The sale features noted collections of European Impressionist paintings, modern and contemporary works on paper by various artists from the estate of American artist and USF Professor Bradley Nickels, American and European Art Glass from an important New Jersey collection, original cartoon strip comic art from the estate of illustrator Bob Cordray sold on behalf of the Shasta Wildlife Rescue Foundation of California, Asian works of art and Orientalia, American antiques, Continental decorative arts and much more.
Highlights include a 19th century French salon portrait of a young woman with roses by Etienne-Aldolphe Piot and a pair of doré bronze cabinet sculptures from the Barbedienne foundry by Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clésinger. There are several Carder-era large examples of Steuben art glass as well as Tiffany, Baccarat, Imperial, Quezal, Schneider, Muller Freres, Legras, Salviati and Mary Gregory.
Among the Arts and Crafts Movement offerings are art pottery selections by Fulper and Rookwood together with a number of plein air oils by California artists. European Impressionism is represented by over 40 Scandinavian canvases from a central Florida collection.
Hot on the heels of their marathon two-session January Orientalia auctions, the gallery has been continually receiving additional Chinese and Japanese consignments including jade, ivory and ceramics that will be included in the auction.
The sale opens with an avant garde acrylic on paper by Wade Chandler from the collection of late American painter, printmaker and USF professor Bradley Nickels, one of many postwar examples from his private collection.
Hess Fine Auctions garnered considerable attention with their sale of animation art from the USF Mahan collection in December and the auction house’s relationship with the USF university community continues with the privately held Nickels Collection.
The gallery will be adding lots until sale time. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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