BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day online auction of chic and antique estate treasures, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, December 15 and 16 at 10 a.m. EST, will be featured by a private collection property in New York City, the NAMITS collection and a large selection of fine studio ceramics from the Steve and Stéphanie Alpert collection.
The auction will offer a variety of fine and decorative arts with a focus on sports art, ceramics, silver and jewelry. Real-time Internet auctions and mail order auctions will be carried out by the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone auctions will also be available on a limited basis.
“This auction is going to be a special sale and is perfectly timed to buy a fantastic gift for the holidays,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “This is a selection of properties from private collections, with an emphasis on American and European furniture, sports art, studio ceramics, contemporary and modern art, silver and fine jewelry. ”
Mr Holter added: “Workshop ceramics from the Alpert collection are one of the main headliners expected from the auction. The Experts are exceptional patrons. Their collection is wide and deep in categories and is well balanced between American and European artists.
The sale features an exceptional ceramic bust titled To burst by famous ceramicist Ken Little. His work can be found in institutions such as the Crocker Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Polish-born artist Victor Spinski is also well represented in the collection. His trumpet the eye the works are a pleasure to experience both visually and tactile. Sound 1994 Trash can is exceptional in size and quality.
Another work by Spinski from 1994, Bone box, is the type of piece that can be found in one of the many public collections housing his work, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and others. Lizbeth Stewart, David Furman, Warren Mackenzie, Michael Cleff, Joe Mariscal and Ken Ferguson are also in the sale.
For those looking to acquire something shiny and bright for the holidays, the auction has a wonderful selection of estate jewelry. Note in particular three exceptional rings. One is a three-stone diamond and ruby ring in platinum; another is an emerald and diamond ring; and finally, a blue sapphire and diamond cornflower ring. For those who prefer more whimsical pieces, there is a lovely frog brooch in diamond, platinum and gold from Tiffany & Company.
Decorative arts will include a set of dining chairs from the famous Gray Gardens estate in East Hampton, New York, owned by Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. The chairs were part of a high-profile 2017 real estate sale. Beales and Gray Gardens were the subject of an acclaimed documentary in 1975, a Broadway musical in 2006, and a TV movie in 2009.
Also from Long Island is an early 18th century lift-top dresser on drawers with ball legs and blue-green paint and a lift-top cover dresser similarly painted in blue-green. For those who prefer more formal furnishings, there’s a Georgian serpentine front sideboard from Mimi Adler’s estate. Additional property of the collection includes a number of Irish Georgian glass chandeliers.
The auction also offers a wide range of works of art. A man in New York City sells his sports art collection, which contains a high concentration of paintings of dogs from the 18th century to the present day. Artists include Edwin Henry Landseer, Samuel Spode, Henry Crowther, and William Skilling. Landseer’s triple dog portrait, in particular, is a splendid canine image.
Another private collector offers a John Stobart in grisaille titled book In the reef storm on the Main. It’s a powerful reminder of how Mother Nature can be domineering on the high seas.
For contemporary art lovers, the NAMITS collection presents a painting by the famous French artist François Bard. His male bust is filled with frenzied energy and textured paint strokes, making him both mysterious and a visual delight. The collection also includes three separate paintings by renowned self-taught / foreign artist Purvis Young (Florida, 1943-2010).
There is also a drawing of the subway from the 1980s by Keith Haring. Additional street art is on sale. There is a beautiful portrayal of graffiti art by artists such as Michael “Tracy 168”, Nick Salsa and Johnny “Crash” Matos, bringing a modern 80s aesthetic to the auction. If you prefer Mid-Century Modern style, there is a bold and colorful Rolph Scarlett checkerboard painting from circa 1955.
People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview takes place until December 15 and 16 at www.nyeandcompany.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports, or item information is welcome to visit the Nye & Company website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Nye had a long and successful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, bought Dawson’s in 2003 and founded Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The company has a nationwide presence, but much of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information on Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Chic and Antique Estate Treasures online auction on Wednesday and Thursday December 15 and 16, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog with all lots can be viewed in its entirety now, at nyeandcompany.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com.
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