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Fine Art Collections & The William Emboden

Alphonse Mucha & Sarah Bernhardt Collection

October 16th, 2021 Auction 12pm

 Illustration precedes description

 

 

 

1

African Ivory Coast Senufo

RHYTHM POUNDER, carved wood statue, 55 ¼” tall.

In good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

2

African Mask

Carved and painted wood mask with stand, overall 17 x 9 x 12”.

In good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

3

African Staff

Carved and painted wood head atop of bamboo staff, 46 ½” tall.

Missing an ear, with some small losses to the finish, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

4

African Stool

Carved hardwood stool, 13 ½ x 21 x 10 ¾”.

Some wear, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

5

West African Mask

Carved wood mask with encrusted finish, 14 ½ x 7 x 7 ½”.

Some wear to the finish, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

6

African Wood Carving

Horned ancestor figure, carved and painted wood, overall 23” tall.

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

7

African Wood Carving

Carved wood marker with painted linen wrapping, bristle and painted sticks, overall 61 ¼” tall.

Some surface soiling, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

8

African Wood Carving

Carved and painted wood scepter with metal base, overall 32 ½” tall.

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

9

African Wood Carving

Carved and painted wood lizard mask, 54 x 6 ¾ x 7”.

Small loss at tail tip and colored in, some small nicks and dings, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

10

African Wood Carving

Paint and carved wood pole figure with reed and rope and metal stand, overall 84” tall.

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

11

Joseph Albers & Anni Albers (two)

Two wood stackable trays, 1995, with foundation hallmarks underneath, 12 x 12” & 9 x 9”, stacked 1 ½” deep. (2)

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

12

Sarah Arnold (20th/ 21st Century) California

ROB & LARRY’S VIEW, 2001, oil painting on canvas, signed and dated and titled on verso, overall 9 ¼ x 11 ¼” including frame.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

13

Baskets & Gourds (six)

Two lidded woven reed baskets and a woven reed seed pouch, largest 5 ½” diameter, one with carved wood on lid and in base; Two intricately incised gourds and a lidded gourd basket, largest 6 ½” diameter, 6 ¼” tall including lid. (6)

All in good aged to used condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

14

Katherine Bello (20th/ 21st Century) American

ROMAN HOLIDAY, 2020, acrylic painting on canvas, signed and dated and titled on verso, 30 x 30”. Provenance: Kansas City Artists Coalition Annual Benefit Auction.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

15

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) French

SELF-PORTRAIT, hand-sculpted ceramic bust, 5” tall; Together with a softbound book on Sarah Bernhardt written by Lysiane Bernhardt, 1945, edition of 100, and a hardbound book on Sarah Bernhardt by William Emboden. Provenance: purchased from Lysiane Bernhardt, granddaughter of Sarah Bernhardt; from the William Emboden Estate; from the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark.

Sculpture in good aged condition; Lysiane Bernhardt book worn and pages darkened, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $1000/2000

Starting Bid $500

 

 

 

16

Sarah Bernhardt’s desk

SARAH BERNHARDT’S ART NOUVEAU WRITING DESK & CHAIR SET, a fine period women’s wood writing desk with two drawers and a top rail with two small drawers, 37 ½ tall, 39 ½” wide, 21 ½” deep, and upholstered chair, 35” tall, 18 ½ wide, 18” deep; Together with a hardbound book on Sarah Bernhardt by William Emboden, autographed by author. Provenance: desk and chair purchased from Lysiane Bernhardt, granddaughter of Sarah Bernhardt; from the William Emboden Estate; From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark.

Minor loss and stains to desk top veneer, small nicks and dings, otherwise in good used aged condition.

