SELECT: 3 Day Event • Dec 9-11 @ 10am
Day 1: Asian Arts | British & American Art & Antiques | Antiquities | Clocks and Watches | Silver
Day One highlights include Ming and Kangxi era Chinese porcelains from the Collection of George & Abby O’Neill (Rockefeller), a group of rare Royal Thai enamelware commissioned for high-ranking Buddhist monks, from the Collection of Alvaro Martinez-Fonts, 16th c. Ming lacquer ware and carved Jades from 760 Park Ave., and an extraordinary ancient Chinese bronze ding vessel with carved jade handle, from a Private NJ Collection; American and British highlights include a fine pair of Regency benches by cabinet maker George Bullock, from the Collection of Seema Boesky, three rare 18th c. British carriage clocks, exceptional examples of George II silver from 760 Park Ave, a fine group of large oil paintings including John Constable; Sir Charles Robert Leslie, Percy Earl, Alfred Bryan Wall, Gilbert Newton, and Charles Chapin, and the complete ‘Thames Set’ of etchings by James A.M. Whistler from the esteemed collection of Leonard D. Hamilton; two antiquities collections include fine examples of Greek, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, and Ancient Chinese pottery, sculptures, and glass, many purchased in the 1950s and 1960s from Sotheby’s and Parke-Bernet.
Day 2: Modern and Contemporary Art & Design | A Private Art Book Collection
Day Two features important modern artworks from the collection of Leonard D. Hamilton, including three Graham Sutherland portfolios, sculptures by Sir Jacob Epstein, Leslie Thornton, and Alton Pickens, 3 Ben Shahn drawings, and etchings and prints by Lyonel Feininger, Pierre Soulages, Joan Miro and more, other auction highlights include a large Piero Dorazio oil on canvas, a rare Robert Indiana silkscreen from an edition of 25, Richard Blow mosaics from the Collection of Seema Boesky, a fantastic custom pair of TH Robsjohn-Gibbings floor lamps from 760 Park Ave, and important French mid-century design including a pair of signed Eugene Printz lounge chairs, a Jules Leleu coffee table, a ‘Caryatids’ table and mirror signed Diego Giacometti, and a Maurice Jallot cocktail table. The second half of the day is devoted to an incredible 230+ lot single owner collection of mid-century art books, many including signed etchings and original drawings by artists such as Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger, Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Bellmer, Andre Masson and many more.
Day 3: Continental Art & Antiques | Impressionist & Early Modern Art | Automatons | Russian Icons | Carpets | Photography
Day Three will offer an assortment of fine French and Continental furnishings from 760 Park Ave, an imposing Art Nouveau oil painting by Charles Joseph Watelet, a Jean Dufy oil Paris scene, original drawing and prints by Emil Nolde, Franz Kupka, Paul Gauguin, Salvador Dali and others, a group of French automatons including a rare Roullet et Decamps musical magician, a group of 17th c. and earlier Russian icons, many acquired at Parke-Bernet in the 1950s, and an exciting group of museum quality art photography including two important Pablo Picasso etched photo mono prints, Man Ray photos from his personal collection, two rare Consuelo Kanago portraits of black Americans, a Fernand Leger self portrait, and works by Margaret Bourke-White.