Biography of Edmund Daniel Kinzinger by Nancy A. Kinzinger

Edmund Daniel Kinzinger was born in 1888, in Pforzheim, Germany to a minor aristocratic family. The youngest son in a family of 3 brothers and 3 sisters, he gave up the opportunity to enter the prosperous family business to study Art. He received the usual schooling and left home in 1906 to study at the University of Munich and the State Academy of Art in Munich. He also attended the Academy of Art in Stuttgart where he studied first under Christian Landsberger, then under Adolf Holzel. Together with other Holzel students like Oskar Schlemmer and Willi Baumeister he founded in 1919 the Uecht group.  During this time, he married Amelia Fuchs [mother of his only son Siegfried Maria Kinzinger; a German schooled research chemist/ my father]. He studied and worked with a group of extreme modern artists, and his work was pure abstraction (German Modern Art Group) including cubism, futurism and surrealism. From 1912-1913 he studied at the Modern Academy in Paris, where much of his work became more impressionistic. While in Paris he studied under Leger and Matisse, but his studies were cut short by the arrival of World War.

From 1914-1919 he fought in World War I, entering as a private and leaving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Artillery. His dog accompanied him, and proved to be an able member of the forces, his acute hearing alerting his master and comrades to incoming artillery. Kinzinger rose quickly through the ranks and eventually commanded an artillery unit.

As many did, he suffered from the ravages of war. Severely shell shocked, wounded twice, but decorated for bravery, he returned to Stuttgart and continued to paint, and began working in abstraction and cubism again, earning his living as a portrait painter. During this time he studied as a master student of Henrich Waldschmidt, again at the Staatliche Akademie Stuttgart. Edmund began to collect art during this time period, as money was in short supply in post WWI Germany. He often traded portraits for furniture and art.

In 1922, Amelia died in a bizarre accident. While attending a masquerade party, she was killed by a gunshot. Another party attendee dressed as an American cowboy shot off his guns; the guns were loaded and one bullet ricocheted off a chandelier and killed Amelia instantly. To support his son, Kinzinger spent the next three years traveling and painting in Italy, Spain and France. Sometime during this period he also studied with Pablo Picasso.

1927 brought a new life. Kinzinger met Alice Fish, an American who was studying in Europe. They married and went to America for a year. His style swung back towards naturalism; he spent the year working at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. But Europe-despite the economy and the political tensions -beckoned. They returned to Munich in 1928.

He rejoined the German Modern Art Group, artists who defined contemporary European art. For the next 6 years, his academic career continued-as Director of the Schule fur Bildende Kunst, Hans Hoffman, Munich, as well as Director of the Ecole de l’Epoque, Paris, France. He had one man exhibitions at Bloomsbury Galleries, London, England (1933); Gallerie Pierre, Paris, France (1934); Roullier Gallery, Chicago Illinois (1935) while teaching and painting. In 1933, Adolph Hitler “abolished “ Modern Art as decadent, so as an outcast in his own country, he looked elsewhere for work. Alice had already departed for home with their young daughter, and heavily encouraged Edmund to leave his peers and the suppressive atmosphere of Europe to come to America. After months of planning and scheming, as well as a great deal of sorrow, Kinzinger left Germany forever, traveling through France to sail to the United States with his now 25 year old son in the year 1934.

In 1935 he founded and  eventually became chairman of the art Department at Baylor University, Waco Texas. Leaving behind a repressive, unsettled and dark Germany was, in some aspects, not difficult for Kinzinger. The USA represented new horizons and possibilities. Baylor, however, was a deeply conservative, religious institution. So once again he began to reconstruct his life, with his subject matter following suit.

In the years 1939-1942, Kinzinger attended summer school sessions at the University of Iowa, earning the first doctorate in Fine Arts from the school. His dissertation consisted of a series of paintings based on his travels in Old Mexico. In 1944, Kinzinger began painting summers in Taos. Many of his subjects were poor peasants and natives of the area. His affinity for his subject matter is great, and his own depression grows. By 1949, he is divorced.   His daughter, Delia, has married and moved to India upon graduation from college. Alice stays in New Mexico, but eventually she also retreats to India to be with her daughter and her growing family. Kinzinger involuntarily withdraws as chairman of the art department.

Dr. Kinzinger spent his last 15 years living with his son, in Delavan, Wisconsin and Tarboro, North Carolina all the while being treated for his mental illness. He would work occasionally during these years, but only with a great deal of encouragement and support. He spent his time reading and studying, walking and interacting with his family and their friends. He died of a stroke in the spring of 1963.

Auction Highlights | Estate of Bruce Van Wagner and Laura Robinson, Spring Island, SC and Other Owners

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David Shepherd (British, b. 1931), Elephant Country Tsavo, 1978, O/C, with Print and Book

Featured in the auction is property from the Estate of Coca-Cola Heiress Laura B. Robinson (great granddaughter of Frank Robinson) and her husband Bruce Van Wagner, former CEO of Anixter Bros. Inc.  Mrs. Robinson was a big game hunter and philanthropis David Shepherdt and filled their Spring Island, SC home with fine things picked up on her travels.  Highlights include a painting of elephant country by , a watercolor and 2 drawings by Savannah artist Ray Ellis, a portrait of a woman from the school of Bartholomeus Van Der Helst, a portrait of a woman with auburn hair by French artist Jean Jacques Henner,  numerous pieces of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including an unusual French Tole Bedstead and many other things

 

 

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Gabriele Munter (German, 1877-1962), Der Blaue Berg (The Blue Mountain), Oil on Board, 1908

 

Fine Art highlights include two strong works by Gabriele Munter, a German Expressionist painter and member of the Blaue Reiter group, a historical work by the Belgian painter Ferdinand de Braekeleer of the Defense of Antwerp and a watercolor of a vineyard by Russian artist Natalia Sergeevna.

 

 

 

 

 

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Andy Warhol (1928-27, New York), Paris Review, Lithograph

American fine art offerings include a Franz Kline abstract oil on paper, a Sanford Gifford painting of Mansfield Mountain Vermont, lithographs by Andy Warhol and Alex Katz, a still life by Claude(ine) Raguet Hirst and several works by Savannah artist Hattie Saussy.

Other items of interest include many pieces of Art Glass, ranging from G. Argy Rousseau pate de verre glass from the beginning of the 20th century to more contemporary works by Mark Peiser and Richard Jolley.

Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard

Auction Highlights | Nye & Company’s Property from the Collection of Yogi Berra Auction

Nye and Company has the great honor to represent the sale of Major League Baseball’s iconic New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra. Nearly 300 lots will be posted to www.iGavelAuctions.com from July 23rd –August 6th. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from July 28th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition.

