A rare 18th-century edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's choral songs is one of only nine works by the German composer to reach print before 1802. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

Bach choral edition, Beatles acetate in Bought IT Sold IT’s July 11 sale

A rare 18th-century edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's choral songs is one of only nine works by the German composer to reach print before 1802. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

A rare 18th-century edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral songs is one of only nine works by the German composer to reach print before 1802. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

PERKASIE, Pa. – A rare 18th-century volume of Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral songs, Vierstimmige Choralgesange, will be sold July 11 by Bought IT Sold It. The first authorized complete edition of Bach’s choral songs is estimated at $13,000-$15,000. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for this online only auction.

The auction will also include several other classical signed first edition masterpieces from Haydn, Gluck, Schumman, Ravel, Brahms and a first edition Auernhammer Sonatas by Mozart.

Another piece that deserves a look is a rare early Beatles acetate mono recording for Let It Be/You Know My Name with Apple green crayon writing on the face. Believed to be John Lennon’s personal copy, the recording is estimated to bring $1,500-$3,500.

An estate lot of Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry includes a 1.25-carat emerald ring accented with .72 carats of diamonds in an 18-karat setting.

Additional items include about 50 lots of antique Japanese netsuke, inro, tobacco pouches, kiseru and yatate.

Several pieces of fine art including Albert Fields authenticated Dali prints, Anthony Quinn sculptures and an original Danielle Rochon pastel on canvas.

There are 200-plus lots of various memorabilia including sports, political and animation. Highlights include a Ronald Reagan signed lobby card for the 1949 comedy Girl From Jones Beach, a dual signed Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris photo, a collection of signed Rocky Marciano letters and numerous original UPI or AP press photos covering sports and mafia including Al Capone and John Gotti.

 

The auction will be July 11 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. For details phone 215-453-3936.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


The autographs of New York Yankees sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are on this 11 by 17 photograph, which has a $500-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

The autographs of New York Yankees sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are on this 11 by 17 photograph, which has a $500-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

Exquisite detail depicting a snake and a rooster decorate this Japanese inro netsuke from the Meiji period, circa 1870. The black lacquer box has five compartments. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

Exquisite detail depicting a snake and a rooster decorate this Japanese inro netsuke from the Meiji period, circa 1870. The black lacquer box has five compartments. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

‘Fragments d'ou Jour' by Daniele Rochon has an estimate of $12,500-$17,500. The original pastel on canvas measures 39 by 29 inches. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

‘Fragments d’ou Jour’ by Daniele Rochon has an estimate of $12,500-$17,500. The original pastel on canvas measures 39 by 29 inches. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

Antique jewelry in the Bought IT Sold IT auction will include this 1.25-carat emerald ring accented with diamonds. It has a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

Antique jewelry in the Bought IT Sold IT auction will include this 1.25-carat emerald ring accented with diamonds. It has a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

On the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing, this 1969 poster autographed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin has a $300-$500 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

On the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing, this 1969 poster autographed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin has a $300-$500 estimate. Image courtesy Bought IT Sold IT.

The graphics on the box declare this Ives train set is an all-American toy. The set has a $6,000 high estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Catch a train at New England Toy & Train Exchange sale July 10-11

The graphics on the box declare this Ives train set is an all-American toy. The set has a $6,000 high estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

The graphics on the box declare this Ives train set is an all-American toy. The set has a $6,000 high estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

DANBURY, Conn. – Bidders attending the New England Toy & Train Exchange’s Summer Auction will be whistling the old Judy Garland show tune Trolley Song before the nearly 800 lots are sold July 10 and 11. Several early trolleys will be featured during the second day of the sale. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Expected to generate the highest price is a scarce, early Lionel 3 Trolley in Standard Gauge. The sides are clearly marked “No. 3 Electric Rapid Transit.” It has a $3,000-$7,000 estimate.

A nice Lionel 1 Trolley and Trailer in Standard Gauge, circa 1907, are nicely matched and could roll to $2,500-$5,000.

“It’s unusual to find a trolley and trailer together. The trailer was optional and a lot of times people didn’t buy them,” said Mark Tobias of New England Toy and Train Exchange.

An original Voltamp 2120 United Electric Trolley in Gauge 2 could charge from $3,000-$6,000. It has strong lettering and is free of touch-ups, which is unusual.

“They didn’t use primer so the paint often flaked. Guys would grab a paint brush and paint over the bare spots,” said Tobias.

