Fine art, Russian works, more to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Elite Decorative Arts Around 400 quality lots of fine artwork, decorative art and Russian works will cross the block on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm's gallery located in Boynton Beach, Fla.
other is an antique Russian silver and enamel kovsh bowl made around 1900, having the Moscow town mark and holding the Orest Fedorovich Kurliukov maker marks (plus 84 Russian silver and town marks on the bottom). The 7 ¼ inch tall bowl features beautiful enamel miniature depictions of a man and a woman presenting items with a building in the background.
One other Russian object of note is an Imperial Russian silver and enamel desk clock with the back signed Faberge in Cyrillic and with the mark of workmaster Michaell Perchin (1860-1903). The clock features a white enamel dial and black Arabic numerals and notches. It also has gold scrolled hour and minute hands. The 8-day movement clock stands 4 ½ inches tall.
Returning to fine art, a bronze sculpture by Francisco Zuniga (Mex., 1912-1998), titled Silvia Agachado and depicting a seated nude female with her head lowered, is expected to bring $24,000-$28,000. The 15 inch wide by 10 inch tall work is from a limited edition and is marked “V/VI” (5/6). It is also signed and dated (1967) on the figure’s left thigh and weighs 27 pounds.
An abstract acrylic on canvas by Jules Olitski (Am., 1922-2007), titled No Objects 4, signed and dated 1982 to the back of the canvas, carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. The work is substantial, at 117 inches wide by 40 ½ inches tall. Olitski experimented with spray painting onto canvases and sculptures, but his later work was marked by thick impasto surfaces.
Rounding out a short list of the day’s expected top lots is an abstract acrylic on canvas work by Larry Poons (Am., b. 1937), signed and dedicated on the reverse, “To Val, Love L. Poons 1984” (est. $15,000-$20,000). The 33 inch wide by 16 inch tall painting is guaranteed original. Poons was a prominent figure in Optical Art and the Color Field school of painting.
Previews will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 25, the date of sale, from 11 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 1 p.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Elite Decorative Arts is currently accepting quality consignments for its March 17-18 Chinese Carvings & Works of Art Sale. To consign an item, an estate or collection, you may call them at (561) 200-0893) or (800) 991-3340; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the Feb. 25 and March 17-18 auctions, please log on to www.eliteauction.com. Updates are posted frequently.