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Information below is the lot/description information from our Louisiana Purchase Auction, November 17, 18 & 19, 2017. Descriptions listed below are NOT guaranteed accurate. Call 1-800-467-5329 for general information on Neal Auction Company. Follow the catalogue link to order our beautifully illustrated catalogue.

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101. Withdrawn

102. Continental School, 17th/18th c., "Still Life of Flowers", oil on canvas, unsigned, inscribed "...surgun Montes Nemorosa Frondius, Arbo...ugh...v.ent Germine...ernat ag..." along lower edge, 33 3/4 in. x 24 1/2 in., framed. $2000/3000

103. Solomon Cole (British, c. 1806‑1893), "Portrait of an English Sea Captain", 1855, oil on canvas, inscribed with artist and date en verso, 36 in. x 28 in., framed. $700/1000
Note: The inscription "Painted by Solomon Cole, 1855" most likely indicates that the painting was signed and dated en verso of the original canvas prior to relining.

104. British School, 19th c., "Westminster Bridge", oil on canvas board, illegibly inscribed in pencil en verso, 9 1/2 in. x 12 in., framed. $400/600
Provenance: The Sturm Collection; formerly in the collection of Ardoyne Castle, Scotland.

105. Josephine Teayes (English, 19th c.), "Berries From the Forest of Bere Hauts", watercolor, signed lower left, titled and signed en verso with old label listing variety of berries depicted, sight 1 8 in. x 24 in., framed. $1200/1800

106. Miss Smith (British, 19th c.), "Strelitza Regina or Queen Plant" and "Dahlia", 2 hand‑colored aquatints on paper from Studies of Flowers from Nature, sights 12 1/2 in. x 10 in., framed alike. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Provenance: Didier, Inc., New Orleans, LA.

107. George Patten (British, 1801‑1865), "Self Portrait of Artist Painting 'Maternal Affection'", 1857, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, "Astley House Fine Art, Moreton‑in‑Marsh, England" label en verso, 44 in. x 34 in., framed. $2000/3000

108. French School, late 19th c., "Family at Worship", oil on canvas, unsigned, "A Paris / Donnet / Fabt. / 4, Quai des Orfevres, 4 / De Toiles pour Tableaux" canvas stamp en verso, 21 1/2 in. x 25 1/2 in., period frame. $1200/1800

109. Napoleon III Bronze‑Mounted Kingwood Vitrine, mid‑19th c., shaped variegated marble top, frieze drawer, two glazed doors, glass shelf interior, shaped apron, flared legs, h. 56 in., w. 38 in., d. 14 1/2 in. $1500/2500

110. Antique Italian Carved and Painted Credenza, late 19th c., shaped top, conforming case, two paneled doors, stepped molded base, h. 24 in., w. 63 in., d. 14 1/2 in. $700/1000

111. Continental Rococo Cast Iron Tilt‑Top Table, 19th c., octagonal mother‑of‑pearl inlaid top, foliate vasiform standard, arched legs, h. 29 1/2 in., dia. 19 1/2 in. $600/900

112. Attributed to Anacharsis Fourcade (French, b. 1813), "La Poissonniere (The Fish Monger)", oil on wood panel, signed "Fourcade" lower right, 16 1/4 in. x 10 1/2 in., period frame. $600/800
Note: Born in France, Anacharsis Fourcade taught drawing and painting before immigrating to the United States in the 1840s. Traveling throughout the South, Fourcade visited numerous cities; ads in period newspapers cite his painting skills and offer painting lessons in the artist's "new and beautiful system of Monochromatic Painting." Fourcade is known to have lived in Charleston, South Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Louisville, Kentucky. In 1848 in Montgomery, Alabama, Fourcade married Eliza Ferguson, originally from Georgia. It is unknown if there is a familial relationship between Anacharsis Fourcade and artist Joseph Fourcade, born c. 1775 in France, who worked in New Orleans from 1818-1820 painting portraits and miniatures.
The current lot exhibits a composition and brushwork typical of mid-19th century France, with a romanticized portrayal of a woman selling fish. In addition, the palette displays the monochromatic color scheme Fourcade described in his newspaper advertisements, with the chiaroscuro prevalent in French Romantic works.
Ref.: Alabama Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935. The Tri-Weekly Commercial. Wilmington, NC. February 19, 1847, 3. Karel, David. Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amerique du Nord. Quebec: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1992.

