Oil paintings by Toussaint and Gisson, Newcomb Pottery, gold coins, bronzes, etc. at the Crescent City auction on May 13-14

Oil on canvas depicting Notre Dame by Andre Gisson (American/French, 1929-2003 (real name: Anders Gittelson), signed lower right, 17½ ​​inches by 23½ inches (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Early 20th century oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady with a Fan by Fernand Toussaint (French/Belgian, 1873-1956), artist signed lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Early 20th century oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady with a Fan by Fernand Toussaint (French/Belgian, 1873-1956), artist signed lower right, 23 inches by 19 ¼ inches (est. $3,000 – $5,000).

A collection of bronzes includes an excellent example by Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011), titled Silent Pardners (1973), 14 inches tall, signed (est. $2,000-$4,000).

A collection of bronzes includes an excellent example by Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011), titled Silent Pardners (1973), 14 inches high, signed and dated (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Newcomb Pottery fans and collectors are in luck: the auction includes six matt glazed examples.

Newcomb Pottery fans and collectors are in luck: the auction includes six beautiful pieces of matt glazed examples.

A selection of six gold coins will be offered at the Crescent City Auction Gallery's Important May Estates auction on May 13-14.

A selection of six gold coins will be offered at the Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Important May Estates auction, scheduled for the weekend of May 13-14.

The auction will also include French, English and American period furniture, china, pottery, silverware, mirrors and decorative items – over 900 lots in total.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES, May 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Magnificent original oil paintings by Fernand Toussaint (French/Belgian, 1873-1956) and Andre Gisson (American/French, 1929-2003), six fine pieces of matte-glazed Newcomb pottery, a collection of bronzes (including an excellent example of Harry Jackson, American, 1924-2011), magnificent sterling silver (including a large pair of .800 German silver-covered urns) and a selection of six gold pieces will all be part of the Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Important May Estates auction, scheduled for the weekend of May 13-14.

The auction will be held online and in the gallery at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Departure times are 10 a.m. Central Time on both days. More than 900 lots will be auctioned, in categories including French, English and American period furniture, original works of art by renowned local and regional artists, china, pottery, bronzes, silverware, mirrors and decorative objects.

The early 20th century oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady with a Fan by Fernand Toussaint is signed by the artist on the lower right and measures 23 inches by 19 ¼ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000 ). The oil-on-canvas depiction of Notre Dame by Andre Gisson (a pseudonym; real name is Anders Gittelson), is signed lower right, and measures 17½ inches by 23½ inches (est. $1,000 – 2 $000).

The remarkable patinated bronze sculpture by Harry Jackson, entitled Silent Pardners (1973) is a key lot in the bronze collection. It stands 14 inches tall and is signed and dated on the entire base (estimated between $2,000 and $4,000). The large pair of .800 silver-covered German urns, from the late 19th century, stand 17 ½ inches tall and weigh a total of 120.45 troy ounces. (estimated between $1,500 and $2,500).

Also in the silver category, a 141-piece set of sterling flatware from International, in the “Continental” pattern, produced in 1936 and weighing 209.6 troy ounces, is expected to fetch $4,000-6,000. The mirrors will be led by a 20th century French gilt and gesso Louis XVI style mirror, an impressive 72 inches high by 40 inches wide. He should make between $800 and $1,200.

Paintings by noted regional artists will include a circa 2002 abstract by George Bauer Dunbar (La., b. 1927), signed center right, 23 ¾ inches by 42 inches (est. $10,000-$15,000) ; a 1968 acrylic on Masonite Rooftop Scene by Noel Rockmore (New Orleans, 1928-1995), signed and dated lower right, 17½ ​​inches by 23½ inches (est. $1,500-$2,500); and an early 20th century signed oil on panel titled Moonlight Bayou by Will Ousley (La., 1866-1853) (est. $1,000-$2,000).

From England, an oil on canvas by British artist Alan Wolton, titled Aspen Row (1985), signed and dated lower right and titled verso, 23 ¾ inches by 29 ½ inches, is expected to cost $1,200 – 1 $800.

French furniture, always a hit at Crescent City auctions, will feature these beautiful pieces:

• A carved walnut sideboard in the 19th century French Louis XV provincial style, measuring 38 ¾ inches high by 93 inches wide by 24 inches deep (estimated between $1,500 and $2,500).
• An early 19th century French provincial carved walnut double-door armoire, measuring 95 inches high, 72 inches wide, and 27 inches deep (est. $800-$1,200).
• A late 19th century French Louis XV style inlaid domed marble chest of drawers, 34 inches high by 51 inches wide (estimate between $800 and $1,200).

Equally beautiful but not-from-France furniture will include a 20th-century gilt and polychrome Italian console table, 62 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); a late 19th-century American Revival oak 13-piece suite in the style of RJ Horner (est. $2,000-$4,000); a 20th century English carved cherry Georgian leather desk, 62 inches wide by 35 ½ inches deep (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a large c.1860 carved walnut Gothic double-door armoire, possibly New Orleans, 91 ½ inches high by 64 inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).

A large English fine china and brass figurine of a knight on horseback by Richard Sefton (1987), #4 by 15, 24 inches high and contained in a perspex case on a custom carved mahogany stand, should end at $1,200-$1,800. Also on sale will be a late 19th-century gilt bronze and French crystal 8-light chandelier, 29 inches tall and 29 inches in diameter (est. $800-$1,200).

Porcelain offerings will include a 19th-century Royal Vienna painted porcelain charger, 16 inches in diameter, in a gilt shadowbox frame (est. $1,000-$2,000); a set of four 19th century Meissen porcelain trimmings, measuring 22 inches high and 11 inches in diameter (estimated between $1,000 and $2,000); and a late 19th-century gilt-bronze mounted Sèvres porcelain mailbox and inkwell (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Previews of the exhibition will take place daily, May 4-12 (except Saturdays and Sundays), at the Crescent City Gallery, located at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in downtown New Orleans.

Internet auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Remote and telephone bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. Central Time the day before the auction. A 25% buyer’s commission will be applied internally (3% cashback or check). A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email [email protected]

Crescent City Auction Gallery is always looking for quality submissions for future auctions. To consign a unique item, estate, or collection, you can call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can email [email protected] All phone calls and emails are confidential.

To learn more about Crescent City Auction Gallery and the Important May Estates auction scheduled for the weekend of May 13-14, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

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