Another highlight of the NETTE’s Summer Auction will be one of the nicest Ives boxed sets the auctioneers have ever encountered. The Ives No. 1105 outfit includes a bicycle-wheel 1100 electric locomotive, an FE Tender with gray frame, 50 Baggage Car, 52 Newark Coach; 52 Washington Coach and has super paint with bright lithography. The set is in C7+ condition and expected to go to $2,500-$6,000.

Also from Voltamp is a 2130 Steeple Cab Electric engine capable of pulling in a $2,400-$5,000 bid. The Gauge 2 train engine is clean and all original.

A rare boxed Lionel Smooth Yankee Set no. 5224E, uncataloged from 1935 consists of a 616 Diesel with red top, 617 Coach and 618 Observation car, all having smooth sides in silver paint. In C6+ condition, this set has a $1,000-$3,000 estimate.

Another rare set is the Lionel Baby Railchief set released in 1937 as a Macy’s employee promotion. This five-piece passenger train in C6 condition and with its boxes merits a $2,000-$4,000 estimate.

The auction will begin Friday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern with the first of 257 lots, a Lionel Donald Duck and Pluto handcar. The clockwork mechanism winds but no longer runs. Showing other signs of wear, the 1930s toy has a $100-$400 estimate. Saturday’s session will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Following the trains on Saturday, 91 lots of toys, mostly cars and trucks, will be sold. A collection of 18 Cortland trucks, many in original boxes, will be sold, including three circus wagons pulled by an elephant. Fifteen Schuco toys will be sold including a tin lithograph Curvo motorcycle with its illustrated box and instructions.

Presale bidding was most active for a Weeden live steam derrick, circa 1900, and a postwar boxed Technofix roller coaster.

The auction will be conducted at New England Toy & Train Exchange, 110-112 Beaver Brook Road in Danbury.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Voltamp's 2120 United Electric Trolley in original condition is a classic. It has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Voltamp’s 2120 United Electric Trolley in original condition is a classic. It has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Lionel's No. 3 trolley is a scarce early example having an unusual cowcatcher. It carries an estimate of $3,000-$7,000. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Lionel’s No. 3 trolley is a scarce early example having an unusual cowcatcher. It carries an estimate of $3,000-$7,000. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Developed in the United States in the early 1900s, the Steeplecab Electric sometimes pulled interurban cars or served as switchers. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Developed in the United States in the early 1900s, the Steeplecab Electric sometimes pulled interurban cars or served as switchers. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Only one car of Lionel's early Trolley and Trailer set had an engine. The lead car pulled the trailer. The set has a $2,500-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Only one car of Lionel’s early Trolley and Trailer set had an engine. The lead car pulled the trailer. The set has a $2,500-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Catching the rare 1935 Lionel Smooth Yankee Set #5224E is tough. Bidding is expected to reach $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Catching the rare 1935 Lionel Smooth Yankee Set #5224E is tough. Bidding is expected to reach $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy New England Toy & Train Exchange.

Edwardian polychrome-decorated satinwood Carlton House desk, early 20th century. Estimate $2,000-$4,000.

Wedgwood, Carlton House desk add British accent to Skinner’s July 11 sale

Edwardian polychrome-decorated satinwood Carlton House desk, early 20th century. Estimate $2,000-$4,000.

Edwardian polychrome-decorated satinwood Carlton House desk, early 20th century. Estimate $2,000-$4,000.

BOSTON – Skinner Inc. will conduct its European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale with a bonus selection of fine ceramics on Saturday, July 11, with real-time Internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The sale boasts more than 800 lots including English and Continental decorative works of art, statuary, textiles and furniture from the 18th through 20th centuries. Real-time Internet bidding will be provided through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

A special highlight is the Elizabeth Chellis Wedgwood Collection. The late Elizabeth Chellis was, among other things, a founder of the Wedgwood International Seminar, and founder and president of the Wedgwood Society of Boston. She was a scholar and collector, and her library relating to Wedgwood, which is housed at the Birmingham Museum of Art, is believed to be the largest in the world.

Ms. Chellis’ collection of ceramics spans a wide variety of Wedgwood wares and includes a Queen’s Ware “Frog Service” platter (estimate $10/15,000), 18th-century English pottery highlighted by an enamel decorated salt-glazed stoneware landscape teapot (est. $2/4,000), and interesting Wedgwood-related ephemera.