113. Antique Continental Polychrome and Gilt‑Decorated Blackamoor, on rock work base, and drapery carved pedestal, h. 65 1/4 in., dia. 13 in. $1500/2000

114. Italian Renaissance-Style Composite, Gilt and Specimen Marble Center Table, circular top, sheaf of wheat carved standard, lion supports, paw feet, incurvate plinth base, h. 29 1/4 in., dia. 35 1/4 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

115. Renaissance‑Style Carved Mahogany and Tapestry Armchair, early 20th c., canted back, molded scrolled arms, scrolled stretcher, turned legs, h. 47 in., w. 25 in., d. 25 in. $400/600

116. Italian Neoclassical Inlaid Walnut Sofa, 19th c., curved crest rail, cornucopia‑carved arm supports, scrolled feet, h. 37 1/2 in., w. 88 in., d. 30 in. $700/1000

117. Pair of Marc-Louis Solon-Style Bristol Glass Vases, late 19th c., decorated with Classical maidens amid foliage on taupe ground, gilt banded rims, stems and feet, h. 21 in., dia. 5 3/4 in. $800/1200

118. Art Nouveau Sevres‑Style Polychrome Porcelain Charger, early 20th c., bearing crowned Louis‑Philippe mark with "1846", and double Louis mark, vibrantly enameled with a portrait of a beauty amid flowers, signed "Lheri", dia. 15 5/8 in. $500/800

119. Pair of French Faience Covered Baluster Vases, 20th c., unmarked, probably Gien, h. 13 1/4 in. $500/700

120. Set of Twelve William Guerin & Co. Limoges "Chateau de Trianon" Polychrome and Gilt Porcelain Plates, early 20th c., ret. "C. A. Selzer / Cleveland", dia. 9 3/4 in. $400/600

121. "Royal Vienna" Porcelain Cabinet Plate, late 19th/early 20th c., beehive mark, titled "Vornehme Orientalin", gilt and iridescent burgundy ground, blue enamel "jewels", sight dia. 9 1/4 in., giltwood frame, 17 in. x 17 in. $600/900

122. Ambrosius Lamm Dresden Porcelain Tête-a-Tête Tea Set, c. 1887‑1915, blue lamb marks, polychrome with gilt bead decoration, incl. covered teapot, covered sugar, creamer, two cups with saucers, and tray, decorated with mythological scenes, teapot h. 5 1/2 in., tray 17 1/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (8 pcs.) $800/1200

123. Group of Chinese Export‑Style Samson "Armorial" Porcelain, late 19th/early 20th c., pseudo Chinese marks, incl. punch bowl, dia. 10 in.; cachepot, h. 6 1/8 in.; covered bottle, h. 10 1/4 in.; box, l. 4 3/4 in.; and 10 dishes, incl. 5 foliate rim, dia. 10 1/2 in.; 2 similar, dia. 10 in.; pair pierced rim, dia. 9 1/2 in.; and single, dia. 9 1/8 in. (14 pcs.) $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

124. Chinese Export Gilt‑Decorated Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, 19th c., octagonal domed cover and sides painted with figural scenes, h. 6 in., w. 9 1/8 in., d. 6 1/2 in.; together with a lacquer box, decorated with boys in a garden, h. 2 in., w. 4 7/8 in., d. 3 in. (2 pcs.) Note: Condition of first. $200/300
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

125. Chinese Export Blue and White Porcelain Covered Tea Caddy and Tea Cup, late 18th/early 19th c., each decorated in the "Nanking" pattern with gilt highlights, h. 5 1/8 in. and h. 2 1/2 in. (2 pcs.) $150/250
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

126. Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Classical Figures, marked "L.V.E. Robert", after Louis Valentin Elias Robert (French, 1821‑1874), black marble socle bases, now mounted as lamps, h. (to socket) 24 in. $1000/1500

127. Continental Bronze Figural Table Lamp, 20th c., after the marble by Jean Esprit Marcellin in the Palais du Louvre, base titled "La doucer" and inscribed "E. Marcellin", h. (to socket) 29 in. $500/800

128. Fine Pair of French Huguenot Brass Candlesticks, probably early 18th c., each with removable bobêche, faceted shaft and plinth, and "ruffled" base, h. 9 5/8 in. $500/800
Provenance: Mark and Marjorie Allen, Putnam Valley, NY, 1985; Estate of Stephen G. Henry, Baton Rouge, LA.
Note: For a similar form, see Schiffer, Peter, Nancy and Herbert. The Brass Book. Schiffer Publishing. Westchester, PA: 1978, p. 188, fig. A.

