NEW ORLEANS, La. – An exceptional pair of 19th century gilt and patinated bronze and marble ewers, a stunning Lalique clear and frosted crystal swan centerpiece on a mirrored plateau, and an oil on canvas painting by noted Ghanaian artist Ablade Glover (b. 1934) will come up for bid April 16-17 at Crescent City Auction Gallery.
More than 1,100 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Central time on Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Offered will be items to benefit Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss., plus merchandise from prominent local estates and collections in the region.
Categories will include period French furniture, original artwork (some of it by listed New Orleans and Southern artists), sterling silver, crystal, ceramics, antique clocks, lamps and lighting, garden statuary, estate jewelry and watches.
The Lalique crystal swan centerpiece (above), titled Miroir Cygnes, was made in the 20th century after the 1945 original. The swans measure 9 1/2 inches tall by 12 inches long. The mirror is 32 3/4 inches wide and 22 1/2 inches in diameter. The lot should sell for $3,000-$5,000.
The bronze and marble ewers (below), standing 27 inches tall, are expected to bring $5,000-$8,000 as a single lot.
The painting by Ablade Glover is a 1980 oil on canvas titled Worker’s Canteen (below). It is signed and dated and measures 29 inches by 39 1/2 inches. It carries an estimate of $6,000-$9,000. Glover is active and lives in Ghana. He is best known for abstract painting; he also teaches. His work has been widely exhibited throughout Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Artworks by New Orleans (or Louisiana) painters include an oil on canvas by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), titled Seated Woman With Bouquet of Flowers, monogrammed and 12 inches by 16 inches (est. $2,500-$4,500); and an early 20th century oil on canvas by Achille Peretti (1857-1923), titled Cow in the Barn, artist signed (est. $2,500-$4,500).
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
For details contact Crescent City Auction Gallery at 504-529-5057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.