Pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns may seal up $12K in Fla. sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works of art by noted artists such as Jean Dufy, Antoine Blanchard and Avinash Chandra will be part of a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, by Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm’s gallery in the Quantum Town Center, at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suites 106 and 108) in Boynton Beach, Fla.

This stunning pair of 13-inch Russian enameled silver lidded urns with winged angel design, scrolled flowers, carries a presale estimate of $10,000 – $12,000. (Photo courtesy Elite Decorative Arts)

Offered will be an array of quality antiques, including fine artwork, porcelain, estate jewelry, silver, bronze, art glass, ivory and more. Previews will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 12, the date of sale, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (EST). Internet bidding will be facilitated by and

The painting by Jean Dufy (Fr., 1888-1964) is an original gouache depicting a park scene with horses. Titled “Paris Cavaliers Vers le Bois,” it is artist signed lower right and mounted in a gilded wood frame. Measuring 10 1/2 inches by 17 inches, the work is expected to bring $15,000 to $25,000.

An oil on canvas street scene by another well-known French artist, Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988), has an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. The painting, showing people, carriages, trolleys, buildings and trees, is signed lower right, mounted in a gilded wood frame and measures 20 inches by 24 inches. Antoine Blanchard was a pseudonym; his real name was Marcel Masson.

The painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) is an oil on canvas depiction of seven standing female figures. The untitled work, dated 1983, is signed lower right by the artist and measures 30 inches by 40 inches (estimate $30,000-$40,000).

A pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns, each having a winged angel design with scrolled flowers, carries an estimate of $10,000 to $12,000. The 13-inch-tall urns, weighing 51.2 troy ounces total, boast a double-headed eagle coat of arms finial to the covers and gold wash throughout. They also hold the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster marks.

This original gouache work by Jean Dufy, titled Paris Cavaliers Verse les Bois, depicts a park scene with horses and carriages, is anticipated to bring in $15,000 – $25,000 at Jan. 12 auction. (Photo courtesy Elite Decorative Arts)

Another Russian decorative object – a silver enameled card box with hinged cover and multicolored scrolled floral design throughout – should reach $6,000 to $8,000. The front depicts the King of Spades, while the verso shows the Queen of Hearts. This piece also holds the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster mark on the bottom. It’s 4 inches tall, weighing 10.3 troy ounces.

A pair of Franz Dorfl (Vienna, Austria) porcelain vases, each one 9 1/2 inches tall and finely painted to depict mythological views (“The Golden Age” and “Dance of the Nymphs”) is expected to hit $2,000 to $3,000. Each vase is signed E. Heider to the side and features gilded ground to scenes with beading and elegant scrolled gilded designs over cobalt ground.

A Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock, circa 1910 and showing a gold tone face with black enamel numerals and notches, carries an estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. This clock measures 2 3/4 inches in height, with a total weight of 1,273 grams.

This article originally appeared in Antique Trader magazine

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A bronze sculpture of an old woman with a walking stick by noted Mexican artist Ramiz Barquet (1920-2010) has a presale estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. The work is signed to the back of the leg by the artist and is mounted on a one-inch wooden base. The sculpture stands 26 inches in height. Barquet had many individual and collective exhibits in Mexico and the U.S.

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