129. Art Deco Silverplate and Rosewood Tea Service, probably Continental, c. 1930, comprised of two teapots, covered creamer and covered sugar bowl, teapot h. 4 7/8 in., w. 9 in. $300/500

130. Pair of Empire‑Style Bronze‑Mounted Marble Lamps, 20th c., now mounted as lamps, swan handles, h. 19 in., h. to socket 25 in., dia. 7 1/2 in. $600/900

131. Antique English Silverplate and Cut Glass Banquet Lamp, late 19th c., Walker & Hall, Sheffield, font over fluted columnar standard, wreath etched globe, h. 35 in., dia. 10 in. $500/700

132. Regency Carved Giltwood Bullseye Mirror, early 19th c., molded circular frame with spherules, ebonized rabbet, convex mirror plate, surmounted by a spread wing eagle on rockwork, with acanthus pendant base, h. 45 in., w. 25 in., d. 3 in. $300/500

133. Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720‑1778), "Veduta del Porto di Ripetta" and "Veduta della Basilica di San Giovani Laterano", 2 etchings on paper, sheets 16 3/4 in. x 25 in and 16 1/2 in. x 23 in., framed alike. (2 pcs.) $400/600

134. Eight Malachite Table Items, incl. obelisk, h. 8 in.; 3 hexagonal, square and trunk‑form boxes, w. 2 7/8 in., 1 3/4 in. and 3 3/4 in.; dish, w. 4 1/2 in.; rhino, w. 4 in.; egg, w. 3 in.; and polished specimen, w. 5 3/4 in. $200/300
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

135. Two French "Grand Tour" Bronzes, incl. bust of a woman, inscribed "F. Barbedienne. Fondeur. Paris" and with foundry seal "Reduction Mecanique / A. Collas / Brevete", marble plinth, h. 8 3/4 in.; and hinged oil lamp form box, h. 2 1/2 in., w. 6. $300/500
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

136. Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, 19th c., foliate bobêche, fluted standard with garlands, domed circular base, block feet, h. 11 1/8 in. $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

137. Art Nouveau Patinated Metal Ewer, c. 1900, figural handle, body relief decorated with female nudes swimming amid water reeds, signed "Ch. Perron", probably for Charles Theodore Perron (French, 1862‑1934), h. 8 1/4 in. $200/300

138. Continental Bronze "Grand Tour" Trajan's Column Thermometer, late 19th c., black slate base, h. 12 in., w. 4 1/4 in., d. 4 1/4 in. $300/500

139. Italian Carved and Polychromed Wood Figure of a Cherub, late 18th/early 19th c., modeled standing atop a cloud base, glass eyes, h. 28 1/2 in., w. 12 5/8 in. $800/1200

140. Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Flask, late 19th c.; together with a silver overlay flask, late 19th/early 20th c. $300/400

141. Decorative Silverplate Birdcage‑Form Decanter Stand, fitted with cockatoo‑form silverplate and cobalt glass decanter and 8 cordial glasses, birdcage h. 18 in., dia. 12 1/4 in., decanter h. 10 in. $800/1200

142. Georgian‑Style Silverplate Meat Dish and Domed Cover, egg and dart border, foliate and floral loop handles, well‑and‑tree meat dish with hot water compartment and scroll feet, h. 13 1/2 in., w. 25 5/8 in., d., 16 7/8 in. $800/1200

143. Continental Painted Wood and Tôle Twelve‑Light Chandelier, turned standard, scrolled and foliate arms, electrified, h. 41 in., dia. 37 in. $800/1200

144. Pair of Continental Tôle Peinte and Porcelain‑Mounted Three‑Light Sconces, 20th c., bouquet form backplate, electrified, h. 19 in., w. 11 in., d. 6 in. $400/600
Provenance: Estate of Stefanie C. Golden, Florence, Italy.

