Piercing bronze warrior sculpture may fetch $8,000

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It will be wall to wall fine art Monday, Sept. 23 during Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches‘ major fine art and antiques estate sale. The 340-plus lot sale features items from the estates of Mr. Robert H. Murphy and a gentleman at “Admiral’s Cove,” along with consignments from across Florida.

Among the items set to cross the auction block are Russian bronzes, fine Chinese jades,

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This “Equestrian Group of Oprichnik (Prince Vyazemskii) bronze sculpture by Evgeni Alexanderovich Laceray, features a mellow patina, measures 14 1/4 inches, with damage to the horse’s tail. (Photo courtesy Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches)

ivories, closinee, bronzes and snuff bottles, paintings by American, Latin, polish and European artists, antique Ormolu clocks, and antique furniture. The auction begins at 6 p.m. with live action at the gallery facility at 1609 S Dixie Hwy. in West Palm Beach, Fla., and online bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com.

Leading the contingency of bronze sculptures in this sale are two Russian bronzes by Evgeni Lanceray, including a bronze military officer on horseback with the Chopin, Paris foundry mark. It presents a rich brown patina and measures 10 3/4″ in height. Accompanying that item is lot 128, a cast of Prince Vyazemskii, a warrior on horseback, with piercing details and a mellow patina.

Gaining much pre-sale interest as representatives of the Chinese fine art offering is a jewel-encrusted bronze vase with more than 300 paste stones that simulate diamonds, rubies,

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Pair of Chinese Coromandel side cabinets, each featuring two doors, and measuring 30 1/8″ h. x 23 1/8″ w. x 11″ d. (Photo courtesy Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches)

sapphires and emeralds, and the Shou symbols of longevity and a seal identifying it as a copy from others made for the Chien Lung Imperial palace.

From the fine art section are paintings by Italian artist Angelo Dall’Oca Bianca depicting a mother and children waiting on a shore with fishing boats, late 19th century, along with an oil on paper painting from Jean Dufy from his circus sereis, among others.

Absentee and phone bidding is available in addition to online bidding. For more information about this auction, visit the Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches web site at www.AGOPB.com or call 561-805-7115.

 

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