Sophisticated art choices await at Dallas Auction Gallery, May 25

Paul Augustin Aizpiri, ‘Sainte Maxime,’ est. $25,000-$35,000

Paul Augustin Aizpiri, ‘Sainte Maxime,’ est. $25,000-$35,000

DALLAS — Dallas Auction Gallery will hold its next sale on Saturday, May 25, featuring a wide selection of Texas, European and contemporary art as well as a significant collection of Venetian glass, sterling silver, estate jewelry and Chinese antiques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The selection of fine art includes Bluebonnets, an alluring undated oil on canvas by Porfirio Salinas, estimated at $20,000-$25,000.

 Porfirio Salinas, ‘Bluebonnets,’ est. $20,000-$25,000


Porfirio Salinas, ‘Bluebonnets,’ est. $20,000-$25,000

Leading the choices painted by European artists is Edouard Cortes’s (French, 1882-1969) rain-soaked street scene Theatre des Varietes. Its estimate is $15,000-$25,000.

Edouard Cortes, ‘Theatre des Varieties,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Edouard Cortes, ‘Theatre des Varieties,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Another strong European contribution is by Paul Augustin Aizpiri (French, 1919-2016). Titled Sainte Maxime, it measures a generous 60 by 60in and depicts a colorful harbor scene. Its estimate is $25,000-$35,000.

Alec Monopoly, ‘Untitled (Scrooge with Oil),’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Alec Monopoly, ‘Untitled (Scrooge with Oil),’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Also on offer is a 2014 acrylic and spray paint on canvas with resin work by Alec Monopoly (American, b. 1986-), titled Untitled (Scrooge with Oil). It carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

 Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755 limited edition wristwatch, est. $12,000-$18,000


Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755 limited edition wristwatch, est. $12,000-$18,000

Watch afficionados will appreciate a Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755, reference number: 85250 / 0009-9189, and number 143 of a limited edition of 252. The platinum case measures 40 mm and it features an aftermarket alligator leather strap with the original Vacheron Constantin platinum buckle. The watch is estimated at $12,000-$18,000.

Montblanc The Ancient Games limited edition fountain pen, est. $8,000-$12,000

Montblanc The Ancient Games limited edition fountain pen, est. $8,000-$12,000

Another scarce collectible of note is a Montblanc The Ancient Games limited edition fountain pen, numbered 4/28. It boasts an 18K gold barrel, a cap fashioned from Carrara marble, a mother-of-pearl cap star, and a two-toned 18K gold nib engraved with the head of Zeus. It also has three surrounding rings set with VVS brilliant cut diamonds that together weigh about .41 of a carat. The refined writing instrument also comes with an outer box, an inner lacquered wood display box, and documentation. It is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

 

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