LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Clarke Auction Gallery will hold its next monthly auction on Monday, May 15, starting at noon Eastern time. The sale will comprise art, sculptures, bronzes, marble, Asian antiquities, estate jewelry, sterling, Japanese samurai armor, Persian rugs and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Headlining the auction will be a choice collection of six Angel Botello (Spanish and American, 1913-1986) paintings and bronzes. Called the “Caribbean Gauguin,” Botello painted many scenes of island life during his three decades on Puerto Rico, where he moved after civil war broke out in his native Spain. Expected to lead the Botello selection is a vibrant signed Modernist oil on board of children with cats, painted in his typical style and estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Other Botello paintings competing for buyers’ interest will be a signed floral still life oil on board in shades of blue, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; and a signed oil on board of a bull with an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.
Botello was equally renowned for his bronze sculptures. On offer in the May 15 auction will be his signed limited edition bronze of a mother and child, estimated at $12,000-$18,000; and a limited edition bronze bust of a child with an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
Artists represented in this auction will span the globe and a variety of styles, from a Walasse Ting (Chinese and American, 1929-2010) portrait of a woman holding a large green cat, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; to Emile Oscar Guillaume’s (French, 1867-1942) life size bronze, Le Delivrance, estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
The furniture offerings are led by a dresser in California walnut by Arthur Espenet Carpenter, having red enameled dovetailing, signed on the back and numbered 8501, measuring 32 by 53½ by 21in and estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Also of note is an Egyptian Revival ebonized console attributed to James Mont, having Sphinx decoration, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
The jewelry category boasts a large Italian 18K gold cuff bracelet depicting flowering grape cluster vines flanking a central fruit filled urn, estimated at $4,500-$5,000; and a signed Henri Poincot 18K white gold Modernist spray-form brooch with an estimate of $1,500-$2,500. Another standout is an Etruscan Revival diamond and enamel hinged bracelet in 14K gold, highly decorated with coral red guilloche and white enamel work, and displaying a central cream-colored enamel globe with an Old Mine cut diamond inlaid star. Its estimate is $1,000-$1,500.
Rounding out the auction highlights are a Steinway & Sons Model B serial #101082 piano, estimated at $6,000-$9,000; a Chinese carved celadon jade plaque of trees, estimated at $1,000-$1,500; and a signed Tiffany Studios floral lamp shade and base with a Bird Skeleton base impressed with the phrase “Tiffany Studios New York 442.” The 22 ½in shade is impressed “Tiffany Studios New York” and “1509,” and the whole carries an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
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