FORT MYERS, Fla. – A quintessential Aldro Thompson Hibbard winter landscape tops a large estate that Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry will sell at auction Dec. 20 beginning at noon Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
The Hibbard painting, titled Vermont Stream, measures 31 inches by 24 inches framed. It carries an $18,000-$20,000 estimate.
Born in Falmouth, Mass., in 1886, Hibbard grew up in Boston, where he displayed early artistic talent. He studied art at the Boston Museum School and won the Paige Traveling Scholarship to study abroad. Hibbard’s tour was cut short in 1914 with the outbreak of World War I. He painted many rural snow scenes in the early 1920s when he lived at Jamaica, Vt., in the scenic West River Valley. He also painted New England coastlines and the Canadian Rockies. He was one of the founders of the Rockport Art Colony and also was an instructor in the art department of Boston University. Hibbard died in 1972.
The auction will consist of high fashion and vintage jewelry, a wide variety of collectibles and art.
Two works by popular Fort Myers artist Charles Vavrina will be sold. The larger, 38 inches by 26 inches, depicts a beach scene lined with brightly colored umbrellas. The framed oil painting has a $2,400-$2,500 estimate.
The other Vavrina, a 27- by 22-inch oil painting of a cottage and garden, has a $2,200-$2,300 estimate.
A Vavrina retrospective was recently held in Fort Myers to honor the longtime local Impressionist painter who died in June.
A porcelain sleigh carrying Napoleon and another passenger and pulled by a three-horse hitch is 14 inches long by 8 inches high. The bottom of the sleigh is incised “10763” and is stamped “Germany” on the bottom. In excellent condition, this finely detailed piece is estimated at $1,100-$1,400.
Collectibles will include approximately 20 lots of vintage Hummel figurines.
For details call 239-939-5636.
View a fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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