SAVANNAH, Georgia / June 15, 2020
Everard Auction’s late Spring sale of 525 lots including fine art, jewelry, silver, rugs and decorative arts is now open for biddiing through June 24 on www.iGavelAuctions.com.
The sale is comprised of several Georgia, South Carolina and Florida estates including the collection of Lady Grundy, now of Cocoa Beach, FL. Lady Grundy was born in 1922 in Moretonhampstead, England where she lived until the outbreak of World War II. In 1945, she embarked on the vessel “SS Mataroa” from Liverpool to Singapore, opening three beauty salons in Singapore and Malaya and secured the sole agency of Christian Dior for Asia. A great explorer and traveller she went to Moscow during the Cold War; lived with the Iban head-hunters in their long houses in the jungles of Sarawak (Borneo); travelled extensively in Malaysia, China and many other countries in Asia. She spent a few years in London where she met her husband Air Marshall Sir Edouard Grundy.
Highlights from Lady Grundy’s collection include a pastel drawing of a Balinese Chieftain by Dutch artist, Rudolf Bonnet c. 1953, estimated at $8,000-12,000, a pastel portrait of Australian soprano Miss Osca Marah depicted in profile by Canadian artist Richard Mathews (Est. $2,000-4,000), her many furs and 60 lots of jewelry include a three strand 9mm pearl necklace with emerald and mabe pearl clasp estimated at $3,000-5,000.
Highlights from other collections include Carl Robert Kummer’s dramatic sunset landscape in a wonderful period frame with an estimate of $20,000-30,000, a Frederick MacMonnies bronze of Bacchante and Infant Faun estimated at $5,000-7,000, outsider artist Sister Gertrude Morgan’s small work titled Mama Dada (Est. $1,200-1,800), and two etchings and two drawings by Savannah artist Christopher A. D. Murphy.
Also featured in the auction is an early European school stone figure fragment of the crucified Christ, 16th/17th century (Est.$2,000-3,000), a fine marquise cut 1.5ct diamond and platinum ring estimated at $7,000-10,000 and a late Classical marble top burlwood console table attributed to Anthony Quervelle or his equal, Philadelphia, c. 1825 estimated at $2,000-3,000.
Since 2003, Everard Auctions and Appraisals has operated from Savannah, Georgia and is a full service online auction house that holds quarterly high end fine and decorative arts auctions.