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.
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