Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will ring in the New Year with a Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction, Jan. 6th

BC image 1 The sale’s expected top lot is this bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), 8 ¼ inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000)

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will ring in the New Year in grand fashion with a 379-lot Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction on Saturday, January 6th, featuring fine items pulled from several prominent New England homes. The sale will be held online as well as in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery in Cranston, R.I., at 11 am Eastern. Kicking off the auction will be 100 lots of fine art from several estates, followed by 19th and 20th century decorative arts, to include fine bronzes, elegant and unusual chandeliers and Part 1 of a collection of over 60 lots of Chinese Export porcelain out of New York.

BC image 2 French late 16th or early 17th century oil on board allegorical mannerist painting, showing the conversion of St. Paul while traveling on the path to Damascus (est. $3,000-$5,000)

A strong candidate for top lot of the sale is a fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), 8 ¼ inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000). Also, a French late 16th or early 17th century oil on board allegorical mannerist painting, depicting the conversion of St. Paul while traveling on the path to Damascus, is expected to hit $3,000-$5,000. It’s believed to be Huguenot (Protestant) in origin, relating to the School of Fontainebleau (1530-1610). The art comes with extensive research and paperwork from several respected institutions. Click here to find out more.

BC image 3 Italian Baroque carved walnut figural table stand, circa late 18th/early 19th century, 35 inches tall, beautifully carved with wolves, blossoming bellflowers, putto (est. $3,000-$5,000)

 

 

 

20th Century Chinese and Japanese artists, plus American modern masters at Michaan’s, Jan. 13

MA image 1 Liu Jiyou (Chinese, 1918-1983): Lady by Bamboo, Estimate: $80,000 / 100,000.

The art of Chinese painters Liu Jiyou, Huang Leisheng and Li Kuchan will ignite bidding at Michaan’s January 13th Gallery Auction, which opens with fine jewelry and timepieces and extends into fine art, where Robert Motherwell, Dale Chihuly, and California’s Millard Sheets are featured. Liu Jiyou (1918-1983) is best known for spirited works in which traditional Chinese painting techniques are invigorated by a modern, global point of view. Often featuring animals and figural compositions, Jiyou’s paintings are striking for their freshness, achieved by quick brushwork and naturalistic rendering of lively subjects.

MA image 2 Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991) "Burning Elegy" color lithograph, Estimate: $40,000 / 60,000.

Huang Leisheng (b. 1928) and Li Kuchan (1899-1983), were both students of Qi Baishi. Zhao Shao’ang (1905-1998), greatly admired for his way with birds and flowers, is another featured Chinese painter. Masami Teraoka (b. 1936) and Tsubaki Chinzan (1801-1854, Edo Period) are among the Japanese artists highlighted in the sale. Collectible Asian treasures include cloisonné pieces, bronze objects (such as a 17th century brush rest, est. $1,000-$1,500); a set of Qing Dynasty seals (est. $800-$1,000), textiles (like an embroidered ladies’ silk robe, est. $800-$1,200); and Satsuma, Imari and famille rose porcelains. For more info, click here.

MA image 3 Dale Chihuly (American b. 1941) Orange Cylinder with abstract colored patterns, Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000.

 

 

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