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Fairfield Auction

Time: January 11, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Monroe, CT
Street: 707 main street
City/Town: Monroe
Website or Map: http://www.fairfieldauction.c…
Phone: 2038805200
Event Type: antique, auction
Organized By: Fairfield Auction
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2014

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Event Description

Fairfield Auction Features Attic Found Edward Potthast
 
 
MONROE, CONN. — Fairfield Auction will sell the contents of several local estates Sunday, January 19th including a recently discovered oil by American impressionist painter Edward Potthast.    A local family was sorting the small estate of their aunt, relegating most to the garbage bin, when they came across the oil on board of a beach scene and summoned Fairfield Auction to evaluate the painting.   It was quickly determined to be a work of the Edward Henry Potthast, probably the best know painter of beach scenes in American art. The painting was given an auction estimate of $80,000/$120,000 and sent to the Monroe, Connecticut auction gallery for sale. It will also be included in Mary Ran's forthcoming catalog raisonne.

Other American artists represented in the sale include Jack Lorimer Gray, Eric Sloane, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wolf Kahn, Herbert Paus, William S. Macy, Harriet Bowdoin, Adelaide Cole Chase, Harry Pfeiffer and Vincent Glinsky, British and European artists represented include Thomas Sidney Cooper, Gustavo Simoni, Thomas Wainewright, William Lionel Wyllie, Franz Meulen, Niels Bredal, Georges Maroniez and Louis Soonius

A strong collection of modern prints and photographs from a local artist's estate include works by Sam Francis, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, and Robert Motherwell. Of particular interest is George Rouault's Old Courtesan from 1937 and a collection of original photographs by Paul Caponigro. Six pencil signed lithographs by Francisco Zuniga will also be sold.

Several large bronzes will be sold including the iconic Pan of Rohallion by Frederick MacMonnies. The thirty inch figure, cast by Jaboeuf Rouard of Paris, is estimated at $4,000/6,000. Other bronzes by Antonin Mercie, Charles Marceaux, Emmanuel Villanis will also be sold.

Two heretofore unknown photographs by Margaret Bourke-White will be included in the sale. They include an interior view of the artist's bedroom and a detail of her dressing table with a constellation design. They were produced by the artist for an biographical article that was apparently never published, but are nonetheless well documented and include notes in the artist's hand verso.

A small selection of Americana includes an estate found Federal tall clock decorated by Rufus Cole in untouched attic-found condition. With typical grain painted and stenciled decoration the clock is signed in pencil on the inside throat door by Abraham Cole and dated 1832. An early and vibrant painted game board and two good mill weights will also be sold. A compact Pennsylvania graduated chest with notched corners and a large and impressive Regency convex mirror should also attract bidders.

A group of Native American art features an early Plains pipe bag with quill and beaded decoration, a polychromed kachina doll as well as a parfleche box and excellent Nez Perce corn husk bag.
 
A large and impressive collection of lighting from the estate of well known dealer and collector Jack DeGaetano includes over thirty examples by Handel, Pairpoint and Tiffany. Leading the group is a Handel reverse painted scenic with palms in a jungle along with an array of Pairpoint puffy lamps. Dozens of Handel and Pairpoint bases will also be sold. 

For more information contact Fairfield Auction at (203) 880-5200 or online at www.fairfieldauction.com.

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