DEDHAM, MASS.- Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers
announced their upcoming February 23rd auction will include a large selection of Asian, Oceanic, Native American, African, and Pre-Columbian Works of Art, from a New York City collection.
The highlights of the collection include a Papua New Guinea Carved and Painted Wood House Board ($5,000-10,000) and a New Ireland Malanggan Carved and painted Wood Ceremonial Figure from Papua, New Guinea ($5,000-10,000). Two Gandaharan Carved Stone Reliefs, acquired in 1996 at Sothebys, each bear $1,000-2,000 estimates; while an impressive African Carved and Painted Wood Chi Wara Ceremonial Bamana Antelope Headcrest, acquired during their travels in Brussels, is valued at $2,000-3,000.
The well travelled New York couple began assembling the collection in the 1960s, purchasing from reputable galleries and distinguished auction houses. A large selection of ceremonial masks features a Nigerian Carved and Painted Wood Igbo Helmet Spirit Mask ($3,000-5,000). In addition to carved African figures, Spanish Colonial, and Pre Columbian carvings, artifacts from antiquity include two Lucanian Red Figure Bell Krater Fragments from the 4th century BC ($500-1,000) and a lot of Eleven Ancient Coins ($1,000-2,000) can be found amongst a selection of Archaic Terracotta Figures.
In addition, the couple collected a fine selection of Old Master drawings, including St. Peter Before Christ, a brown ink wash with sanguine attributed to Andrea Boscoli ($5,000-15,000) and The Flood, an unattributed sepia ink drawing estimated at $4,000-8,000.
The exhibition will open to the public beginning Wednesday, February 19th. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. 10 a.m. The auction begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 23rd. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found at www.groganco.com. For more information call 781-461-9500.