Also included in the sale are two additional private collections of Wedgwood. Among the offerings are encaustic decorated black basalts, a nice assortment of Fairyland Lustre, queen’s ware, Carrara ware, Lessore decorated items, majolica, and a variety of jasper wares including a most unusual full-size Portland vase (est, $1,000/1,500).

Other English pottery and porcelain includes early white salt-glazed stoneware, agate and lead-glazed creamwares. A pair of Minton Christopher Dresser design Pilgrim vases (est. $8/1,200), Sunderland lustre, and a large collection of parian busts and figures help round out the sale.

Of note in the decorative arts offerings are 18 lots of Royal Worcester porcelain models of birds by Dorothy Doughty (estimates ranging from $300 at the low to $1,500 at the high); an interesting German wood and ivory figural group titled “The Fortune Teller,” signed C.L. Haebler, Baden Baden (est. $5/700); a French Aesthetic Movement charger (est. $2/4,000), and a large bronze figure of a maiden by Mathurin Moreau (est. $5/7,000).

Also of interest is an unusually extensive collection of 44 Italian crèche figures (est. $4/6,000). Rarely do such extensive sets of crèche figures appear in the auction market.

The sale also features an extensive selection of clocks and timepieces including a Meissen porcelain mantel clock (est. $2,5/3,500), a Turkish market clock (est. $700/1,000), a carriage-style enamel timepiece (est. $3/500), a Louis XIV-style Boulle clock (est. $1,2/1,500), and a Georgian-style case clock (est. $8/10,000).

Offerings from Britain and the Continent, spanning the centuries, include interesting forms such as a cellarette – a wine bottle storage box for dining rooms (est. $1,5/1,800) – a pair of Louis XV rafraichissoirs – French wine glass and wine bottle cooler (est. $2/3,000); a jardinière table signed by the cabinetmaker, Bernard Molitor (est. $12/18,000); and a Carlton House desk (est. $2/4,000), which is a writing table of a style introduced by Gillow’s in their pattern book of 1796, and believed to derive its name from the Prince Regent’s palace.

Other nice furniture offerings include a mid-Georgian side table (est. $1,2/1,800), a
George III sideboard (est. $3/4,000), a Renaissance Revival jewelry box on a stand (est. $3/5,000), a large Venetian carved wood hall figure (est. $4/6,000), and a pair of George III giltwood mirrors (est. $12/18,000).

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 508-970-3000. View the fully illustrated auction catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet on auction day at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Wedgwood Queen's Ware "Frog Service" platter, England, circa 1774. Estimate $10,000-$15,000.

Wedgwood Queen’s Ware "Frog Service" platter, England, circa 1774. Estimate $10,000-$15,000.

Large Venetian painted and parcel gilt carved wood and gesso blackamoor hall figure, late 19th century, 86¼ inches tall. Estimate $4,000-$6,000.

Large Venetian painted and parcel gilt carved wood and gesso blackamoor hall figure, late 19th century, 86¼ inches tall. Estimate $4,000-$6,000.

Meissen porcelain mantel clock, late 19th century, 16½ inches tall. Estimate $2,500-$3,500.

Meissen porcelain mantel clock, late 19th century, 16½ inches tall. Estimate $2,500-$3,500.

Old Reservation Era Indian doctor's bag fully quill-decorated on both sides. One side features Indian coup ponies; the other depicts a chief and warrior Indians on horseback. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

Indian artifacts from Dickinson collection highlight Old Barn’s July 11 auction

Old Reservation Era Indian doctor's bag fully quill-decorated on both sides. One side features Indian coup ponies; the other depicts a chief and warrior Indians on horseback. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

Old Reservation Era Indian doctor’s bag fully quill-decorated on both sides. One side features Indian coup ponies; the other depicts a chief and warrior Indians on horseback. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

FINDLAY, Ohio – A banded Huronian-slate birdstone from Fond du Lac, Wis., will be offered on Saturday, July 11, as one of the highlights in Old Barn Auction’s 628-lot sale of prehistoric and historic Indian artifacts, with real-time Internet bidding will be provided throughout the sale by www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Measuring 5 1/8 inches long, the hand-carved Native-American bird amulet comes from a region that, through the first third of the 19th century, was part of the Winnebago Indian nation. Small but very desirable to collectors of early American Indian material, the relic is expected to make as much as $500 in the sale.

The auction inventory comes from two sources, said Old Barn Auction’s owner, Jan Sorgenfrei. “Part of it is from the collection formerly belonging to Sam Dickinson, who worked for the University of Arkansas and is known as the father of Arkansas archaeology,” he said. “Mr. Dickinson assembled a fine collection and sold it last year. He’s now in his 90s. The buyer of the collection is now selling it through us. We’ve put it together with a large selection of stone material and pottery deaccessioned by a Midwest institution.”

A long list of Native-American tribes is represented in the July 11 sale by such objects as arrowheads, blades, knives, tomahawks, axeheads and other weapons. Additionally, the auction will feature bracelets and pendants; effigies, pipes, tools and many other desirable tribal artifacts.

Pottery vessels include bowls, jars, platters, bottles and other vessels, some of them coming from Central America. A small selection of books and other literature pertaining to North American Indians rounds out the sale.

A colorful selection of beaded garments and accessories includes a man’s fully beaded vest (Sioux), leggings, pipe bags and knife sheaths. A beaded cradle cover features beautiful multicolored geometric designs accented with trade cloth decorations. It is estimated at $40-$500.

An eye-catching Indian doctor’s bag from the Old Reservation era is quill-decorated with primitive images of Indian coup ponies on one side and a chief and warrior Indians on horseback on the other side. The lot carries a $40-$500 estimate.

Previews will be held daily at Old Barn Auction, 10040 U.S. Route 224 on the west side of Findlay. For information on any lot in the sale, call 419-422-8531 or email auction@oldbarn.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

About Old Barn Auction: In operation since 1955, Old Barn conducts more than 40 auctions each year, offering prehistoric and historic Indian artifacts, Civil War military items, candy containers, toys, trains, antique furniture, dolls, marbles, coins, cast iron banks, fishing items, tools and many other type of antiques.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Banded slate birdstone from Fond Du Lac, Wis., 5 1/8 inches. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

Banded slate birdstone from Fond Du Lac, Wis., 5 1/8 inches. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

8½-inch by 2¼-inch bowl with red and black stripes on exterior and a highly conventionalized, plumed serpent on the inside. Origin Costa Rica. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

8½-inch by 2¼-inch bowl with red and black stripes on exterior and a highly conventionalized, plumed serpent on the inside. Origin Costa Rica. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

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9¼-inch by 4 inch bowl with linked scroll design. Origin Costa Rica. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

9¼-inch by 4 inch bowl with linked scroll design. Origin Costa Rica. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

8½-inch by 3¼-inch bowl purchased at an antique shop in Jerusalem. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

8½-inch by 3¼-inch bowl purchased at an antique shop in Jerusalem. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

5 3/8-inch by 5-inch pot with incised triangle designs. From the Hays Place near Blue Lake, Arkansas. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

5 3/8-inch by 5-inch pot with incised triangle designs. From the Hays Place near Blue Lake, Arkansas. Estimate $40-$500. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Old Barn Auction.

Atop a white onyx base this Art Nouveau figure by Fugere of bronze and carved ivory is 16 1/2 inches high. It has a $30,000-$40,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

Antique Place’s July 5 auction features Art Deco bronze/ivory figures

Atop a white onyx base this Art Nouveau figure by Fugere of bronze and carved ivory is 16 1/2 inches high. It has a $30,000-$40,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

Atop a white onyx base this Art Nouveau figure by Fugere of bronze and carved ivory is 16 1/2 inches high. It has a $30,000-$40,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

HALLANDALE, Fla. – Great estates have provided fine antiques from around the world for Antique Place’s online auction July 5. Bronze and ivory figures, KPM painted plaques, art glass and sterling silver make up many of the 234 lots to be sold beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Among the the top items is a bronze and carved ivory Art Nouveau figure of a woman by French artist Henry Fugere (1872-1944). The 12 1/2-inch beauty is signed “FUGERE” and numbered “1540” in the bronze. On a white onyx base the figure stands 16 1/2 inches tall. It carries a $30,000-$40,000 estimate.

Also from France, a signed “G. Argy Rousseau” vase, 9 3/4 inches high and made circa 1920, is a scarce and desirable work of art glass. It has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate.

The prolific Demetre Chiparus (Russian, 1886-1947) is represented by a metal figure of a seminude woman reclining with a champagne glass. Covered in a greenish patina, the 28-inch-long figure is displayed on a marble base. It too has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate.

