LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A complete portfolio of four screenprints in colors by Andy Warhol, titled Skulls; a trio of pieces by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, including a wall plaque; and a Paul Revere sterling silver pepper pot are three of the more than 500 lots folks in Weiss Auctions’ online-only estates auction, scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Warhol Skulls portfolio, dating to 1976, comprises the complete set of four screenprints in colors on Strathmore Bristol paper, each pencil signed by Warhol and pencil numbered “26/50.” The portfolio, published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. of New York, has an estimate of $125,000-$175,000.
The Philip and Kelvin Laverne pieces include the aforementioned wall plaque, which has a wonderful scene of a Chinese village and is estimated at $40,000-$60,000; as well as an etched bronze coffee table in an unusual and rare geometric pattern, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; and an end table in an Oriental motif, estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
The Paul Revere sterling silver pepper pot, which stands about 5 ½in tall and weighs 129 grams, is hallmarked at the bottom with four “PR” initials in block letters, along with the letters “F W E.” Its estimate is $20,000-$30,000. It was Revere’s habit to inscribe or engrave the family name of the purchaser at the bottom of his items; “F W E” is believed to be for William and Elizabeth Farrell.
Two original but very different artworks have identical estimates of $20,000-$40,000. The first is a large pencil portrait by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), signed and inscribed, “Portrait of Dear DeHirsh to Annick du Charme. De Kooning 1963.” The 14 by 16in portrait was given directly to the artist Annick du Charme.
The second is a painting by Hermann Ottomar Herzog (1832-1932), titled Shohola Glen. It depicts a wooded landscape scene and has a canvas size of 21 ¾ by 26 ½in. The work is artist signed “H. Herzog” at the lower left, and the frame has some areas of damage and wear.
A large 1984 screenprint in colors by Alex Katz (American, b. 1927-), titled Ada and Alex, is estimated at $14,000-$18,000. This self-portrait of Alex Katz and his wife Ada measures 36 by 30in (sheet size, less frame) and is pencil-signed at the lower left and numbered “72/75.”
An acrylic on canvas by the Japanese-born American abstract painter Kikuo Saito (1939-2016), titled Petipa’s Umbrella, carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. It is signed on the verso, dated 1992, and measures about 32 ¾ by 42in.
Lots 402-417 are a collection of 15 original etchings by Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920-2021), from the artist’s Delights portfolio, being sold individually and lacking just one etching. They include Cake Window, estimated at $20,000-$25,000; Gum Machine, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; and Lemon Meringue, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. All are from 1964 and are signed, titled and numbered.
A Cartier Aldo Cipullo 18K gold Hamsa pendant from 1971, signed “Cartier A Cipullo,” weighing 47 grams and measuring 45mm wide by 70.5mm tall, is estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Also, a Daum Nancy wrought iron three-light Art Deco chandelier, each arm with hanging shades surrounding a central dome shade, all pieces signed, is estimated at $4,000-$7,000.
A collection of eight Breitling watches includes a Bentley 6.75 automatic chronograph watch, estimated at $3,000-$6,000; a Chrono-Matic 24-hour limited edition watch, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; a Chronomat Evolution red dial watch, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; a Navitimer Montbrillant automatic watch, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; and a Grand Premier chronograph watch, estimated at $2,000-$4,000.
The auction also features a group of works by the American sculptor Frederick Hart (1943-1999); a small but important group of 15th-17th century etchings; Lalique vases and pieces by Tiffany and Quezal; and a collection of vintage and modern ink pens.
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