CRANSTON, RI – A dynamic oil on canvas Cubist horse painting by Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) sold for $ 43,750 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Thursday, September 30 . The monotonous composition of gray, black and white was the expected top lot of the auction and did not disappoint, selling within the estimate.
The painting showed a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 x 24 inches (view, less frame), the movement came with a certificate of authenticity from Husain’s son Shafat. “We were excited to deal with an oil on canvas by the artist and that the painting ended up in a local Rhode Island collection,” said Kevin Bruneau, president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.
The purely online auction – a total of 333 lots – was highlighted by a single owner collection of antiques and collectibles. Internet bidding was enabled by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the Bruneau mobile app. You will find further highlights from the auction below. The prices include a buyer’s premium of 25 percent.
An extraordinary Chinese embroidered silk textile from the 19th century. The textile with forbidden stitches showed men, women and peacocks in a garden over white silk. It had previously been in the collection of a prominent Cranston estate.
A Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine manufactured in Chicago around 1904 went to a determined bidder for $ 18,750. It was a 63-inch tall, upright floor wheel model with a glass-fronted oak cabinet and decorated with angels framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine figurative metalwork. The machine was restored 15 years ago.
“It was great to see the single-owner action play out with the surprises of the textile and the slot machines,” said Travis Landry, auctioneer at Bruneau & Co. and director of pop culture for the company. “It was a perfect night thanks to our great online bidding team.”
Tiffany Studios (NY) lamps are always a hit at auctions, and there were two nice ones at this auction. The first was a green lead glass table lamp from the early 20th century with a geometrically shaped lampshade made of green-marbled glass over an openwork bronze column supported by a square base. The 22-inch lamp was labeled “Tiffany Studios” on the base and reached $ 13,750.
Also an early 20 room Tiffany Studios ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp for $ 12,500. The lamp presented itself beautifully and was in good condition. The lampshade was 16 inches in diameter.
A sink set made of Chinoiserie porcelain with the inscription “Sherle Wagner Italy” on the sink and soap dish found a new owner for 8,125 US dollars. The frilled basin showed the original gold-plated faucet and handles decorated with porcelain above an elegant base with butterflies, flowers and figures in elaborate robes. Included were a soap dish and handle, a towel ring and a toilet roll holder.
An OD Jennings Chief silver dollar slot machine (Chicago, 20 collection, to reach $ 6,875.
A beautiful Impressionist Venetian Canal Oil on canvas by Guy Dessapt (France, born 1938), housed in an equally beautiful 34 ¼ “x 38 ¼” gold-plated frame, fetched $ 5,938. The work depicted a waterway with colorful buildings lining the path through which a single gondola drifted. Guy Dessapt studied at the Art Decoratifs School in Paris.
A bronze, enamel, and hard stone Viennese dancer sculpture by noted Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004), 14 ¼ inches high, surpassed her high estimate of $ 1,800 and sold for $ 5,938. The sculpture depicted a woman in a dynamic pose, clad in a costume of navy blue and lavender enamel over gilded bronze. It was signed “Gerdago” on the hem of the dancer’s skirt.
Bruneau & Co. has a full list of auctions scheduled for the remainder of 2021, including:
- 27 – Comics & TCG (Trading Card Games) at 6 p.m. Eastern.
- 6-7 – Video Games (at Retro World Expo in Hartford, Connecticut)
- 3pm – Estates Fine Art & Antiques, at 6pm Eastern.
- 20 – Historic Weapons and Militaria Catalog Auction, at 10 a.m. Eastern.
- 11 – Comic, TCG, Toy, and Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction, 10 p.m. Eastern
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers always accepts high quality entries for future auctions with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be the perfect time to clean up your attic. If you would like to contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers regarding the consignment of a single item or an entire collection, you can send an email to [email protected] Or you can call them at 401-533-9980.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co.’s auctioneers and the company’s calendar of events, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are published regularly.
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