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With the sale of the Hall-of-Famer’s home in neighboring Montclair, New Jersey his furnishings and personal affects will be available to the highest bidder. There are baseball items included in the sale, but the majority of the lots will be items from his spacious Georgian style home.

 

 

 

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Buyers will find a nice Federal “butler’s desk” made in New York about 1825 and an American secretary desk of similar date. A George III mahogany pedestal desk, a Baroque style inlaid center table, and a pair of Italian walnut corner cupboards are some of the more notable pieces of formal furniture. A lovely set of Neoclassical style cast-iron garden furniture suite, embellished with swags, is one of three groups of outdoor seating.

Mrs. Berra collected chicken and figural birds primarily in glass and wood by such notable makers as Royal Worcester, Baccarat, W. Goebel and Boehm. Several Georgian wall sconces, lamps and dinner services by venerable firms like Adams, Ducal Crownware, Lenox and Heinrich & Co. augment the table top items.

IMG_3745Numerous commemorative pieces will catch (get it?) bidders’ attention. For example, there are Yankees inscribed Tiffany ice buckets, a Hall of Fame tea pot, a portrait, team jacket, baseballs, a pair of #8-embroidered Yankee-logo-emblazoned golf shoes, a team suitcase and other pieces, including All-Star Game memorabilia.

Each lot will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

In early 2010, Nye and Company relocated to Bloomfield, New Jersey making them more easily accessible to New York City. Our location moments off major interstate arties (Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 80, 280, 287) and State Routes 3, 46 and 23, is easily found by the large-format banners on the façade.

For photographs, to schedule an interview, or for further information, please contact:

John B. A. Nye Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers
20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493
john@nyeandcompany.com
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Nye & Company offers free auction appraisals every Monday from 10 AM – 2 PM and a full complement of contract appraisal work for estate, insurance, fair market value and equitable distribution. Please call 973-984-6900 during business hours for more information.

Auction Highlights | Nye and Company June Sale

As spring days lengthen and mercury rises with the coming summer season, Nye and Company has one hot auction on tap for June. The 830 lots will be posted to www.iGavelAuctions.com from June 3rd -June 17th. The sale includes a wide array of fine and decorative arts from the greater Metropolitan area, but certain rarities stand-out from the overall strong group and are worth mentioning in detail. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from June 9th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 14th and 15th from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition.

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A private Short Hills family is downsizing from a house occupied for nearly a half-century. As children grew and left home, their collection grew and grew. The focus was on Americana and the trappings that went along with it. The paintings, Sandwich Glass, brass, hearth equipment and paintings were gathered on trips, from dealers and shows. The most important object included in their deaccessioned pieces is a truly remarkable pictorial sand art bottle. Bearing a label on the underside inscribed “PICTURED ROCK SAND/ PUT UP BY / A. CLEMENS/ DEAF MUTE/ McGREGOR, IOWA” the apothecary bottle depicts the Great Seal of the United States and an oval reserve featuring a sailing vessel, swallow and a rose within an inscription.
 
Another family sold a house on Bernard’s Mountain in central New Jersey. From their house came a terrific collection of Oriental rugs and period furniture. Regency bookcases, Art Nouveau and Deco cabinets and complement the French pieces. Of note, is the life size carved marble statue of a kneeling Diana. On the dark green pedestal she stands nearly seven feet tall.
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A turtleback patinated bronze Greek vase table lamp is another highlight from this family. They are also selling another patinated bronze table lamp with the Whirling Leaves glass shade. In the manner of Frank Lloyd Wright, an early 20th century leaded-glass ceiling fixture, previously in a Christie’s auction, made by Giannini and Hilgart is a stunning example of Arts and Crafts lighting.
 
 
 
5397-1aFrom a variety of consignors come numerous works of fine art.  For example, a private New Orleans, Louisiana collector is selling a large format, apparently unsigned, still life by the German born, American painter Severin Roesen (1815-1872). The consignor’s grandparents traveled by train from Columbus, Georgia to New York to buy art for their new home that was designed by Classicist architect, J. Neel Reid. In the 1930’s the officers of Fort Benning were entertained in their home that included Major and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, General and Mrs. Patton and General and Mrs. George C. Marshall, who frequently stayed at the house when in town. A group of eight erotic paintings from a New Jersey family may be one of the largest groups of Stephen Bagnell (American, 1930-1996) oil on boards ever offered at one time. The two works by Stephen Kaufman (1926-2008) were commissioned by the consignor’s father, a personal friend. A large portrait by French painter Antoinette Haudebourt-Lescot (1784-1845) depicts a seated, educated woman staring out at the viewer, with book in hand. An oil on board of a Black Sharecropper by William Aiken Walker, (1838-1921), has an amazing human interest story, in that the African American consignor told us how she picked cotton as a child in North Carolina. The painting was put away in her Newark attic by an ancestor and recently “found” as she prepares to move.
5408-8Numerous sculptures in the auction include a Rodin bronze figure of a hand. A horse and rider is by P.J. Mene (French, 1810-1879), a cast bust of a woman is marked Garnier (French, 1853-1910), and several other works of realism as well. There is also an abstract sculpture by Argentine artist Alicia Penalba (1913-1982), titled “Grende Orolirio” and another by Antoine Poncet (Swiss, 1928-  ), called “Forme Confiante”.
The sterling silver includes a large water pitcher and a three-piece tea service by Italian silversmith Buccellati. Other works by Gorham, Tiffany and Nirosta, a Russian manufacturer.
There are numerous pieces of Chinese hollowware and porcelain plaques from the 19th and 20th centuries. Another collection comprises approximately three dozen 18th and 19th century English ceramic cow creamers.
In early 2010, Nye and Company relocated to Bloomfield, New Jersey making them more easily accessible to New York City. Our location moments off major interstate arties (Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 80, 280, 287) and State Routes 3, 46 and 23, is easily found by the large-format banners on the façade.

Sale Highlights | Case Antiques’ Fall Auction

iGavel Auctions is proud to announce Case Antiques’ fall season auction. The sale features over 300 items, ranging from jewelry to collectibles, including several estate collections. The sale is now live on iGavelAuctions.com through September 27th. Below are some of the highlights we have picked from the sale.

