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 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 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.
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.