Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques Online Sale

The May Fine Art & Antiques online auction by Aspire Auctions, Inc., starts Friday, May 8th and 1200 lots close over three days, May 14, 15 and 16. Many of the fine paintings in this auction are from a large bankruptcy case, so approximately 60 paintings are offered without reserve.

aspirelogo.jpgThere are 14 different categories: paintings, works on paper, sculpture, silver, porcelain & ceramics, fine watches, fine jewelry, glass, orientalia, decorative arts, furniture, books/maps & ephemera, vintage & fine photography and oriental carpets.

In the painting category is a rare painting by Abbott HandersonThayer. It’s a portrait of Alice Rich, estimated $15,000.00-$20,000.00. A larger 3/4 version of Ms. Rich was sold by Sotheby’s in 1995 for $107,000.00.

Another great painting is by Hungarian modernist painter Vilmos Aba-Novak. This work is illustrated in the 2006 monograph about the artist by Peter Molnos. The estimate for this rare painting is $20,000.00-$40,000.00.

A rare 1895 Pan edition lithograph of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender en Buste is available with an estimate of $10,000.00-$15,000.00. This particular image is iconic of the Belle Epoch period.

The sculpture category has many Animalia bronzes by Bayre, Fremiet, Lecourtier, Sandoz and recently deceased Laurence Isard. Two important American artists in this category include Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons pair of Nubian bookends and Edward Francis McCartan pair of figural candlesticks, both estimated $8,000.00-$12,000.00. A pair of French soldiers by Henry Etienne Dumage came out of an estate in Lakewood, Ohio, estimated $4,000.00-$6,000.00 and offered without reserve.

In silver and porcelain, highlights included a Buccellati sterling horse head cane, Georg Jensen, Tiffany, London and Russian silver, Picasso Madoura plate, Claude Conover pottery, Dr. Wall porcelains, fine export Amorial porcelains, and a pair of Royal Worcester potpourri containers decorated by John Freeman.

The glass section of the auction is most impressive with names like Tiffany, Galle, Quezal, Muller Freres and Loetz. Of particular interest is a rare Tiffany Studios paperweight of green glass encased in bronze, estimated $3,000.00-$5,000.00. Also, there are two rare Loetz Art Nouveau table lamps, both estimated $2,000.00-$4,000.00. There are six mint Argy-Rousseau pate de verre glass pendents, all estimated $1,200.00-$1,500.00.

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