PUBLIC EXHIBITION:Saturday, April 9, 9am-5pm in NC, email for directions
Ruggiero & Associates is pleased to offer property from various Southern Estates and Private Collections in our Spring 2005 Online Auction. Property from the Estate of Daisy K. Dickson, the colorful and well known supporter of the arts in Norfolk, Virginia, includes Asian Art, furniture, paintings, and a large group of very wearable jewelry. This Estate also includes paintings and studies by Mrs. Dickson_s mother, Greta Kempton, whose work hangs in the White House and has been displayed on US Postal Stamps.
Part III of the Dr. Sture Sigfred Chinese Porcelain Collection will include over 200 examples in this final installment. Property from the Estate of C. Reynolds Brown, the highly regarded Museum Director from Wilmington, North Carolina, includes American, European, and Southern Regional art including a fabulous Max Kuehne Gloucester Scene and works by J. Dupre, L. Messer, Mose Tolliver, F. van Severdonck, C.F. Howell, E.A. Haney, and Arthur B. Davies, as well as furniture and decorative arts.
My sale favorite comes from a North Carolina Private Collection- an American carved and giltwood eagle from the Philadelphia Federal Building, circa 1800. With its 58_ wing span, this classic sculpture is a sale highlight. Other property from the Collection includes an exquisite 12.75 carat dark blue sapphire and diamond ring, a c. 1908 Brunswick Art Deco pool table, a fine Porter music box, and a large Bob Dance acrylic on canvas. American and European paintings and sculpture by L. Nesbitt, F. Gilot, Arthur Powell, Henri J. Harpignies, M. Barrillet, J. Smellie, Math. Moreau, two groups after Clodion, Barye, Mene, G. Barrier, P.O.J. Coomans, E. Febvre, Guiseppi Magni, and F.A.B. de Groot round out the strong fine art section of the auction.
The other large group in this sale is the Special Finds_ section comprised of property which belongs to an American Overseas Collector. A vast array of Asian Decorative Art, Designer Furniture and Accessories, as well as other architectural and special objects including Jay Strongwater, Lynn Chase, and Augousti. From the carved Indonesian entry gate to the 3-panel African Fantasy_ screen, this collector_s taste and willingness to furnish with flare and daring offer the chance to bid on a 7_ toucan cage, a chinoiserie black lacquered cabinet, or a pagoda-form handcrafted bird house. Take a step on the wild side as you bid on some of these really unusual Special Finds._
We hope that you enjoy the auction!
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