1The jewelry highlights offered include an 18k custom cluster diamond ring. The ring bears a round brilliant cut diamond measuring 7.3 mm and weighing approximately 1.50 ct on the center and surrounded by 27 single cut and round brilliant cut diamonds and 8 baguette diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1.20 ct. 16 grams. This ring is estimated at $2,000 – 2,500 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

2Selections from the fine art section of the sale include this oil on canvas, depicting vulcan and venus, attrabuted to Louis Jean François Lagrenée. In the painting, Venus sits at left, attended by two cherubs, while her blacksmith husband Vulcan looks on admiringly, resting against his anvil with a hammer in his hand. Lagrenée(1725-1805) was a pupul of Carle Van Loo and mainly painted historical, mythological, and religious works. The painting is mounted on a 19th century giltwood frame. It is estimated at $5,000 – 7,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

3Asian objects offered in the sale include this Chinese Ming gilt bronze of Wenchang Wang. Wenchang Wang is a Daoist deity, known as the God of Culture and Literature. The figure is shown seated, wearing a ceremonial robe and head dress, and holding a hu tablet. The statue still bears the original gilting despite the wear and loss. The statue is estimated at $3,000 – 4,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

Sale Highlights | September Fine and Decorative Arts Auction Featuring Silver

iGavel Auctions is proud to announce Nye & Company’s September Fine and Decorative Arts Auction Featuring Silver. The sale features over 700 lots with a focus on important silver and objects of vertu. The sale is a great opportunity for silver collectors as well as furniture collectors and interior decorators. The sale is now live on iGavel through September 24th. Below are some of the highlights we have picked from the sale:

 

Silver highlights include a 19th 3099437Century Gorham Sterling Silver Polar Exploration oval ice bucket. Founded in 1831, Gorham Manufacturing Company is one of America’s largest manufacturers of sterling. This unique ice bucket depicts a polar exploration scene, decorated with icicles on the outside of the bucket and with polar bear figures sitting over the handles and on the spoon. This ice bucket is estimated at $6,000 – 10,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

Collections from the fine art portion of 3099718the sale include an oil on canvas by Hermann David Salomon Corrodi. Corrodi (Italian,1844-1905). His work mostly consists of landscape and Orientalist style paintings. This painting, dubbed “Ruins in the Roman Campagna”, depicts the ruins of Roman structures during a sunset in Italy. The painting is estimated at $10,000 – 20,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

3099429Another silver offered in the auction is a 19th Century Tiffany & Co Greek revival style sterling silver coffee & tea service set. The set is comprised of a coffee pot, two tea pots, chocolate pot, covered sugar bowl, tea caddy, cream jug and waste bowl. The set is decorated with a procession of neoclassical Greek figures and mythological figures, similar to those on the Parthenon frieze. This set is estimated at $30,000 – 40,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Abington Auction’s Summer Sale

Abington Auction Gallery has once again carefully selected an exciting mix of antiques and collectibles for their summer auction. The sale features an assortment of clocks, tortoise shell collectibles, an extensive set of Herend china, sterling silver and bronzes, and is now live on iGavel through August 21st.

3065994Decorative arts highlights include an antique French ormolu clock cast in the shape of a lyre. It is mounted on a pedestal and the countour of the clock is decorated with beading. The dial carries an enamel decoration and bears the maker’s name, Sypher & Co.. The clock is estimated at $5,000-7,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

3066013The sale includes a number of 20th century or earlier European furniture pieces. Of particular interest is a late 18th century Chippendale tiger maple desk.  The desk has a unique design where the desk part folds out from the top. The desk has minor restoration and and wear from its age. It is estimated at $2,000-3,000 and available for bidding. Click here to bid

 

3066154Another highlight from the sale is a Reinhold Werner (1884 – 1969) painting. Not much is known about this German painter besides the fact that he painted impressionistic landscapes of Germany. This painting is dubbed “A River in Frieberg” and dated 1912 by the artist next to his signature. The painting is estimated at $2,000-3,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Witherell’s Summer Auctions

iGavel Auctions is proud to present Witherell’s Summer Auctions. The two part auction consists of a collection from estates and various owners throughout California and American West, and war posters and prints from the estate of Hubert Wade, a cinematographer for Hal Roach Studios. The auction is now live through August 20th. Below are some of the highlights from this auction.

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Fine art highlights include a Charles Dye painting. Charles Dye (American, 1906-1972) was one of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America and is known for his gift of storytelling in paintings. The painting depicts a cowboy lassoing a cow in the desert. It is estimated at $15,000-25,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

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Another highlight from the sale is a Wayne Thiebaud etching. Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920 – ) is a renown American painter who is most associated with his pop art paintings of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks during the sixties and the seventies. This etching, dubbed “Neighborhood Ridge” is one of his later works from 1984 and is in a very good condition in a frame. It is estimated at $3,000-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

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Jewelry highlights include an Art Deco diamond platinum ring. This platinum ring is decorated with 29 Old European cut diamonds ranging between 0.77 carats to 0.02, totaling in 1.93 carats. In addition, there are 16 French cut blue sapphires filling in the accents of the ring. It is estimated at $3,000-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Nye & Company’s Summer Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

iGavel Auctions is proud to present Nye & Company’s Summer Fine & Decorative Arts Auction. The sale contains nearly 900 lots from the tri-state area with an emphasis on English furniture and a large variety of silver. The sale is now live through August 13th. The items on the sale can be viewed on August 5th through 9th between 10AM-4PM, and on August 10th through 11th between 12PM-4PM at Nye & Company headquarters. Click here for more information

3058333Fine Art highlights include a painting by the British painter James Pollard (1792–1867). The painting, dubbed “Flack’s Cambridge Coach at Stamford Hill Gate,” depicts the artist’s favorite subject matter, mail coaches. The painting is mounted on a gilded gold frame and has been relined and restored. It is estimated at $5,000 – 7,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 
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Silver highlights include a Tiffany & Co. Tea & Coffee Service. The 20th century set consists of a kettle on a stand, two coffee pots, teapot, covered sugar bowl, cream jug and a waste bowl, weighting a total of 150 troy ounces. The service is estimated at $6,000 – 8,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

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Highlights from the furniture selection include a late 18th century Italian Neoclassical Inlaid Commode. This commode is a fine example of the Neoclassical aesthetic popular in the late 18th century. Neoclassicism celebrates the aesthetic ideals of classicism, a reaction against the lavishness of the Rococo style. The commode is estimated at $4,000 – 6,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Abington Auctions June Sale

iGavel is thrilled to announce Abington Auction Gallery’s June Sale. In their new sale, Abington offers a variety of antiques for every collector’s taste, including fine jewelry, art deco collectibles, mid-century furniture & accessories and a wide array of silver, crystal and bronze pieces and a wonderful variety of fine arts. The auction is now live through July 2nd. For more detailed condition reports on items, e-mail Abington Auction Gallery at Info@abingtonauctions.com

