[ROCKVILLE, MD] Weschler's is pleased to present a diverse offering of over 420 lots in their Capital Collections Estate Auction and an extensive Native American Collection from several owners to wrap up the 2017 auction season.The two sales will be held in back-to-back sessions on Friday, December 8that 10 am and 3pm, respectively. Fine landscape paintings and sporting art are well represented in the sale, with two expansive landscapes by Pennsylvania artist William Coventry Wall (Am. 1810-1886), Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh, each estimated to bring $20,000-30,000. Hudson River Landscape at Sunriseby John Williamson (Am. 1826-1885), $15,000-25,000, is another fine example of American landscape painting. Sporting art includes the compelling oil on canvas,Setters on the Huntby German migr, Edmund Henry Osthaus (Am. 1858-1928) at $15,000-25,000.
Also of note, is Portrait of the Artist en Plein Airby Hans Dahl (Norwegian 1849-1937), full of speckled natural light, with an estimate of $5,000-7,000 and Still Life with Peaches, Grapes and Wine,an elegant oil on canvas by Robert Spear Dunning (Am. 1829-1905) for $6,000-8,000. African American art once again features prominently, after much success in the September auction.This sale includes a striking 1946 bronze, Negro Woman, by Elizabeth Catlett (Am. 1915-2012), estimated to bring $60,000-80,000.Four oil monoprints by Romare Bearden (Am. 1911-1988) from his Storyvilleseries will be featured at $8,000-12,000 per work.Other contemporary art of note includes: Sinjerli Variation II by Frank Stella(Am. b. 1936), an offset lithograph and screenprint in color for $3,000-5,000 and two dramatic works by Paul Jenkins (Am. 1923-2012): Phenomena Prismatic Talisman, watercolor on paper for $5,000-7,000, and the sizeable Phenomena Head of Astral Harold, acrylic on canvas for $8,000-12,000.
Jewelry highlights include two spectacular solitaire diamond rings; the first, a GIA certified 3.72 carat brilliant-cut diamond set in 18-karat yellow-gold, expected to bring $30,000-40,000, the second, a 6.45 carat sparkling pear-shaped diamondwith an estimate of $25,000-35,000.Also of note are an Art Deco platinum, diamond and blue sapphire brooch, circa 1925, for $5,000-7,000 and a ladys 18-karat yellow-gold, stainless steel and diamond automatic wristwatch, Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, for $3,000-5,000. And for the lady who has everything, a tested 14-karat yellow-gold, diamond and ruby Serpent bangle by Tiffany & Co.,estimated to bring $12,000-15,000, rounds out the offerings.
Furniture and decorative arts highlights include a vibrant set of six Chinese Export glomis panels of Pakistani Noblemen, 19thCentury, estimated to bring $3,000-5,000, a French bronze allegorical group of Printemps et Automne,after a model by Etienne Henri Dumaige (1830-1888) together with a cream alabaster pedestal in for $3,000-5,000, and a luminous Lalique clear, frosted and molded glass Champs lyses six-light chandelierby Marc Lalique, design introduced in 1957 for $2,000-4,000.A delightful French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted marquetry tulipwood and kingwood cartonnier, attributed to Gervais Maximilien-Eugne Durand, Circa 1900, is expected to bring $1,000-1,500 and a Louis XV style ormolu mounted parquetry kingwood and tulipwood Vernis Martin decorated marble-top side cabinetby A. Chevrie, Circa 1900 is another noteworthy offering at $8,000-12,000.An impressive late 19thCentury Louis XVI style ormolu, bronze and marble figural ltude et la Philosophie allegorical mantel clockis presented with an estimate of $2,000-3,000. Mid-Century offerings include a pair of classic L & JG Stickley oak sixteen-panel single-doorbookcases,#641, Circa 1906-1912, for $4,000-6,000.Several sizeable lots of Louis XV pattern flatware sets by Frank M. Whiting are among the silver highlights, estimates range from $1,000-3,000, for the sets.
Weschlers is pleased to offer over one hundred lots of Native American jewelry, basketry, pottery and more from various consignors, including an Eastern Shore Collection and a Maryland Estate. Highlights from the Native American sale include: a Southwest silver, turquoise and U.S Walking Liberty silver half-dollar squash blossom necklace, mid-20thCentury, $200-300; a Santa Clara sgraffito and polychrome blackware seed jarby Joseph Lonewolf (1932-2014), $600-800; a signed Acoma polychrome seed jar by Grace Chino (1929-1995), $600-800; a Zia polychrome Redware olla, first half 20thCentury, $500-700; an Apache coiled olla basket,last half 19thCentury, $1,000-1,500; two Native American beaded hide bags and two beaded hide cradle fetishes, last half 20thCentury, $400-600; a Navajo silver and turquoise cuff bracelet, Mark Chee, circa 1950s, $300-500; and a signed Navajo inlaid silver Storyteller Concha belt by Raymond Becenti, last half 20thCentury, $400-600.
The public is welcome to view all lots during exhibit hours prior to the sale: Sat., Dec. 2 from 9am to noon; Sun., Dec. 3 from 11am to 2pm; Mon., Tues., Wed., Dec. 4-6 from 10am to 5pm; and Thurs., Dec. 7 from 10am to 2pm. Catalogues for both the Capital Collections Estate Auction and the Native American Collection are available for purchase at the gallery and may be viewed online at Weschlers.com.
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