Jensen tazzas are toast of Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery sale Oct. 28

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Gorgeous pair of Georg Jensen Danish sterling silver compotes in the grape pattern (est. $20,000-$30,000). Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A pair of Georg Jensen tazzas in the grape pattern – 12 inches in height, the largest the Danish silversmiths make – boasting a total weight of 117.5 troy ounces, is the expected top lot at a Fine Antiques, Artwork & Sculpture Auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 28, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

More than 400 lots will come up for bid. The Jensen tazzas, which are wide-form shallow bowls, standing on a footed stem, each have a circular pedestal foot with a spiral twisted stem, and a flaring circular bowl with pendant grape clusters. Both are marked to the underside, “Georg Jensen, Denmark, Sterling 264 B.” The lot is expected to hammer for $20,000-$30,000.

The auction will also feature a collection of Taxco Mexican sterling, to include four lots by the artisan Antonia Pineda, a collection of Tiffany & Company jewelry, original paintings by Ynez Johnston (American, b. 1920), large Egyptian blue faience ushabti (small glazed earthenware figures made to look like human mummies), a Picasso owl pitcher for Madoura, and fine Asian objects.

Starting in the late 1940s Pablo Picasso began creating ceramic works and eventually partnered with the Madoura workshop in France, which marketed and sold his pieces. One of these is in the auction: a glazed white earthenware Owl pitcher, 9¾ inches tall, painted in blue and inscribed and stamped “Edition Picasso” with the “Madoura” stamp.

 

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Glazed white earthenware Owl pitcher by Pablo Picasso for Madoura, 9¾in. tall, painted in blue and inscribed and stamped ‘Edition Picasso’ (est. $6,000-$8,000). Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

Lot #3 in the auction is a beautiful gilt metal chess set and board by the Italian visual artist and sculptor Giuseppe Vasari (1934-2005). The figural armies of the set, the tallest of which is 5 inches, depict the Battle of Waterloo. Included are the 32 chessmen and a gilt metal mounted onyx chessboard, rising on cannon supports. The artist-signed set should make $2,000-$3,000.

 

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Beautiful gilt metal chess set and board by the Italian visual artist and sculptor Giuseppe Vasari (1934-2005), depicting the Battle of Waterloo, artist-signed (est. $2,000-$3,000). Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

The artworks by Ynez Johnston are sumi ink, dyes and acrylic paintings on handmade rice paper. One is titled Place of Intimations (est. $1,600-$1,800); another is titled Rajput Series 4 (est. $1,000-$1,200). Both are matted and framed. Johnston’s work is characterized by jigsaw shapes reminiscent of primitive designs. Her style is a unique blend of modernism and ancient art forms.

 

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Original paintings by Ynez Johnston (American, b. 1920), sumi ink, dyes and acrylic on handmade rice paper titled ‘Place of Intimations’ (est. $1,600-$1,800). Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

Antonio Pineda (1919-2009), was an internationally renowned Mexican modernist silversmith who was praised for his bold, striking jewelry designs and ingenious use of gemstones. Up for bid will be a sterling silver necklace (est. $400-$600) and bracelet (est. $300-$500), both in the thumbprint pattern; and a sterling silver brooch having interlocked ring design with a rock crystal center stone, and a sterling silver money clip in the form of an arrowhead (est. $100-$150 each).

 

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Taxco Mexican sterling will feature four lots by the artisan Antonia Pineda (1919-2009), to include this silver necklace in the thumbprint pattern (est. $400-$600). Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

The large Egyptian blue faience ushabti date from the late Ptolemaic period and depict mummy-like figures having an Osirian false beard and holding picks and hoes. Both show a T-band of hieroglyphic inscription, spanning the waist and continuing down the front of the leg case. Both are mounted on stands. One is 6 inches tall (est. $800-$1,200), one is 5 inches (est. $600-$800).

One of the more unusual and intriguing lots on display is a carved and painted wood sculpture by William Dickey King (N.Y./Fla., 1925-2015), depicting the American tennis player “Big Bill” Tilden (est. $2,500-$3,000). The sculpture, 67 ½ inches tall, is dated 1979 and titled The Good Old Days to the base. Mr. King was known for his whimsical modernist sculptures and ceramics.

For details contact Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery at 561-318-1834 or info@antiquesmodern.com.