3Included in the sale is a David Burliuk (1882-1967) painting. Many scholars in the art world consider Burliuk as “the father of Russian Futurism”. He was a central figure in the history of the Russian avant-garde movement in the early 20th century. This painting, dubbed “The White Horse” was painted on a canvas board. The thick brush strokes and the use of bright, primary colors portray a great example of the artist’s style of painting. This painting is estimated at $18,000-25,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

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Jewelry highlights include an 18K Lady’s Punk Tourmaline & Diamond Ring. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, a triangular pink tourmaline is mounted in the front of the ring. The ring is decorated with 36 princess cut diamonds on each side of the tourmaline, a total of 2.52 carats. The ring is estimated at $4,500-6,500 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

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One of the highlights from the decorative arts portion of the sale is a bronze statue of a javelin thrower by D.H. Chiparus (1886-1947), signed at the base. Originally from Romania, Chiparus lived and worked in Paris most of his life. Sculptures of Dimitri Chiparus represent the classical manifestation of Art Deco style in decorative bronze ivory sculpture. This statue is estimated at $1,500-2,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | 20th Century and Other Fine and Decorative Works of Art

iGavel Auctions is happy to present a sale by Lark Mason and Associates comprising 20th Century and other Fine and Decorative Works of Art from America, Europe and Asia. The auction includes works by Galle, Daum Nancy, and Tiffany, and fine art by Werner Drews, Jen Van Dongen and Niki de Saint Phalle.  Decorative works of art include Art Deco bronzes and porcelains from European factories including Meissen, 18th Century & later furniture, and related objects. The sale is now live through June 18th and below are some of the highlights included in the auction.

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One of the highlights in the sale is this bronze statue of a nude figure, sculpted by Dutch artist Jean van Dongen (1883-1970). Jean is the brother of famous painter Kees van Dongen who was a part of Fauvism movement around 1900. This unusual piece is signed “Van Dongen” at the base and wears a gilt-bronze finish. The statue is estimated at $10,000-15,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

2995306Another decorative highlight from the sale is a pair of Meissen figures. Meissen porcelain was directly influenced by Chinese porcelain and was a very popular style during the first half of 18th Century. Most anyone who collects or deals in antiques knows that two crossed swords is the mark of Meissen Porcelain. These two figures represent female warriors from two different continents, one American, the other African. These figures are estimated at $6,000-$8,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

3000186Fine Art highlights include a circa 1890 Louis Contoit (Canadian, fl. 1883 – 1904) painting. Little is known about this painter except for the fact that his preferred subject matter was dog portraits. He exhibited several paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York City, including Little Pets in 1883, and Fetch in 1885. The painting is mounted on a period frame and placed in a glass and wood enclosure for preservation. It is estimated at $8,000-12,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Photographs

iGavel Auctions is pleased to announce Daniel Cooney Fine Art’s latest Photographs auction. The auction includes photographs from the collections and estates of many prestigious private holdings, including the Estate of Dody Weston Thompson. The auction is now live through June 13 and all the photographs in the auction are available for viewing at Daniel Cooney Fine Art. Please contact at 212-255-8158 or dan@danielcooneyfineart.com for more information. Below are some of the highlights from the sale:

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The sale includes a photograph by Canadian-born American photographer Robert Polidori. Polidori (1951-) started his fine-art photographer career in the early 80s and won the World Press Award in 1998 and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2000. The photograph is dubbed “Senora Faxas Bedroom Number 1” and it’s from Polidori’s Havana series from 1997. It is estimated at $7,000 – 10,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

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Featuring in the sale is a photograph of Dr. Lothar Kalinowsky by the famous fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004). A New York native, Avedon started his career as a photographer for the Merchant Marines in 1942. Later, he was discovered by Alexey Brodovitch, the art director for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, where he started doing fashion photography. This photograph is estimated at $4,000 – 6,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

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Another highlight from the sale is from a photographer that was featured in many previous Daniel Cooney’s auctions, Edward Weston. The vintage 1937 photograph depicts Eel River Ranch in California at a time before industrialization. On the reverse, there are annotations by Dody Weston Thompson concerning a project with E. Power Biggs. This photograph is estimated at $3,000 – 4,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | The Jim McDonald Archives of Music & Fine Art

The Fine Art Rock and Roll Collection of Jim McDonald will be offered for sale at Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers from May 8th– May 22nd. In addition to the galleries being open for public viewing, May 13th– May 22nd, Mr. McDonald will be on-hand to answer questions and to share stories that will be in his forthcoming autobiography.
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McDonald has been in the music industry for some twenty-five years. He toured at length with the Grateful Dead, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac and countless others. He has collected memorabilia and great stories from a “backstage” vantage… including tour laminates, backstage passes, unripped tickets, and custom artwork created to commemorate tours; he kept everything from almost every show ever attended. He is such a devotee of live entertainment, that he, self-proclaimed, will practically “attend the opening of an envelope.”
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The McDonald Archives range from the Rolling Stones to Andrea Bocelli and include 3 Woodstock Festivals. There are approximately a dozen caricatures of musical celebrities drawn by the infamous Al Hirschfeld, An American original, Hirschfeld worked at the New York Times for over 70 years and drew images of people in Theatre, Music and Politics. Examples included in this collection include the Beatles “Abbey Road” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, Liza Minnelli, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and many more.  His famous self-portrait, showing his barber chair and desk lamp, which were donated to and are on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, is also part of the sale.

Nye & Company
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Previews:
May 13th-17th, 20th & 21st
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May 18th & 19th
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Sale Highlights | Abington Auction’s Spring Sale

iGavel Auctions is delighted to present Abington Auction’s Spring Sale. In their second auction on iGavel, Abington Auction Gallery presents an array of appealing lots from creative artwork to vintage sterling, mid-century furniture, jewelry, bronze & porcelain collectibles, fine china, and crystal. These pieces come from different South Florida Estates as well as individual consignments. The sale is now live through May 14, 2013. The following are three highlights from the sale:

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The painting highlights include a Jean-Pierre Cassigneul oil on canvas dubbed La Roseraie (The Rose Garden). The painting features a portrait of a female figure wearing an elegant dress and an oversized hat. It is a great example of the French artist’s favorite choice of subject matter. This painting is estimated at $35,000-50,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

 

Another painting featured in the auction is an acrylic on canvas by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari. The following excerpt about the artist’s technique was taken from Wally Findlay Galleries website where his work was featured before being acquired by the current owner:

“Just as Simbari’s 2959182style in painting is his own, so his technique in painting is his own. He is meticulous and exacting in the choice of materials: he accepts only the finest canvas and prepares it with care; he has his colors ground by a family in northern Italy who have been engaged in this work for three hundred years; he mixes his own pigment. He is continuously developing new graduations of color or new colors, and exults when he has succeeded in adding a more brilliant one to the range of his palette, When he uses a brush, it is only to create the background of the painting, which is then completed with palette knives of which he has about twenty-five sizes ranging from very tiny ones to huge ones.”

