Original gouache painting by Jean Dufy to headline Elite auction, Jan. 12 Original works of art by noted artists such as Jean Dufy, Antoine Blanchard and Avinash Chandra will be part of a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated Jan. 12 by Elite Decorative Arts.
notches, carries a surprisingly modest pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. This clock measures 2 ¾ inches in height, with a total weight of 1,273 grams.
Returning to artwork, an oil on canvas rendering of a nude female by American painter Patrick Nagel (1945-1984), untitled and signed lower right, is expected to realize $3,000-$5,000. The work is substantial, measuring 36 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Nagel is known for his Art Deco-inspired depictions of the female form. His creations emphasize simple grace and beauty.
A bronze sculpture of an old woman with a walking stick by the noted Mexican artist Ramiz Barquet (1920-2010) has a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The work is signed to the back of the leg by the artist and is mounted on a one-inch wooden base. The sculpture stands 26 inches in height. Barquet had numerous individual and collective exhibits in Mexico and the U.S.
All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids) or 18 percent if bidding online. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Feb. 16 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at (800) 991-3340, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next sale after that will be a Chinese Works of Art Auction, planned for Mar. 16-17, to coincide with Asia Week, a big annual event in New York City. Elite Decorative Arts will also be exhibiting at the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show, a huge annual event that will be held from Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Miami Beach, Fla. Elite Decorative Arts will exhibit in Booth #2105.
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