Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. to Hold Important Summer Catalogue Auction on June 18th Over 700 lots of fine and decorative arts will be offered at LLAES Ltd.’s major Summer Catalogue Auction. The event will be held at the firm’s state of the art gallery in Hillsborough, NC.
News-Antique.com - Jun 02,2011 - Representing several major estates, Leland Little states, “this is one of our finest offerings in a single catalogue auction to date.” The auction will feature national and international level silver, fine art, furniture, mid-century modern, Asian art, militaria, fine jewelry, and other choice decorative arts. Little elaborates, “with internet bidding by LiveAuctioneers.com and in house bidding, combined with telephone and absentee bidding, we expect to receive a great deal of interest in this important sale.”
At 9AM on Saturday, June 18th over 700 lots of art and antiques will be offered, starting off with fine silver, in particular an outstanding Georg Jensen Sterling Silver “Grape” Pitcher (est. $3,000-$5,000). The silver department at LLAES, Ltd. consistently brings exceedingly fine offerings to market. Over 100 lots of fine silver will be offered at this sale and are sure to draw international attention. Offerings include an exuberant hand-chased Art Nouveau Whiting Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Service (est. $8,000-$12,000) and a George V English Sterling Silver Epergne by Stewart Dawson Ltd. and retailed at their Regent Street address (est. $1,000-$2,000).
LLAES, Ltd. continues to bring fresh Asian art offerings to market. This sale is no exception. One unique and exciting lot of note is a Qing Dynasty Chinese Ivory Doctor’s Model, complete with small bound feet (est. $600-$1000). A 19th century Carved Jade Censer with Cover (est. $500-$1000) carved from a single piece of chloromelanite jade, ranging in color from a semi-translucent milky white to deep green to tan to an opaque almost black, will garner much interest. Other lots of note include a pair of 19th century Chinese Porcelain “Chicken Skin” Vases (est. $1,000-$1,500) and an important watercolor on paper by Bunsai Loki (Japanese, 1863-1906), entitled, “Rinno-ji Temple” (est. $6,000-$9,000).
American Art offerings will be confidently led by a Grandma Moses (NY/VA, 1860-1961), oil on cardboard entitled, “The Red Bridge” (est. $10,000-$20,000). This lot retains the original card from the artist dating the painting to circa 1940 and titling the work, “The Red Bridge, Cambridge, New York.” Also offered are a Pair of Portraits attributed to Sheldon Peck (est. $10,000-$20,000) and three Adele Williams (VA, 1868-1952) works, two oil on canvases, “Provincetown” (est. $3,000-$5,000) and “The Garden Hat” (est. $2,000-$4,000), and one Still Life watercolor (est. $800-$1,200).
English and Continental Art offerings will certainly be a highlight of the sale. An Edouard Cortes (Fr., 1882-1969), entitled, “Porte St. Denis” (est. $15,000-$25,000) will undoubtedly cause excitement. Other strong lots include and oil on canvas by Antoine Bouvard (Fr., 1912-1972), entitled, “Doge’s Palace” (est. $6,000-$9,000) and an oil on canvas by Carlo Grubacs (It., 1802-1878), entitled, “View of Venice” (est. $10,000-$20,000).
The Mid-Century Modern Department at LLAES, Ltd. offers five important fresh to the market lots of furniture crafted by George Nakashima (Japanese-American 1905-1990), who is known for his balance between art-form, everyday use, and respect for the beauty in nature. These five lots include the Minguren I Table (est. $10,000-$20,000), Trestle Table (est. $8,000-$12,000), Six Grass Seat Chairs (est. $5,000-$10,000), Two Grass Seat