 

The painting is estimated at $5,000-7,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

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The sale includes many fine pieces of silverware, including a MRR Mexico 4 piece Heavy Sterling Silver Tea Set. The set consists of two pots, a creamer and a sugar bowl with lid and is in excellent condition. It is estimated at $2,500-3,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Auction Results | April 16 – 30

Selections from Nye & Company‘s Fine and Decorative Arts April Auction comprise the second half of the month’s auction highlights. Top lots include: Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869 – 1959) Oil on Board, Tornado & Buffalo, American, 20th C., Louis XV Ormolu-Mouted Marquetry Marble Top Commode, French, mid-18th C., Pair of Charles X Gilt-Bronze Sixteen-Light Torcheres, French, 19th C., Extremely Rare Walnut Cheese Dish With Steel Scimitar, English, 18th C. and Chinese Baluster Shaped Blue & White Porcelain Vase.

 

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Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869 – 1959) Oil on Board, Tornado & Buffalo, American, 20th C.

Sold by: Nye & Company

Price Realized
$ 30,000

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Louis XV Ormolu-Mouted Marquetry Marble Top Commode, French, mid-18th C.

Sold by: Nye & Company

Price Realized
$ 16,800

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Pair of Charles X Gilt-Bronze Sixteen-Light Torcheres, French, 19th C.

Sold by: Nye & Company

Price Realized
$ 16,200

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Extremely Rare Walnut Cheese Dish With Steel Scimitar, English, 18th C.

Sold by: Nye & Company

Price Realized
$ 14,400

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Chinese Baluster Shaped Blue & White Porcelain Vase

Sold by: Litchfield County Auctions

Price Realized
$ 13,320

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Other notable lots include:

Oil on Canvas, “In His Father’s Footsteps,” Samuel Edmund Waller (English, 1850-1903)
$ 12,000

Comb-Back Black Painted Windsor Armchair, Pennsylvania, late 18th/19th C.
$ 10,320

Tiffany & Company 14K Yellow Gold Tourmaline and Enamel Brooch, 20th C.
$ 10,262

Pair of Chinese Porcelain Vases, 20th C.
$ 6,900

Oil on Canvas, “Noon Day Rest,” Edward Moran (American, 1829-1901)
$ 6,000

Sale Highlights | Witherell’s Spring Auction

iGavel Auctions is proud to present Witherell’s Spring Auction. The auction features nearly three hundred unreserved lots from estates and various owners in California and the American West, including property from a California Museum, the family of Herbert Hoover, and the estate of Dr. Jeanne Goode. The sale is now live through May 7th. Below are some of the highlights from the sale:

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The sale includes a Western painting by Maynard Dixon, which was executed in 1922 while he was traveling in Arizona. The dramatic cloud formations that his trip inspired became a signature aspect of the artist’s later works. The painting has descended through multiple generations of a prominent Northern California family. This painting is now available for bidding and estimated at $30,000-50,000. Click here to bid

 

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Another highlight from the sale is a stained glass “Daffodil” Tiffany Studios table lamp. It is one of three Tiffany lamps from a local collection offered in the sale. The lamp bears a bronze base with sculpted and applied organic forms supporting a leaded glass shade in the daffodil pattern. This lamp is estimated at $30,000-40,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

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The sale also features a 20th Century Men’s Gold Rolex President Watch. This day-date watch is made out of 18k yellow gold and decorated with aftermarket diamonds around its bezel with gold linen used to dress the face of the watch. This watch is estimated at $5,000-7,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

Sale Highlights | Nye & Company’s Fine and Decorative Arts April Auction

With nearly 1,000 lots, the April auction is arguably the largest offering the Nye and Company has had in recent years. The auction is posted on iGavelauctions.com from April 16th– April 30th. The galleries are open for viewing from April 22nd until the sale closes.

3Only a handful of collections comprise the current auction, and the most important group comes from a New York City townhouse. The owners are leaving their prestigious neighborhood at 65th Street and Park Avenue, choosing to relocate to smaller quarters, and are selling the items acquired over a couple decades at the well-known legacy auction houses. Of note are some terrific paintings with great provenance by famous artists. For example, the work titled “In His Father’s Footsteps”, by Samuel Edmund Waller (1850-1903), was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1889. Another impressive piece, “Noon Day Rest”, by noted American painter, Edward Moran (1829-1901), was included in “Exploring the Boarders of Art: American Frames, 1820-1920” at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT.
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The Louis XV marble top commode attributed to Pierre Migeon, (1701-1757), is a stunning example of the mid-18th Rococo aesthetic. The sinuous gilt-bronze mounts accentuate the form creating a visually balanced and harmonious composition. Other stamped furniture include a Louis XV secretaire a abattant, branded twice B Butte, two similar Louis XVI fauteuils, one marked Jacob, pair of Louis XVI ecoignures, Ohneberg. The collection includes excellent Neoclassical and Baroque style chandeliers and wall sconces. A long set of Georgian style dining chairs and a Regency style mahogany dining table with dolphin base.
 
