SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Russian & European Fine and Decorative Arts on Saturday, March 14. The online auction features a diverse selection of 335 artworks, antiques and collectibles, sourced from various collectors and estates. In addition to Russia and Europe, other areas of the world are represented as well, including China, Japan, Bali, Africa and the American Southwest. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Artworks in sale include those from the 17th-20th centuries in various media and types: oil, watercolor, etchings, lithographs, posters and sculptures. Among the highlights are works of Russia or attributed to Russian artists, 18th-century paintings of saints and other religious subjects and Tibetan thangka.
There are also a number of porcelain painted portrait plaques, and other porcelain pieces from Sèvres, Dresden and Lladró. The auction’s many Meissen pieces include decorative and serving pieces, tableware and figurines.
The wide selection of decorative arts features continental vases; a Baccarat art glass sculpture; art pottery; a giant clamshell; duck decoys; masks from Bali, Nepal and Africa; Mughal and Balinese paintings; antique books; a pistol and bayonet; and Asian and Middle Eastern rugs. From China are stone carvings, jars, vases, bowls, jewelry boxes, cinnabar, snuff bottles, boxes, calligraphy, screens, scrolls, hardstone trees and more. From Japan are collector’s plates and woodblock prints, including Toshi Yoshida. From the Southwest are Native American baskets, carvings and kachina dolls. Among other lots are Franklin Mint cameos, sterling animal plates and an etching; guardian figures; pewter classic cars; presidential coins and ingots; crystal and mineral specimens; daguerreotypes; Mexican pottery; postcards; and novelty images of San Francisco.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the online catalog):
– Lot 54: Il’ia Efimovich Repin (attrib.) (1844-1930), portrait of a gentleman, 1881, oil on board. Condition: split board but little or no other loss. Estimate $15,000-$20,000.
– Lot 130: Meissen pair of covered potpourri urns, 11½ inches high. Estimate $700-$900.
– Lot 57: Artist: Leon Schulman Gaspard (1882-1964), Russian peasant group, graphite and oil on canvas laid on board,’ signed in Latin and inscribed ‘Russie’ (lower left), 10 5/8 inches by 13¾ inches. Estimate $7,000-$9,000.
– Lot 143: A 19th-century Tibetan thangka of a teacher, with reverse handprint signature, 40 inches high by 34 inches wide. Estimate $500-$700.
– Lot 35: An 18th-century biblical painting, unsigned, Christ child and cherubs in a landscape, 18th century. oil on canvas, image: 32½ inches high by 43½ inches, frame: 38 inches high by 49, small puncture lower left, small paint loss upper left. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.
– Lot 213: 19th-century Japanese woodblock diptych, unsigned, 19th-century shogi game (Japanese chess, 19th century, image: 14 inches high by 19 inches, frame: 25½ inches high by 30½ inches. Estimate: $500-$700.
– Lot 39: David II Teniers (attrib.) (1610-1690), 17th-century village scene, early 17th century, oil on board, image: 12 inches high by 18¼ inches, frame: 17 inches high x 23 inches. Estimate: $800-$1,200.
– Lot 52: Valentin A. Serov (attrib.) (1865-1911), oil on paperboard/cardboard, 16½ inches by x 14½ inches, signed upper right in Cyrillic. Estimate $3,000-$5,000.
– Lot 7: Rectangular painted porcelain plaque of Madonna and Child, in a gilt wooden frame, overall: 12¼ inches by 9½ inches, plaque: 6¼ inches. Estimate $200-$400.
– Lot 55: Philippe Mercier (attrib.) (1689-1760), portrait of C.W. Bampfylde, oil on canvas, 57 inches by 47inches. Estimate $3,000-$5,000.
– Lot 174: A bronze Buddha, 8 inches high by 6½ inches by 4 inches. Estimate $300-$500.
– Lot 216: Frances Hammell Gearhart (1869-1958), canyon landscape, early 20th century, woodblock print, 13 inches high x 10 inches, fame 21 inches high x 17½ inches. Estimate $100-$150.
– Lot 315: Giant clamshell, 13 by 35 by 19 inches. Estimate $200-$400.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.
For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at 415-964-5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.