LOS ANGELES – Abell Auction Co. will present a fine art, antiques, 20th-century design and fine jewelry auction on Sunday, May 22, starting at 9 am Pacific time. Featuring property from prominent California estates, the online sale will be highlighted by an original Frederic Remington bronze Rattlesnake sculpture, estimated at $100,000-$150,000, and a collection of large diamond rings, Art Deco and important signed jewelry pieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The jewelry selection includes a Raymond Yard Art Deco platinum and diamond double-brooch; an Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet; a Tiffany & Co. 18K gold and sapphire brooch and a Schlumberger 18K gold and diamond ring; a Cartier Art Deco diamond and onyx bracelet; a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold necklace that converts to a bracelet; an 18K white gold ring boasting a two-carat Fancy Light Blue diamond; a platinum ring with a 4.16-carat emerald-cut diamond of F-color and VS1-clarity; and a second platinum ring boasting an emerald-cut diamond that weighs 6.56 carats and is flanked by six baguette and bullet-shaped diamonds that represent 0.95 of a carat. This last carries an estimate of $130,000-$150,000.
Fine art choices in the auction lineup include signed paintings, drawings and sculptures by Antoine Blanchard, Chaz Guest, George Hallmark, Clementine Hunter, Helen Lundeberg, Ed Moses, Roland Conrad Petersen, Paul Emile Pissarro, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Irene Saar as well as a collection of drawings by Norman Rockwell.
Of particular note is an untitled 1918 abstract by Henri Laurens, estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Modern and contemporary prints and multiples include works signed by Marc Chagall, Peter Hill Beard, David Hockney and Rufino Tamayo. Standouts include Mt Williamson from Manzanar, Sierra Nevada, an Ansel Adams gelatin silver print that was printed in 1979 and signed in pencil on the mount. Its estimate is $10,000-$15,000.
Equally worthy of consideration is Paloma et sa Poupee, a signed limited edition lithograph on wove paper by Pablo Picasso, estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Leading the decorative arts and antique furniture choices are a Carlo Bugatti desk and stool and also a signed and dated Magdalena Frimkess Disney vase from 1984, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
Other featured items include property from the Montecito, California estate of David Karpeles; modern and contemporary furnishings; Asian arts, including Chinese appointments from a San Diego collection; and a collection of Americana from the Corona del Mar, California estate of Sally Rhodes.
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