Bronze maquette sculpture by Henry Moore will be part of Nye & Co. auction, Sept. 27-28

NC image 1 Bronze figural sculpture maquette by British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986), conceived in 1952 and titled Maquette for Warrior without Shield (est. $10,000-$20,000).

A bronze figural sculpture maquette by the renowned British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986) is an expected top lot in a two-session auction planned for September 27-28 by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and at Nye’s showroom in Bloomfield, N.J. A maquette is a small model or study in 3-D for either a sculptural or architectural project. Nye & Company sold four of Moore’s maquettes in its June auction, with the top earner bringing $125,000. The maquette in the September sale was conceived in 1952 and is titled Maquette for Warrior Without Shield. It carries a reasonable estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

NC image 2 Oil on canvas maritime painting by the noted Hudson River School artist Alfred Bricher (Am., 1837-1908), artist signed lower right (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Henry Moore is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures, which are located literally around the globe as public works of art. But Moore also did many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during World War II, along with other graphic works on paper. His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore's artworks are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His maquettes have fetched dizzying dollars at recent auctions. Check out more here.

NC image 3 Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and ottoman, boasting a nice gray upholstery (est. $5,000-$7,000).

 

 

 

Colt revolvers brought into battle at Little Bighorn will be sold Sept. 30th

NA image 1 Little Bighorn Colt single-action Army revolvers will include the very gun owned and carried into battle by Little Brave (est. $50,000-$100,000) and others.

North American Auction Company’s historic and important Premier Firearms, Old West & Advertising Auction, slated for Saturday, September 30th, will be held online and at the firm’s gallery in Bozeman, Montana, starting at 10 am Mountain time. Offered will be over 500 items, to include various Little Bighorn Colt single-action Army revolvers, Wounded Knee massacre rifles, Civil War firearms, Indian Wars weapons, a large collection of advertising signs, gas and oil advertising, historic Native American tomahawks and war clubs, Montana history items and more. A preview will be held Friday, Sept. 29th, from 10-5.

NA image 2 Original Buffalo Bill framed photograph, taken around 1890 and inscribed with, “Buffalo Bill and part of his show troupe” (est. $750-$2,250).

The Little Bighorn Colt single-action Army revolvers will include the very guns owned and carried into battle by Little Brave (shown here) and Arikara Scout. Each carries a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$100,000. Other lots to watch will feature an original Buffalo Bill framed photograph, taken around 1890 and inscribed with, “Buffalo Bill and part of his show troupe,” presented “to Gordon, by Fred H. Garlow”. Gordon was a ranch hand and Garlow was Buffalo Bill’s grandson (est. $750-$2,250); and a rare original Hudson Service double-sided porcelain advertising sign, 36 inches in diameter (est. $2,000-$4,000). To find out more, click here.

NA image 3 Rare original Hudson Service double-sided porcelain advertising sign with graphics on both sides, 36 inches in diameter and in good condition (est. $2,000-$4,000).

 

 

 

Important books, manuscripts and works on paper at Jackson’s Auction, Sept. 26th

JA image 1 Limited edition set of 80 print engravings produced between 1810 and 1820 by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya, titled Los Desastres de la Guerra (Madrid, 1863).

Jackson’s Auction’s upcoming sale on Tuesday, September 26th, online and at the firm’s gallery in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will contain 188 lots of important books, manuscripts and works on paper, featuring the lifetime collection of Jose Antonio Danobeitia (1942-2011) of Ontario, Canada. Offered will be 17th, 18th and 19th century books; limited edition art folios (over 80 loose bound art folios of various sizes up to atlases); and Old Master prints, watercolors and other works on paper, spanning the millennia from 1600-1940. Over 50 lots of Old Master prints and engravings by various renowned artists will be featured.

JA image 2 Limited edition (# 132 of 200) portfolio of 14 lithographs from French artist Henri Matisse, titled Visages (Paris, 1946).

Lots to watch include a limited edition set of 80 print engravings produced between 1810 and 1820 by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya, titled Los Desastres de la Guerra (Madrid, 1863), complete and original (est. $30,000-$40,000); a limited edition (# 132 of 200) portfolio of 14 lithographs from French artist Henri Matisse, titled Visages (Paris, 1946), signed in pencil and housed in a tan slipcase (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a First Royal Spanish Academy edition of the four-volume set of Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes (Madrid, 1780), with full page engraved plates after various artists (est. $3,000-$5,000). Visit www.jacksonsauction.com.

JA image 3 First Royal Spanish Academy edition of the four-volume set of Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes (Madrid, 1780).

 

 

 

 

 

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