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Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale


Sculpture
 
 
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Lot 372
After Giambologna (Jean Boulogne). Mercury This magnificent sculpted bronze of a leaping Mercury was crafted in France during the late 19th century after the work of Giambologna (Jean Boulogne), sculptor to the Medici family. An amazing homage to Giambologna's Mercury (c. 1580) which is housed in the Bargello Museum in Florence, this work is from the noted Elton John collection which was sold for charity at Sotheby's, London in 2003.
Cast with the grace and balance mirroring the original, difficulty cast three-dimensional work by the 16th century master, Mercury, the swift messenger of the ancient Roman gods, glides on air from the cheeks of the cherub at his feet, with wings from his staff, traveler's helmet and feet.; bronze; rich dark brown patina; height: 35" (89cm.); base: 4 3/8" (11cm.); inscribed by the foundry: F. BARBEDIENNE FONDER, incised with the number 108 with the A. COLLAS REDUCTION MECANIQUE pastille and the title plaque MERCURE/ PAR JEAN DE BOLGNE/ (BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR). An excellent work with an important provenance and in superb condition. Estimate Value $1,500 - UP
Ex Sotheby's Elton John and his London Lifestyle Auction, September 30, 2003, London.
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$2,016
Lot 373
Binder, Erwin -- Celebrated Southern California Artist -- Patinated Bronze Sculpture (1934 - 1993) Binder was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He learned to cast metal and work with stone as an employee at his family's jewelry business. Wanting to develop these skills further, he enrolled at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and subsequently produced numerous monumental public sculptures throughout Southern California in the 1970s and 1980s. But Binder also produced lovely mantle sized works with the same organic and sensual shapes. Aa beautiful patinated bronze 13¾" tall including marble base. Estimate Value $600 - UP
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$360
Lot 374
Binder, Erwin -- Celebrated Southern California Artist -- Patinated Bronze Sculpture (1934 - 1993) Binder was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He learned to cast metal and work with stone as an employee at his family's jewelry business. Wanting to develop these skills further, he enrolled at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and subsequently produced numerous monumental public sculptures throughout Southern California in the 1970s and 1980s. But Binder also produced lovely mantle-sized works with the same organic and sensual shapes. A beautiful patinated bronze, 12½" including marble base. Very Fine condtion, however we note a small chip in the marble where bronze is mounted onto base, noticeable only from the back. Estimate Value $600 - UP
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$384
Lot 375
Four Japanese Netsukes All Boasting Wonderful Craftsmanship. Netsuke are miniature carvings/sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function. Since kimonos had no pockets, bags or boxes hung from the sash and were secured at the top by a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Over time, however, netsukes evolved into objects of great artistic merit and craftsmanship. Offered are four fine examples of carved boxwood. The elder Japanese man intrigues with its exceptional detail carved from a single piece of wood, the staff he is carrying part of that single piece of wood. It stands 4" tall. But the gourd and Laughing Buddha exhibit fine craftsmanship and the near square piece is carved with lightly carved undulations representing waves, tiny metal particles representing sand with three tiny shells actually crafted by shell. All four are in wondeful condition. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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$1,216
Lot 376
Handsome Bronze Bear on Carrera Marble Base, After Pierre-Jules Mene. A bronze sculpture of a bear after Pierre-Jules Mene (France, 1810-1879). This work depicts a bear with a salmon in its mouth, stepping forward with one leg lifted. The piece is inscribed "Mene" to the bears back foot. It is mounted on a beveled oval dark green/black marble base 5 x 8 x 5" in perfect condition. Estimate Value $200 - UP
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$348
Lot 377
C. B. Female Torso. Excellent contemporary bronze sculpture of a nude, female torso with cream and brown patina on polished black marble base. Artist unknown. This is a limited edition piece of (3/9) graceful as it is striking. Sculpture itself measures 22½ x 7" and including the base, 29½". Nicely balanced on base this sophisticated piece will compliment any decor. In excellent condition. Sculpture will be packed un-bolted from base for safe shipping weighing just at 32 pounds. Excellent condition with only the most minor scratches where bronze attaches to marble. Estimate Value $400 - UP
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$256
Lot 378
Myer, Richard. The Fury. The Fury (1933 -) Schooled at Brigham Young University, moved to New York City to further his art studies and now a resident in California. Richard Myer's experience with the lost wax process of casting his bronzes is now approaching 40 years and his works can be found in most Western art galleries throughout the United States. Well regarded for his detail and sense of movement his artistry can clearly be seen in this impressive bronze. A Native American is seen atop his rearing horse hurling some sort of cape or blanket. 27 x 18 x 9" it is #7 of a limited edition of 24, name inscribed and sits on a swivel wood base with title and artist and the year, 1976, inscribed on small brass plaque. Originally purchased in 1981 at Copenhagen Galleri, Solvang, CA. Bronze, in excellent condition, 12 pounds and some slight nicks to wood base. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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Lot 379
Striking and Handsome Carved Jade Figures, Pendants and Tablets Possibly of Some Age. A collection of jade carvings that came to us from a consignor of ancient chinese coinage. The collection ranged from significant pieces to 19th century reproductions. We think these pieces are similar or even 20th century. What is undeniable is how appealing the carvings are and how remarkably distressed their appearance. The collection consists of 9 rectangular tablets, all with intricate image of mystical animals, foo dogs, the ocean, sky and stars, even one with a dancing figure. All are around 1¼ x 4 and are quite appealing. The six figural carvings are likewise quite interesting ranging from a ram's head, two foo dogs atop pedestal, but when laid flat appears to be a beetle. There is also a fine rabbit and three other pieces, the thick ovoid piece carved on both sides with temple scenes. The figures vary slightly in size but are all around 2 x 1½". Estimate Value $250 - UP
The Ora Eads Collection.
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Realized
$300






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