Sonny Boy is a cold painted bronze and ivory carved figure that is a mate to Hoop Girl. The pair was created by Fritz Ferdinand Preiss (German, 1882-1943). The boy measures 8 3/8 inches tall with its black marble vase. The girl is also 8 3/8 inches overall. Each is signed “F. Preiss” on their bases. The pair is expected to sell for $10,000-15,000.

A 9 1/2-inch Rene Lalique Ronces vase in cased yellow glass is expected to bring, $6,000-$8,000.

Previews will be held through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Antique Place, 201 Ansin Blvd., in Hallandale.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


‘F. Preiss' is signed on the base of this cold painted bronze and ivory figure. It is paired with a girl figure of the same size by the same artist. It has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

‘F. Preiss’ is signed on the base of this cold painted bronze and ivory figure. It is paired with a girl figure of the same size by the same artist. It has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

This signed Lalique Ronces vase in cased yellow glass was made circa 1920. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

This signed Lalique Ronces vase in cased yellow glass was made circa 1920. It has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

An impressed 'G. Argy Rousseau' signature is on this French art glass vase of the 1920s. It has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

An impressed ‘G. Argy Rousseau’ signature is on this French art glass vase of the 1920s. It has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate. Image courtesy Antique Place.

Ivory and bronze entitled "Memphiso" by Roland Paris. Circa 1920. Signature in bronze. It has a $3,500-$5,500 estimate.  Image courtesy of Antique Place.

Ivory and Bronze entitled "Memphiso" by Roland Paris. Circa 1920. Signature in bronze. It has a $3,500-$5,500 estimate. Image courtesy of Antique Place.

The Start, by William Henry Buck clearly shows the faces of New Orleans businessman Samuel Henry Buck and his wife Ann Fleming Buck. The 23¾ inch by 34¼ inch signed and dated oil on canvas is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Brunk Auctions.

William Henry Buck sporting scenes in Brunk’s July 11 sale

The Start, by William Henry Buck clearly shows the faces of New Orleans businessman Samuel Henry Buck and his wife Ann Fleming Buck. The 23¾ inch by 34¼ inch signed and dated oil on canvas is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Brunk Auctions.

The Start, by William Henry Buck clearly shows the faces of New Orleans businessman Samuel Henry Buck and his wife Ann Fleming Buck. The 23¾ inch by 34¼ inch signed and dated oil on canvas is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Brunk Auctions.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Like many artists, William Henry Buck (New Orleans, 1840-1888) painted what his clients desired. Subject matter reflected dollars. Typically, that meant hazy landscapes of Louisiana bayous, shanties, moss-draped trees and the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. When a client asked him to immortalize the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, not exactly what Buck was trained to paint, he complied.

Now an entirely different side of Buck’s body of work has been discovered – his talent for sporting art – with two fine examples scheduled for sale on July 11 at Brunk Auctions. Live Internet bidding during the sale will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The two signed and dated (1881) Buck hunt scenes had been kept in a private collection for decades. They depict a handsome couple before and during a fox hunt. The central riders – clad in classical riding attire – are Buck’s clients, Samuel Henry Buck and his wife, Ann Fleming Buck. She is sidesaddle on a white horse; he, wearing a top hat, rides a dark brown horse. They are surrounded by hunting dogs and other riders, amid rolling hills.

Because the artworks may have been William Henry Buck’s first sporting scenes, he relied on classical riding scenes by British master John Frederick Herring Sr. as models, replacing only the heads of the two central figures. William Buck, the New Orleans artist and Samuel Henry Buck, his client, were not related. The consignor of the paintings is a descendant of Samuel Buck.

Samuel Henry Buck is well known in New Orleans historical and political circles. He moved to New Orleans from Virginia in 1865 to become a partner in the cotton firm of Morrison, Buck & Company. As a charter member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, he may have commissioned William Henry Buck to paint the building’s portrait. Samuel Buck served in the Louisiana legislature from 1876 to 1878. Later he was appointed director general of the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. That 1884 event promoted New Orleans’ commercial revitalization following the end of Reconstruction and commemorated the centennial of the first shipment of cotton from the United States to England.

Ten Buck paintings – from his tonalist green, umber and ochre landscapes to the Cotton Exchange building – are part of the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum’s curator of Decorative Arts, John Keefe, said that Buck occasionally added a hunter to his landscapes, but those scenes could not be classified as hunting scenes.

