LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Clarke Auction Gallery leaps into the fall season with a two-day auction on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, with bidding sessions starting daily at noon Eastern time. On offer is a highly curated selection of A-list art, jewelry, silver and decorative objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Latin American art has become a coveted niche in the art world and will appear in the late October auction. Highlights include a signed Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2020) abstract oil on canvas estimated at $30,000-$50,000.
Among American artists, Aldro Hibbard (1886-1972) is renowned for his New England landscapes. Featured in the sale lineup is a charming and folky signed Hibbard oil on canvas, Country Fair, which depicts a rural 20th-century country fair on an autumn day. It has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
“This painting is one of my favorites in the sale. It is Hibbard at his best, where he has captured on canvas the essence of country life and the energy of a fair from the animals and people to the colorful balloons and attractions,” said owner and auctioneer Ronan Clarke, noting that the painting was used in a 1947 Maxwell House coffee advertising campaign.
Jewelry always performs well at Clarke Auction Gallery, and the category is especially strong for the October 29-30 sale. More than 350 lots of jewelry and silver items will be presented, led by a platinum ring set with a 4.71-carat round brilliant cut diamond flanked by tapered baguettes that carries an estimate of $20,000-$25,000.
An important collection of objects d’art has been consigned to the late October two-day sale, with more than 20 antique and vintage gold boxes, an array of gold mesh purses, Russian enamels and antique Tiffany objects. A standout among them is a Swiss 18K gold and enamel hinged rectangular snuff box with a scene of a maiden and a cherub lounging in a garden. Its estimate is $3,000-$5,000.
Another spectacular piece rendered unique by its provenance is a Chinese jade libation cup that once belonged to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. It displays rows of raised bosses and a single handle and has a “Collection of President & Mrs Franklin Delano Roosevelt, no. 82” sticker on the underside. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
For more information about Clarke Auction Gallery, please visit www.clarkeny.com or call 914-833-8336.
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