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Fine Art Collections & The William Emboden

Alphonse Mucha & Sarah Bernhardt Collection

October 16th, 2021 Auction 12pm

 Illustration precedes description

 

 

 

126

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) Czech Republic

MERCI, graphite drawing on paper, 12 x 9”. Provenance: Purchased directly from Jaroslava Muchova, Mucha’s daughter in Prague by William Emboden, author of the book on Sarah Bernhardt, and Chevalier Tony Clark, both of whom were introduced to Jaroslava by Zdenka Cerny, model and family friend of Alphonse Mucha. From the William Emboden Estate; From the collection of Chevalier Tony Clark.

Soft creases and crinkles, creases upper and lower left corners.

Auction Estimate $800/1200

Starting Bid $400

 

 

 

127

Vik Muniz (b. 1961) Brazilian

MEDUSA, 1999, glazed ceramic plate made by Bernardaud in Limoges France, 12 ½” diameter, lead-free and dishwasher safe, 1999 Peter Norton Christmas Project.

In good display condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

128

Santa Clara Pottery by Geraldine Naranjo, Donmengita Naranjo, David Salk & others(nine)

Geraldine Naranjo miniature black bowl, signed underneath, 1 3/8 x 2 ½ x 2 ½”; Santa Clara miniature black bowl, signed underneath 2 ¼” diameter 1 ¼” tall; Donmengita Naranjo San Juan painted ceramic bowl with tradition red paint and incised geometric design, signed underneath, 7 ¾” diameter, 6 ¼” tall; David Salk painted earthenware vessel with traditional motif, signed and dated 94’ underneath, 6 ¼” diameter 2 ¼” tall; Cornshucker painted ceramic canister with lid/cup, signed underneath, 9 ¼” tall; Two Pre-Columbian style footed terra cotta ceramic bowls with burnished black interior paint remnants and exterior traditional motifs, each approximately 4 ½” tall; Together with two painted ceramic vessels with tradition motifs, 10 ¼” and 6 ½” diameters. (9)

All with some wear and scuffs, Donmengita Naranjo San Juan red vessel with chip on outer side of rim, Cornshucker lid on canister repaired, one Pre-Columbian style vessel with chip at base; Otherwise all in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

129

Giacomo Natali (b. 1947) Italy

POESIA IN AZZURRO CON NUDINI, oil painting on panel, signed lower left, 19 ½ x 27”, frame 29 ½ x 37”. Provenance: Atelier Internazionale D’Arte.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

130

Leroy Neiman (1921-2012) American

THE 21 CLUB (K.II.96), 1990, color screenprint, signed and numbered 16/500 in pencil, image 26 x 36”, full margins, frame 37 x 46 ½” with Plexiglas.

Colors overall darkened but margins appear unaffected, otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

131

Leroy Neiman (1921-2012) American (two)

SALLE PRIVEE, MONTE CARLO (K.II.76), 1988, color screenprint, signed and numbered 230/700 in pencil, printed by Styria Studios with blind stamp lower left, image 8 x 10 ½”, full margins, frame 23 ½ x 23 ½” with glass; Together with Monte Carlo Chase hardbound book, lacking dust jacket, signed by Leroy Neiman and numbered 230/700. (2).

Art in apparently good condition, some light soiling and scuffs on book cover.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

132

Leroy Neiman (1921-2012) American (five)

PRINTS OF LEROY NEIMAN, CATALOGUE RAISONNE VOL. I, 1971-1980, Knoedler Publishing; PRINTS OF LEROY NEIMAN, CATALOGUE RAISONNE VOL. II, 1980-1990, Knoedler Publishing; ART & LIFESTYLE; MONTE CARLO CHASE; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, five hardbound books with dust jackets, the last signed and dedicated in pen, sizes 12 x 11 ½ x 1” up to 14 ½ x 12 x 1”, total weight 22 lbs. (5)

All in good used condition.

Auction Estimate $200/300

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

133

Oceanic: House Panel

A large painted wood panel with reed and fiber accents, approximately 44 x 78 x 5” excluding all fiber accents.

In apparently good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

134

Oceanic: Maori (19th Century) (two)

Two 19th Century Austral Islands carved and intricately incised ceremonial wood paddles, 34 ½” & 40 ¼” long. (2)

Some wear, small nicks and losses, otherwise both in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $1000/3000

Starting Bid $500

 

 

 

135

Oceanic: Sepik River Masks (two)

Two woven and painted fiber masks, the larger with hair adornments and wood stand overall 27” x 12” x 16” deep, the other 13 x 9 x 12”. (2)

Both in good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

136

Tighe O’ Donoghue (b. 1942) Irish American, Hans Georg Rauch (1939-1993) German & Hoso (20th Century) Japan (four)

