Sam Francis artworks on paper, Murano glass will be in Palm Beach Modern’s Nov. 25th sale

PBM image 1 Signed Ermanno Nason (Italian, 1928-2013) Murano sculpture/vase from 1959, 16 ¾ inches tall, titled Omaggio A Guttuso (Homage to a Water Carrier) (est. 18,000-$24,000).

A wealth of modern design, from red-hot Sam Francis original art to ultra-cool Paul Evans furniture and icy diamonds in platinum, will dominate the day at Palm Beach Modern’s (PBMA) Saturday, November 25th auction, online and in West Palm Beach, Florida. Three Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-valued painting in the group measures 38 inches by 29 ¾ inches (framed) and comes with a copy of the book Sam Francis: Elements and Archetypes, in which the artwork is depicted.

PBM image 2 Acrylic on paper painting by Sam Francis (1923-1994), 38 inches by 29 ¾ inches (framed), comes with a copy Sam Francis: Elements and Archetypes (est. $70,000-$90,000).

Also offered will be the Murano glass collection of Sergio Gnesin (from Milan, Italy) and his wife, Yoli (from Miami, Fla.). Sergio is the author of the 2003 Murano reference book Vetri di Ermanno Nason. Pieces from the couple’s collection (both featured in the book) will include a signed Ermanno Nason (Italian, 1928-2013) sculpture/vase, created in 1959, 16 ¾ inches tall and titled Omaggio A Guttuso (Homage to a Water Carrier) (est. 18,000-$24,000); and a signed 10 ¾-inch-high sculptural goat, produced in the 1980s (est. $10,000-$15,000). Over 500 lots of art, designer furnishings and luxury goods will come up for bid. For more info, click here.

PBM image 3 Paul Evans Studio (for Directional) monumental two-door cabinet, a stout 96 ½ inches wide, made from bronzed resin, slate, wood and lacquered steel (est. $15,000-$20,000).





Oil on canvas painting by Jasper Francis Cropsey could sell for $200,000-$300,000 in online auction

WAA image 1 Oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), untitled, signed and dated 1878 (est. $200,000-$300,000).

An oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) is expected to realize $200,000-$300,000 and several other works have estimates in the six figures in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Signature Collection auction, online now and ending Wednesday, November 29th, at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time.

WAA image 2 Oil on board painting by Cy Twombly (Am., 1928-2011), titled Abstract Floral, 26 ¼ inches square in the frame and featuring gorgeous floral motifs (est. $150,000-$250,000).

The stunning late autumn Luminist work attributed to Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) is untitled and is signed lower right (“JF Cropsey”) and dated (“1878”). It is large – 45 inches by 51 inches – and comes with a copy of an appraisal done this year.

WAA image 3 Mixed media on paper attributed to Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), untitled (Dream) signed, unframed and measuring 22 ¼ inches by 19 ¾ inches (est. $100,000-$120,000).

The sale is already available for viewing and bidding at Internet bidding is also available through Prestige Signature Collection auctions feature artworks (most of them attributions) by many of the most famous names in fine art, but at attractive price points. This auction, titled Masterworks: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, features paintings and drawings attributed to (or by) Cropsey, Cy Twombly, H. O. Tanner, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, James Buttersworth, William Merritt Chase, Henri-Theodore Fantin Latour, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Marc Chagall. Visit





Asian objects will be sold with items from the Western culture in an East Meets West auction

CA image 1 Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London from about 1861, 8 inches in height (est. $4,000-$6,000).

An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by, and

CA image 2 18th century Tibetan Buddhist thangka (religious painting) showing the figure Yama and his twin brother Yami, 49 inches by 65 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$1,500).

The silver plate, hand-chased and repoussed lidded pitcher by R&S Garrand has hunting scenes covering the body. The hallmarks, assay marks and city marks date it to London circa 1861. The German seven-piece sterling tea service includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, coffee and chocolate pot and a large pitcher. Both lots are estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Thangkas are prized by collectors because they are strikingly detailed and beautiful and often quite old. Of the many in the auction, one standout is an 18th century example showing a figure of Yama and his twin, Yami, 49 inches by 65 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$1,500). Click here to find out more.

CA image 3 German sterling tea service including a teapot on a stand, sugar, creamer, coffee pot, chocolate pot and a larger pitcher, all on a sterling tray (est. $4,000-$6,000).