More than 1,100 lots in a variety of categories will be sold at Crescent City's April 16-17 auction An exceptional pair of 19th century gilt and patinated bronze and marble ewers and a stunning Lalique clear and frosted crystal swan centerpiece will be part of Crescent City's April 16-17 auction.
News-Antique.com - Mar 31,2016 - NEW ORLEANS, La. – An exceptional pair of 19th century gilt and patinated bronze and marble ewers (narrow-neck jugs with wide, bulbous bodies), a stunning Lalique clear and frosted crystal swan centerpiece on a mirrored plateau, and an oil on canvas painting by noted Ghanaian artist Ablade Glover (b. 1934) will all come up for bid April 16-17 at Crescent City Auction Gallery.
The two-day estates auction will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. More than 1,100 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Central time Saturday, and 10 a.m. Central time Sunday. Offered will be items to benefit Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss.; plus merchandise from prominent local estates and collections in the region.
Categories will include period French furniture, original artwork (some of it by renowned New Orleans artists and other artists from the South), sterling silver, fine china, crystal, ceramics, antique clocks, lamps and lighting, garden statuary and estate jewelry, to include diamonds, rubies, tanzanites, sapphires, black diamonds, Cartier wristwatches, South Seas pearls and more.
The bronze and marble ewers, each standing 27 inches tall, are expected to bring $5,000-$8,000 as a single lot. The Lalique crystal swan centerpiece – titled Miroir Cygnes – was made in the 20th century after the 1945 original. The swans measure 9 ½ inches wide by 12 inches wide. The mirror is 32 ¾ inches wide and 22 ½ inches in diameter. The lot should sell for $3,000-$5,000.
The painting by Ablade Glover is a 1980 oil on canvas titled Worker’s Canteen. It is signed and dated and measures 29 inches by 39 ½ inches. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$9,000. Glover is active and lives in Ghana (United Kingdom). He’s best known for abstract painting; he also teaches. His work has been widely exhibited throughout Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Artworks by New Orleans (or Louisiana) painters will include an oil on canvas by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), titled Seated Woman With Bouquet of Flowers, monogrammed and 12 inches by 16 inches (est. $2,500-$4,500); and an early 20th century oil on canvas by Achille Peretti (1857-1923), titled Cow in the Barn, artist signed (est. $2,500-$4,500).
From Britain, a 19th century English School oil on canvas work titled Portrait of a Man With a Powdered Wig, should bring $1,000-$2,000; while an illegibly signed late 19th century oil on canvas titled After the Hunt is expected to make $800-$1,200. From France, a patinated bronze statue of Mercury by Raymond Sudre (Fr., 1870-1962), 38 inches tall, should hit $3,000-$5,000.
French period furniture will be both gorgeous and copious. Offerings will include an outstanding Louis XIV-style carved oak prie-dieu (19th century low-seated chair with a tall back, designed for prayer), 58 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and a fine Louis Philippe carved walnut marble-top commode from the 19th century, 38 ¾ inches tall by 45 ¾ inches wide (est. $1,200-$1,800).
Other French commodes will feature a French Empire ormolu