Picasso ceramics and mid-century modern furniture claims the spotlight at Nadeau’s Jan. 27

Pablo Picasso Madoura earthenware face plate, estimated at $5,000-$10,000 at Nadeau's.

WINDSOR, Conn. — A huge, 625-lot sale of mid-century art and furnishings is the focus of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 27. Bidding is now available at LiveAuctioneers.

Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is a giant among 20th-century designers. A Renaissance man, Ponti served as an architect, industrial designer, furniture designer and more across his amazing career. Ponti’s furniture receives strong attention from mid-century modern collectors. Nadeau’s top-estimated lot is a Ponti design for M. Singer & Sons. The walnut double dresser features industrial geometry and is one of Ponti’s more iconic designs for the American furniture retailer. It is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

The collaboration between Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Madoura Plein Den pottery works continues to entice collectors more than 60 years after the first items came to market. This earthenware face plate is from 1968 or 1969 and carries all the standard Madoura markings, including indicating it is number 48 of a 100-piece series. It carries an estimate of $5,000-$10,000.

Gaetano Bellei (1857-1922) is a beloved Italian genre painter who had the ability to create photographic portrayals of people while capturing the human spirit in every work he produced. Three Children Behind an Opera Curtain (Modena) is an undated oil on canvas depicting mischievous children peering from behind a velvet curtain. Measuring 35 by 26in, the Bellei is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Fewer designers had greater impact on 20th-century culture than Raymond Loewy (1893-1986). From toasters to Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives, Studebaker cars to the Shell Oil logo, Loewy’s work touched millions. His 1965 design for Doubinsky Frères of France created this DF2000 sideboard from orange and red ABS plastic. It is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

R. Kenton Nelson (b. 1954-) is a Pasadena, California-based painter who finds inspiration in classic 1950s advertising art. Nadeau’s has two works of his, purchased apparently simultaneously for $11,000 each from Salzburg Gallery in 2005. Digging and Delving is a 2005 work depicting a detail of a classically dressed man poring through numerous books, and is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Pitchfork is also from 2005, and carries a $2,000-$4,000 estimate.

Picasso owl vase and Tiffany Studios Lily lamp grace Capsule’s Art and Design auction Sept. 27

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NEW YORK — A vase made during the Pablo Picasso-Madoura ceramic works partnership in Vallauris, France comes to market at Capsule AuctionsArt and Design auction on Wednesday, September 27. The complete catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

Picasso (1881-1973) first discovered Madoura pottery during a 1946 art exhibition in Vallauris. He met the owners, Suzanne and Georges Ramié, who invited him to their facility. Before long, a partnership bloomed and Picasso ceramics streamed out of Madoura — by some estimates, more than 9,000 pieces.

So desirable are Picasso-Madoura ceramics that a Christie’s South Kensington sale in 2012 brought an incredible $12,584,141 from just 500-odd lots that came directly from the Madoura works.

Capsule’s example features Picasso’s trademark owl design, is titled Viasge et Hibou (Face and Owl), is marked “Edition Picasso / Madoura” and carries number 114 from a 200-piece edition. Standing 9.5in in height and with provenance from a collection at The Beekman, New York, it has an estimate of $25,000-$30,000.

Fresh from an East Hampton collection is a circa-1910 Tiffany Studios 10-light Lily table lamp. Made with favrile glass and bronze, its eight shades are marked “L.C.T. Favrile” and the base is impressed “TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/381.” It is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

High-style Modernism is also a part of the Capsule sale. A pair of Tommi Parzinger brass table lamps with linen shades in generally good condition is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
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Pablo Picasso Owl vase, estimated at $25,000-$30,000 at Capsule Auctions.
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Tiffany Studios 10-light Lily table lamp, estimated at $5,000-$7,000 at Capsule Auctions.
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Tommi Parzinger table lamps, estimated at $4,000-$6,000 at Capsule Auctions.
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Ivan da Silva Bruhns rug, estimated at $5,000-$8,000 at Capsule Auctions.
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Andirons after Alberto Giacometti, estimated at $5,000-$7,000 at Capsule Auctions.
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Museum-quality pieces throughout Artemis Gallery’s June 29 Exceptional Antiquities Auction

