sale include: Henri Simmen and Eugene O’Kin, Bodil Manz, Berndt Friberg, Gunnar Nylund, Axel Salto. Also works from designs by Gio Ponti, Pablo Picasso, Russel Wright, and more.
A featured piece in the sale is lot 913, a rare pear-shaped covered vessel by Henri Simmen and Eugene O’Kin, estimated at $20,000-30,000. A student of the ceramicist Raoul Lachenal, works by Henri Simmen (1880-1969) are extremely rare, this being a particularly large example. Simmen worked in conjunction with his Japanese wife Eugenie O'Kin, who carved the delicate ivory stoppers and lids. Other featured pieces include a group of stoneware vases by Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg, such as lot 653, estimated at $2,000-3,000; and lot 914, a Picasso-designed plate executed at Madoura, estimated at $2,000-3,000. The plate was published in Alain Ramie, ''Picasso: Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947- 1971,'' 1988, p. 249.
The sale has a large collection of contemporary sculpture in wood, metal and mixed media by artists such as Harry Bertoia, Wharton Esherick, Gene Sherer, Jacques Adnet, Jonathan Bonner, James Prestini, Wendell Castle, Feliciano Bejar, Miguel Berrocal, Christopher Hiltey, Catherine Childs, Klaus Ihlenfeld, John McQueen, Claude de Muzac, and Paul Evans.
Featured in the sale is a group of Magiscope sculptures by Feliciano Bejar of Mexico, such as lot 981made from cut crystal, reclaimed steel and automotive parts, estimated at $3,500–5,500. Bejar’s Magiscopes were first introduced at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City in 1966. These works helped redefine the course of modern sculpture through their use of salvaged objects and experimental forms. Feliciano Bejar’s work has been widely exhibited and is currently held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale.
Other featured sculptures include: lot 786, a unique pheasant carving by Wharton Esherick, estimated at $25,000-35,000; lot 750, an important wall-hanging sculpture by Paul Evans, estimated at $18,000-24,000; lot 736 is a copper and bronze Bush sculpture by Harry Bertoia, $25,000-35,000; lot 743, a Christopher Hiltey exterior mobile sculpture, “Conferring Moons”, $3,000-4,000.
Art Glass/Glass Sculpture:
William Morris, Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky, Harvey Littleton, Dan Dailey, Dale Chihuly, Bertil Vallien, David Huchthausen, Jon Kuhn, Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Kyohei Fujita, Klaus Moje, Sydney Cash, Richard Ritter, José Chardiet, Lino Tagliapietra, William Carlson, Christopher Ries, Steve Maslach, David Schwarz, John Nygren, Sonja Blomdahl, Robert Levin, Fritz Dreisbach, Sidney R. Hutter, Alessandro Pianon, Luciano Gaspari, Miles Van Rensselaer, Sergio Mazza and more.
Featured pieces in the sale include: lot 832, a Dale Chihuly six-piece Seaform group, estimated at $8,000–12,000; lot 837, a “Toots” Zynsky fillet de verre vessel, estimated at $8,000–12,000; lot 839, a Harvey Littleton sculpture “Truncated Form”, $10,000-14,000; lot 843, a tall sculptural vessel “Lily and Fish” by Dan Dailey from the Art Deco Building Detail Series, estimated at $8,000–12,000; Lot 918, a Pablo Picasso-designed glass centaur, estimated at $9,000–14,000; and lot 693, a Aspicchi glass vase by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini, estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Other items in the sale include a ring tray by Maria