Picasso Madoura ceramics in online auction ending April 25

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Litchfield County Auctions announces its annual Spring Modernism, Asian and Tribal Arts and European Antiques Sale April 11-25 at iGavelauctions.com.

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973, 'Bull', Madoura Pitcher  Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973, ‘Bull’, Madoura Pitcher. Estimate: $20,000 to $30,000. Photo courtesy Litchfield County Auctions.

This online antiques and collectibles sale features a selection of property from estates and private collections in Connecticut, New York, and surrounding areas focusing on 20th century modern art, decorations and designer furniture, including pieces by Warren Platner, Jean Royer, Knoll, Noguchi, Bertoia, Gibbings and Buccellati; modern and contemporary art, including a large offering of works from the artist studios of Giuseppi Napoli, Audrey Skaling, Peter Marks and Richard Rothschild; plus works by Marino Marini, Rauschenberg, Motherwell, Ellsworth Kelly, Appel; and a group of Madoura ceramics by Pablo Picasso. Also offered at auction will be selections of Chinese and Japanese carvings, porcelains and contemporary art.

Highlights in this auction include several Pablo Picasso Madoura ceramics: “Bull” Pitcher ($20,000-$30,000); Face ($15,000-$25,000); ‘Femme Echevelee’ Plate ($10,000-$15,000); Mat Wood Owl Pitcher ($10,000-$15,000); ‘Visage Aux Feilles’ Plate ($4,000-$6,000); and ‘Woman with Blue Face’ Pitcher ($3,000-$5,000).

Other highlights in artwork, 20th century furniture, Asian, tribal arts and antique decorations include a gouache painting by Marino Marini, “Horse and Riders,” 1953 ($30,000-$50,000); Luo Qing, “Way Out, 2008,” oil on canvas ($18,000-$22,000); Chinese Ming Dynasty carved jade water buffalo, possibly 17th century ($15,000-$25,000); Marcos Grigorian, “Untitled Mixed Media (Tree of Life),” circa 1960, ($10,000-$20,000); gilt metal ‘Persane’ standing lamp by Jean Royer ($10,000-$20,000); Buccellati sterling silver vase ($10,000-$15,000); a near pair of 18th century Chinese iron planters ($5,000-$7,000); Warren Platner for Knoll, 1966 lounge chair and ottoman ($3,000-$5,000); pair of Modern armchairs, Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb ($3,000-$5,000); bronze after Pierre-Jules Mene, ‘Chasse au lapin,’ ($3,000-$5,000); Chinese 19th century soapstone seal ($3,000-$5,000); and two Japanese Noh masks, late 17th/early 18th century (each estimated at $3,000-$5,000).

Frederico Buccellati Sterling Silver Vase  Frederico Buccellati Sterling Silver Vase. Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000.

This sale features close to 1,100 lots of fresh to the market property. Highlights in the various sale categories include traditional European and American furniture, lighting and decorations; collectibles, such as mechanical banks and weapons; outdoor, garden and architectural; European paintings and sculpture; silver, porcelain and pottery; antique books; jewelry; Native American San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery; Pre-Columbian figures and artifacts; a grouping of nearly 100 African and Oceanic tribal carvings and ceremonial masks; Chinese and Japanese carvings in wood, stone and metal, together with porcelains and contemporary arts; 20th century and Modernism furniture, lighting and decorations (Knoll, Bertoia, Probber, Noguchi, Paul Evans, Ronsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, Warren Platner for Knoll, Eames for Herman Miller and others); art glass and pottery.

Modern paintings, prints and sculpture includes art from The Studio: work from the Estates of Giuseppe Napoli, Audrey Skaling, Anthony Toney, Richard Rothschild and Peter Marks; Plus works by: Leonard Baskin, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Erte, Keith Haring, Paul Matisse, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso and more.

Pair of Modern Armchairs, Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb  Pair of Modern Armchairs, Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Estimate: $3,000 to $5,000.

There will be a live auction preview at the Litchfield County Auctions’ gallery located at 425 Bantam Road, Litchfield, Conn. At the same time as the auction viewing, LCA will also host an estates tag sale, featuring other items from these same estates and collections.

Auction viewing and tag sale hours are Friday, April 20 through Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The auction will close online Wednesday, April 25.

For more information contact 860-567-4661 or email.

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