Howard Guild collection of Whistler prints come to Leland Little March 22

'Whistler with the White Lock' by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, dating to 1876-79 and estimated at $50-$25,000 at Leland Little.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Whistler prints from the famed collection of Howard R. Guild, Sr. (1867-1944) will be offered at Leland Little on Friday, March 22. The nine works on paper, including some very rare impressions, come by family descent. The complete catalog is available for viewing and bidding now at LiveAuctioneers.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) produced close to 500 etchings, lithographs, and drypoints — many of them carrying his famous butterfly signature. The medium offered him the opportunity to sketch ideas quickly, then slowly refine and develop them through multiple states, creating variations with expressive inking.

During the first half of the 20th century, Whistler collecting was at its zenith. Howard Guild, a Harvard graduate who made his fortune as a paper and twine merchant, was among the keenest adherents, amassing the largest private collection of Whistler prints in the United States. Many were donated by his family to the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in the 1990s.

Among the prints in the North Carolina sale is a copy of the last of Whistler’s etched self-portraits — sometimes called Whistler with the White Lock. Dated circa 1876-1879, it shows the artist with his characteristic white lock of hair: a genetic trait, the result of Waardenburg Syndrome, which both Whistler and his sister shared. Like every lot in the March 22 Fine Art Auction, it is assigned the broad estimate range of $50-$25,000. However, previous copies have sold for $1,500-$3,000 at auction.

The etching and drypoint Tatting, dating from 1873, is a particularly scarce print: only a handful have been offered at auction since 2000. Part of a group of informal female portraits of 1873 (all of them private studies, possibly for projected paintings) the sitter is Maude Franklin, Whistler’s new model and mistress.

Nursemaid and Child is a much earlier work and one of approximately 35 impressions of this second state etching and drypoint published in 1859. This copy has collectors’ stamps to the verso for Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, a native of Boston who was friends with the great print enthusiast Francis Bullard.

Mamluk 14th-century brass candlestick lit up Leland Little, selling for $125K

14th-century candlestick made during the classical period of Mamluk production, which sold for $100,000 ($125,000 with buyer’s premium) at Leland Little.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Estimated at $5,000-$10,000, a 14th-century candlestick made during the classical period of Mamluk artistic production hammered for $100,000 and sold for $125,000 with buyer’s premium at Leland Little on December 1. The 9in high silver-inlaid brass candlestick was likely used in court ceremonies or celebrations to honor the reigning potentate — either Sultan al-Malik al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun (1293–1341), or his son, Sultan al-Nasir Hasan (1334-1361).

The decoration is distinctive. By the period in which the candlestick was made, circa 1320-1360, the figural scenes that had appeared on much earlier Mamluk metalware made in both Egypt and Syria had been replaced by large calligraphic panels. This example, with its typical profile of a drum base, a drip tray, a cylindrical neck, and a flared socket, is inscribed in Thuluth script with an acclamation. It reads: Glory to our Master the Sultan, al-Malik al-Nasir, wise, diligent and just, who exerts himself [in time of war], who stands ready [to protect the realm]. Other inlaid motifs of flying birds, palmettes and six-petaled rosettes are also recognizable emblems of the Qalawunid dynasty, considered the apogee of Mamluk metalwork.

A very different lot, but one that generated similar levels of competition, was a rai stone ‘coin’ from the Pacific Island of Yap. Estimated at $1,000-$2,000, it hammered for $15,500 ($19,375 with buyer’s premium).

Though universal currencies have since become the norm on Yap, rai stones are still used for status and for important transfers of wealth. The largest of these stones, fashioned from carved and drilled crystalline calcite, can exceed 10 feet in diameter and are recognized as one of mankind’s most unusual means of exchange.

Exports of stone currency from Yap were restricted in 1965, with very few examples coming to market since. This 2ft wide example was consigned from a North Carolina collection with paperwork demonstrating its legitimate importation to the USA more than 60 years ago.

