NYC estates deliver delights to Auctions at Showplace, Feb. 20

Etruscan style 22K yellow gold and ruby bangle bracelet, est. $3,000-$5,000

Etruscan-style 22K yellow gold and ruby bangle bracelet, est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace continues the winter 2022 auction season by offering 280 lots of fine art, jewelry and silver from New York City estates on Sunday, February 20. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

First among the highlights is a 2006 white lacquer Steinway & Sons Steinway B grand piano, serial number 576243, which was a centerpiece in an Upper East Side townhouse. It is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.

White lacquer Steinway & Sons Steinway B grand piano, est. $15,000-$25,000

White lacquer Steinway & Sons Steinway B grand piano, est. $15,000-$25,000

Fine art choices are led by an Impressionist landscape drawing by Camille Pissarro, titled Paysage. The chalk on paper is stamped with initials ‘C.P.’ and carries an estimate of $4,000-$8,000.

Camille Pissarro, ‘Paysage,’ est. $4,000-$8,000

Camille Pissarro, ‘Paysage,’ est. $4,000-$8,000

Another stunner is a 19th-century oil on canvas of a young girl in a white dress by Italian painter Augusto Alberici. The piece, which is housed in an ornate frame, is estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Other artworks of note are a landscape on board signed Corot (Camille Jean-Baptiste Corot); an oil on canvas depicting an American regional scene by Alfred Jacob Miller; and works by L. Hauser, Trevor James, Hermanus Koekkoek, Royal Hill Milleson, Richard Segalman and Frederick W. Freer. Leading the sculpture choices is a bronze of a lion by the 19th-century French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye and also a late 19th-century bronze bust, Britannia, depicting the namesake of Britain, created by Welsh sculptor James Milo Griffith.

19th-century oil on canvas by Augusto Alberici, est. $4,000-$6,000

19th-century oil on canvas by Augusto Alberici, est. $4,000-$6,000

The February 20 auction’s jewelry lineup will feature an Etruscan-style 22K yellow gold and ruby hammer-finish hinged bangle bracelet, which is bezel-set with six graduated round cabochon-cut rubies, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Other offerings include a Bueche-Girod 18K yellow gold ladies’ dress watch with an oval tessellated tiger eye dial, and a circa-1980s Barry Kieselstein-Cord (aka B. Kieselstein-Cord) 18K yellow gold clip earrings in a scroll design with a central rope pattern.

Austrian-Hungarian 14K yellow gold cigarette case, est. $5,000-$8,000

Austrian-Hungarian 14K yellow gold cigarette case, est. $5,000-$8,000

A standout among the luxury accessories is an early 20th-century Austrian-Hungarian 14K yellow gold cigarette case set with an oval cabochon-cut ruby and estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Also worthy of mention is an American Waltham Co. 14K yellow gold dual dial pocket watch with a 14K yellow fob chain. Fans of silver will be tempted by a mid-19th-century Gorham sterling silver centerpiece bowl with beaded trim, scrolled foliate handles and a footed base.

 

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