Dox Thrash was a prolific painter and printmaker famous for his social realism artworks and his contributions to the Carborundum printmaking technique. In his early years, Thrash worked as an elevator operator and later went on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During the Great Depression, Dox Thrash worked as a part-time graphic designer and an independent painter. The upcoming Kodner Galleries auction presents multiple American scenes by Dox Thrash. The highlight is a sporting watercolor painting. This piece takes inspiration from Thrash’s Southern childhood. It also reflects his experiences during the 1940s, when Philadelphia’s Black American society underwent cultural changes. Artworks by Dox Thrash are known for their contemporary appeal.
Another highlight is a limited edition Swarovski golden dragon sculpture from 2009. The ornamental sculpture—from Swarovski’s Myriad Collection—captures the dragon in flight. It rests on a marble base and features Swarovski’s signature Pointiage technique. The Pointiage method involves setting crystals without glue or prongs.
Pieces of diamond and platinum Art Deco jewelry will also be available. A pair of GIA-certified natural pearl, diamond, and platinum earrings is among the key lots. The jewelry collection also offers a vintage New York Yankees pendant necklace. It includes a 14-karat yellow gold chain with six enamel and pearl charms.
The Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, & Collectibles auction also features Chinese red lacquer furniture, Baccarat Crystal vases, Reed & Barton silverware, Limoges Haviland dinnerware, and Chanel jewelry. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:317
Price Range:$100 - $75,000
Interesting lots include:
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|GIA natural pearl and diamond earrings.|| Estimate: |
|Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet.|| Estimate: |
|Swarovski crystal golden dragon jinlong.|| Estimate: |
|A Sporting Scene in watercolor by Dox Thrash.|| Estimate: |
|NY Yankees pendant necklace.|| Estimate: |
|19th -century Chinese red lacquer center table.|| Estimate: |