NEW ORLEANS – Original oil paintings by Fernand Toussaint (French/Belgian, 1873-1956) and Andre Gisson (American/French, 1929-2003), six pieces of matte glazed Newcomb Pottery and a large pair of German silver covered urns will all be part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Important May Estates Auction, scheduled for the weekend of May 13 and 14. Start times are 10 am Central time both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The early 20th-century oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady with Fan by Fernand Toussaint, showing a fiercely self-possessed but sadly unidentified sitter, carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The oil on canvas of Notre Dame just after a refreshing shower of rain, painted by Andre Gisson (a pseudonym; his real name is Anders Gittelson), is estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
The large pair of German .800 silver covered urns date from the late 19th century, stand 17 ½in tall and weigh a total of 120.45 troy ounces. The pair is estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
Among the half-dozen pieces of matte glazed Newcomb Pottery, which appear as lots 641 through 646 and sport dreamy shades of blue, are a 1921 baluster vase in the Moon and Moss pattern by Sadie Irvine, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; a 1929 baluster vase version of the Moon and Moss pattern by Irvine, thrown by Joseph Meyer and featuring an identical estimate; a stout 1902 take on the same pattern by Aurelia Arbo, thrown by Francis Ford and estimated at $1,500-$2,500; and a 1911 baluster vase by Corrinna Luria with floral-decorated shoulders, estimated at $600-$1,200.
A group of gold coins comprise lots 601 to 607 and include an 1891 United States five dollar coin, estimated at $600-$800, and also an 1893-S Double Eagle coin, estimated at $1,200-$1,800. Both come from the estate of Carroll Bowers.
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