Nearly 400 eclectic lots pulled from estates across New England to be sold by Bruneau & Co. Jan. 14 A Neoclassical bronze figure of the Greek goddess Thetis on a large mantle clock by French sculptor Pierre Eugene Emile Hebert (1828-1893) is a sample of what will be in Bruneau & Co.'s Jan. 14 auctio
News-Antique.com - Dec 21,2016 - CRANSTON, R.I. – A Neoclassical bronze figure of the Greek goddess Thetis on a large mantle clock by French sculptor Pierre Eugene Emile Hebert (1828-1893), a Madoura pottery partial glaze ceramic bowl by Pablo Picasso and an oil on board hunting scene by Gregory Hollyer (Br./Am., 1871-1965) will all be sold on Saturday, January 14th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.
They’re just a few of the expected top lots in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ three-session Winter Antiques Fine Art Auction, featuring a wide variety of decorative and fine arts, Asian art and objects, militaria and erotic art, gathered from prominent estates and collections throughout New England. In all, almost 400 lots will come under the gavel over the course of the day-long event. The auction will be conducted in the firm’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.
“We’re excited to start off the New Year with a multi-estate auction that offers such a diversified selection of antiques, fine art and decorative arts from all over New England,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Travis Landry, a specialist with the firm, added, “This promises to be a fun sale, with an eclectic mix for collectors all across the board.”
The first session, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time, will be a live-only affair – no reserves and no absentee or internet bidding – with more than 150 lots coming up for bid. The second session, a catalog and internet auction, will begin promptly at 12 noon and feature more than 350 lots, with online bidding facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, eBay and Auctionzip.com.
The first portion of the cataloged sale will open with 40 pieces of artwork, comprising various artists and styles. Included will be the oil on panel landscape painting by British-born American artist Gregory Hollyer. The 24 inch by 36 inch (framed) work depicts a hunter observing with his rifle as a small bird flies by, his two eager dogs nearby. The work should hammer for $600-$900.
Two other paintings in the session are an oil on canvas landscape painting by Edmund Aylburton Willis (UK/US, 1808-1899), 14 ½ inches by 25 ½ inches (framed), depicting seven cows resting in a field by a river (est. $500-$800); and a watercolor and gouache painting of a Dutch flower market by Francis William Van Vreeland (Calif./Neb., 1879-1954), which should hit $300-$600.
The second portion of the catalog will feature 200 lots of antiques, decorative arts, militaria and Oriental rugs and textiles. A decorative art highlight promises to be the Madoura pottery partial glaze bowl by the modern master Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), titled Picador and depicting a bullfighter on horseback with lance in hand, jabbing a bull. The lot should bring $1,500-$2,000.
The session will also include the Neoclassical bronze figure of the Greek sea goddess Thetis by Pierre Eugene Emile Hebert, standing on a French Neoclassical black slate mantle clock, overall 28 ¼ inches tall (est. $1,000-$2,000). Thetis rests on an anvil, her foot against a