DOUBLE SHOT OF DECOR at GARTH’S DUO of FEBRUARY AUCTIONS Garth’s Auctions will present a double shot of decor for its bidders during the February 3rd Eclectic Auction and the February 4th Auction of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts.
and kneeling angels all on a base with elaborate applied decoration and resting on paw feet. A single shield with the motto "Confido" ("I Trust," the motto of the Scottish clan Boyd) takes the piece to another level of interest beyond the sheer weight - approximately 345 ozt., which has the centerpiece carrying an estimate of $12,000-$18,000. An Aesthetic Movement Japanese silver punch bowl will also merit inspection (estimate $4,000-8,000). A Tiffany 4-piece sterling tea set is also attractive at $1,000-$1,500. A few fine pieces of jewelry will be featured including a 20th century collar and bracelet by Gay Freres. Both pieces are hinged and crafted of ivory and 18K gold set with gold and enamel leopard heads with ruby eyes (estimates $3,500-$4,000 and $3,000-$3,500, respectively).
Of the fine and contemporary art in the auction, a spectacular op-art acrylic painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz (New Jersey, b. 1930) dates to 1985. Comprised of rectangles in green, pink and orange on a 48"high, 60"wide canvas, the estimate is $10,000-$15,000. An oil on canvas portrait of a woman surrounded by flowers by Le Pho (France/United States/Vietnam, 1907-2001) measures only 15 3/4"high, 19"wide, but makes a lovely statement (estimate $3,000-$6,000). A few hand painted KPM porcelain plaques combine the delicate work of fine art with the decorative arts. One example is after Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, signed “Wagner” and estimated to bring $2,500-$4,500. Another example is titled Captive after Coomans (Diana Coomans, Belgium, 1861-1952) depicting Penelope at her loom (estimate $1,500-$2,500).
For further information about this auction, contact Garth’s at 740-362-4771 or visit www.garths.com. Garth’s is always accepting quality consignments for upcoming auctions including the March 16-17 Americana sale, the April 6th Eclectic Auction, and the 6th Annual Ohio Valley/ Americana Auction on May 18-19.