LARCHMONT, N.Y., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiffany lamps, designer jewelry, Lalique, Hermes silver wine coolers and art by Jim Dine are some of the highlights in a jam-packed auction at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, March 22, at 11 am.
"This auction should be of key interest to collectors and investors considering the importance of the Tiffany, jewelry and art on offer. The Tiffany and Lalique come from an important New York City collector, who wishes to remain private," said owner and auctioneer Ronan Clarke. "The jewelry was collected over decades by the former Buffalo Bills founder and longtime owner Ralph Cookery Wilson Jr. estate."
Highlights include five Tiffany Studios lamps, led by a signed floor lamp with Laburnum shade ($200/300,000) with a 27½-inch diameter shade, a Jerzy Nowosielski oil on board ($8/12,000), 1973, and a signed Jim Dine mixed media self portrait from 1996 ($8/12,000).
"Self-portraiture figures heavily in Dine's oeuvre. He has painted himself throughout his career, even using a robe (one of his trademark motifs) as a stand-in for self," said Clarke's fine art specialist William Schweller.
The Nowosielski demonstrates the artist's interest in the religious, he added. "Clarke is thrilled to sell this painting, intending to continue our recent success handling works of Central European modernism."
Over 200 lots of jewelry and silver ranging from Art Deco and estate jewelry to contemporary pieces will cross the block. "It's just a fantastic and eclectic collection," said jewelry and silver specialist Whitney Bria. Signed couture jewelry includes pieces by Tiffany, Bulgari, David Yurman and Cartier.
"I have numerous nice estates in this auction with a stunning Bailey, Banks and Biddle Art Deco opal and diamond ring in platinum, a three-piece Buccellati suite that is to-die for and a nearly 2½-carat Old European cut man's diamond ring," she said.
Shining bright is a pair of Hermes French .950 silver wine coolers ($5/7,000), circa 1930s coolers measuring 11 inches tall.
Asian art is always a large part of Clarke auctions. Japanese Meiji offerings include a large baluster Kinkozan Satsuma vase ($3/5,000); a pair of Nishimura embroideries ($3/4,000) depicting lions and a massive "Dragon Gate" Imari charger ($1/1,500), 18th/19th century, incised and painted with a carp leaping amongst frothy golden waves.
Clarke Auction Gallery is at 2372 Boston Post Road. For more information, www.clarkeny.com or 914-833-8336.
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