The Auction Block: December 2, 2015


“À la Source,” 1982?

Baltasar Lobo (1910–1993)? ??

Auction Date: December 7?

Estimate: $60,000 – $80,000??

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Sale will feature a broad array of pictures, works on paper and sculpture by artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including this Carrara marble piece. Highlights include important works on canvas by Pierre Eugène Montézin and Jean Dufy, two exceptional sculptures by Lynn Chadwick and works on paper by Daumier and Lautrec.


Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Tiffany & Co.??

Auction Date: December 8

Estimate: $400,000 – $600,000

This glowing, opalescent rare sapphire and diamond ring from Tiffany & Co. is part of Bonhams upcoming Fine Jewelry auction. The ring centers a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 8.05 carats, flanked by old European-cut diamonds, which continue to a plain mount.


Serpentine Chest of Drawers, c. 1800–1805?

Attributed to Nathan Lombard (1777–1847)

Auction Date: December 4

Estimate: $30,000 – $50,000

A Federal inlaid cherry serpentine chest of drawers, attributed to Nathan Lombard, is one of the highlights of Weschler’s Capital Collections Estate Auction. The chest features trailing floral inlay along its leafage-carved concave quarter-columns, as well as Lombard’s distinctive cusp-and-spur feet and signature applied beaded strip along the back edge of the top.

Doyle New York

Platinum, Gold and Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Auction Date: December 16

Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000

Part of Doyle New York’s upcoming Important Jewelry auction, this marvelous 18-karat ring centers one old European-cut fancy yellow diamond of approximately 8.02 carats in a ring signed Tiffany & Co. The diamond is not original to the mounting.


“Two Old Men and a Dog: Checkers,” 1950?

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978)?

Auction Date: December 6

Estimate: $60,000 – $100,000

This iconic drawing by Norman Rockwell is one of four seasonal studies (also to be offered are “Spring,” “Summer” and “Fall”). Other lots in Freeman’s American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists sale are stunning watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and paintings by Maxfield Parrish and Arthur Dove. ?

Bringing the Hammer Down

Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items


“Stabile with Mobile Element,”?1952

Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003)

Auction Date: November 17–18

Estimate: $400,000 – $600,000

Final Selling Price: $749,000


Virginia Blanket Chest, 1798

Johannes Spitler (1774–1837)

Auction Date: November 11

Estimate: $40,000 – $60,000

Final Selling Price: $56,250?


“Dorothy” Dress?Worn in “The Wizard of Oz”??

Auction Date: November 23??

Estimate: $800,000 – $1.2 million

Final Selling Price: $1.56 million

Doyle New York

“Three Survivors,” 1964

Ibrahim Hussein (1936–2009)

Auction Date: November 10

Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Final Selling Price: $62,500

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