, who led U.S. forces in WWI and WWII, is being made available for the first time.
Also featured in the mix is a rare French Empire clockwork mechanism baby cradle (est. $7,000-$10,000), an interesting study in early 19th-century engineering made for Henri Duc de Bordeaux, the disputed King of France, circa 1820.
A lifetime collection of Asian Art from the Beverly Hills estate of Adeline Newman includes a dramatic set of 11 prints and other selections.
Many Continental porcelain lots will be sold, headed by a fine 11-piece Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica porcelain dessert service, (est. $2,000-$3,000)
A Dallas collection of paintings and sculpture includes a stunning Art Deco marble, Nile Dancer (est. $8,000-$12,000), by French master Claire Jeanne Robert Colinet.
Also of interest are:
- A group of important American Scene prints includes John Steuart Curry lithograph titled John Brown (est. $3,000-$5,000), which will be sold to benefit Sacramento Ballet;
- Important ceramic and glass from the collection of Dr. Sidney and George Perutz of Dallas, Texas, includes a Charles Catteau Boch Freres Biches Blues enameled ceramic vase (est. $800-$1,200);
- American Modern Art selections, including a Beniamino Bufano, Owl, bronze sculpture (est.$3,000-$5,000), and works on paper by Romare Beardon, Alice Neal and Roy Lichtenstein;
- A beautiful California seascape by Mian Situ, Sunset, Laguna Beach (est. $2,500-$3,500), oil on canvas, is part of a large selection of Western and California art.