On The Square

Pook International

By Bidsquare

Oct 23,2015 | 08:00 EDT

Following hot on the heels of their hugely successful Americana sale, Pook & Pook Inc. will stage an International decorative objects auction exclusive to Bidsquare. Set down for Saturday, October 31, the sale draws its strength from artistic offerings in oils, wood, and ceramics.

The empires faded but the artwork remains. Lot 20 & 21 - portraits by Brit, John Buncombe

The sale is stocked with great pieces of all shapes and sizes. A collection of miniature military portraits by British artist John Buncombe is sure to be a highlight, as is a French bronze, cloisonné, and porcelain-mounted mantel clock. A large portrait of a woman and canaries by French artist Joseph-Désiré Court is sure to demand attention, so too a unique piece by Brazilian artist Juarez Machado.

Lot 163 - Vietnames modern art by Le Pho

The International auction also features respected artists Le Pho and Vu Cao Dam, whose pioneering work in the Western Oriental Style helped lay the foundation for Vietnamese modern art.

The band plays on! Lot 179 - the monkey porcelain set by Meissen

Pook & Pook Inc.’s Asian art offerings extend to ceramics as well. Several fine pieces of Chinese export porcelain are for sale, including a famille rose covered soup tureen, with boar’s head handles and Chinese Sancai glaze bowls. Continental porcelain will also be represented, with a Sevres ormolu mounted urn painted by G. Georget, plus a Meissen twenty-two-piece porcelain monkey band certain to draw spirited bidding.

Wooden mannequins (Lot 142 & 142) flank Lot 134, a bronze statue by Gabriel Forestier

Moving from porcelain instruments to real ones, the International sale includes a lovely 1914 Lyon & Healy gold concert harp, as well as three early Selmer saxophones and an assortment of mouthpieces. Also of note are two 19th Century pine artist’s mannequins. The beautifully constructed adult and child were carved with detailed facial features, fingers, and toes.

Pook & Pook Inc.’s International auction is 459 lots strong and contains pieces from around the world. Look now at the full catalog.