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Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Confetti’ should fly at Ahlers & Ogletree Oct. 8

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French 1864-1901) color lithograph titled ‘Confetti’ (1894), 22¾in x 17½in (est. $15,000-$25,000). Ahlers & Ogletree image

ATLANTA – A color lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a hand-painted porcelain figurine model by Theodor Karner, and an oil on canvas landscape painting by Wolf Kahn are three of the expected top lots in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Autumn Fine Estates Auction slated for Sunday, Oct. 20. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The Toulouse-Lautrec (French 1864-1901) color lithograph (above) is titled Confetti from 1894 and was printed by Bella & de Malherbe (London and Paris). The work measures 22¾ inches by 17½ inches (sheet) and is expected to bring $15,000-$25,000. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, along with Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin.

A hand-painted porcelain figurine model #121 by German painter and sculptor Theodor Karner (1884-1966) of a Malachowsky Hussar on horseback has an estimate of $15,000-$30,000. The 13-inch-tall model has the porcelain seal of the Allach Porcelain Factory (German, 1935-1945), and had a low production run because of its wartime introduction in 1942.

The colorist modern landscape painting in pastel tones by Wolf Kahn (German, b. 1927), titled View on a Forest Pond, depicts a small pond surrounded by trees and measures 25½ inches by 31¼ inches (sight). The signed oil on canvas (below) rendering is housed in a frame and is expected to reach $12,000-$24,000. Kahn is well-known for his combined use of realism and color field.

Colorist modern landscape painting in pastel tones by Wolf Kahn (German, b. 1927), ‘View on a Forest Pond,’ 25½in. by 31¼in. (sight), (est. $12,000-$24,000). Ahlers & Ogletree image

An oil on canvas landscape painting by Robert Julian Onderdonk (American, 1882-1922) titled View on a Meadow, signed lower right and measuring 12 inches by 14 inches (sight, less frame), should realize $10,000-$15,000. A late 19th century oil on board signed and inscribed by Edward Henry Potthast (American, 1857-1927), titled Barbizon Landscape (or, The Garden Party), 15¾ inches by 12 inches (board, less frame), should change hands for $8,000-$16,000.

A watercolor painting by Dong Kingman (American, 1911-2000), titled Aberdeen Festival, a Hong Kong festival scene with fishermen, Chinese buildings, decorated ships and kites, carries an estimate of $5,000-$10,000. Also, a handsome cast bronze sculpture by Sherry Sander (Wyoming, b. 1941), titled American Bison (1987), signed dated and numbered (20/35), 20¼ inches tall on a base and depicting five bison in motion, should hit $5,000-$7,000.

Watercolor signed by Dong Kingman (American, 1911-2000), titled ‘Aberdeen Festival,’ a Hong Kong event (est. $5,000-$10,000). Ahlers & Ogletree image

A gorgeous pair of French, third-quarter 18th century carved beechwood Louis XV provincial fauteuils en cabriolet (armchairs having open arms), previously owned by the legendary actress Katharine Hepburn and last sold by Sotheby’s in 2004, carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. The chairs boast green damask upholstery, foliate carved crests and cabriole legs.

These carved beechwood Louis XV provincial fauteuils en cabriolet, previously owned by the actress Katharine Hepburn, are expected to sell for $4,000-$6,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image

Decorative accessories and other categories will be plentiful and will include the following:

– A Lalique mid-20th century frosted glass mounted in a chrome frame, titled Masque de Femme, 12¾ inches tall and depicting a female figural form of gentle and elegant detail, surrounding aquatic forms of open-mouth koi (or possibly dolphins) and signed “Lalique, France” to the lower left corner (est. $3,000-$5,000).

– A 33-piece partial set of hand-painted Cirque Chinois porcelain service designed by Camille Le Tallec (French, 1906-1991) for Tiffany & Co. consisting of 13 dinner plates, 10 cream soup bowls and 10 saucers (est. $3,000-$5,000).

– A pair of gilt bronze or brass double-arm Argand lamps with frosted green shades by Johnston Brookes & Co. (English, 1800-1835), made circa 1810-1820 (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Pair of early 19th century Argand lamps made by Johnston Brookes & Co. (est. $3,000-$5,000). Ahlers & Ogletree image

Returning to artwork, a screen print on Plexiglas by Jesus Rafael de Soto (French/Venezuelan, 1923-2005), from the Jai-Alai Series (1969), colorful op art using geometric manipulation, signed and numbered (38/300), should achieve $4,000-$8,000. Also going up for bid will be a late 19th or early 20th century oil on board by Emil Carlsen (American/Danish, 1848/53-1932), titled Marketplace at St. Thomas, signed and inscribed to verso, “Property of Mrs. Emil Carlsen.”

The auction has a 10 a.m. Eastern start time and is packed with more than 600 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local estates and collections.

For more information contact Ahlers & Ogletree at 404-869-2478 or

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