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 Another group comes from the rolling equestrian hills around Bedford, New York and includes a monumental pair of Charles X gilt-bronze 16-light torchers. Standing nearly 8’ tall, the floor lights are show-stoppers and make an extremely bold statement. The same collector is selling a pair of Louis XV style silver-plated five-light candelabrum, which are of impressive size. The fluid, swirling arms on attenuated standards create a glittering spectacle when lit. A more staid and elegant example of lighting is the pair of Louis XVI five-light candelabrum. An Empire marble top pier table and a William IV mahogany breakfast table epitomize the overall quality of the collection, and Venetian style wall sconces, Chinese lacquered case furniture round out the offering.
Tuxedo Park, the tony residential 1private community nestled in Orange, County, New York, is only forty-five miles from Manhattan, and purportedly where the tuxedo jacket was introduced in the United States. Many titans of industry, robber barons and old-line colonial families, in the late 19th century, established homes in the exclusive area. The pieces in the auction from a mountain top brick mansion are typical of what was in the great houses. For example, a rare Philadelphia Comb-Back Windsor Armchair, that bears a brass plaque on the crest rail reading in-part “1802 / Nathanial Pendelton”. Another piece of Pennsylvania furniture is the Chippendale mahogany tall chest of drawers. Period English and American furniture along, mirrors and an assortment of hearth equipment round out the collection, as other items are going to family members in Italy, England and California.
Rarely is a family able to trace one’s ancestry back not just to the founding fathers of the United States but to one of the most influential American presidents. One of our current consignors can claim a direct relationship to Thomas Jefferson and has made numerous and significant donations to Monticello, over the years. The collection is now being handed down to the next generation and remaining items disbursed at auction. The most important piece of furniture is a Queen Anne carved cherrywood chest-on-chest on frame. 
Made in Connecticut in the mid-18th century, the piece boasts elegant, attenuated proportions and carved ornament. There is also a Federal tall case clock, Federal ladies writing desk, George I dressing table and numerous other period pieces. Additionally, one will find sterling silver, looking glasses and diverse decorations.
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A local New Jersey collector consigned a group of approximately 60 original photographs taken and autographed by Peter Cunningham. Each unique work, is annotated, identified and numbered on the verso by the artist and hung for years in New York’s famous Bottom Line nightclub. The same collector is selling a photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene. There is also an Erte, works by Moses Soyer, Richard Hamilton and Guy Peellaert.
 
 
Many, many other items of interest in the auction include silver, toys, Herrend porcelain, rugs, paintings and prints.For photographs, to schedule an interview, or for further information, please contact:
John B. A. Nye
Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers
20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493/ john@nyeandcompany.com, www.nyeandcompany.com
 

Sale Highlights | The Helen & Jack Mang Collection of Japanese Netsuke

iGavel Auctions and their newest associate seller Quinn’s Auction Galleries are proud to present the impressive collection of Helen & Jack Mang. Mr. and Mrs. Mang were life long collectors of netsuke and founders of the Washington D.C. chapter of the International Netsuke Society (INS). Their door was always open to fellow collectors, who regarded Jack and Helen as the ultimate resource for information on netsukes. Some traveled from as far away as Europe and Hawaii to visit with the Mangs and view their fabled collection. This sale is now live on iGavel Auctions through April 26th.

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Highlights include a mid 19th century wood netsuke of a shishi group by the artist Sato Masayoshi (Nagoya, 1819-1865). The netsuke features a fine model of two shishi with a cub with an openwork brocade ball. The cub’s belly in a rectangular reserve bears the artist’s signature, Masayoshi. A nearly identical piece was offered by Sotheby’s London on November 13, 1986 (lot 244). This netsuke is estimated at $15,000-20,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid
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Also featured in this auction is an unsigned boxwood netsuke of a foreigner from the 18th century. It depicts a man standing and looking to his right while holding a trumpet in his left hand and a small Japanese child on his back. While the boxwood is slightly worn, it is still of good color. It is estimated at $4,500-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

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Another highlight from this auction is this early 19th century 3 case lacquer inro by Shiomi Masanari. Inros are traditional Japanese cases for holding small objects such as cosmetics, perfumes, or medicines. It is decorated on both sides with the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove in gold and colored togidashi with e-nashiji details, and red lacquer and gold fundame interiors. It is estimated at $2,500-3,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

NEW ITEMS ADDED TO ASIAN, ANCIENT & ETHNOGRAPHIC WORKS OF ART AUCTION DIGITAL SALE CATALOG

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We’ve added new items to our digital sale catalog for our upcoming Asian Ancient & Ethnographic Works of Art auction. Additions include Two Chinese Carved Agate Plaques, 18th/19th century, a Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Ming Style Ewer, Qianlong Mark and Period, a Chinese Celadon Glazed Yenyen Vase, Ming dynasty, a Set of Four Japanese Embroidered “Crane” Panels, c. 1900, a Chinese Sancai Glazed Earth Spirit, Tang dynasty, a Chinese Huanghuali Brushpot, 18th century, a Chinese Blanc de Chine Seated Figure, 17th/18th century, and a Japanese Green-Glazed Porcelain Vase, Makuzu Kozan, 20th century. Click here to visit the sale page.

Chinese Blanc de Chine Seated Figure, 17th:18th century

Chinese Blanc de Chine Seated Figure, 17th:18th century

Chinese Celadon Glazed Yenyen Vase, Ming dynasty

Chinese Celadon Glazed Yenyen Vase, Ming dynasty

Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Ming Style Ewer, Qianlong Mark and Period

Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Ming Style Ewer, Qianlong Mark and Period

Chinese Sancai Glazed Earth Spirit, Tang dynasty

Chinese Sancai Glazed Earth Spirit, Tang dynasty

Japanese Green-Glazed Porcelain Vase, Makuzu Kozan, 20th century

Japanese Green-Glazed Porcelain Vase, Makuzu Kozan, 20th century

Set of Four Japanese Embroidered "Crane" Panels, c. 1900

Set of Four Japanese Embroidered “Crane” Panels, c. 1900

Two Chinese Carved Agate Plaques, 18th:19th century

Two Chinese Carved Agate Plaques, 18th:19th century

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Sale Highlights | Southern Estates & Various Owners

iGavel Auctions is proud to present Everard & Company’s Southern Estates & Various Owners auction. This sale is now live through March 13th. Included in the auction is a group of fine art by Southern artists or of Southern subject matter including works by George Beattie and Jr., Charles de Wolf Brownell, an Antonio Frilli marble sculpture of a nude on its original pedestal, a pair of Victorian leather upholstered corner club chairs and more.

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Highlights include a 19th Century Chinese Gilt Bronze Sculpture of a Man on a Mule. The statue stands 20 inches on a lacquer stand and in good condition. This sculpture is now available for bidding and estimated at $4,000-6,000. Click here to bid

 

 

 

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Included in the paintings offered in the sale is an Augusta Oelschig still life. Oelschig (Savannah, 1918-2000) depicted social injustice of southern race relations in her art in many of her paintings during her career. This painting is now available for and estimated at $5,000-7,000. Click here to bid

 

 

 

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Another featured statue in the sale is an Antonio Frilli (Italian, 1860-1920). This marble nude stands 18 inches and mounted on a marble pedestal with a label indicating that it was part of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a World’s Fair held in San Francisco in 1915. This sculpture is now available for bidding and estimated at $4,000-6,000. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Locati Auctions’ March Sale

Locati Auctions’ March Sale includes property from Philadelphia-area collections and estates. The sale features Asian art, fine art, decorative arts, musical instruments and much more. The auction is now live on iGavel Auctions through March 11. Items are on view on March 9th, from 10AM to 5PM, by appointment at Maple Glen, PA. For more information, Locati Auctions can be reached at 215-619-2873, or at michael@locatiauctions.com