Ancient Egyptian sandstone panel with three fragmentary columns of inscribed hieroglyphs and a left-facing female figure, perhaps a goddess consort. Late Third Intermediate or Ptolemaic Period, circa 760-30 BCE. Height: 20.5in. Exhibited at LA County Museum of Art; Arizona Museum of Art; and the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University, San Bernardino, California. Published in important 1992 reference written by Dr. Gerry D. Scott III. Provenance: Collection of Dr. W. Benson Harer Jr. Estimate $45,000-$67,500

BOULDER, Colo. – Internationally known and frequently called upon for expert consultation, Artemis Gallery has auctioned some of the world’s finest collections of ancient, cultural and ethnographic art. Each of their auction events is expertly curated, with careful thought given to including historical treasures to please both the connoisseur and motivated new collector. Artemis Gallery’s Thursday, June 29 lineup features a stellar array of objects with deep provenance – some whose trail of ownership can traced back as far as the turn of the 20th century.

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Picasso pottery pitcher sweetens lineup at EstateofMind, Oct. 15

Vladimir Kagan bi-level sectional sofa, estimated at $50-$1,000
Vladimir Kagan bi-level sectional sofa, estimated at $50-$1,000

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Five Vladimir Kagan furnishings that once decorated a dwelling in the legendary Dakota apartment building in New York City and a Pablo Picasso vase for Madoura will appear in a two-session auction on Saturday, October 15, held by EstateOfMind. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery delivers a wealth of ancient and modern delights, July 14

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Hibou des bois (Wood Owl), ceramic vase, 1968, Edition 211/500, 11.5in high. All appropriate markings and stamps. Ex Nancy and Dr. E.R. Simpson collection, Los Angeles. Est. $12,000-$24,000. Courtesy of Artemis Gallery
Egyptian Ptolemaic period (circa 332-30 BCE) cartonnage (mummy mask) for a male child, imported wood layered with gesso and linen with painted facial characteristics and additional linear and stippled motifs. Size on included wood display stand: 17in high by 12in wide. Cf. The British Museum. Provenance: Maryland private collection, Artemis Gallery June 20, 2018 auction; Texas private collection. Est. $9,000-$13,000. Courtesy of Artemis Gallery
Egyptian Ptolemaic period (circa 332-30 BCE) cartonnage (mummy mask) for a male child, imported wood layered with gesso and linen with painted facial characteristics and additional linear and stippled motifs. Size on included wood display stand: 17in high by 12in wide. Cf. The British Museum. Provenance: Maryland private collection, Artemis Gallery June 20, 2018 auction; Texas private collection. Est. $9,000-$13,000. Courtesy of Artemis Gallery

BOULDER, Colo. – On Thursday, July 14, Artemis Gallery will present its Exceptional Antiquities, Ethnographic and Fine Art Auction, with absentee and online bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The 357-lot selection features museum-worthy examples of classical antiquities (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern), as well as Viking, Far East and Asian, Pre-Columbian, African and Tribal, Oceanic, Native American and Spanish Colonial treasures.

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Artemis Gallery to auction exceptional antiquities, cultural & fine art, March 24

Rare Ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic (Naqada II to Naqada III, circa 3500-3000 BCE) terracotta canoe-form boat model with pinched keel, 19in long. Published in 1909 reference ‘The Light of Egypt,’ by Robert de Rustafjaell, who found the relic at Gebelein, 17 miles from Luxor. Extensive provenance, including Sotheby’s London, January 20-24, 1913. Estimate $40,000-$50,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Discerning collectors of cultural art always look forward to Artemis Gallery’s auctions produced under the “Exceptional Antiquities” banner. That particular series of sales represents the finest ancient, ethnographic and fine art consignments entrusted to the renowned Artemis team for expert vetting, marketing and sale. The next Exceptional Auction is slated for Thursday, March 24, and as always, each item will convey to its new owner with an Artemis Gallery Certificate of Authenticity.

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Quinn’s Jan. 29 auction features elite consignments from Mid-Atlantic region

Jean Louis Voille (French/Russian, 1744- after 1801), 1792 portrait of Count Paul Alexandrovich Stroganoff (1774-1817). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated. Sight: 23¼ x 18½in. Estimate $10,000-$15,000

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will host its first Fine & Decorative Arts Auction of 2022 on Saturday, January 29, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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