The cubist painting of Maqbool Fida Husain (Indian, 1915-2011) will headline September 30 …
CRANSTON, RI – A vibrant cubist oil on canvas painting by Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain, an early 20th century “Bleeding Heart” table lamp from Tiffany Studios, and a Caille Brothers (Chicago) Eclipse 25 vertical slot machine cents circa 1904 are all expected to do well in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Thursday September 30th.
The online-only auction has a start time of 6 p.m. EST and will be showcased by a collection of antiques and collectibles from a single owner. In total, 333 lots will be auctioned. All articles can be viewed, by appointment only, in the Bruneau & Co. Gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. For an appointment, dial 401-533-9980, or send an email to [email protected]
“I like to do online auctions during these online only auctions because it’s like a video game with so much action,” said Travis Landry, auctioneer at Bruneau & Co. company Kevin Bruneau added, “You never know what you’ll find in a house, especially in New England. The sold sole proprietorship collection was only five minutes from the gallery.
With a solid pre-sale estimate of $ 40,000 to $ 60,000, the cubist painting by Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1915-2011) is a good choice for the first lot in the auction. The monotonous composition of gray, black and white represents a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (view, less frame), the artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat.
Maqbool Fida Husain has been nicknamed the “Picasso of India”. He started painting billboards in India, but soon began to blend folk, tribal and mythological arts into a unique and modified cubist style. He was one of the most famous and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century and was a founding member of the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group.
The early 20th century “Bleeding Heart” table lamp from Tiffany Studios (NY), with an overall height of 22 inches, features an emerald green marbled glass grid shade with a leaf sash and of yellow vine on a fine and curved column, supported by a round base. The lamp presents beautifully and was in working order when tested. The lampshade measures 16 inches in diameter (estimate: $ 10,000- $ 15,000).
The Caille Brothers Eclipse 25 Cent Slot Machine, made in Chicago circa 1904, is a 63 inch high vertical floor wheel model having an oak cabinet with a glass front and decorated with cherubs framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine metalworking figures throughout. The beautiful machine, restored about 15 years ago, is expected to sell for between $ 10,000 and $ 15,000.
A large 20th-century marble fountain that once graced the grounds of the Russian Embassy in the United States, carries a pre-sale estimate of $ 3,000 to $ 4,000. The base alone is 46 inches tall and the ornately carved basin, 17 inches tall and 36 inches in diameter, is decorated with three eagles with outstretched wings, supported by a column with putti, dolphins, garlands and a sphinx.
A sculpture of a Viennese dancer in bronze, enamel and hard stone by famous Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004), 14 ¼ inches in height, is estimated between $ 800 and $ 1,200. The sculpture represents a woman frozen in a dynamic pose, dressed in an elaborate costume of navy blue and lavender enamel on gilded bronze. The work is signed “Gerdago” on the bottom of her skirt.
Gerdago studied in Berlin and Paris before working as an assistant to architect Oskar Strnad. During this time, she began to design statuettes of characters in dramatic poses often dressed in futuristic costumes and quirky headgear. The Viennese foundry Artur Rubinstein had also made some of his creations and created objects signed Gerdago.
Internet auctions will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the “Bruneau & Co” mobile application. on iTunes or GooglePlay.
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers always accepts quality shipments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a great time to clean your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers regarding consignment of a single piece 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. Auctioneers and the Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Thursday, September 30, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.
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