Fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, more at Ahlers & Ogletree, Jan. 4-5 in Atlanta About 1,200 quality lots from prominent local estates and collections will come up for bid in a two-day New Year’s Extravaganza Auction slated for Jan. 4-5 by Ahlers & Ogletree.
in Atlanta, Georgia.
an outdoor courtyard; and an oil on canvas attributed to Bartolomeo Manfredi (1580-1622), titled Boy Playing Mandolin and showing a bust of a boy musician wearing a red scarf and shirt and playing a stringed mandolin.
British painters will be represented by Gerald Cooper (1899-1974), whose Still Life With Pears, Apples and Sunflower is an oil on canvas depiction of a table covered with a white tablecloth and a large spread of fruit. Also, an oil on canvas rendering of Female Nude With Three Attendants, attributed to William Etty (Br., 1787-1849), shows a young nude female beauty standing with her back to the viewer, admiring herself in a mirror held by an attendant.
Bronzes will also be sold, including a 19th century patinated figural sculpture of the 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, by Louis Royer (Netherlands, 1793-1868). The work shows Rembrandt standing at full length, in typical dress and holding an artist’s tool in one hand. Also offered will be a finely rendered Orientalist themed patinated bronze figure of a large camel carrying roped baskets and being tended to by a semi-nude blackamoor, by an unknown artist.
From camels it’s a short leap to tigers and dogs, first with a large pair of papier-mâché and polychromed striped orange tigers in an elongated crouch, rendered in the early 20th century for Learbury Clothiers (Syracuse, N.Y.) and with “Learbury Tiger” in all capitals at the bottom of the display platform; and then with a pair of large 18th century antique stone dogs, 38 inches in height, showing two dogs seated on their hind legs, with pleasant expressions and mouths open.
Returning to fine art, works by American painters will feature an oil, acrylic and lacquer on Kashmir gold granite by Gary Kaelon (1944-2002), titled Marsh Lions, large at 67 ½ inches by 82 inches and showing a lion and lioness by the water’s edge (she in an alert crouch); and an oil on canvas still life by the American-Canadian artist Hal Morrison (1848-1927), depicting a footed glass bowl with a large stack of fresh peaches at the center, probably painted in Georgia.
Other noteworthy artworks will include an oval oil on canvas titled Allegorical Painting, attributed to the Portuguese painter Jose Malhoa (1853-1933), apparently unsigned and said to have originally hung on the ceiling of a parlor room in a private castle in Lisbon; and an oil on wood panel by Toon Kelder (Dutch, 1894-1973), titled Musicians and Figures in Landscape, with figures to include female nudes, a seated dog, a minstrel musician and a rider on horseback.
Also to be sold will be a Watson Brothers 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun (English, circa early 20th century, with the marking “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth 3”) with a walnut stock, detailed metal engraving with scrolled foliate decoration, cleaning rod and accessories and with the original brown leather rectangular fitted case bearing a paper label in the interior reading, “By appointment to him the Sultan of Turkey, Watson Bros.”; a Chinese carved ivory