The Auction Block

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Estimate: $120,000 – $160,000
Auction Date: September 2
This exquisite Rolls-Royce Continental Touring Saloon is part of Bonhams’ Beaulieu Sale in the south of England at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. The sale will feature a selection of antique and vintage automobiles, including 1960s Jaguar E-Types, 1920s Vauxhalls, even a sleek 1967 Aston Martin DB6. This is a sale not to be missed by Jay Leno and other automobile historians and connoisseurs.

“Sun Ride,” 1986-90
Terry Frost (1915–2003)
Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000
Auction Date: August 17
Terry Frost was one of a major group of British artists who made their names in the late 1950s and early 1960s, creating a unique variety of home-grown abstraction. His paintings evolved to exude color and light and to communicate the sheer pleasure of existence — what he described as “a state of delight in front of nature.” “Sun Ride” is part of a Contemporary & Post-War Art sale by Freeman’s in Edinburgh.

Doyle New York
DoyleAugSino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Tara, 18th century
Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000
Auction Date: September 11
Part of Doyle’s Asian Works of Art sale, this is a stunning example of a Tibetan gilt Tara, with the four-armed bodhisattva Shadakshari Lokeshvara seated on a lotus base. The primary hands are in the anjali mudra posture and the secondary hands hold a rosary and a lotus flower. The figure is clad in a dhoti with incised hems, secured with a beaded belt and adorned with anklets, bracelets, necklaces and disk-shaped earrings.

SothebysAug“Sunflowers and Butterflies,” n.d.
Niels Fistrup (1837–1909)
Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000
Auction Date: August 17
Sotheby’s American Online auction, running through Aug. 17, features opportunities for collectors to bid on lesser known artists of the 20th century. There are a number of surprising deals perfect for smaller and beginning collectors, including this Dutch-like still life by Niels Fistrup. Other lots include ship paintings by Alfred Jacob Miller and Frederick Usher de Voll, parlor scenes by George Wright and Louis Charles Moeller and a gorgeously atmospheric Impressionistic scene, “Child in the Forest,” by Emil Carlsen.


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