The auction house pointed to another example of similar size and condition (the one offered at Leland Little had been broken and was offered as two pieces) held by the Smithsonian. It is thought to date from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

The lineup of paintings included three oils by local favorite Francis Speight (1896-1989) and all beat their estimates. The top seller was W.P.A. Workers Grading Playground from 1939-40, an affectionate scene of one of the blue-collar industrial towns surrounding Philadelphia, which hammered for $77,000 ($96,250 with buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $10,000-$20,000. It came for sale from a collection in eastern North Carolina with an earlier provenance to the Sid Deutsch Gallery of New York.

The scene may depict Manayunk, the industrial area on the Schuylkill River where Speight lived until moving to Doylestown with his new family in 1943. In 1961 he moved back to his home state, with the North Carolina Museum of Art mounting a retrospective to mark his return.

Woman with Gloves, a 14 by 11in panel by Boston artist William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941), hammered for $22,000 ($27,500 with buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $5,000-$10,000. Paxton, who trained at the Cowles School in Boston and then in Paris at both the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian, is well known for quiet paintings of fashionable well-to-do women at ease in windowless parlors touched by soft light. He credited his distinctive technique to Vermeer. This particular composition, which showed no evidence of restoration or overpaint, was signed and dated 1907, when the artist was at the peak of his powers and teaching at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Diego Rivera and Henry Moore works on paper draw bidders to Leland Little Sept. 9

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — True to form, Leland Little‘s Signature Fall Auction holds great promise, with a Diego Rivera original and other top-flight artworks leading the way on Saturday, September 9. LiveAuctioneers now has the catalog available for review and bidding.

Most fascinating and certain to draw bidders is Mujer cargando ayate, a 1941 Diego Rivera (1886-1957) India ink and watercolor on paper measuring 15.375 by 10.75in. Its provenance includes documentation on its descent from Rivera, having been purchased by Gimbel Brothers department store from Alberto Misrachi in January 1944 for 450 pesos. It carries an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

Famed North Carolina artist Maud Gatewood (1934-2004) so makes a leading appearance in the sale. Her 1985 acrylic on canvas Breakers (Red Ball) measures 60 by 72in and is estimated at $30,000-$40,000.

England’s Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986) is best remembered for his monumental bronze public art sculptures and his illustrations that feature abstractions on the human form. In this lot, called Standing Female Nude, we see classic Moore in action. The framed black chalk and India ink on paper dating to 1928-30 and featuring Moore’s signature is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.

Another prominent North Carolinian is also featured in the Leland Little sale. Claude Howell (1915-1997) produced a wide range of marine and maritime-related landscape artwork in a Realist style. Heading Shrimp from 1981 measures 50 by 40in and is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Visit the Leland Little catalog now at LiveAuctioneers to register to bid in the September 9 auction. Be sure to check out the extensive offering of diamonds, gold, necklaces, pendants, rings, and watches.
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Diego Rivera, ‘Mujer cargando ayate,’ estimated at $10,000-$20,000 at Leland Little.
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Maud Gatewood, ‘Breakers (Red Ball),’ estimated at $30,000-$40,000 at Leland Little.
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Henry Moore, ‘Standing Female Nude,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000 at Leland Little.
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Claude Howell ‘Heading Shrimp,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000 at Leland Little.
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Joseph Christian Leyendecker, ‘Hurdy-Gurdy Man,’ estimated at $10,000-$20,000 at Leland Little.
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Rene Lalique, Suzanne glass statuette, estimated at $4,000-$8,000 at Leland Little.
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An $8K Tamara de Lempika print stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

Femme a la Mandoline, an artist-signed print by Tamara de Lempicka sold for $8,320 at Antique Arena Inc.

