Ahlers & Ogletree's Atlanta Collection auction April 30-May1 will feature hundreds of important lots A 15th century English Nottingham alabaster relief depicting the Resurrection of Christ and a 16th century hand-woven German Gothic figural tapestry panel will be auctioned April 30-May 1 in Atlanta.
News-Antique.com - Apr 21,2016 - ATLANTA, Ga. – A 15th century English Nottingham alabaster relief depicting the Resurrection of Christ, a rare 16th century hand-woven German Gothic figural tapestry panel, a 12th century French carved limestone sculpture of St. John mourning at the Cross, and an ink painting on silk by Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) titled Mt. Fuji, will all be sold April 30-May 1.
They are a few of the hundreds of important lots, mostly pulled from prominent Atlanta estates and collections, that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, as well as online, at LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the new Ahlers & Ogletree app, available for Android and the Apple iPhone.
Officially titled The Atlanta Collection, the two-day sale will feature 17th-19th century furniture, important Asian arts, fine estate silver, period oil paintings, Modern art, medieval Ecclesiastical carvings and more. Noteworthy estates will include Dr. Woody Cobbs and Mrs. Honor Cobbs, and Joseph Gilbert, both of Atlanta. Start times both auction days will be 11 am Eastern time.
The 15th century English Nottingham polychrome carved alabaster relief depicts a large-headed Jesus figure at the center, stepping out of the tomb and flanked on either side by Roman soldiers, with his proper right foot stepping on the body of a sleeping soldier. It is mounted to a later rectangular acrylic plank. The stone carving, 17 ¾ inches tall, should bring $20,000-$40,000.
The early 16th century German Gothic figural tapestry panel is horizontally aligned and measures 39 ¼ inches by 72 inches. It depicts three scenes divided by ribbon banderoles, with German text inscriptions. The central scene is of a young woman in a gown (presumably a queen), walking in a forest and looking back at a man (possibly a king). It is expected to breeze to $30,000-$50,000.
The 12th century carved limestone sculpture, likely of St. John mourning at the Cross, is French, probably Middle Rhone Valley. It depicts a man with short curly hair, head tilted back with a sad facial expression, holding a Bible, with scattered remnants of gilt and polychrome throughout. The sculpture is 11 ¼ inches tall and is on a later 2 ¼ inch stand. It should hit $30,000-$50,000.
The ink scroll painting on silk by the renowned Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan, titled simply Mt. Fuji, is signed with Taikan’s seal lower left and measures 25 ¾ inches by 52 ¾ inches. It is a tonal, calm and serene view of Mt. Fuji, Japan, with layers of trees in a surrounding forest, with the foot of a mountain in the foreground. The scroll is estimated to gavel for $40,000-$60,000.
Staying with artwork, a 17th century hand-woven Flemish garden tapestry, impressive at 142 ¾ inches by 96 inches and showing various forms of animal life in a lush garden or forest setting, apparently unsigned, is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000. Also, an oil on canvas painting by the Irish-born artist Joseph M. Kavanagh (active