Vivid oil paintings by Henri Hecht Maik and Syd Solomon sell for $20,000 each at Ahlers & Ogletree auction April 9-10
The auction included antique rugs, estate jewelry and watches, mid-20th century design, fine art, sterling silver, silverware and period antiques.
ATLANTA, GA, USA, April 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vivid and colorful oil paintings on canvas by Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004) and Henri Hecht Maik (French, 1922-1993) each fetched $20,000, while a classic early 20th-century Continental School semi-nude female marble sculpture fetched $21,250 in the two-day, two-session auction Spring Estates & Collections by Ahlers & Ogletree which was held on 9th and 10th April.
The semi-nude female marble sculpture was the highest auction lot in a sale that fetched just over $1.2 million (all prices listed include a 25% buyer’s premium) . The white marble statue depicted a standing semi-nude draped woman, measuring approximately 45 ¼ inches. It had a partially obscured signature (“G. La….”) and was probably created between 1902-1909.
Syd Solomon’s untitled abstract painting, done in celadon, peach, rust and cobalt, was signed lower center and measured 28 ½ inches by 32 ½ inches (canvas, minus frame). Maik’s painting, titled Le Réveil du Hibou, was signed and dated lower right by the artist and titled on the reverse. It was snugly housed in a frame that measured 20 ¾ inches by 17 ¼ inches.
The auction, over 1,000 lots in total, included antique rugs, estate jewelry and watches, mid-20th century creations, artwork by listed artists, sterling silver and silver from Boston, period antiques from America, the United Kingdom and Europe, and several works by Marcel Mouly, Nicola Simbari and Theodor Seuss Geisel (the artist better known as Dr. Seuss).
There were no in-person auctions, but 2,600 people bid online through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Telephone and correspondence offers were also taken. Here are more highlights from the auction. Prices include 25% buyer’s commission.
Session 1, Saturday April 9, featured Asian Arts, Modern and Mid-Century Art and Design, Silver and Estate Jewelry – 507 lots in total. Solomon and Maik’s paintings sold out on Day 1.
Other featured Day 1 lots included a monumental pair of male and female Sancai glaze ceramic seated Chinese Buddhist lions on stands, 57 inches tall, the male standing on a brocade ball and the female with her cub (5,938 ); and a pair of Chinese white ceramic seated Buddhist guardian lions, male and female, 14 ¼ inches high, in good condition ($3,438).
Two Day 2 items hit five figures. One was a late 18th/early 19th century William and Mary parcel gilt and black lacquer Japanese cabinet on a stand, the rectangular cabinet decorated with a river landscape, foliage and birds, having two doors mounted with drilled hinges and a keyhole plate, the doors opening to reveal 10 drawers of varying sizes ($10,625).
The other was an early 20th century bronze sculpture after Pierre-Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879), titled Before the Hunt, on a later wooden plinth, signed in the mold “PJ Meane 1869” , with title and artist’s plaque at base, 27 ¾ inches high (excluding base). The cast came out of the estate of Jerome Fletcher of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida ($10,000).
A few other lots flirted with the $10,000 mark, falling just shy. One was a 19th-century English (or American) pair of two-light convex girandole mirrors in Federal or Regency giltwood, each surmounted by an eagle, having an ebonized inner fillet surrounded by spheres and decorated with acanthus leaves , unmarked, one about 36 inches tall ($9,375).
Another was a Renaissance gilt blackened plinth from the third quarter of the 19th century, attributed to the brothers Herter or Pottier & Stymus, A carved wooden plinth, parcel gilt, blackened plinth having figural mounts, classical medallion, incised scroll decoration , a spreading base and rising on the paw feet, unmarked, 39 inches high ($8,750).
An oil on canvas painting by Frank Virgil Dudley (American, 1868-1957), titled Winding River at Dusk (1907), signed and dated and in a 28¾-inch by 37¾-inch frame, fetched $8,750; while an oil on board by Alfred Thompson Bricher (American 1837-1908), titled Cliff and Boats, signed lower left and in a 14 by 12 inch frame, cost $7,500.
Rounding out this short list of top winners from the two-day sale are a pair of 19th-century French Empire gilt porcelain potpourri, each in a spread-out shape with hymn-decorated corners, the reserves alternating with classic landscapes and muses, having a “Mark Nast Paris” below on the painting, 11 ½ inches tall ($3,750).
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