Auction Estimate $5000/25,000

Starting Bid $2500

 

 

 

17

Sarah Bernhardt 19th/ 20th ephemera collection (200+)

Two signed and dated booklets, Martin Beck’s The Last Visit to America, booklet by Vivani, gallery programs, theater magazine reviews and articles; Together with a collection of approximately 118 black & white photos and photographic prints (some duplicate images); Together many other black & white photographs and photographic prints of Bernhardt images; Together with a softbound book by William Emboden, Some ephemera from Paul Proute and the Proscenium Gallery, From the William Emboden Estate; From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark. (200+)

In various conditions.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

18

Sarah Bernhardt 19th/ 20th ephemera collection (thirty-six)

Paul Nadar an original photograph signed and titled on verso, 3 x 2”, and five black & white photographs (four images), four signed on the negative; Paul Boyer, seven photographs stamped including two framed 5 x 3”& 4 ¾ x 7 with glass; Roger Viollet five photographs stamped and inscribed in pencil; Photographer unidentified seven photographs; Fifteen with typed titles on versos, average size 8 x 10”; Together with four postage stamps of Sarah Bernhardt by Alphonse Mucha; Four Little Blue Books including Sarah’s Bernhardt’s Philosophy of Love, #675, Oscar Wilde's #664, Sardou #665, Pierre Berton #676, all translated by Sylvestre Dorian; Some ephemera from Paul Proute and the Proscenium Gallery, Together with six hardbound and softbound books on Sarah Bernhardt including one by William Emboden. From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark. (36)

In various conditions.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

19

Sarah Bernhardt late 19th/ early 20th Century ephemera collection (approximately eight-four)

A rare unopened vinyl record of Sarah Bernhardt and the Coqueilin Brothers; Together with seventy-five photographs, all with titles of performances, one stamped, average size 8 x 10”; Together with Sarah Bernhardt, Her Artist Life by A Gallus, 1900, soft bound book; A Chicago Opera House souvenir postcard; Two Queen Elizabeth playbills; Two postcards, one photograph and a drawing in one frame 14 ½ x 17 ¼” with glass; Some from Paul Proute and the Proscenium Gallery. From the William Emboden Estate; From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark. (84)

In various conditions.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

20

Sarah Bernhardt framed ephemera collection (eighteen)

Eighteen framed illustrations, sizes from 55 x 15 ¼” to 42 x 42” to 11 x 8”, some ephemera from Paul Proute and the Proscenium Gallery. From the William Emboden Estate; From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark. (18)

In various conditions.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

21

Borowski Studio Art Glass, Gaya 21 & others (four)

Borowski Studio Art Glass a 12 ¾” tall colored glass bird/candlestick, inscribed on interior base,; Gaya 21 an irregularly shaped fused colored glass vase, inscribed underneath, 9 x 11 ½ x 11”; Glass Artist Unidentified a colored glass vase with long thin neck, signed underneath, 22” tall; Together with a frosted glass doggie bowl, 5 ½” diameter, 2 ½” tall. (4)

All in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

22

Graciela Rodo Boulanger (b. 1935) Bolivian & Michel Delacroix (b. 1933) French (two)

Graciela Rodo Boulanger ORCHESTRA, color lithograph, signed and numbered 25/200 in pencil, sheet 29 ½ x 21 ½”, Koa wood frame 35 ½ x 28” with Plexiglas; Michele Delacroix PARIS STREET SCENE, color lithograph, signed and numbered 104/150 in pencil, sheet 22 x 27 ¾”. (2)

Boulanger in apparently good condition, Delacroix with toning, discoloration and mat staining, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

23

Jean Claude Brule (20th Century) Canadian California

Laminated and turned walnut, oak and Koa wood vase, signed and dated 1998 underneath, 7 ¾” tall, 5 ¼” diameter.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

24

Conrad Buff (1886-1975) California

BROWN MESA, oil painting on board, official estate signature stamp lower right, estate stamp on verso, 16 x 24”, frame 20 x 28”. Provenance: George Stern Gallery, Los Angeles.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $1800/2400

Starting Bid $900

 

 

 

25

Conrad Buff (1886-1975) California

SNOWY MOUNTAINS, oil painting on board, official estate signature stamp lower right, estate stamp on verso, 16 x 24”, frame 19 ½ x 27 ½”. Provenance: George Stern Gallery, Los Angeles.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $1800/2400

Starting Bid $900

 

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