Seven artworks by Dox Thrash (Am., 1893-1965) will lead Elite Decorative Arts' Oct. 5 estate auction Seven original works by renowned African-American artist and printmaker Dox Thrash (1893-1965) will headline a 349-lot multi-estate auction scheduled for Oct. 5 by Elite Decorative Arts in Florida.
Other art in the sale will include an oil on canvas by Marcel Mouly (Fr., 1918-2008), of a harbor scene with gray skies, signed lower left, dated 1982, and measuring 30 inches by 24 inches (est. $8,000-$10,000); and a colagem collage by Brazilian artist Romero Britto (b. 1965), constructed of many of his works ripped into pieces and attached together (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Several wonderful Sevres pieces will change hands throughout the course of the day. One of the expected top earners is a large and impressive mid-18th century French porcelain ormolu gilt bronze mounted centerpiece, having figural winged female busts and a body with a hand-painted scene of a bachelor with two women in a garden, on a bench (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Two other noteworthy Sevres lots include an exquisite pair of 18th century ormolu gilt bronze candelabra, each having seven arms and a figural standing cherub design and both 29 ¾ inches in height (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a circa-1754 French porcelain box showing cherubs in forest scenes with flowers, signed G. A. Shulz, 6 inches tall, 10 inches long (est. $6,000-$8,000).
One other French porcelain piece that must be singled out here, too, is an antique hand-painted urn, signed E. Fuchs (for the Austrian artist Emile Fuchs, 1866-1929). The urn boasts a dore gilt bronze frame and stand and the body shows a nymph scene with cherubs drinking wine. Made around 1900 and standing 58 ½ inches tall, the piece is expected to hit $12,000-$18,000.
Gorgeous plaques will also come up for bid. They include a Russian hand-painted lacquer plaque depicting a scene of the Archangel Michael trampling Satan, circa 18th or 19th century, 38 ¾ inches by 30 ½ inches (est. $12,000-$15,000); and a large 19th century French hand-painted enameled porcelain rectangular form plaque depicting two seated cherubs (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Also set to cross the auction block Oct. 5 will be a 19th century German Sitzendorf porcelain figural mantle clock, with a man and woman standing to each side of the movement (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a pair of German Sitzendorf circa-1887 porcelain figural candlesticks, each one 10 ¼ inches tall, with cherubs, garlands and a messenger bird (est. $3,500-$5,500).
Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction after this will be sometime in November (date and time to be announced), also in the Boynton Beach gallery. Consignments for that and all future auctions are being sought. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or collection, you may call them at (561) 200-0893; or, you can send them an e-mail inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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