Weiss serves up Paul Revere pitcher with impeccable provenance, Jan. 18-19
LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An original Paul Revere silver pitcher with impeccable provenance, a Carl F. Bucherer Manero chronoperpetual limited edition wristwatch, three Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strips and original artworks by Willem de Koonig, Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski, Alex Katz and Ludwig Bemelmans will come up for bid online Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 at Weiss Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The two-day estate auction, starting at 10 am both days, will feature more than 700 market- fresh items of jewelry, porcelain, stoneware, Indian pottery, and fine art, including paintings, posters, illustration art, cartoon art and comic art.
The Day 1 star lot is the Paul Revere silver pitcher, which is identified to Benjamin Russell (1761-1845), an American journalist who established the Columbian Centinel and was a founding member of the American Antiquarian Society. The pitcher’s estimate is $60,000-$80,000. The Carl F. Bucherer Manero chronoperpetual wristwatch is #74 of 100 made and is estimated at $30,000-$40,000.
The Day 2 session will contain fine lithographs and etchings, comic covers and comic art from the Joe Kubert estate, and the aforementioned three Charles Schulz original Peanuts strips, which include a 10-panel Sunday strip with Snoopy and Woodstock dated 12/26/1982, estimated at $40,000-$60,000; a four-panel daily strip featuring Linus and Lucy dated 7/26/1963 and estimated at $35,000-$45,000; and a four-panel daily featuring Lucy and Peppermint Patty dated 5/2/1986, with an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski’s oil on canvas, titled Bedouin Camp, has an estimate of $30,000-$50,000; the oil on board by Alex Katz (b. 1927-), titled Window #1, is estimated at $20,000-$40,000; and an original pencil portrait by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), signed and inscribed to Amick de Charme, carries an estimate of $30,000-$40,000.
An original ink illustration for the children’s book Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) is estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Other noteworthy artworks include an oil on Masonite by Frank Joseph Reilly (1906-1967) and a monumental oil on canvas by Claire Klarewicz-Okser, titled Common Places.
Returning to Day 1, the bronzes will feature a bust of a woman with crossed hands by Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), estimated at $15,000-$25,000; an Arab on a camel by Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936); and a nude woman with an arm outstretched by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980).
The Native American category will be headlined by Bemic Nelson Yellowman’s untitled acrylic on canvas, estimated at $1,500-$2,000; a mixed media depiction of a folk art elephant by Mamie Deschillie; and an acrylic on canvas painting by Mateo Romero, titled Indian Chief.
Original comic book cover art from the Joe Kubert estate will include Men of War #17 (1979); Rima the Jungle Girl #5 (1974); House of Mystery #298 (1981); Sgt. Rock Special #7 (1990); Our Fighting Forces #181 (1978); Combat #251 (1983); Super-Stars #15 (1977); G.I. Combat #146 (1971); Men of War #26 (1980); Kamandi – Last Boy on Earth #41 (1975); and original story page art for Batman #279 by Ernie Chan and Ted Blaisdell. A particular standout is art for Our Army at War #227, from 1971, which is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.
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