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The sale features a lovely 19th Century Pair of Gilt Bronze French Wall Sconces. Each sconce is decorated with a cornucopia figure on the body with four acanthus decorated arms. They were later wired to use with electricity. These sconces are estimated at $2,000-3,000 and available for bidding. Click here to bid

 

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Another highlight from the sale is a Large Bronze Bust c. 1890. The gilt bronze bust was commissioned by Tiffany and Co. and was dubbed “Thersea” by the sculptor, Georges van der Straeten (1856-1941). The bust is estimated at $800-1,600 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

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Another sculpture included in the auction was made by the French artist Jules Moigniez(1835-1894). The piece depicts a turkey and a cockerel fighting over a dish of food on a naturalistic base. It is estimated at $1,500-2,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights: Photographs by Daniel Cooney Fine Art

Daniel Cooney Fine Art and iGavel Auctions are very pleased to announce our new Online Auction of Photographs. The sale features photographs from the collections and estates of many prestigious private holdings such as the Estate of Dody Weston Thompson, and includes works by by A. Aubrey Bodine, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplehtorpe, Edward Weston, and Dody Weston Thompson among many others.

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Highlights include a vintage photograph dated 1926 by George Seeley. Seeley was a painter until he met Fred Holland Day who introduced him into photography. Seeley’s photography mostly consisted of landscapes. This photo is a great example of his work depicting a lake. This vintage photo is now available for bidding and estimated at $2,500-3,000. Click here to bid

 

 

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Another highlight from the sale is a series of three portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe. His subject matter included large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and nude men. These photographs are now available for bidding and estimated at $5,000-8,000. Click here to bid

 

 

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An another renowned photographer, Gregory Crewdson’s work is also featured in the sale. The lot consists of six signed photographs of the artist’s subject, staged surreal suburban life scenes. These photographs are estimated at $10,000 – 15,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Case Antiques’ Winter Fine Art and Antique Sale

iGavel Auctions’ newest associate Case Antiques will intrigue many prospective collectors with their inaugural Winter Fine Art and Antique Sale. The sale consists of 114 lots of art and antiques, including several estate collections. Categories include fine art, silver, historic ephemera, Asian antiques, art glass, early American glass, jewelry, English Staffordshire, European porcelain, New England stoneware, early iron, lighting, toys, and antique holiday items. The sale is now live until February 26th. Below are a selection of highlights from the sale:


The auction features an oil on canvas by British painter Daniel Charles Grose (American, 1838-1900). The painting depicts an Indian market streetscape with two sepoys standing next to a river with buildings in the back ground, possibly in Lucknow or Delhi. W. Daniel Charles Grose was born in England and lived most of his life in Canada. In the 1870s, he moved to Washington DC, where he lived until his death in 1900. While mainly noted for his Landscapes of North America, he also painted international scenes during a five-year world tour he made with his wife in the 1880s. This painting is available for bidding now and estimated at $1,200 – $1,500. Click here to bid

 

 

Selections from interior design include this unique hand-forged mild steel and pipe mirror in the form of a squid by Robert Sextone. Sextone is an artist, wood worker and blacksmith who resides in Putney, Vermont. The mirror is estimated at $800 – $1,200 and available for bidding now. Click here to bid

 

 

Another highlight from the sale is a folk art walnut mantle clock by Edgar A. McKillop (NC, 1879-1950). The clock is in the shape of tombstone with brass bell inscribed San Jaun Capistrano 1775 and tan dial with brass surround and dark roman numerals. Etched in the back of the clock and in the base is artist’s name, McKillop N.C. in ink. Born in Balfour, North Carolina, Edgar McKillop became a well-known folk art carver despite a lack of formal training. His career as a woodcarver began in 1926 when he was offered four black walnut trees from a neighbor in exchange for removing the trees from the neighbor’s property. This marked the beginning of his intense interest in woodcarving, which continued until his wife’s death in 1938. His subjects included clocks, human figures, musical instruments, and practical objects including furniture. Even when working with large, complex forms, he chiseled the entire figure out of a single block. This clock is estimated at $400 – $500. Click here to bid

Sale Highlights | Elder’s Antiques Winter Auction

Elder’s Antiques Winter Auction features the lifetime collection of a prominent Atlanta interior decorator and set designer. The sale is now live through February 13th and the items are on view at an exhibition on February 12th from 12PM to 7PM at their Nokomis, Florida gallery. For more information, visit Elder’s Antiques website at www.eldersantiques.com

 

The sale features three prints after John James Audubon. This particular print, titled “Yellow Crowned Heron” is estimated at $3,000-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to view

 

 

 

 

Asian items in the sale include this pair of 19th Century Japanese Polychrome painted carved Ivory tusks. The sculptures are in the natural ivory tusk form and depict a couple in Chinese dress. This item is estimated at $4,000-6,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to view

 

 

 

The auction also features a number of vintage women’s jewelry lots, including this lovely 18K yellow gold ring. Mounted in the center is a 4.56 ct. Sapphire Cabichone. Rounding the sapphire are 16 .77 pt diamonds decorating the ring. The ring is estimated at $2,500-3,500 and available for bidding now. Click here to view

Sale Highlights | Locati Auctions’ February Sale

iGavel Auctions is proud to present Locati Auctions’ February Sale. The sale offers property from Philadelphia area collections and estates, a Great Neck, NY estate, and more. The sale is now live through February 11 and the items are on view in Locati Auctions’ headquarters in Maple Glens, PA on February 9th, from 10 AM to 5PM, or by appointment. Locati Auctions can be reached at 215-619-2873, or at michael@locatiauctions.com.

 

Highlights include a Tall Case Clock by Elliot of London. The clock is in good condition with a molded base with a shell carving below the glass door. The face features a hand painted moon phase with two chime tunes, six bells and a calendar function. It is estimated at $3,000-5,000 and it is available for bidding now. Click here to view

 

 

 

Included in the Asian Art category of the sale is this Pair of Ming Dynasty Pottery Vases. Each vase is in hexagonal shape and finished with a turquoise glaze. There are dragon decorations molded on the exterior of the vases. These vases are estimated at $4,000-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to view

 

 

 

The sale also features a very unique screen print by recently passed artist Leroy Neiman(1921-2012). A Minnesota native, Neiman focused on impressionist paintings and screen prints in his lifetime. This print, titled “Caspian Tiger”, is a great example of the artist’s style during his career. The print is estimated at $4,000-5,000 and available for bidding now. Click here to view

 

 

Sale Highlights | iGavel Auctions’ Winter Prints Auction

Leonora Okarma Weaver
Photo Courtesy of Nashua Telegraph

 

iGavel Auctions and Lark Mason are pleased to announce the sale of the print collection of Leonora Okarma Weaver, of Decatur, Georgia. Ms. Weaver, an internationally trained fine arts conservator specializing in works on paper, is the daughter of the late Eugene Okarma, founder of the well-known Okarma Gallery formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, and Brobury House, Herefordshire, England. From its inception in 1952 until its recent closing the gallery specialized in English, European and American prints, maps, illustrations and drawings from the historical to the contemporary.