145. French Gilt Metal and Cut Glass Four‑Light Chandelier, 20th c., hung with blue and clear glass beads, and pendeloque prisms, electrified, h. 17 1/2 in., dia. 15 in. $500/700

146. Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Figural Candlesticks, late 19th c., opposing egrets on rock work bases, h. 15 1/4 in., dia. 5 3/4 in. $800/1200

147. Lalique Molded and Frosted Glass "Ganymede" Champagne Cooler, relief‑decorated with dancing nudes on a leaf‑strewn ground, foot etched "Lalique France", h. 9 in., w. 10 1/2 in. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

148. Four Daum Pate de Verre "Four Seasons Plates", 1969‑1970, incl. "Automne", "Printemps", "Ete", and "Hiver", dia. 10 1/2 in. $400/600

149. Bronze Figure of Narcissus, after the Antique example found in Pompeii, h. 24 1/2 in., w. 10 in., d. 10 in. $400/600

150. Bronze Figure of Narcissus, after the Antique example found in Pompeii, inscribed "Masulli Bellezza" on self‑base, h. 25 1/4 in. w. 9 3/4 in., d. 9 3/4 in. $500/1000

151. Antique Italian Polychromed and Gilt Trumeau Mirror, scrolled crest, scenic reserve, molded surround, paneled mirror plate, h. 55 1/4 in., w. 36 1/4 in. $1000/1500

152. American Aesthetic Carved Rosewood Music Cabinet, mid‑19th c., probably Daniel Pabst, Philadelphia, foliate carved crest centered by a Japonisme tablet, galleried top, case with canted corners, paneled door over carved and fluted supports, mirrored backplate, conforming plinth base, h. 54 in., w. 23 1/4 in., d. 14 1/4 in. $1000/1500

153. T.H. Robsjohn‑Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Sideboard, 1950s, labeled, three doors, interior fitted with shelves and drawers, flared post legs, h. 34 1/4 in., w. 72 in., d. 20 in. $300/500

154. Italian Polychromed and Gilt Chest of Drawers, painted with Venetian scenes under glass panels, conforming drawers, scalloped skirt, cabriole legs, h. 39 in., w. 32 in., d. 12 1/4 in. $300/500
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

155. Biedermeier Carved Fruitwood Mixing Table, 19th c., marble top, frieze drawer, trestle base, turned stretcher, h. 30 in., w. 32 in., d. 23 in. $700/1000

156. Mane Katz (Russian/French, 1894‑1962), "Harlequins", gouache on paperboard, signed lower right, sight 18 in. x 12 1/4 in., framed. $800/1200

157. Jean Cocteau (French, 1889‑1963), "Profil de Jeune Homme", 1957, colored lithograph on paper, signed and dated in plate lower right, pencil‑inscribed, numbered "118/150" and stamped lower margin, 25 in. x 20 in., unframed. $300/500

158. Caroline Wogan Durieux (American/Louisiana, 1896‑1989), "Young Sarai", color lithograph on paper, pencil‑signed, titled and numbered "19/20" lower margin, 30 in. x 22 1/2 in., unframed. $1000/1500

159. Caroline Wogan Durieux (American/Louisiana, 1896‑1989), "Judith", color lithograph, pencil‑signed, titled and numbered "19/20" lower margin, sight 19 in. x 15 1/2 in., framed. $1000/1500

160. Caroline Wogan Durieux (American/Louisiana, 1896‑1989), "Mardi Gras Day, the Coach Dogs", lithograph on paper, pencil‑signed, titled and inscribed "printed by the artist" lower margin, edition of 15, 16 in. x 10 in., unframed. $700/1000

161. Edgar Degas (French, 1834‑1917), "Study of Madame Julie Burtey", 1922, collotype, signed in plate, from Henri Riviere's Les Dessins de Degas, Demotte, Paris, 14 in. x 10 in., framed. $600/900
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

162. Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841‑1919), "Le Fleuve Scamandre", c. 1900, etching, stamped signature lower right, 13 in. x 10 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

163. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904‑1989), "Le Premier Rendezvous", 1975, color engraving, published by Pamela Verlag/Oeuvers Graphics Contemporaines, pencil‑signed lower right, numbered "VI/XXV" lower left, sheet 17 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Estate of Thomas Greene Collins, Jr., Arabi, LA.

