Featured artwork includes an Impressionist-style oil on canvas by artist L Phổ (French/Vietnamese 1907-2001), entitled Mother with Children, expected to fetch $30,000-50,000. Other stand out works include the lifelike, Landing a Salmon by Ogden Minton Pleissner (American 1905-1983), expected to fetch $40,000-60,000, and Landing on the Red River, a riverboat scene by maritime artist John Stobart (American/British b. 1929), with an estimate of $30,000-50,000. Additional water-themed offerings include the traditional View of Delft with the Spire of the Nieuwe Kerk by Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (Dutch 1852-1924), with an estimate of $8,000-12,000 and the charming Harbor Scene with Fishing Boats by Fernand Marie Eugne Legout-Grard (French 1856-1924), estimated at $7,000-9,000. A fine art sale at Weschlers would not be complete without works by DC Color School artist Sam Gilliam; two untitled watercolors on paper are each expected to fetch $10,000-15,000.
Decorative arts in the sale include a large selection of Meissen figurines, all late 19th-early 20th Century, including: a whimsical nine-piece monkey band estimated to bring $2,000-3,000, Augustus III and Maria Josepha after the model by JJ Kaendler with an estimate of $1,000-1,500, two figures of Cupid after the model by Heinrich Schwabe in for $1,000-1,500, along with a fisherman and other figurines, all from a Potomac estate. Highlights among the Asian Works of Art include a lot of six Chinese jade and hardstone buckles, 18th-19th Century, with an estimate of $1,000-2,000. The important Rubyiyt of Omar Khayym, one volume, translated by Edward FitzGerald, is included in the sale with an estimate of $1,000-2,000.
There are several 20th Century decorative objects to note, including: a sterling Louvre bowl, circa 1930s by Georg Jensen, $1,500-2,500, a Tiffany Studios reticulated bronze and blown favrile glass inkwell, $1,000-1,500, and a Tiffany Studios gilt bronze Zodiac seven-piece desk set, early 20th Century, with an estimate of $1,200-1,800.
Among the silver offerings is an elegant Shreve & Co. Rococo style pierced sterling six-piece table garniture offered at $5,000-7,000, along with a Gorham Rococo style sterling coffee and tea service with tray, circa 1917-1919, with an estimate of $4,000-6,000. An American silver presentation coffee pot, by Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, circa 1808, with inscription for prominent Boston physician, Dr. George C. Shattuck, has an estimate of $800-1,200.
The sale features a large selection of Spanish and Italian Baroque furniture, including a highly carved Italian Baroque walnut Bambocci commode, composed of 17th Century and later elements, with an estimate of $5,000-7,000. Among the American furniture highlights is a Queen Anne mahogany grain painted maple highboy, circa 1740-1760, estimated at $1,000-1,500.
The public is welcome to view all lots during exhibit hours prior to the sale: Saturday, December 1 from 10am to Noon; Sunday, December 2 from 11am to 2pm; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3, 4, and 5 from 10am to 4pm; and Thursday, December 6 from 10am to 2pm.
The catalogue for the Capital Collections Auction is available for purchase at the gallery and may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com.
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