Tighe O’ Donoghue THE MINISTER; UNTITLED, two color aquatint etchings, each signed in pencil, the first numbered 25/60 and with blind stamp lower left, second dedicated in pencil lower left, images 19 ¾ x 15 ½” & 20 x 15 ¾”, sheets 29 ¾ x 22” & 25 ¾ x 20”; Hans Georg Rauch UNTITLED DANCE, etching, signed and numbered 84/100 in pencil, image 12 x 14 ¾”, large margins, sheet 21 x 29”; Hoso UNTITLED, 1983, color etching, signed and dated and numbered 58/80 in pencil, sheet 33 ¾ x 24 ½”. (4)

Donoghue Minister with some creases and soft handling creases and pale discoloration in margins; Rauch with a few tiny discoloration spots and smudges and handling creases in margins, old linen hinges on verso; Hoso with printer’s pin hole upper center, creases and handling creases, small edge tears, smudges, some discoloration in margins; Otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

137

Masuo Ojima (b. 1949) Japan

A large painted and glazed ceramic charger, signed on the verso, 20” diameter.

Small nicks and scuffs, otherwise in apparently good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

138

No Lot

 

 

 

139

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish

156 SERIES (L.20; B.1875), 1970, aquatint with etching, stamp signed and numbered 5/50 in pencil, plate 12 ¼ x 16 ½”, full margins, frame 25 ½ x 30 ½” with Plexiglas.

In apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $1500/2500

Starting Bid $750

 

 

 

140

Pop Sculptures (three)

JAZZ’N, painted wood sculpture with wire accents, signed Ro**** White 2002 underneath, 28” tall, perpendicular base removable; FIGURES, painted metal sculpture, 18” tall; ROOSTER, painted wood sculpture, signed J. John underneath, 20” tall including straw tail. (3)

Jazz’n with dust accumulation, base slightly loose; Figure with a few small nicks; Bird with tiny nick on one of the comb tips; Otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

141

Will Robinson (19th/20th Century) New York

A VILLAGE STREET, oil painting on canvas, signed lower left, artist New York address label on verso, 24 x 32”, frame 31 x 39 x 3”.

Professionally re-lined and restored, good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

142

Ann Ross & Dick Tolbatt & another (three)

Ann Ross Flower & Leaves, glass plate with fused enamel design, signed underneath, 8 ½” diameter; Dick Tolbatt Ancient Glass with gold and metallic finish, hallmarked underneath, 11” diameter; A cast metal Butterfly tray, initialed underneath, 14 ¼ x 19 x 1 ½”. (3)

Tolbatt with some wear and small finish loss on verso, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

143

Rumba parkerpine & J. Shea (20th / 21st Century) (two)

Rumba PUGILIST, 1996, acrylic painting on cut wood sculpture, signed and dated on verso, 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ x 1 ¼”. Provenance: DiRT Gallery, Hollywood; Together with J. Shea BLUE, 2006, mixed media sculpture with tiny removable glasses, signed and dated on verso, 20 ¼ x 4 x 4”. (2)

Both with dust accumulation, otherwise both in good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

144

Allen Ruppersberg (b. 1944) California

SEARCHING FOR PASSION AND SEX (and other things), 1982, color screenprint, signed and dated and numbered 2/33 in pencil, printed by Jeff Wasserman, blind stamp lower right, sheet 21 x 8 1 ½”. Proceeds to benefit UCLA Health.

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

145

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) California

CHEESE MOLD STANDARD WITH OLIVE (W.31), 1969, color screenprint, signed and numbered 83/150 in pencil, published by Ed Ruscha, printed by Jean Milant and Daniel Socha at Ruscha’s studio, Hollywood, sheet 25 ¾ x 40”.

Some pale discoloration and toning, otherwise in good condition. One of the colors bleed during a cleaning about 35 years ago, the print has been archivally stored ever since.

Auction Estimate $20,000/40,000

Starting Bid $10000

  

146

No Lot

  

 

 

147

Art Signs (4) & Fortune (five)

Four carved and painted wood signs, two signed and dated on verso, sizes from 12 ½ x 29” to 8 ½ x 21 ¼”; Together with Fortune, BUILDINGS, oil painting wood construction with sand and metal, signed and dated 02’ lower right, 6 ¾ x 26 ¾ x 1”. (5)

Some dust accumulation, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

148

Lorna Simpson (b. 1960) African American

III (WISHBONES), 1994, three wishbones in ceramic, rubber and bronze, edition of 5000, housed in a wooden box with felt lining 2 ¼ x 13 ¾ x 5 ½”, Peter Norton Christmas Project 1994.

Ceramic bone with repaired break, some wear to box and felt, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

149

Spirit Stones (four)

Three carved stone statues, 7 ¾” to 5 ½” tall; Together with a carved wood ancestor statue, 7 ½” tall. (4)

Stone sculptures with nicks and scrapes, one with small chip on nose, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

150

Paul Strand (1890-1976) American

THE FAMILY, LUSSARA ITALY 1953, platinum print from a later printing, Paul Strand Archive copyright stamp dated 1977, signed Anthony Montoya in pencil and numbered 75/350, image 6 ½ x 8 ¼”, wide margins, frame 22 ¾ x 19 ¾” with Plexiglas.

In apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

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