KENO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FALL SALE OF IMPORTANT PAINTINGS, FURNITURE, DECORATIVE ARTS AND JEWELRY

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE EIGHTEEN MARITIME WORKS FROM A PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR, with fine examples by JAMES BARD, JAMES BUTTERSWORTH, RALPH EUGENE CAHOON, and ROBERT SALMON, AMONGST OTHERS

Keno Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming sale of Important Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Marriott Hotel (243 Tresser Boulevard) in Stamford, Connecticut, at 10:00 A.M. A total of 350 lots will be offered, featuring works drawn from a cross-section of styles and genres, from the 17thto 20th centuries, including a selection of antique and contemporary jewelry—a first for the auction house.

A sweeping array of fresh-to-the-market items will be offered, representing a variety of periods and styles, including eighteen important Maritime paintings from a prominent Connecticut collector, and 18th- and 20th-century American, European and Old Master landscapes and still-life paintings. The sale also highlights works of American Furniture and Folk Art, Native American Art, Tribal Art, Tiffany Studios and 20th-century decorative arts, including an important collection of 40 works from the Estate of Hans Christensen, who was the head of Georg Jensen’s prototype department and handmade many of the company’s important designs.
“I am thrilled to kick off the fall season with this wonderful sale; one that has an extraordinary range of property and exceptional quality,” said Leigh Keno, who founded the full-service auction house in 2009. “Buyers can expect to find something for every collecting taste and price level. We are delighted to present our first sale of antique and contemporary jewelry, from such outstanding makers as Cartier, Seaman Schepps and David Webb. Our pre-sale auction estimates are extremely low which offers the buyer extraordinary opportunities.”

The sale’s highlights include:

John George Brown (American, 1831-1913), A GOOD DAY’S WORK
signed lower left and inscribed “Copyright / JG BROWN N.A.” oil on canvas 24 x 17 inches. This painting is from the collection of George E. Missbach of Atlanta, who donated two other Browns to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in 1974. (Estimate: $30,000-50,000).

George Inness (American, 1825-1894), PASTORAL LANDSCAPE, circa 1865-67, oil on canvas, signed indistinctly lower right “George Inness”, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, (Estimate: $20,000-40,000).

James Buttersworth (American, 1817-1894), THE ACTIVE OFF CASTLE GARDEN WITH THE BATTERY IN THE DISTANCE and THE ACTIVE OFF SANDY HOOK
a pair of oil on panel paintings, one signed lower right “Buttersworth”. Each in its original frame, 8 x 12 inches. (Estimate: $60,000-90,000).

Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (American, 1910-1982), PICNIC WITH MERMAIDS AND SAILORS EATING LOBSTER signed lower right “R. CAHOON / PINXT”, oil on masonite, 19 x 27 inches (Estimate: $12,000-18,000).

Robert Salmon (British/American, 1775-1858), LUGGER ON A WIND
signed and dated lower right “R SALMON 1833”, oil on cradled panel, 16 1/2 x 24 inches. This painting is an excellent example of work from the celebrated artist’s American period. Salmon combined the English tradition of harbor and coastal views in marine painting, which was established by Canaletto and Samuel Scott, with the legacy of Dutch marine painting, known for its low horizons and expansive lighting effects. (Estimate: $40,000-60,000).

Joseph Decker (American, 1853-1924), STRAWBERRIES IN A BASKET
signed with initials lower left “J D” and signed again with initials and inscribed verso “J.D. 16 Pilling St. Br,” oil on canvas, 9 by 14 inches. Decker lived in Brooklyn and was considered one of the finest and most individual painters of still life in the last two decades of the century in the United States. His 1880s astonishingly accurate depictions of fruit, nuts, and candies amazed critics. (Estimate: $20,000-40,000).

Tiffany Studios, A ‘DRAGONFLY’ LEADED GLASS FLUID LAMP
with “Tiffany Studios / New York” marked on shade and base, base also has “#357” h. 25 inches x. d. 20 in. (Estimate: $40,000-80,000).

Hans Christensen (Danish, 1924-1983), TEAPOT AND WARMER, 1945
sterling silver with a rosewood handle and base (Estimate: $15,000-$25,000).

Hans Christensen (Danish, 1924-1983), WATER PITCHER, 1974
sterling silver with a rosewood handle and base (Estimate: $6,000-12,000).

Attributed to John Goddard (American, 1723/4-1785), A Mahogany Oval Tilt-top Tea Table, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1760, with stop-fluted column (Estimate $40,000-80,000).

A Carved White Pine Figure of a Soldier, American, probably New England, late 18th century, h. 19 in. (Estimate: $2,000-4,000).

An Emerald Bead Necklace with Diamond Clasp, by Seaman Schepps (Estimate: $6,000-8,000).

A pair of Rock Crystal, Aventurine Quartz and Diamond Flower Earclips, by Seaman Schepps (Estimate: $3,000-4,000).

An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Coral, Onyx and Diamond Bracelet (Estimate: $4,000-6,000).

An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Brooch, by Cartier, France (Estimate: $10,000-12,000).

About Keno Auctions
Keno Auctions, a premier full-service auction house headquartered at 127 East 69th Street in Manhattan, specializes in a variety of categories including, but not limited to, fine art, jewelry, furniture, decoration, and Asian works of art. From Rembrandt to Calder, from Cartier to Tiffany, the auction house has presented the finest objects at auction, with record-breaking results. Cultivating a broad collector base for accessible works has secured Keno Auctions a distinctive place within the art market.

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sale totals are hammer prices plus buyer’s premium and do no reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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