164. Caroline Wogan Durieux (American/Louisiana, 1896‑1989), "Opera", lithograph on paper, pencil‑signed and titled lower margin, sight 15 in. x 11 in., framed. $500/800

165. Pair of 18 kt. White Gold and Diamond Guard Rings, set with numerous round and baguette diamonds totaling 3 cts. $3000/5000

166. Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Synthetic Sapphire Flexible Line Bracelet, set with 20 brilliant full cut diamonds totaling approx. 2 cts., and 20 calibre cut synthetic blue sapphires. $2500/3500

167. 18 kt. Yellow Gold Square Link Necklace, c. 1970, Hong Kong, wt. 140 dwt. $5000/7500

168. Art Deco‑Style Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, c. 1940, unmarked, tested platinum, set with 2 large faceted pear‑shaped emeralds, 8 baguette emeralds and 70 assorted faceted cushion‑cut, emerald‑cut and oval emeralds, total emerald weight approx. .20 cts.; and numerous full cut and baguette diamonds totaling approx. 7 cts., diamonds approx. G‑H color, VS clarity. $12000/18000

169. 18 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond Flower Pin, central Old European‑cut diamond, approx. wt. 1.94 cts., L color, VS‑2 clarity, and 12 prong set Old European‑cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 2.24 cts., E‑G color, VS‑2 to S1‑1 clarity, total wt. 24 dwt., dia. 1 3/4 in. $2500/3500
Provenance: Garden District New Orleans Estate.

170. 14‑18 kt. Yellow and White Gold and Diamond Leaf Pin, set with 129 prong set round brilliant‑cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 5.64 cts., E‑F color, VS1‑1 to S1‑1 clarity, total wt. 15 dwt., l. 2 1/2 in., w. 1 3/4 in. $1500/2500
Provenance: Garden District New Orleans Estate.

171. 18 kt. Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond Flexible Bracelet, set with 8 brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. .80 ct., and 48 round brilliant cut rubies totaling approx. 2.40 cts., bracelet wt. 35.1 dwt. $2000/3000

172. Platinum and 18 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond Cluster Ring, set with 17 white brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.25 cts., 11 fancy yellow brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 1 ct., and 6 fancy yellow marquise cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.55 cts.; fancy yellow diamonds are SI2‑I clarity, white diamonds are VS2‑SI1 clarity, I‑J color. $2500/4500

173. 14 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond Scroll Brooch, set with 1 brilliant cut diamond, approx. .50 ct., and 12 brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.44 cts.; all diamonds I‑J color, VS1‑VS2 clarity. $1500/2000

174. 14 kt. Yellow Gold, Enamel and Diamond Cross Pendant, set with 11 brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.35 cts., on 14 kt. yellow gold chain, l. 24 in., chain wt. 16.4 dwt. $1200/1800

175. 18 kt. White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Necklace, set with an oval faceted emerald measuring 10.07 x 7.76 x 6.02 mm., wt. 2.75 cts., and numerous full cut diamonds, totaling approx. 2.55 cts., necklace wt. 19.50 dwt., necklace l. 16 1/2 in. $7000/9000

176. 18 kt. Yellow Gold, White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, set with 10 brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.15 cts., J‑K color, SI1‑SI2 clarity, and 9 round faceted emeralds totaling approx. 1 ct. $1800/2200

177. Platinum and Diamond Solitaire Ring, set with 1 emerald cut diamond, approx. .95 ct., color H‑I, clarity VS1‑VS2, and 2 baguette diamonds totaling approx. .15 ct.; with platinum wedding band, w. 1.5 mm., band wt. 1.4 dwt. $2000/3000

178. Tiffany & Co. 14 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond "New Orleans Saints 2009 World Championship" Super Bowl Ring, 2010, set with 103 round brilliant‑cut diamonds, total wt. 2.2 cts., H color, VS1‑2 clarity, top with raised letters "World/ Champions" flanking fleur‑de‑lis, sides with "Saints Colts / 31‑17 / Super Bowl XLIV / 02 07 10 / Miami FL" and "Vallet / Saints", relief decorated with NFL shield, St. Louis Cathedral, fleur‑de‑lis, parade float, Superdome, and song notes to "When the Saints Go Marching In", interior inscribed, size 8 1/4; accompanied by original presentation box, Tiffany box, and a copy of the Tiffany & Co. "Retail Replacement Valuation". $8000/12000
Provenance: Presented to Lester Vallet.

