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Hill Auction Gallery presents Picasso vase, original drawing Feb. 15

Signed Pablo Picasso Anfora Burlesca crayon drawing, 1954, image measures 8 1/4in x 5 3/4in. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Jasper52 image


SUNRISE, Fla. – Hill Auction Gallery has traveled the world to produce an auction catalog ranging from early Chinese through Victorian, Belle Epoque to Art Deco, mid-century modern to everything that encompasses the last century. The 400-lot fine art and antiques auction will be conducted Feb. 15. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Topping the “fresh-to-market” offerings is an original Pablo Picasso drawing (above) and an accompanying glass art Vase Burlesque (below) designed by Picasso.

Picasso (1881-1973, Spain/France) used crayon to draw a picture of the Anfora Burlesca vase for Egidio Constantini to be sculpted in glass. The drawing is signed at the upper right “Vallauris 4.8.54.” The work bears a Galerie d’Eendt NV Amsterdam art gallery label verso. The consignor acquired the drawing directly from the gallery in the 1970s. It is presented in a frame measuring 18 by 15 1/2 inches.

Also held in the private collection of a prominent Manhattan/Miami socialite since the 1970s is the Picasso-designed Vase Burlesque. The colored glass vase was crafted in Murano, Italy by Egidio Constantini under the supervision of Picasso. It is one of only three made; this vase, one for Peggy Guggenheim and one for Picasso. This vase was purchased from Sotheby Park Bernet sale number 3652 on June 6, 1974.


Rare ‘Vase Burlesque,’ circa 1954, colored glass vase, an edition of three, crafted in Murano by Egidio Constantini under the supervision of Pablo Picasso, 18in x 11in. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Jasper52 image


Hill Auction Gallery’s art glass selection also includes works by Chihuly, Lalique and Daum.

Exquisite jewelry in the auction includes a Hollywood Regency-era diamond collar necklace (below) and stunning Harry Winston-style diamond chandelier drop earrings.


Platinum 28 carat diamond Riviera collar necklacefeatures graduated round brilliant cut diamonds in simple modernist mountings, circa 1960, 15 1/2in. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. Jasper52 image


A collection of signed limited-edition art photographs from Mann, Welpott and Sturges will be sold, as well as a Helmut Newton crayon signed and numbered limited-edition collectors book SUMO with a specially designed Philippe Stark metal stand.


Helmut Newton (1920-2004 German/Australia) ‘SUMO,’ signed and numbered limited-edition collectors book, 1999. Includes metal stand designed by Philippe Stark. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image


For details contact Hill Auction Gallery at 954-741-7164.


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