Gray’s Fun Summer Auction This auction features a wonderful selection of contemporary and traditional art, furniture and decorative objects including a Victor Vasarely Op-Art serigraph, a collection of gold and silver pocket
News-Antique.com - Jun 03,2016 - This month Gray’s collection ranges from intricate traditional oil paintings, bold contemporary works, to a stunning collection of gold pocket watches, and ends with a selection of furniture.
Opening with traditional oils, lot 2 is by William Henry James Boot, titled Elvington Hall and Church, Yorks. An English born artist, William traveled and depicted the landscape from Europe and North Africa, as well as his homeland. Another skilled landscape is lot 16 by Stanislav Chimienski, titled Warsaw in Winter. Lot 9 is a School of Jan Jacobsz Molenaer, Tavern Scene shows a dark tavern with detailed figures in conversation.
Several modern works include lot 63, a group of three large prints by Ausmith, containing two star prints and one circle. A wonderful serigraph by Victor Vasarely makes up lot 61, titled Los Angeles. Born in Hungary, Victor was widely known as the leader of the op-art movement.
The auction then moves into the jewelry and pocket watch collection. Some highlights are lot 109, a James Stoddart, London, yellow gold Railroad Timekeeper, and lot 110 a rose gold Chronograph Minuet Repeater that chimes periodically. The 9kt. chain has a 1879 S $5.00 gold Liberty head, half eagle coin. Jewelry begins after the watches, including a dazzling gold and diamond starfish form brooch, lot 129.
Lot 187 a Tiffany Studios patinated bronze harp table lamp leads the auction into decorative items and furniture. Lot 215 is a very large French Deco style floor screen. The imagery depicting birds and trees in fresh pinks, yellows and blues is hand painted on a silver-finish paper that is laid onto all eight of the wood panels. Lot 262 is another standout in furniture, a 19th Century Dutch Colonial ebony and mahogany cabinet. The intricate ebony details give this piece a bold look and classic beauty.
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