of Artistic Jewels, a single-owner collection of signed and decorative jewels created over the last two centuries. Featuring well collected makers, the sale is a chronology in style and illustrates how jewelry design evolved under the influence of fashion, society and world history.
RUSSIAN ART Exhibition opens: 17 April
21 April 2010
members of the legendary Ukrainian Society of Independent Artists. This grouping was assembled and curated by Yakov Abramovich Pereman (18811960), the first Israeli collector and a revolutionary promoter of the arts in both Ukraine and Israel. Because so many works from this period were lost or destroyed, Pereman’s collection is absolutely unparalleled in its representation of early 20th-century Ukrainian art. The eighty-six works will be offered as a single lot with an estimate of $1.5/2 million. The spring sale will also include a group of works by the Russian Surrealist artist Pavel Tchelitchew from the collection of the late actress, Ruth Ford (19112009). Ford and her brother, the late surrealist poet and publisher Charles Henri Ford, shared a grand residence on the fifth floor of The Dakota, the famed apartment building on Central Park West in Manhattan. There, artists, writers and musicians including Leonard Bernstein, William Faulkner and Andy Warhol convened to enjoy the southern charm and hospitality of their hosts, evoking a bygone era of art, fashion and celebrity. Charles Henri Ford and Pavel Tchelitchew were partners for nearly 25 years, and the Fords inherited the artist’s estate upon his death in 1957. They remained ever dedicated to promoting his career, lending their treasures to exhibitions and continuing to amass an evolving collection of his pictures. The resulting estate of Ruth and Charles Henri Ford, comprising approximately 70 works by Pavel Tchelitchew, will be offered in Sotheby’s sales of Russian Art and Impressionist and Modern Art in New iAmong the hghlights of Sotheby’s spring sale of Russian Art is a monumental collection of paintings by leading
York and Paris throughout 2010. Among the works by Tchelitchew that will be offered in the April sale of Russian Art is Tattooed Man from 1934 (est. $250/350,000).
A Rare and Important Fabergé Carved Lapis Lazuli and Gold Dolphin-Footed Bowl is the centrepiece of works by Fabergé from the Estate of Frances H. Jones to be sold this April (est. $50/70,000). Created around 1913 in the St. Petersburg workshop of Henrik Wigström, designer of many of the Imperial Easter Eggs, this bowl in the neo-Renaissance style is a significant example of one of the most rare and coveted styles in Faberge’s historic repertoire. The fearsome dolphins and the skillful carving of the deepblue lapis lazuli recall the hardstone vases and ewers carved for princely collectors in 16thcentury
Italy. The Jones collection comprises over 40 lots of Fabergé that were acquired in the 1960s and 70s, with many highlights once residing in the renowned Landsdell K.
19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, SILVER Exhibition opens: 17 April