NEW YORK, NY.-
Christies Living: August Collections presents an eclectic offering of fine and decorative arts, design, jewelry and gold boxes from American collections. This online sale is open for bidding 7 August through 20 August and the accessible price points provide a unique opportunity for new and established collectors alike, with opening bids starting at $100 on many of the lots.
Highlighting the various American collections comprising the sale is the Collection of Marion Oates Charles. Oatsie, as Mrs. Charles was affectionately called by her friends, was a grande dame of the Georgetown and Newport social circuit and was acquainted with President John F. Kennedy and novelist Ian Fleming, among other influential people of that era. Property from her collection includes Venetian grotto furniture, Asian works of art and delightful personal effects such as signed jewelry by Verdura and a gold monogrammed cigarette case by Chanel.
The sale offers a selection of Scandinavian and European design works from An Enquiring Eye: Property from a Distinguished Private Collector and English and European decorative arts and fine art from the Property of an Important New York Collector. The sale also features standout paintings, works on paper and sculpture by artists from the 18th through 21st centuries such as Christo, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Elaine de Kooning, and Dale Chihuly.
SELECT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARION OATES CHARLES
MARTIN BATTERSBY (BRITISH, 1914-1982), A pair of still lifes with mannequin and ribbons, oil on canvas. $3,000-5,000
VENETIAN GROTTO THREE-SEAT SETTEE, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY. $1,000-1,500
A GOLD 'RAY' BROOCH BY VERDURA, 20TH CENTURY. $3,000-5,000
A GROUP OF GOLD JEWELRY, 20TH CENTURY. $1,500-2,500
ASSEMBLED CHAMBERLAIN'S WORCESTER PORCELAIN ORANGE-GROUND PART SERVICE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IRON-RED PAINTED MARKS. $3,000-5,000
TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN LARGE JARS, 20TH CENTURY. $1,000-1,500
ADDITIONAL SALE HIGHLIGHTS VARIOUS COLLECTIONS
CHARLES LUTZ (AMERICAN, B. 1982) Everything You've Ever Wanted on a Silver Platter (Perfect Silver Liz Diptych), acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. $5,000-7,000
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (JAPANESE, B. 1962), Jellyfish Eyes, lithograph in colors. $2,500-3,500
DALE CHIHULY (B. 1941), A violet glass seaform set with pimento-red lip wraps, 1998. $5,000-7,000
ELAINE DE KOONING (AMERICAN, 1918-1989), Montepozio I and Villa Eden, Acapulco, each watercolor on paper. The first painted in 1981; the second painted in 1983. $10,000-15,000