Crescent City Auction Gallery's July 30th-31st auction will feature the estate of Merryl Israel Aron Original oil paintings by Louisiana artist William Tolliver and British painter Alfred de Breanski, Sr., fine examples of Newcomb Pottery and a bronze figural sculpture by Leon Mignon will all be sold
News-Antique.com - Jul 14,2016 - NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original oil paintings by Louisiana artist William Tolliver and British painter Alfred de Breanski, Sr., fine examples of Newcomb Pottery, a bronze figural sculpture by Leon Mignon, a Handel bronze patinated spelter Chinese-style lamp and a small Russian silver enamel icon of the Panagia Virgin of Kazan, will all be sold at auction, July 30th and 31st.
They’re just a few of the nearly 1,200 lots that will be sold to the highest bidder at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction, to be held in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Headlining the auction will be the estate of Merryl Israel Aron, who lived in the city’s Garden District, as well as numerous other local and Southern estates.
A native New Orleanian, Ms. Aron was an accomplished golfer, having won dozens of local and regional amateur golf championships prior to her death in December 2015 at age 102. She played with such famous golfers as Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret and Babe Didrikson Zaharis. Aron won 12 New Orleans city championships – the first in 1933, during the Depression, the last in 1954.
Start times will be 9 am Central time on Saturday, July 30th, and 10 am on Sunday, July 31st. The sale will be packed with original artwork (some of it by New Orleans and other regional artists); French, English and American period furniture pieces; antique French clocks; vintage lamps and lighting; Asian objects; Russian icons; estate jewelry pieces; decorative accessories and more.
The Newcomb Pottery includes pieces by Anna Frances Simpson, Sadie Irvine and Henrietta Bailey. The Handel Chinese-style lamp is from the early 20th century, 22 ¾ inches tall to the top of the finial and with a signed eight-curved-panel floral overlay slag glass shade (est. $1,500-$2,500). Also sold will be a pair of Tiffany favrile glass candlesticks and a glass flower frog.
The oil paintings by William Tolliver (La., 1951-2000) and Alfred de Breanski (Br., 1852-1928) both carry estimates of $6,000-$9,000. The Tolliver work is an artist-signed oil on canvas titled African Musician, 30 inches by 40 inches. The de Breanski painting is also an oil on canvas that was signed by the artist, titled Departing Day. It measures an impressive 40 inches by 69 inches.
The 19th century patinated bronze statue by the Belgian artist Leon Mignon (1847-1898), titled Young Punchinello, stands 21 ½ inches (with the base) and is estimated at $1,200-$1,800. The Russian silver enamel icon of the Panagia Virgin of Kazan, just 4 inches tall, is from the late 19th century, with a riza bearing the mark of Pavel Ovchinikov (“84”) and Moscow (est. $400-$600).
French furniture will feature a circa-1820 Louis XV-style carved mahogany double-door armoire, 111 ¼ inches tall (est. $1,800-$2,500); a 19th century Charles X marquetry inlaid walnut double-door armoire, 96 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and an outstanding Louis XV-style carved oak bombe curio cabinet, made circa 1900 and 98 inches in height (est. $1,500-$2,500).