Paintings, pietra dura featured in Carstens sale Nov. 10

Raimundo de Madrazo, oil on canvas, 60in x 40in. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Carstens Galleries image

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Carstens Galleries will present a sparkling lineup of paintings, pietra dura, inkwells, silver and Rolex watches at an auction on Sunday, Nov. 10. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Featured is a splendid selection of paintings by Marta Minujin, Roman Ribera, Martin Rico, Luis Seoane, J.Cruz Herrera, Raimundo de Madrazo and Venezuelan masters Pedro Angel Gonzalez and Pablo Benavides.

A large and beautiful oil on canvas painting of a well-attired young woman (above) by Raimundo de Madrazo, a Spanish painter from the Madrazo family of artists who worked in the realistic style. He was known primarily for his portraits.

A bronze titled David (below) is by Buenos Aires artist Marta Minujin, who was born in in 1943. She is a pioneer of performance art, soft sculpture and video.

Marta Minujin, ‘David,’ bronze, 4½in high x 4½in wide. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Carstens Galleries image

The 21-lot pietra dura collection is impressive in quality of this Florentine fine art. Pietra dura is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create an image.

Pietra dura plaque by Giovanni Montelatici (Italian, 1864-1930), 12in x 6in. Estimate: $18,000-$30,000. Carstens Galleries image

An Art Nouveau inkwell in the auction was made in France in the early 1900s. The base features a figural mermaid on a rolling wave. The Baccarat crystal ink cups are shaped as conch shells.

Dore bronze inkwell by Barbedienne, 19th century, 11in x 16.8in. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carstens Galleries image

Another bronze inkwell in the auction is by the French foundry Barbedienne. Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810–1892) was a French metalworker and manufacturer, who was well known as a bronze founder.

 

Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810–1892) was a French metalworker and manufacturer, who was well known as a bronze founder.

Dore bronze inkwell by Barbedienne, 19th century, 11in x 16.8in. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carstens Galleries image

The auction will take place Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 2:30 p.m.