This auction keeps with our focus of offering our finest discoveries without reserve in small, but choice auctions. Our first Premier sale of the year includes selections found in our sweeps of Butte, Kern, Sonoma, Marin and Monterey counties, uncovering a number of exceptional family heirlooms. Among them is the Lalique Baccantes vase which, before our arrival, had gone unnoticed in the family china cabinet of C.L.Best, the first CEO of Caterpillar Tractor. Enthroned_, the famous bronze of Bessie Potter Vonnoh was an afterthought of a Carmel Consignor who had forgotten about it. It_s discovery represents the third example of this iconic artwork to surface. Our model is currently displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We are also offering a Northern California Art Museum deaccession of an exemplary piece of abstract expressionist work by Robert DeNiro, Sr. The auction may be viewed by appointment or at our Gallery Preview, March 12, 1pm-5pm. Please contact us with any questions. Happy Hunting!
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard