Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction “With names like Cassatt, Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera, & more, Garth’s Auctions is pleased to offer a stellar selection of contemporary and modern art in the August 4 auction,” exclaimed CE) Jeff Jeffer
with horizontal stripes and red lip wrap which is signed and dated "PP 98" and is 9.75"h. (Estimate $3,000-5,000) and a two piece sculpture comprising a vessel and ball in orange and red with turquoise lip wrap, which is signed and dated "PP 02" on the ball (Estimate $2,500-3,500). The other two sculptures include a Persian series piece titled “Persian Paradise” in red to amber with black lip wrap, signed and dated "01"., and measuring 11"h. 17"w. ($2,500-3,500) and a piece titled "Navaho Blanket Cylinder” signed and dated "PP00" with yellow lip wrap ($2,000-3,000).
The decorative arts category is also distinguished by the silver which will cross the podium. A pair of silver candelabra marked "800" flanked by diamonds is definitely of European origin dating to the late 19th-early 20th century. The six-arm candelabra with foliate accents, scroll decorated stems and stepped bases with shell motifs would be quite a statement on a table or sideboard at 24.5"high and weighing a hefty 299 ozt. (estimate $6,000-9,000). A silver tea and coffee service is marked for Gebruder Deyhle and 835 (Germany, early 20th century). The rococo-style set consisting of an 8" teapot; 11.5" coffee pot; 6.5"h. covered sugar bowl, and a 5.5" cream pitcher, together with a 12" hot water urn marked for E.D. Wollenweber, Germany, late 19th century, and 3 other pieces. In total, the lot represents 3.8 ozt of sterling; 101 ozt of 835 silver; and 45.3 ozt of 800 silver (estimate $ 2,000-4,000).
Transitioning from European silver to Chinese examples is a simple jump thanks to a beautiful Chinese export silver cake dish. Identified with hallmarks for Hung Chong (Canton and Shanghai, 1860-1930), the delicate dish has a scalloped rim with intricate openwork of prunus, dragons and pearls (estimate $ 1,000-1,500). Another piece of interest is the Chinese wine vessel (Qing dynasty, 1644-1911). Decorated with scenes of Immortals, a band of bats on the body, and a dragon from handle with three tripod dragon legs, the diminutive 5.25" high pitcher is expected to reach $1,000-1,500.
Other Asian items to sell include a group of snuff bottles with a finely carved "hair crystal" snuff bottle (2.75” h.) with lion mask handles and a clear stopper with black band, which carries the highest estimate of $400-600. Dozens of lots of Asian porcelains will be sold as well. A late Qing dynasty, yellow and green porcelain bowl has detailed exterior decoration of birds and flowers on a mustard ground and incised details throughout. A six charter seal "Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi" on the base of the 5"diameter bowl (estimate $700-800), while a 6” diameter, late 19th century yellow glazed example with incised dragon and a six character black seal "Da Qing Qian Long Nian Zuhi" on its base is expected to command a price of $800-1,200. A fine blue and white porcelain water pot with a a six character seal "Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi" on base might have some interior hairlines, but it is still expected to