“Buck is one of the top two New Orleans painters,” said Keefe. The other New Orleans notable is Richard Clague (1816-1878), who instructed William Henry Buck and founded what has become known as the Bayou School of painting.

The hunt scenes, The Start and The Run, are estimated to bring $20,000 to $30,000 each. Both measure 23¾ inches by 34¼ inches and are in French style 20th-century frames. Also included in the sale are portraits of Samuel Buck and Ann Buck. They, too, were consigned by Samuel Buck’s descendant. The unsigned portraits are attributed to William Henry Buck. Their presale estimate is $5,000 to $7,000.

For more information on the William Henry Buck paintings or the 700 other lots in the July 11 sale, call 828-254-6846. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet on auction day at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


The Run, by William Henry Buck, a companion painting to The Start. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Brunk Auctions.

The Run, by William Henry Buck, a companion painting to The Start. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com and Brunk Auctions.

David Davidovitch Burliuk (Russian/American, 1882-1967), titled on verso Farme [sic] House in Fla (1953), 18 inches by 24 inches. Estimate $35,000-$45,000.

David Davidovitch Burliuk (Russian/American, 1882-1967), titled on verso Farme [sic] House in Fla (1953), 18 inches by 24 inches. Estimate $35,000-$45,000.

This Picasso lithograph of his 1934 ‘Visage de Femme sur Fond Raye' was published between 1979 and 1982. Image courtesy Ro Gallery.

Ro Gallery’s July 1 auction includes salute to Lady Liberty

This Picasso lithograph of his 1934 ‘Visage de Femme sur Fond Raye' was published between 1979 and 1982. Image courtesy Ro Gallery.

This Picasso lithograph of his 1934 ‘Visage de Femme sur Fond Raye’ was published between 1979 and 1982. Image courtesy Ro Gallery.

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. – Ro Gallery will conduct a Summer Fine Arts Auction on July 1 that will feature a ton of Fourth of July fireworks. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

A prime example of the summer holiday theme is 1776, a painting in red, white and blue by William Nelson Copley (American, 1919-1996).  “That’s a cool painting and he’s a major pop artist that’s hot right now,” said Jaime Villamarin, assistant director of Ro Gallery.

The, tempera on paper painting is 23 1/2 by 18 inches. Signed and, or course, dated, it carries a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.

Villamarin also noted a collection of Lady Liberty silkscreens to be sold by the likes of Arman, Loretta Bozung, Vance Caines, Greg Constantine, George Drexel, Loren Munk, Frances Myers and Kenneth Tisa.
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18th-century Queen Anne tiger maple highboy. 71 inches tall. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Kaminski Auctions.

18th-century highboy a top-drawer lot in Kaminski’s June 27-28 sale

18th-century Queen Anne tiger maple highboy. 71 inches tall. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Kaminski Auctions.

18th-century Queen Anne tiger maple highboy. 71 inches tall. Est. $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Kaminski Auctions.

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions has announced details of its June 27-28 Summer Estates Auction. The weekend sale features antiques, fine art and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. Bidding commences at 10 a.m. Eastern Time each day, and live Internet bidding will be available through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.  

Highlighting the auction is a stunning 18th-century Queen Anne tiger maple highboy (est. $15,000-$25,000). The 6-drawer highboy stands 71 inches tall and boasts fine brass hardware and a carved-fan on the lower chest.
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Film actress Renee Russo appears larger than life in Francesco Scavullo's silver gelatin print mounted on Masonite. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Ruscha painting an electifying entry in Cierlak’s June 28 Fine Arts sale

Film actress Renee Russo appears larger than life in Francesco Scavullo's silver gelatin print mounted on Masonite. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Film actress Renee Russo appears larger than life in Francesco Scavullo’s silver gelatin print mounted on Masonite. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – Several luminaries including Pablo Picasso, March Chagall and Ed Ruscha will be featured at Clark Cierlak Fine Arts’ auction Sunday, June 28. Ruscha’s 1988 acrylic painting on paper titled Electric Palet has an estimate of $150,000-$200,000. The 29-by-24-inch painting exhibiting Ruscha’s blurred effect was purchased directly from the artist by the consignor.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Picasso became involved in art pottery relatively late in his career, but he pursued it with a passion. The 12-inch-tall jug in Cierlak’s auction is decorated in one of the artist’s favorite subjects, the bull. Inscribed “Editions Picasso 11/100 Madoura,” the jug has a $25,000-$30-000 estimate.

