SAVANNAH, Ga.–Everard Auctions takes terrific satisfaction in revealing highlights of itsOct 18 Fall Southern Estates auction to be followed on October 19-20 by an extremely unique sale of the John and Virginia Duncan collection of fine, folk and ethnographic art and antiques. Bidding choices consist of absentee and live online, with gallery previewing readily available at specific times.
Fall Southern Estates Auction–Oct 18, 2022
The October 18 art choice consists of 2 works by popular woman artists from the Estate of Betty Melaver, Savannah,Georgia The initially is a vibrant untitled Texas landscape by Georgia O’Keeffe (New Mexico/New York, 1887-1986). The 1917 watercolor steps 8 3/4 inches by 12 inches and is noted as Item 196 in the artist’s brochure raisonne, which likewise keeps in mind that the art work is connected with O’Keeffe’s Pink and Green Mountains series. The auction price quote is $100,000-$ 150,000, with a $90,000 reserve.
O’Keeffe’s early watercolors, while not too understood to collectors as her oils, might supply another point of view on a storied profession. In 1916, the artist took a task as the chair of the art department at West Texas State Normal College, in Canyon, Texas, where the Pink and Green Mountains series was developed the list below year. In a comparable vein, the watercolor provided by Everard shows her center with what is commonly acknowledged to be an extremely tough medium in which to work. By 1918, O’Keeffe had actually gone back to reside in New York, where Alfred Stieglitz, her dealership and future partner, motivated her to move far from watercolor, afraid of its association with amateur ladies artists. This might assist to describe the restricted variety of watercolors O’Keeffe carried out throughout her profession.
The 2nd highlighted art work from the Melaver estate is Louise Nevelson’s (New York, 1899-1988) Clouds IV, a 1984 painted wood wall sculpture that determines 21 1/2 inches by 20 1/4 inches. It was bought from Pace Galleries in New York and is approximated at $30,000-$ 50,000, with a $25,000 reserve. Nevelson was a well-known carver understood for her massive, wood sculptures and outside setups, in specific her monochromatic, puzzle-like productions. She was a considerable figure in the feminist art motion of the 1970s, and her work can be discovered in the long-term collections of lots of significant art organizations, consisting of MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney, the Tate and lots of others.
Decorative art highlights consist of a set of German sterling silver jousting knights, 12 inches by 8 inches by 3 1/2 inches), approximated at $3,000-$ 5,000, with an $1,800 reserve; and a carefully embellished wisteria-theme vase by Japanese cloisonne artist Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927). A previous samurai, Namikawa trained at the Kyoto Cloisonn é Company prior to developing his own organization. Widely admired, he was called an Imperial Household Artist in 1896 and won lots of awards throughout his profession, consisting of the Gold Prize at the 1900 Exposition Universelle inParis The Meiji Period (1868-1912) flower vase provided by Everard stands 7 5/8 inches high and is approximated at $6,000-$ 8,000, with a $4,000 reserve.
A delicious estate precious jewelry choice consists of a sensational set of Raymond Yard platinum, diamond and emerald earrings. Estimate: $2,500-$ 3,500, with an $1,800 reserve
More than 100 vintage posters have actually been consigned by a personal collector from Hilton Head Island,South Carolina There are lots of attractive travel posters in amazing condition, such as a circa-1947 Lucien Boucher Air France– Orient and Extreme Orient poster approximated at $700-$ 1,000, with a $425 reserve. Advertising posters consist of numerous styles by Leonetto Cappiello (Italian/French, 1875-1942), who worked generally in Paris throughout his respected profession. Because of his ingenious, contemporary design, he is typically called the “daddy of contemporary marketing.” One of his most enticing Art Deco images is seen in a circa-1922 poster promoting the sparkling-wine aperitifContratto It is approximated at $2,000-$ 3,000, with a $1,200 reserve.
Auction of the John andVirginia Duncan Collection –Oct 19-20, 2022
The remarkable collections of retired author/history teacher John Duncan and his partner Virginia Duncan have actually decorated their house, the historical Thomas-Levy House on Savannah’s Monterey Square, given that 1975. The art work and items, which aesthetically inform the story of Southeastern history and culture, show a pursuit started by John in 1947. Later, Virginia joined him in his gathering odyssey, and together they developed the extremely concerned Savannah organization V and J Duncan Antique Maps, Prints and Books.
The couple collected terrific collections of antique maps, nature prints, inscriptions, books, pottery, hand-carved folk art strolling sticks, antique sweetgrass baskets, unique interests, ethnographic art, American furnishings and Southern art. All were shown and enjoyed, now the Duncans, who see themselves as guardians of product culture, want their art holdings to be passed to the next generation of stewards.
Over the three-day auction series, 32 unusual maps from the 16th through 19th century will be offered, lots of originating from the Duncan collection. John’s enthusiasm for Southern history drove such purchases as a Peter Gordon (1697-1740) map of Savannah (Ga), 1734. Sized 21 5/8 inches by 28 5/8 inches, this unusual map is the very first recognized printed view of Savannah and shows Georgia Colony creator General James E. Oglethorpe’s initial strategy of the city. It is among perhaps 5 such maps kept in personal hands; 12 others live in museums. It is gone into with a $100,000-$ 150,000 price quote and a $75,000 opening quote.
Southern art highlights consist of a 1948 Leonora Quarterman (Savannah, 1911-1979) watercolor entitledSavannah City Market Quarterman’s work has actually been shown at The National Gallery (Washington) and MOMA; and in 1942 she was bestowed a one-woman program atThe Smithsonian Measuring 18 1/2 inches by 22 inches, the art work is approximated at $2,000- $3,000 with a $1,000 reserve.
Another exceptional entry of local interest is Jack Leigh’s (Savannah, 1948-2004) silver gelatin picture entitled Midnight,Bonaventure Cemetery This commonly identifiable image was included on the cover of John Berendt’s 1994 book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The picture is signed by both Leigh and Berendt, and is numbered 55/250. Sized 8 5/8 inches by 5 3/4 inches, it has a $7,000-$ 10,000 price quote and a $3,500 reserve.
Fine classical furnishings from the Duncan collection is exhibited by a mahogany dressing chest of drawers crafted circa 1828-29 and bearing the stencil of Rufus Pierce, a kept in mind 19th-century Boston and New York furnishings maker. It is approximated at $2,000-$ 4,000, with reserve of $1,000.
The Oct 18, 19 and 20, 2022 auction sessions will begin at 10 a.m. EST. Bid absentee or live online through Everard, LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare orInvaluable The public is welcomed to the sneak peek reception October 11, 5-7 pm, at Everard Auctions’ gallery, with extra previewing readily available October 12-14, or by consultation. For more details on any product in the auction, call 912-231-1376 or firstname.lastname@example.org Everard Auctions & & Appraisals lies at 2436 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404. Visit Everard online at https://www.everardauction.com.