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[av_heading heading=’Femme a la Mandoline, an artist-signed print by Tamara de Lempicka sold for $8K at Antique Arena Inc.’ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote elegant-quote elegant-centered’ subheading_active=” show_icon=” icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’ size=’22’ av-desktop-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” subheading_size=” av-desktop-font-size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” icon_size=” av-desktop-font-size-1=” av-medium-font-size-1=” av-small-font-size-1=” av-mini-font-size-1=” color=” custom_font=” subheading_color=” seperator_color=” icon_color=” margin=’,,35px,’ av-desktop-margin=” av-desktop-margin_sync=’true’ av-medium-margin=” av-medium-margin_sync=’true’ av-small-margin=’,,20px,’ av-mini-margin=” av-mini-margin_sync=’true’ headline_padding=” headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-desktop-headline_padding=” av-desktop-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-medium-headline_padding=” av-medium-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-small-headline_padding=” av-small-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-mini-headline_padding=” av-mini-headline_padding_sync=’true’ padding=’10’ av-desktop-padding=” av-medium-padding=” av-small-padding=” av-mini-padding=” icon_padding=’10’ av-desktop-icon_padding=” av-medium-icon_padding=” av-small-icon_padding=” av-mini-icon_padding=” link=” link_target=” title_attr=” id=” custom_class=” template_class=” av_uid=’av-37opm37f’ sc_version=’1.0′ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading]

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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Femme a la Mandoline was among the first paintings in what would become Tamara de Lempicka’s (1898 to 1980) full signature Art Deco style. The model was her closest female friend, confidante, and lover, Ira Perrot – Lempicka had first painted her wearing a blue dress in 1922. Begun in 1929, she finished the painting following her first visit to America (arriving in New York only days before the stock market crash) adding in a skyline of Manhattan skyscrapers to the background.

The original oil, exhibited at the Société des Artistes Indépendants in 1930 as Lempicka’s star began to rise, was sold at Christie’s New York in 2018 for around $9 million. However, Lempicka, a master of self-promotion, also issued the image as a limited edition print circa 1933. This example, signed in pencil at the lower left and numbered 23 out of 100, was offered at Antique Arena Inc. on August 12 with an estimate of just $100-$150. These artist-signed prints by Lempicka can retail for closer to $15,000 and this one achieved $8,320.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK – Vietnamese buyers have sent the best works of art from the Nguyen (1802-1945) dynasties to new price levels in recent years. A particular area of collecting focus is the bleu de Huế porcelain that was made in China to Vietnamese designs.

Some of these pieces (named after Huế, the Nguyen capital) include the bespoke marks of royal family members and court officials. An influential exhibition entitled Signed Porcelains from the Lê, Trinh and Nguyen Dynasties was held at the Museum of Royal Antiques of Hue in 2018.

Estimated at $300-$500, a set of four bleu de Huế tea bowls sold for $5,000 at Auctions at Showplace on August 6. Decorated with chrysanthemum blooms and birds on branches, they had a series of inscriptions to the exterior and a four-character mark to the base. All had the protective silver rims of the type that became popular on Vietnamese porcelain in the late 19th century.

Many of these pieces came to Europe and America in the years under French colonial rule. However, these four bowls had a provenance to Le Lieu and Malcolm Browne (1931-2012), the photojournalist who took the 1963 award-winning photograph of the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thic Quang Duc.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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FREEPORT, Maine – Estimated at $300-$500, a four-gallon crock by J&E Norton of Bennington, Vermont earned $8,000 at Casco Bay Auctions on August 5.

It was a healthy price for a piece that had condition issues, including a substantial break to the reverse, but the whimsical decoration of a stylized peacock had charm in folk-art spades. It may suggest the hand of the Württemberg, Germany immigrant John Hilfinger — who worked in the Norton family pottery in Bennington between 1855 and 1864 when he enlisted in the Union army.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Pop Art of the early 1960s, the Souper Dress was sold by the Campbell’s Soup Company of New Jersey in the late 1960s as a fashion statement and advertisement. Disposable screen-printed paper dresses were in style at the time, and customers could acquire a Souper Dress by redeeming several soup can labels and paying a small fee.

