Silver plate by Pablo Picasso to headline Crescent City multi-estate sale, March 2-3 A silver plate showing an image of a bull’s head by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso is the anticipated top lot of a massive multi-estate sale planned for March 2-3 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
Drysdale (1870-1934) will come under the gavel. They include an oil wash on paper work (a rare vertical example by the artist) titled Moss Draped Cypress Trees and Oaks (est. $4,500-$5,500); and an oil wash on paper titled Moss Draped Oaks at Sunset (est. $3,500-$4,500). Both were done early 20th century.
One other noteworthy local artist is Colette Pope Heldner (Minn./La., 1902-1990). Her signed oil on canvas work titled Old Creole Patio, New Orleans, measuring 24 inches by 48 inches, should bring $1,000-$2,000. Also, a patinated bronze sculpture by French artist Jules Moigniez (1835-1894), titled A Pheasant and a Weasel, is expected to realize $3,500-$5,000.
The furniture category will feature around 30 pieces of Mid-Century Danish Modern, to include a set of ten Hans Wegner carved teak arm chairs from “The Chair” series (circa 1950), with caned seats, each one 30 ¼ inches tall (est. $7,000-$10,000). Also sold will be a circa-1700 Louis XIII-style carved walnut homme debout, or two-door men’s garment cupboard (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Other star furniture lots will include an early 19th century Louis XV-style carved cherry sideboard, 50 ¼ inches tall by 64 ¾ inches wide (est. $2,000-$3,000); and a circa-1800 French provincial carved cherry armoire, 105 ½ inches tall by 74 ½ inches wide (est. $1,800-$2,500).
The auction will also feature a selection of Russian icons, to include a 19th century icon of the Virgin of Kazan with silvered metal riza, mounted with fresh water pearls and rhinestones and measuring 12 ¼ inches tall by 10 ½ inches wide by 1 ¾ inches deep (est. $3,500-$5,000).
Clocks will feature a 19th century fine gilt bronze and white marble three-piece clock set by Japy Freres, retailed by Black, Starr & Frost (est. $5,000-$8,000); a bronze and verde Antico marble three-piece clock set (circa 1870), with works marked P. Bonnet and P. Pottier, with a green bronze lion surmount (est. $1,500-$2,500); and a 19th century Louis XV-style bronze and alabaster three-piece clock set by A.D. Mougin, with clock and candelabra (est. $1,200-$1,800).
A large selection of sterling silver will include a large handled serving tray by Fisher, 27 ¾ inches wide and weighing 120.1 troy ounces (est. $5,000-$7,000); a 19th century French First Standard Louis XVI four-piece coffee service, 58.49 troy ounces (est. $2,000-$3,000); and an 87-piece flatware set by Gorham in the Strasbourg pattern, 92.51 troy ounces ($2,500-$4,500).
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is a locally owned and operated full-service auction house based in New Orleans. The firm conducts sales featuring fine art (particularly works from Louisiana and the Southern United States), pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, furniture (especially American, English and Continental), lighting, rugs, bric-a-brac, decorative accessories and more.
Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. A catalog for the March 2-3 sale is available on request. All lots can be seen online, at www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.