Turner offering European decorative art, fine art April 25

European decorative art

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937), ‘Coyote,’ 1989, lithograph, 36in x 27in image size. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Turner Auctions image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present fine art and European decorative arts on Saturday, April 25. Featuring over 275 lots, this online auction offers an array of American and European paintings, prints, ceramics and lithographs. Among the artists are Ed Ruscha (above), Grant Wood, David James Gilhooly, Douglas Bond and Christopher Gerlach. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The wide selection of European decorative arts come from Meissen, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Sitzendorf, Royal Vienna, Herend, Havilland and other Continental or porcelain manufacturers. Among these items in the sale are bowls, vases, candelabra, platters, centerpieces, figures and figural groupings, brooches, art glass, decanter sets, busts, jewelry boxes, Italian majolica, a Vienna charger and Russian lacquerware. There are also a number of items from Asia: From Japan are several Japanese woodblock prints, including Masami Teraoka (below), porcelain plaques and bronze vases; from China are cloisonné, porcelain Quan Yin figures and snuff bottles; from Thailand are framed embroideries. Completing the sale are several groups of American Indian books.

European decorative art

Masami Teraoka (b. 1936), ‘Namiyo at Hanauma Bay,’ 1985, Japanese woodblock print, 24¾in x 36in image size. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Turner Auctions image

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time/ 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Sale items are available for preview and bidding now on LiveAuctioneers.com.

The following are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the LiveAuctioneers catalog):

 – Lot 75: Ed Ruscha (born 1937) lithograph titled Coyote, 1989, signed at the lower right and in very good condition. Estimate $6,000-$8,000.

– Lot 80: Masami Teraoka (b. 1936), color lithograph titled Namiyo at Hanauma Bay, 1985, 34 by 45 inches framed, good condition. Estimate $1,500-$2,500.

– Lot 113: A Meissen porcelain platter (below) with a painted scene depicting a procession of King Louis XIV through the Tuileries in 1662. The Meissen blue sword mark has one scratch indicating the painting was executed elsewhere. Estimate $800-$1,200.

European decorative art

Meissen porcelain platter with a hand-painted royal scene, good condition, 19¾in x 14in. Estimate $800-$1,200. Turner Auctions image

– Lot 40: A Continental marble and gilt metal center bowl with garlands and figureheads, 9 inches high by 16 inches in diameter. Estimate $700-$900.

– Lot 77:  David James Gilhooly (1943-2013), Frog on Kaiser Roll, ceramic figure, signed and dated 1982, 6 by 4½ by 4½ inches, in good condition. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.

– Lot 88: Signed Grant Wood (1891-1942), lithograph titled January, 1938, 14 ¾ x 18½ inches framed, some toning noted. Estimate $2,000-$3,000.

European decorative art

Grant Wood (1891-1942), ‘January,’ lithograph, 9½in x 12¼in image size, 1938. Estimate $2,000-$3,000. Turner Auctions image

– Lot 56: A rare Wedgwood yellow Jasperware bowl, 7½ inches high by 12 inches in diameter. Estimate $400-$600.

– Lot 72: Christopher Gerlach (b. 1952) oil on canvas titled Afternoon Shadows: Woodside, 1987, signed lower right, 48 by 72 inches, overall good condition, small hole lower center. Estimate $1,500-$2,500.

– Lot 1: Majolica charger, depicting Amazon warriors and nymphs, 23½ inches in diameter, good condition. Estimate $300-$500.

European decorative art

A majolica charger, depicting Amazon warriors and nymphs, 23½in diameter. Estimate $300-$500. Turner Auctions image

– Lot 49: A finely carved 18th century Continental santo, probably Italian, measuring 8½ inches high by 5½ inches wide by 4 inches deep. Estimate $400-$600.

– Lot 44: A pair of large bronze and brass figural andirons, 22 inches high by 14½ inches wide by 7½ inches deep, good condition. Estimate $700-$900.

– Lot 76: Douglas Bond (born 1937) acrylic on canvas, signed on the reverse, 1972-73, 37½ inches by 39½ inches framed, very good condition. Estimate $2,000-$3,000.

European decorative art

Douglas Bond (b. 1937), ‘Untitled (Green Bedroom),’ acrylic on canvas. 37in x 39in image size, 1972-73. Estimate $2,000-$3,000. Turner Auctions image

– Lot 110: A Continental porcelain nodder pagoda figure with articulated hands and head and crossed sword mark, 11 inches high by 11 inches wide by 11 inches deep, good condition. Estimate $400-$600.

– Lot 234: A Chinese blue and white porcelain vase measuring 12 inches high by 9 inches in diameter. Estimate $500 – $700.

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