Turner Auctions to sell art, Russian silver, jewelry, Feb. 13

Russian silver

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), ‘Woman with Tambourine III’ (La Danseuse au Tambourin), bas relief bronze sculpture, posthumously cast from the original terra-cotta, 149 of 220, 29¾ x 17½ x 2½in. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Turner Auctions image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will conduct a fine art, Russian silver and jewelry on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time. Among the many artworks are paintings, etchings, lithographs and mixed media by noted artists from the 18th to 21st centuries, including Charles Paul Gruppé, Alson Skinner Clark, William Keith, Mary DeNeale Morgan, David Alfaro Siquieros and Charles L. A. Smith – plus several religious and colonial paintings from the 18th century. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

A selection of bronzes is also on offer, after Frederick Remington, Auguste Rodin and Dimitri Haralamb Chiparus. A highlight among the artworks is a bas-relief sculpture by Pierre Auguste Renoir, posthumously cast from the original terra-cotta piece.

The sale also features an inviting array of Russian enamel silver, including a desk set, tea service, beakers, box, goblet, kovsh, dishes, candlesticks, multiple eggs and more. Jewelry includes necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. Most feature gold or silver and precious or semiprecious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, jade, blue topaz, sapphires, pearls, jade, citrine, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, onyx or others. Watches and numerous groupings of vintage or costume jewelry are also available. Completing the sale are several pieces of Italian art glass.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the LiveAuctioneers online catalog):

 – Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Woman with Tambourine III (La Danseuse au Tambourin), a bas relief bronze sculpture (above), posthumously cast from the original terra-cotta. In excellent condition, the sculpture is inscribed “Renoir” on the lower right, no. 149 of and edition of 220. Woman with Tambourine III is the last of 17 total sculptures that Renoir created in his career. It has been authenticated by Claude Renoir, the sculptor’s grandson, as well as experts from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000.

– An early 20th-century Russian enamel silver seven-piece desk set covered with floral patterns (below). Estimate $1,500-$2,500.

Russian silver

An early 20th century Russian enamel silver seven-piece desk set covered with floral patterns, Russian hallmarks. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Turner Auctions image

– Christian Walter (American, 1872-1938), Coastal Scene, oil on canvas, signed on the lower right. Estimate $1,500-$2,500.

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Christian Walter (American, 1872-1938), ‘Coastal Scene,’ oil on canvas, signed lower right, 22 x 27 in. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Turner Auctions image

– An early 20th-century Russian enamel silver egg covered with floral patterns. Estimate $500-$700.

Russian silver

An early 20th-century Russian enamel silver egg covered with floral patterns, Russian hallmarks, 5in. Estimate $500-$700. Turner Auctions image

– Blue topaz, diamond, onyx, 18K gold pendant-enhancer. Estimate $1,000-$1,500.

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Blue topaz and 18K gold pendant-enhancer accented by 98 round brilliant-cut diamonds and black onyx. Estimate $1,000-$1,500. Turner Auctions image

– Mary DeNeale Morgan (American, 1868-1948), Wind Swept Pines, Moss Beach Dunes, watercolor and gouache on paper, signed on the lower right and titled on the reverse. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Mary DeNeale Morgan (American, 1868-1948), ‘Wind Swept Pines, Moss Beach Dunes,’ watercolor and gouache on paper, 26½ x 22in. framed. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Turner Auctions image

– After Dimitri Haralamb Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1946), Fan Dancer, bronze with green and red patina and French ivory with pigment on a marble base, inscribed ‘D.H. Chiparus’ on the top of the base, 21½ inches high. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.

For details contact Stephen Turner, president, Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at 415-964-5250 or sturner@turnerauctionsonline.com.


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