The dress could be cut to the appropriate hem length using the yellow stripes at the bottom, but this example retains its stripes and does not appear to have been hemmed. It appeared at Leland Little‘s July 27 Summer Modern and Contemporary Auction, where it brought $6,875.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – An Omega Speedmaster Ref 105.003 attained £11,205, or about $14,200, at the Jewellery, Silver & Watches auction at Cheffins on August 17. Made around 1967, the so-called ‘Pre Moon’ watch came in its original red and gold tooled case with a booklet, a card dated 15/7/69 and the original warranty certificate from the retailer. The estimate was $6,000-$8,000.

The 105.003 and prior issues are known to collectors as ‘Pre-Moon’ Speedmasters as their manufacture predates the Moon landings. This model was later given the nickname the ‘Ed White’ as he wore one, strapped to the outside of the left-side sleeve of his G4C space suit, when completing the first space walk by an American on June 3, 1965. It was the first time a Speedy had been exposed to the vacuum of space and it kept good time.

The watch was issued between 1963-69 although the majority were made in 1965, before the 145.012 model was introduced and chosen by NASA to accompany the Apollo 11 mission to put the first man on the Moon.
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Leland Little to auction estate of esteemed NC newspaper owner, Mar. 31

Danny Robinette, ‘Summer Garden,’ estimated at $50-$25,000
Danny Robinette, ‘Summer Garden,’ estimated at $50-$25,000
Danny Robinette, ‘Summer Garden,’ estimated at $50-$25,000

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – On Friday, March 31, at 9 am Eastern time, Leland Little will auction the estate of the late Frank Daniels, Jr. and his wife Julia Jones Daniels. The Daniels family owned and operated the Raleigh News & Observer for 101 years. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leland Little lines up exquisite collector cars for March 15 auction

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Dietrich convertible sedan, estimated at $50-$25,000
1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Dietrich convertible sedan, estimated at $50-$25,000

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – On Wednesday, March 15, starting at noon Eastern time, Leland Little Auctions will hold its Spring Collector Vehicles Auction, following a slate of auctions including its largest-ever Rare Spirits Auction and its Signature Spring Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ernie Barnes paintings at forefront of Leland Little auction, March 11

Ernie Barnes, ‘The Hurdler,’ estimated at $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions
Ernie Barnes, ‘The Hurdler,’ estimated at $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – On Saturday, March 11, starting at 9 am Eastern time, Leland Little Auctions will hold its Signature Spring Auction, featuring almost 250 lots of fine art, antique furniture and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leland Little embraces auction spaces, both digital and physical

 

 

Leland Little said working in an environment that exudes energy spreads from the directors to the entire team and to consignors and buyers: “It’s very much a full circle energy cycle that allows growth and opportunity.” Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions.
Leland Little said working in an environment that exudes energy spreads from the directors to the entire team and to consignors and buyers: “It’s very much a full circle energy cycle that allows growth and opportunity.” Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Leland Little, founder and president of his eponymous auction house Leland Little Auctions, specializes in selling the past but is forward-facing. His auction house delivers high-end items in a wide range of categories. While much of the selling takes place online, five years ago, Little envisioned a gallery-like space that would embody a 21st-century model for bringing collectors, buyers and sellers together under one roof to learn as well as buy and sell. The expansion was designed by architect Richard Gurlitz. This is all part of Little’s vision to build his business and anticipate future needs while tackling the day-to-day business of running an auction house.

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Leland Little unveils new 41,000-sq-ft architect-designed gallery

In Spring 2022, Leland Little Auctions added 41,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition space and administrative offices to its existing building. Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions

 

In Spring 2022, Leland Little Auctions added 41,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition space and administrative offices to its existing building. Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions

In Spring 2022, Leland Little Auctions added 41,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition space and administrative offices to its existing building. Image courtesy of Leland Little Auctions

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – This spring, Leland Little Auctions moved into its new gallery, exhibition space and administrative offices. Representing the vision of Leland Little expressed through the design eye of architect Richard Gurlitz, the new construction directly connects with the auction company’s existing building, providing 41,000 square feet of space.

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