The Marc Chagall work is a color lithograph titled Mounting the Ebony Horse from the Arabian Nights series, Plate 12 (M.47). Trimmed slightly to 16 1/4 by 12 inches, the 1948 signed print is in otherwise good condition and estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

A 1994 painting titled Seated Nude With Crossed Arms and Timer by Stephen Douglas (American, b. 1949) is expected to make $5,000-$7,000. The oil on canvas measures 52 by 39 inches.

An oil painting and pastel on paper by Teimur Amiry (b. 1985) depicts cut roses in a rose bowl. His profile can be seen reflected in the glass rose bowl, a trademark of the artist. The 25-by-19-inch painting has an $8,000-$9,000 estimate.

Hypnotic images of waves in open water are favorite subject matter in Vija Celmins’ work. The Latvian-American artist’s Ocean With Cross #1 is a 2005 screenprint that measures 28 3/4 by 24 1/4 inches and has an $8,000-$10,000 estimate.

Francesco Scavullo’s photographic silver gelatin print of a famous fashion model is one of only two printed in an extra-large format (80 by 42 inches) by the artist for an exhibition. “It’s Renee Russo when she was modeling in the 1970s. It’s a fabulous image,” said Ellen Vinitsky of Clark Cierlak Fine Arts. The larger-than-life print has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

Eight color and black and white Iris prints, each 16 1/2 by 13 inches, of Greg Gorman’s Nude Male series includes images of Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Iggy Pop. The set has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate.

Also included will be sculptures and prints by Richard MacDonald. His 29-inth-tall U.S. Open Monument bronze of a golfer in full swing is expected to make $8,000-$12,000.

“We’ll also have a 19th-century painting by Italian Giacento Gigante. It’s beautifully done,” said Vinitsky. The watercolor on paper titled Strolling in the Temple Ruins is 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches and has a $6,000-$9,000 estimate.

Clark Cierlak Fine Arts is located at 14452 Ventura Blvd. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific. Doors open at 10 a.m. A preview will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For details call the gallery at 818-783-3052.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Hypnotic images of open water are captured by Vija Celmins in her 'Ocean With Cross #1,' a screenprint done in 2005. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Hypnotic images of open water are captured by Vija Celmins in her ‘Ocean With Cross #1,’ a screenprint done in 2005. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Iranian artist Teimur Amiry painted his profile into the reflection off the rose bowl in this still life. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Iranian artist Teimur Amiry painted his profile into the reflection off the rose bowl in this still life. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

From Marc Chagall's Arabian Nights series, this 1948 color lithograph has an estimate of $20,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

From Marc Chagall’s Arabian Nights series, this 1948 color lithograph has an estimate of $20,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Picasso was bullish on art pottery. This jug is number 11 of an edition of 100 issued in 1955. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Picasso was bullish on art pottery. This jug is number 11 of an edition of 100 issued in 1955. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

There's nothing fuzzy about the provenance of Ed Ruscha's 1988 acrylic painting 'Electric Palet.' The consignor bought it directly from the artist. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

There’s nothing fuzzy about the provenance of Ed Ruscha’s 1988 acrylic painting ‘Electric Palet.’ The consignor bought it directly from the artist. Image courtesy Clark Cierlak Fine Arts.

Chinese gilt-bronze Buddha seated in lotus position, 22 inches high. Estimate $15,000-$18,000.

From Beatles to Buddha, you’ll find it at William Jenack’s June 28 sale

Chinese gilt-bronze Buddha seated in lotus position, 22 inches high. Estimate $15,000-$18,000.

Chinese gilt-bronze Buddha seated in lotus position, 22 inches high. Estimate $15,000-$18,000.

CHESTER, N.Y. – William J. Jenack Auctioneers, whose headquarters are located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, is one of the fastest growing auction galleries in the regions outside of New York City. Specialists in art, furniture, jewelry, decorations and several other categories since 1988, the company conducts monthly auctions at its recently expanded gallery 55 minutes north of the Big Apple. Jenack’s next big event, a comprehensive June 28, 2009 fine art and antiques auction, will reach a global audience with live Internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The 390-lot auction inventory incorporates American and European works of art, including a Pierre Outin (French, 1840-1899) oil-on-panel portrait of a Spanish beauty. Signed and dated 1888, the framed 44-inch by 29-inch artwork is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

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