179. 18 kt. Yellow Gold, Green Enamel and Hematite Clip Earrings, signed "Susy Mor", retractable post., wt. 32 dwts. $1000/1500

180. David Yurman 18 kt. Yellow Gold and Diamond Acorn Pendant and Box Chain, pendant set with 24 round brilliant cut diamonds, reverse stamped "©D.Y. 750", h. 11/16 in., w. 9/16 in., chain with "DY" pendant stamped "750" and lobster clasp, approx. 2.5 mm., l. 17 1/8 in., total wt. .80 ozt. $700/900

181. Bohemian Opaque White and Green Cut‑to‑Clear Glass Dresser Box, c. 1880, brass mounts, hinged lid, canted corners, h. 4 3/8 in., w. 5 in., d. 3 3/4 in. $300/500

182. French Green Cut‑to‑Clear Glass Dresser Box, c. 1880, brass mounts, hinged lid, h. 3 1/2 in., w. 5 in., d. 3 3/4 in. $300/500

183. French Pink Cut‑to‑Clear Glass Dresser Box, c. 1880, foliate brass mounts, hinged lid, h.5 1/8 in., d. 4 1/8 in $300/500
Provenance: Sallea Antiques, New Canaan, CT.

184. Ten Fancy Cut and Enameled Bohemian Glass Goblets, late 19th c., tallest h. 8 1/2 in. $300/500

185. French Amethyst Glass Dresser Box, late 19th c., brass mounts, beveled lid, h. 4 in., w. 4 1/4 in., d. 2 3/4 in. $300/500

186. American Aesthetic Maple Faux Bamboo Cheval Mirror, late 19th c., probably New York, h. 66 in., w. 35 in., d. 24 in. $500/1000

187. American Aesthetic Maple Faux Bamboo Pier Mirror, late 19th c., plinth base, h. 82 in., w. 31 3/4 in., d. 13 in. $800/1200

188. French Gilt Bronze and Bleu Celeste Porcelain Three‑Piece Clock Garniture, c. 1890, striking bell movement marked "Japy Freres", case surmounted by urn, porcelain dial over plaque with courting couple, on carved wood base, with conforming four‑light candelabra, clock h. 15 1/4 in., w. 10 1/2 in., d. 5 1/2 in. $1200/1800

189. Paula Rego (British/Portuguese, b. 1935), "Jane Eyre: The Guardians, Jane Eyre Suite", 2003, lithograph on paper, pencil‑signed and numbered "30/35" lower margin, 34 1/2 in. x 25 1/2 in., framed; accompanied by a copy of original receipt. $600/900
Provenance: Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York, 2003; Collection of Nan Wier, New Orleans, LA.

190.Marie Cerminova Toyen (Czechoslovakian/French, 1902‑1980), "Paysage Surrealiste‑Brunidor 2", 1947, color lithograph on paper, pencil‑signed and numbered "49/100" lower margin, 12 3/4 in. x 16 5/8 in., framed; accompanied by copy of the original receipt. $600/900
Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London, 2004; Collection of Nan Wier, New Orleans, LA.

191. Clyde Connell (American/Louisiana, 1901‑1998), "Stone Carrier", mixed media on wood with papier‑mâche, unsigned, h. 27 in., w. 13 1/2 in., d. 11 1/2 in. $500/800
Provenance: Private Collection, Shreveport, LA.