 

 

The auction comprises works from the 16th – 20th centuries in differing print mediums such as drypoints, lithographs, etchings, steel engravings and chiaroscuro. The subject matters range extensively, and include political cartoons; fashion plates; sports; the American West; colorful depictions of botanical and ornithological flora and fauna; views of castles, gardens and follies; historical portraits; topographical views; military and genre scenes; scientific discoveries; Neoclassical and antiquarian imagery, and a host of other topics.

Highlights include a spectacular 18th century full-margin etching, “Stag and Hunting Dogs,” by the German artist Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), showing a powerful stag being pulled down by a pack of dogs; “The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln,” as drawn by Winslow Homer for the pages of Harper’s Weekly; a partial set of the “Buck’s Antiquities” series, published in the early 18th century by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, depicting then-extant medieval and later architecture throughout the British Isles; two very early mid-19th century baseball prints, “The 1874 Boston Red Stockings at Prince’s Ground” and “The 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics”, baseball’s first championship team;  rare hand-colored botanical etchings by Horto van Houtteano (Belgian, active mid-19th c.) and others; William Bartlett’s “Views of America;” and antique Roman ruins from the circa 1835 “Raccolta delle Principali Vedute di Roma”, by Domenico Amici (Italian, 1808-ca. 1870).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are numerous illustrations, culled from popular mid-19th century publications such as The Illustrated London News, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, The Graphic and Harper’s Weekly , which feature an almost limitless range of subjects, including hunting; Native Americans; slavery; railroads; early Mormonism and frontier life. For map lovers, there are black and white and hand-tinted examples from the United States, England and Europe, including a fine copy of “(An) Accurate Map of Hereford Shire Divided Into Its Hundreds”, published in Emanuel Bowen’s “Large English Atlas”, London, 1755-1767, and A.T. Andreas’s “Illustrated Historical Atlas of Iowa”, ca. 1875.

Civil War enthusiasts will find countless depictions of battle and military scenes and maps, a number of them by the famous on-site illustrators A.R. and William Ward, Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes and Thomas Nast; contemporary genre scenes, and portraits of generals and politicians in both print and illustration form. Highlights include a hand-colored rendering of “The Bombardment of Fort Sumter;” an illustration of a naval battle featuring ironclads; a Harper’s Weekly center spread of “The Trial of Jefferson Davis;” searing delineations of the siege and occupation of Vicksburg and Sherman’s March to the Sea, resulting in the destruction of Georgia; drawn-from-life renderings of battles both small and momentous; portrayals of prisoner of war camps such as Andersonville, and representations of camp life, alternately humorous and sobering.

The sale is now online at www.igavelauctions.com; it will be closing January 29th. Please call 212-289-5588 during business hours for more information, or email us at office@igavelauctions.com.

Sale Preview | Nye & Company’s Pop Culture Auction

Michael Klenfner (1946-2009)

 

“Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news!” So sang Chuck Berry in 1956 at the onset of the rock-and-roll age, and the big news at the start of 2013 is the sale of a preeminent collection of keepsakes, rarities and trophies that chart the some of the most monumental moments and careers in rock-and-roll history.

Now, thanks to Nye and Company, baby-boomers, rock-and-roll fans, Dead Heads, and even groupies have the chance to acquire these talismans for their own enjoyment, from January 22 through February 5, 2013. This great trove of rock memorabilia from signed guitars to autographed back-stage passes goes on sale — on iGavel, the online auction platform founded by Lark Mason, the nationally known Antiques Roadshow television personality.

The origin of these precious rock artifacts, with estimates ranging from $50 to $1,000, springs from colorful life of  record executive Michael Klenfner, who during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s regularly back-slapped and shoulder-rubbed with the biggest boldface names in backbeat music. You name them, Klenfner knew them: The Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Boz Scaggs, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith, the Outlaws, the Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel and The Eagles.

Klenfner and his wife Carol, a former publicist for such Rock and Roll legends as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John, The Doors, Cat Stevens, Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, to name a few, recognized from Day One that rock-and-roll was no mere passing trend but rather an enduring musical expression for the ages. Evidencing this astutely correct insight are the mementos that they meticulously preserved and that now bear witness to rock’s glorious history and stature. Posters, T-shirts, set lists, tour jackets, guitars and all-access backstage passes the Klenfners amassed a warehouse full of these unique and irreplaceable treasures.

 

Highlights from the sale:

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About Michael Klenfner

It’s little wonder that Klenfner was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Heavy 100” and New York Magazine’s “Hot 100” for the pivotal role he played in so many storied rock and roll careers.

Klenfner was also an hands-on participant in some of rock’s landmark events, working the security detail at Fillmore East and pitching in as part of the on-stage crew at Woodstock. A year later Klenfner joined New York’s WNEW-FM as music director and moved on become the first album promoter at Columbia Records. Soon to follow were stints as V.P. at Arista, Atlantic and Front Line Management. As an industry heavyweight and ultimate insider, Klenfner traveled with the Rolling Stones and signed the Blues Brothers for their first record deal. In turn, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd wrote a special cameo for him in the Blues Brothers movie of 1980, wherein he essentially played himself as the president of the made-up “Clarion Records.” Around this time, Klefner’s insider know-how led to his own rock-and-roll consulting business, a field he invented. Clients included Bob Pitman at MTV; Don Ienner at Sony; Clive Davis at BMG; and Charles Koppelman and Martin Bandier at SBK and The Hard Rock.

About Nye and Company Auctioneers and Appraisers

Located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Nye and Company Auctioneers and Appraisers is a leading regional auction house founded by John Nye in 2003. He worked at Sotheby’s for 15 years, serving as Loan Portfolio Manager, Cataloger, Head of the Arcade Furniture Department, and Senior Vice President and Department Head of the American Furniture and Decorations Department. Nye appears regularly on the award-winning PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Nye and Company is located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey For more information, phone: 973-984-6400 or visit www.nyeandcompany.com