Original artwork by emerging Russian artists to headline Elite's next auction, June 8th in Florida High-quality works of art with impeccable provenance – to include oil paintings by Russian artists Mihail Chemiakin and M.V. Brusilovsky – will headline Elite Decorative Arts' next auction, June 8th.
A German expressionist oil on canvas painting by an unknown artist, showing a farm house near a stream, mounted in a wooden frame and measuring 19 inches by 24 inches, should realize $4,000-$6,000. Also, a pair of early 20th century photos by Charlotte Fairchild, depicting silent screen legend Mary Pickford, each signed in pen by Fairchild, should make $2,000-$3,000.
Chinese objects will include a pair of relief carved ivory scholar’s desk wrist rest plaques from the late Qing Dynasty, showing courtyard scenes with maidens under pine trees and having an etched calligraphy poem to the top center (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a hand-carved African ivory tusk depicting a standing Guan Yin holding lotus blossoms on branches, wearing a flowing layered robe, 22 inches tall, on a fitted base and with a presentation box (est. $3,000-$5,000).
A stunning and large antique Sevres hand-painted cobalt French porcelain urn depicting landscape scenes and with bronze-mounted handles and foot, 42 inches tall, is expected to breeze to $6,000-$8,000; and a 19th century Samuel Marti & Company bronze and wood mantel clock clad with bronze women and cherubs and domed glass screen should hammer for $2,000-$3,000.
A preview will be held on Friday, June 7, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday, the date of sale, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Internet bidding will be provided by both LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids) or 18 percent for bidding online.
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