192. Withdrawn

193. Aaron Bohrod (American/Wisconsin, 1907‑1992), "Silver Horse, Golden Horse", 1977, oil on panel, signed lower right, titled and dated on artist label and handwritten inscription "Bradley Galleries ‑ June 1977" en verso, 8 in. x 10 in., framed; accompanied by copy of Bradley Galleries, Milwaukee, WI receipt and The Milwaukee Journal article "Bohrod Wizardry, at 70, He's Still Fooling the Eye", Feb. 5, 1978. $1500/2500
Provenance: Bradley Galleries, Milwaukee, WI, 1977; thence by descent.
Note: The 1950s marked a shift in Aaron Bohrod's artistic style. While originally employing much looser brushstrokes and focusing on grander scenes of quintessential American life, Bohrod shifted to the tight precision of trompe l'oeil paintings, a style he was so successful at executing that his works would often be accompanied by insistent "do not touch" signs when on exhibition.
In the lot presented here, Bohrod's exquisite attention to detail is on full display in the crisp quality of this trompe l'oeil still life of two toy horses. The work is almost photographic in terms of composition, with a close crop on the figures pinned amongst paint blobs and cutout graphics, the whole of which coalesces into a cryptic shrine invoking childhood and its associated frivolity.
Ref.: "Aaron Bohrod."Modernism in the New City: Chicago Artists, 1920-1950. Accessed Oct. 12, 2017.

194. George Valentine Dureau (American/New Orleans, 1930‑2014), "Standing Male Nude", charcoal drawing on paper, signed lower center, sight 38 1/2 in. x 29 1/4 in., framed. $1800/2500

195. Robert Gordy (American/New Orleans, 1933‑1986), "Female Figures", acrylic on shaped canvas, unsigned, dia. 42 in., d. 6 in. $2500/3500

196. Mildred Wohl (American/New Orleans, 1906‑1977), "Cross It In Black III", oil on masonite, signed and "Orleans Gallery, New Orleans" label with artist and title and artist label en verso, 16 in. x 16 in., framed. $800/1200

197. Mildred Wohl (American/New Orleans, 1906‑1977), "Suddenly", oil on masonite, signed and "Orleans Gallery, Royal St." label with artist and title en verso, 16 in. x 16 in., framed. $800/1200

198. Leonard Flettrich (American/New Orleans, 1916‑1970), "Abstract Composition", acrylic on paper, signed lower left, 19 in. x 11 1/4 in., framed. $600/900

199. George Bauer Dunbar (American/New Orleans, b. 1927), "Untitled", 1960, clay, silver leaf and mixed media on board, signed and dated en verso, 11 in. x 11 in., original frame. $2000/3000
Note: After World War II, while studying in art in Philadelphia during the week, George Bauer Dunbar would spend his weekends in New York surrounded and influenced by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Willem de Kooning. "He wanted his art to possess a sense of tactility and manifest a reverence for organic materials that he did not see in the art of the New York School. Dunbar discovered that through natural materials like metal and clay, he could take Pollock's drips and dribbles of paint and Kline's stark calligraphic abstractions, and give them their own sentience."
Dunbar took what he learned in Philadelphia and New York and brought it back to New Orleans, where he joined forces with other like-minded local artists such as Lin Emery and Robert Helmer to form the Orleans Gallery, which is credited with introducing abstract and contemporary art to the region. Dunbar, in particular, excelled in melding local aesthetics with what was at the time a national art movement. "His gilded abstractions brought unfamiliar art terms into the fold of New Orleans art, and did so in a way that blended seamlessly with New Orleans' stately historical homes and heavily patinated local portraiture."
It is his focus on texture and the idea of chance throughout his artistic career that has driven an interesting evolutionary arc in his works: starting out with the gilded layered clay pieces from the 1950s and 60s, then moving on to his highly improvised rag series and clay torso reliefs, all the while punctuated by his perfectly smooth and technical geometric clay surfaces. In the lots offered here, we are treated to a veritable mini-retrospective highlighting several milestone eras in Dunbar's long and prolific oeuvre.
Ref.: George Dunbar: Elements of Chance, New Orleans Museum of Art, Nov. 3, 2016 - Feb. 19, 2017, pp. 8-26.

200. George Bauer Dunbar (American/New Orleans, b. 1927), "Rag Series", mixed media on canvas affixed to board, signed lower right, 9 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in., framed. $2000/3000

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