Color litho of Napoleon by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to headline Elite auction, July 13th in Florida A color lithograph depicting French leader Napoleon by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Fr., 1864-1901) is the expected top lot in an auction slated for Sat., July 13, at Elite Decorative Arts in Florida.
covered vase with delicate and detailed relief scenes of birds of paradise amongst trees and flowers. The vase, measuring 12 ½ inches in height, includes a fitted wooden silver inlay base and a fitted silk-lined presentation box. The base is 1 ¼ inches tall. The piece boasts a total ivory weight of about 1,971 grams.
Red coral sculptures, so popular at previous Elite Decorative Arts auctions, will be on display in this sale, too. A large and heavy solid red figural group depicting a maiden with her children, and a bird holding a piece of draping cloth from the maiden’s layered robe, would make a fine addition to any collection. The piece is 10 ¼ inches tall and comes with a presentation box.
Returning to fine art, a 20th century oil painting by the Dutch artist Anton Karssen (b. 1945), depicting women traversing a coastal terrain with a boat visible, should get considerable bidder attention. The work, signed lower right, measures 16 inches in height by 22 inches tall.
An outstanding pair of garniture clock sets is sure to get paddles wagging. One is a 19th century three-piece gilded French bronze and malachite Egyptian Revival set by F. Pelissier. The clock depicts two recumbent sphinx figures with candle holders to the tops of their heads, with extended wings suspending a barrel form clock case. The two urns each stand 10 ½ inches tall.
The other is a stunning early 20th century Tiffany & Company clock garniture set having a cut crystal case, with the case and candlesticks each showing a matching scrolled floral design. The crystal is presumably French and of the quality of Baccarat or Webb. The silvered metal face has appliqué Arabic numerals and the outside of the case is marked “Patent Pending 1909.”
Also sold will be a large hand-carved Chinese white and apple green jadeite Guan Yin sculpture shown in a standing position with a crane to her right holding stalks with lotus blossoms, standing 22 ¼ inches tall; and a pair of large spinach jade form reticulated lantern urns with each having relief palace scenes throughout the body, 16 ½ inches tall, with a wooden base.
A preview will be held on Friday, July 12, 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) and 18 percent for bidding online.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or an entire collection, you may call (561) 200-0893 or e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the upcoming July 13 auction, please log on to www.eliteauction.com. Updates are posted often.