The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Enchanting Favist-style painting by Jean de Botton sells at Ahlers & Ogletree
Lovely Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting signed by Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978), titled Fleurs Joyeuse, done circa 1966-1971 ($5,890).
ATLANTA, GA.- A GIA-certified 6.77-carat modern Champagne diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $31,000 and a monumental figural hall bench (or settle), attributed to R. J. Horner (N.Y., 1853-1922), gaveled for $28,320 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction, held January 14th-16th in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta.

About 200 of the 1,491 lots in the sale were from the estate of Diane Smith McIver, a prominent businesswoman and former president of Corey Airport Services in Atlanta who recently passed away. These included fine purses and bags by high-end designers, high-end estate jewelry and luxurious furs and designer outfits. The diamond ring just mentioned was not from her estate.

The ring, however, was the top lot in an auction that netted about $1.1 million. The fine diamond boasted Y-Z color and VS1 clarity with strong blue fluorescence. It was flanked to each side with six prong-set tapered baguette cut natural diamonds with a total weight of 1.5 carats, all mounted on three bands. The middle band was platinum and the two outer bands were 14kt white gold.

The late 19th century figural hall bench with Horner attribution was a massive, heavily carved and highly detailed piece, 104 inches tall by 63 inches wide, with a pierced carved crest centered with cartouche and cabochon. Carvings included winged mermen, flowers and foliage, griffin, cupids, dolphins and more, the whole raised on front scrolled feet centered with a mask.

The in-house crowd totaled 723 bidders, while 12,637 others registered to bid online – 9,327 on LiveAuctioneers.com, 3,078 on Invaluable.com and 232 on Bidsquare.com. In all, just under 1,500 lots came up for bid. Following are additional highlights from the sale. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium, which differed depending on how the winning bid was placed.

Items from the McIver estate included a ladies’ Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust two-tone watch, having a gold face with white diamond markers, a fluted bezel and sapphire crystal. The watch brought $8,260. From the Asian category, a fine and diminutive (not quite 5 inches tall) Chinese bronze covered tripod censer from the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), unmarked, made $6,200.

A hand-carved wood and polychrome articulating figural masthead (or ship’s figurehead) in the form of a young man or boy of near-human scale holding a white dove bird, possibly a reference to the biblical story of Noah and the ark, when the Old Testament prophet released a dove while safe aboard ship to find land, apparently unmarked and 35 inches in height, commanded $8,850.

A first-edition first-printing copy of the novel Gone With the Wind (Macmillan Company, 1936), signed on the first free endpaper by author Margaret Mitchell (Am., 1900-1949), sold for $7,080; and a Mid-Century Modern sofa made circa the 1970s by Milo Baughman (Am., 1923-2003), for Thayer Coggin (American, founded 1953), with original amethyst velvet upholstery, hit $3,245.

A Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting signed by Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978), titled Fleurs Joyeuse, done circa 1966-1971 and depicting a low porcelain vase and a bright floral bouquet, realized $5,890. Also from France, an early 20th century French carved oak barley twist tray table on stand with a carved and foliated pierced gallery and parquetry inlaid top finished at $2,596.

An International Silver Company (American, founded 1898) silver plated lighthouse form cocktail shaker, made circa 1920s and with the impressed Meriden mark at the base, breezed to $3,630; and a 126-piece set of fine and heavily silverplate flatware set in the Perles pattern, made circa the 1920s by Christolfe (French, founded 1830), with Christolfe chest, gaveled for $9,920.

Ahlers & Ogletree’s next auction is planned for March 25th and 26th, also in the firm’s Atlanta gallery. As with all Ahlers & Ogletree auctions, it will feature quality merchandise in a broad range of categories – hand-selected items, pulled from prominent local estates and collections.






Today's News

February 22, 2017

Huge art show at the Louvre questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

Award-winning architect Dibdo Francis Kr to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

MOLA excavations at Crossrail Farringdon site reveal secrets of Tudor life

Exhibition at MMK Museum fr Moderne Kunst presents masterworks of minimal art

Van Doren Waxter opens exhibition of paintings from crucial figure of late-era American abstraction

New 500 million year-old species shows legged worms were sieving the bottom of ancient seas

Auction at Artcurial to offer objects through the perspective of its provenance

Arts save young Mexicans from crime

Vatican to host menorah exhibition with Roman Jews

Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Larry Coryell dead at 73

Miquel Navarro's Imaginary Archaeologies occupies San Sebastian's Kubo-kutxa gallery

Art and emblems of friendships with the Kennedys offered in Bonhams' New York sale

Artcurial to offer major urban art pieces from a private collection

New Black Power! Exhibition on view at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

First mid-career retrospective of Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi opens in Geneva

Cal State LA's Fine Arts Gallery features works by artist Frank Romero

Shipwreck silver, offbeat Americana and Gen. MacArthur's monogrammed luggage attract bidders worldwide

Bonniers Konsthall opens solo exhibition of work by Susan Philipsz

Manaf Halbouni to make new work in UK inspired by the conflict in Syria

Enchanting Favist-style painting by Jean de Botton sells at Ahlers & Ogletree

"In art, I look for the purest form of things": Interview with the artist Daniele Bongiovanni

Wang Dawei's newest oil paintings and some works on paper on view at FQ Projects

Morgan Lehman Gallery exhibits new large-scale oil paintings by Jeff Perrott

Artist to hatch chicks after being locked in rock

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Priceless Van Goghs or just plain art? Works sent to museum for authentication

2.- Exhibition dedicated to the years shared between Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova opens

3.- Man faces court for slashing Thomas Gainsborough painting at the National Gallery

4.- Art world horrified by President Donald Trump's push to end funding

5.- Jane Austen faked her own marriage twice

6.- Exhibition chronicles rise of the Ebony Fashion Fair, empowerment of African-Americans through fashion

7.- Art world horrified by President Donald Trump's push to end funding

8.- Discoveries by Israel Antiquities Authority shine light on life in time of Christ

9.- TEFAF's top masterpiece goes to the Rijksmuseum

10.- Exhibition devoted to the partnership between Michelangelo & Sebastiano opens



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful