Paintings headline Showplace’s end of summer sale Aug. 26

Painting attributed to Maurice Utrillo. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Painting attributed to Maurice Utrillo. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

NEW YORK – Showplace Antique + Design Center will present an end of summer sale Sunday, Aug. 26. A variety of fine paintings and several sculptures from a New York City collector will be auctioned, as well as an array of decorative art objects, silver, and Asian antiques. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

A fine highlight of the painting collection includes an oil on canvas, which has already garnered much attention, titled Gray Weather dated 1912 by John Francis Murphy (American, 1853-1921), estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Also being offered are A Street in Madrid, oil on Masonite by Raoul Bertholdi $800-$1,000, a painting on panel of a French building attributed to Maurice Utrillo (French, 1883-1955) estimated $1,700-$1,900, and an acrylic on panel painting of three women by Gary Peter Slipper (Canadian, 1934- ) estimated $600-$800.

A few sculptures from the same New York collection will be auctioned including a 1951 bronze sculpture titled War and Peace by Chana Orloff (Russian, 1888-1968) estimated $9,000-$11,000 and a terra-cotta sculpture of a face by Alexander Ney (Russian, b. 1939) estimated $14,000-$16,000.

Among the antiques being offered are an original mechanical erotica figure of a sphinx that opens to reveal nude woman, by Franz Bergman (Austrian, 1861-1926), bronze, ca. 1900, signed “Nam Greb” and “B” inside amphora, which is expected to fetch $4,500-$5,000.

A number of fine silver pieces are also listed, including a Tiffany sterling silver clover berry bowl estimated $900-$1,000 and a Mexican sterling basket weave placemat $1,200-$1,400.

An assortment of Asian antiques will be auctioned, as well. Among them, a Chinese carved jade vessel in the shape of a bird is expected to sell for $2,700-$2,900.

Live bidding will begin Sunday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. EDT on LiveAuctioneers. Bids may also be placed absentee or by phone. For information contact an auctions department representative at 212-633-6063 x804 or x805.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Painting attributed to Maurice Utrillo. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

 

Painting attributed to Maurice Utrillo. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Tiffany sterling bowl. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Tiffany sterling bowl. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Alexander Ney terra-cotta. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

 

Alexander Ney terra-cotta. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

 Bergman mechanical bronze. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Bergman mechanical bronze. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Chana Orloff bronze 'War & Peace.' Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Chana Orloff bronze ‘War & Peace.’ Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Chinese jade vessel. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Chinese jade vessel. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Gary Peter Slipper painting. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

Gary Peter Slipper painting. Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

J. Francis Murphy 'Gray Weather.' Showplace Antique + Design Center image.

J. Francis Murphy ‘Gray Weather.’ Showplace Antique + Design Center image.