Abell December 5, 2021 Quarterly Fine Art Auction
Abell Auction Co. is proud to present an important fine art, antiques, 20th century design, and fine jewelry auction on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT. The sale features property from prominent California estates, and will be highlighted by an impressive collection of French Impressionist paintings and drawings. Property from the Los Angeles estate of Kirk and Anne Douglas will be featured in Abell’s December 5th auction and is highlighted by a group of 19th century European Japanned furniture. This sale also includes fine jewelry, sterling, porcelain, and much more from the estate of TV and radio personalities, Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Full catalog available here.
Jack Benny was a leading 20th century American entertainer with a highly popular comedic career in film, television, and radio. The Jack Benny Program radio-TV comedy series ran for more than three decades, and featured performances by his wife Mary Livingstone, who was also a talented comedian. The auction also features items from the estate of the Benny’s adopted daughter, Joan Benny. Fine jewelry from the estate of Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone include a Faberge gold Samorodok cigarette case; Boucheron gem-set gold and silver necessaire with slip case; Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Classique’ watch; pair of Jar aluminum rose petal earrings; pair of Seamen Schepps 18 karat yellow gold and chalcedony ‘shrimp’ earrings; Lalaounis: 18 karat yellow gold and onyx necklace, 18 karat yellow gold ram’s head ring, and two pairs of 18 karat yellow gold earrings; vintage Tiffany & Co. 18 karat yellow gold and gem-set ‘cat’ brooch; Gucci 18 karat yellow gold watch; and a collection of personalized gold jewelry and appointments.
Fine Art in the upcoming auction includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures signed Eugene Louis Boudin; Angel Botello; Maurine Braun; Conrad Buff; Charles Camoin; William Merritt Chase; Edouard Cortes; Andre Derain (5); Achille Emile Othon Friesz; Albert Gleizes; Al Held; Emil Jean Kosa, Jr.; George Lance; Ernest Lawson; Henri Charles Manguin; Kazuo Nakamura; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Theo Tobiasse; Cornelis Cornelisz Van Haarlem; Edmund Lord Weeks; William Clarke Wontner; Louis Valtat (4); and much more.
Modern & contemporary prints & multiples include works signed Pierre Bonnard; Marc Chagall; Salvador Dali; Albrecht Dürer; Sam Francis; Keith Harring (6); Winslow Homer; Jeff Koons; Roy Lichtenstein; Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Arnaldo Pomodoro (2); Antoni Tapies; Vasa; Andy Warhol; and much more;.
Jewelry and luxury goods includes a Hermes Birkin handbag; platinum and diamond ring (3.10 carats, F color, VS1 clarity); platinum and fancy yellow diamond ring (13.89 carats, SI1 clarity); David Webb: earrings (2), rings (2), bracelets (2), and necklace (1); 18 karat white gold and diamond riviere necklace; 18 karat yellow gold, diamond, & invisible-set ruby ring; French retro-era 14 karat yellow gold and diamond bracelet; 14 karat yellow gold, diamond, and kunzite cocktail ring; vintage Cartier ‘Aquarius’ charm; 14 karat yellow gold, diamond, and jade cocktail ring; Rolex watches (4); and much more.
Decorative arts and furniture include a Louis Vuitton courier trunk; Flora Danica porcelain; Wurlitzer peacock jukebox; Austro-German silver three-piece table garniture; Chinese arts and antiques; Tiffany & Co. sterling silver; Puiforcot sterling silver; French Napoleon silver flatware service; Dale Chihuly glass sculpture; fine Persian and Turkish rugs; R. Lalique glass; fine European bronzes; antique specimen objets d’art; a collection of 10 Hans Wegner dining chairs; and much more.
Please see our website www.abell.com for updated information. We are open for a safe, socially distant preview, Monday, November 29th to Saturday December 4th, 9 am to 3 pm PST.
Online bidding is available on www.Abell.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, and Invaluable.com. The Abell gallery is at 2613 Yates Avenue. For more information, call 800-404-2235 or visit www.abell.com.