The Auction Block & Bringing the Hammer Down


POTOMACK COMPANY Foxall (Foxhall) Late Fall By Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) 1923 Auction Date: Feb. 22 Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000 A group of American paintings with local interest will highlight Potomack’s February Catalogue Sale. Notable among these works is Benson Bond Moore’s “Foxall Late Fall.” A native Washingtonian, Moore lived in the city for 70 years and depicted regional scenes in some some of his greatest paintings. Foxall, as originally spelled, was one of Moore’s favorite areas to set up his easel. This particular rendition of Foxhall was painted in 1923 when Moore turned to his impressionistic style.

SOTHEBY’S Marcelle Ferron Untitled Oil on canvas Auction Date: Selling Exhibition, Feb. 14 to March 9 Sotheby’s will present Canadian Abstraction, a selling exhibit of mid-century Canadian abstract art in New York. This is the first exhibit of its kind outside of Canada in decades, which will highlight some of the best examples of works by artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle, Jack Bush, Jacques Hurtubise and Marcelle Ferron, many of whom were exhibiting their work alongside the great midcentury Surrealists, Modernists and Abstract Expressionists in New York, London and Paris.

FREEMAN’S Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain ‘Boys’ Vase Daoguang mark and of the period Auction Date: March 15 Estimate: $30,000 to $50,000 Part of its Asian Arts auction, Freeman’s will feature a selection of exquisite porcelain and bronze artifacts, including this this rose porcelain vase decorated with a group of young boys. Other highlights include a Tibeto-Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze stupa and a Japanese Namikawa Sosuke cloisonne enamel vase.

SLOANS AND KENYON Selection of Exotic Skin Handbags from the Estate of a New York Lady Auction Date: February 22 Sloans and Kenyon’s Auction of Vintage and Contemporary Fashion, Couture and Jewelry will open with an exhibition from Feb. 19 to 21, and will feature vintage and contemporary fashion, couture and accessories by designers including Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent and many others, including signed vintage and costume jewelry.

DOYLE NEW YORK Set of Six Russian Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Porcelain Dessert Plates Krnilov Brothers Manufactory, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900 Auction Date: Feb. 19 Estimate: $15,000 to $20,000 Doyle New York’s Belle Epoque Auction will showcase 19th and 20th century fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the bygone era. These featured plates are each decorated with a circular medallion depicting different historic versions of the Russian State seal, including a double-headed eagle with outspread wings clutching an orb and scepter surmounted by a crown. Other highlights include a Russian bronze by Nikolai Lieberich, a Tiffany canister lamp, and an elaborate Napoleon III gilt-metal ebonized side cabinet.

BRINGING THE HAMMER DOWN Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items:

DOYLE NEW YORK Saint John the Baptist Roman School 17th Century Auction Date: Jan. 29 Estimate: $6,000 to $10,000 Final Selling Price: $11,250

BONHAMS James Edward Buttersworth (1817- 1894) “Schooner’s from the New York Yacht Club Racing in the Narrows” Oil on canvas, ca. 1870 Auction Date: Jan. 24 Estimate: $70,000 to $100,000 Final Selling Price: $106,250

SOTHEBY’S “A Child and Nurse in the Foyer of an Elegant Townhouse, the Parents Beyond Jacob Ochtervelt” (1634- 1682) 1663 Auction Date: Jan. 30 Estimate: $3 million to $4 million Final Selling Price: $4,421,000

FREEMAN’S “Allegory of Poverty and Vengeance” Northern Italian School ca. 2nd half of the 16th Century Auction Date: Jan. 28 Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000 Final Selling Price: $17,500

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