New Orleans, LA, USA, January 6, 2021 - A bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973), a 155-piece set of Tiffany sterling flatware in the Harlequin pattern, and a French Empire style figural mantel clock and pair of four-light candelabra are just a few top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s live and online Important Winter Estates Auction slated for January 16th-17th.
The gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, will be open for exhibitions beginning Thursday, January 7th, from 10-5 Central time, by appointment only (excluding Sunday). A live Saturday preview will be held January 9th, from 9am to 1pm, also by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 504-529-5057; or, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start times both auction days are 10 am Central time. The sale will be headlined by items from the Estate of John C. McNeese, New Orleans, LA; property deaccessioned from the private collection of Freeport-McMoran Inc., New Orleans, LA; contemporary art sold to benefit Café Reconcile, New Orleans, LA; and items deaccessioned from The Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA. The catalog is an eclectic one, packed with 820 lots of French and American period furniture, original artworks, bronzes, sterling silver, jewelry, French clocks and mirrors and wonderful decorative accessories.
With a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000, the early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The piece, titled L’Orage (The Storm) is 15 ½ inches tall. Ms. Huntington was once one of New York City’s most prominent sculptors. In an era when few women were successful artists she had a thriving career.
Two other artworks expected to generate interest are an oil on canvas by Doug Oliver (American, b. 1942), titled Grand Finale (1981), 31 ½ inches by 53 ½ inches, artist signed, dated and titled; and an early 20th century oil on board by Viktor Marais Milton (French, 1878-1948), titled The Cardinal in his Study, 18 inches by 14 ½ inches and signed lower right (both est. $1,500-$2,500).
The 155-piece set of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware in the Harlequin pattern (1956), has a total weight of 145.75 troy ounces and an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The French clock and pair of candelabra will be offered as separate lots – the mid-20th century gilt bronze Empire style figural mantel clock and the circa 1870 gilt and patinated bronze four-light candelabra (both est. $800-$1,200).
A set of twelve Peruvian .900 sterling service plates from the mid-20th century, marked “Old Cuzco”, 11 inches in diameter, with a total weight of 242.55 troy ounces, should fetch $4,000-$8,000. Also, a French Louis XV style gilt bronze and cloisonne mantel clock by Japy Freres, manufactured in the 20th century, 18 inches tall, carries a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
Original paintings by New Orleans artists, a staple at most Crescent City auctions, will be led by a 19th century oil on canvas Portrait of Col. William Claiborne of Kent by Alexander Alaux (1851-1932), signed (est. $5,000-$10,000); and an early 20th century oil wash on board by Alexander J. Drysdale (1870-1934), titled Oak Tree on the Bayou, signed (est. $2,500-$4,500).
For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the two-day Important Winter Estates Auction scheduled for January 16th and 17th, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
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