On the Auction Block March 13, 2013
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**Sloans and Kenyon**
*Gustav Trois (1917-2000)*
*Right: Old C&O Canal, Georgetown*
*Auction Date: April 20 – 21*
More than 1,000 lots of American and European furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, rugs, Asian ceramics, ethnographica and antiques will be offered in Sloans and Kenyon?s April Estate Catalogue Auction, which includes property from the estates of Jane Cramer Nairn and John and Mary Anne Kirlin. The auction features over 30 works by Gustav Trois, the prolific Washington-based painter from the early 20th century, directly from the artist?s estate. Born in France, Trois captured D.C. through a uniquely filtered lens, and through his eyes and brush the streets of Georgetown and the C&O Canal look more like street scenes of 19th century France than the United States? capital city. The Estate Catalogue Auction will proceed a week long exhibition from April 13 ? 19 at Sloans & Kenyon?s gallery, located at 7034 Wisconsin Avenue, in Chevy Chase.
**Sotheby?s New York**
*Special: March 2013 Asia Week*
*Auction Date: March 19 – 21*
Sotheby?s Asia Week sales include wide and diverse collections of art and artifacts from beyond the Western canon, including a sale of Indian and Southeast Asian art (March 20), fine Chinese ceramics and works of art (March 19 ? 20), fine classical Chinese paintings (March 21), and an estate sale of modern and contemporary Indian Art from the Amaya Collection (March 19). The Amaya Collection is the first single-owner sale of contemporary Indian art to be held at Sotheby?s in over a decade. Consigned by esteemed collector and author, Amrita Jhaveri, the collection comprises important Indian art produced in the second half of the 20th century through to the early 21st, and offers some of the finest examples from the oeuvres of key artists, including important works by Modernist masters S.H. Raza and Tyeb Mehta, whose untitled figure painting leads the auction and is estimated at $800,000 to $1.2 million.
*Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933)*
*Upper Right: Oil on canvas*
*Auction Date: March 22*
Weschler?s Capital Collection Estate Auction will feature a wide selection of furnishings, decorations, jewelry and fine art from various local estates and private collections, with a collection exhibition beginning Saturday, March 16, at Weschler?s downtown D.C. gallery. The auction boasts a selection of over 100 paintings, drawings and prints, including an ethereal nude drawing by Russian artist Vasily Sitnikov, Nude of Martha Wayman, a double-sided work expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000. Washington, D.C. artist Sam Gilliam?s ?Upper Red? is another auction gem, a seminal work from the artist?s oeuvre. A sizable collection of 19th and 20th century bronzes are also in the sale, presenting a cast of both historical and mythical figures, and include works by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie (French 1845 ? 1942) and Emmanuel Fr?miet (French 1824 ? 1910).
**Doyle New York**
*Below: 18-karat Gold tray and Set of 18-karat Gold Cordial Cups*
*From the Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl*
*Auction Date: April 15*
***Estimate (combined): $165,000 ? $235,000***
Doyle New York will auction important jewelry, timepieces and objets de vertu from the estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl (1903-2011), niece of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough. One of the highlights of the auction is a rare artifact from the Alva, the 1931 yacht commissioned by her father, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., one of the five largest yachts in the world at the time of its construction: an 18-karat gold cocktail tray, with twelve accompanying 18-karat gold cordial glasses by Tiffany & Co., each engraved ?Alva 1931.? The glasses are additionally engraved ?Ara 1924,? for the year Vanderbilt?s previous yacht, the Ara, was launched. Designed by Cox & Stevens and launched in 1931, the 265-foot yacht Alva set a new standard for luxury. Its maiden voyage circumnavigating the globe was documented in the film, ?Over the Seven Seas,? narrated by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. Other property from the estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl comprises important timepieces and jewelry dating primarily to the 1920s and 30s. Highlighting the collection is a rare Cartier rock crystal and diamond ?Mystery? clock, circa 1928.