New Haven Auctions presents fine and decorative art, along with jewelry and ethnographic pieces, in the upcoming Antiques from Estates and Collections auction. Several featured lots come from the estate of anthropologists and food historians Michael and Sophie Coe. This includes Red Zhong Kui, an ink-on-paper work by 20th-century Chinese artist Pu Ru. A cousin of the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Pu became a hermit in the Western Mountains when the dynasty fell. Where there, he was able to focus on his painting.
Other available fine art pieces include British painter John Martin’s The Destruction of the Cities of the Plains, a Biblical reference to Sodom and Gomorrah. Martin was a 19th-century painter specializing in large-scope landscape works, of which this is an example. Jewelry collectors will find an 18-karat gold Bulgari Parentesi choker among the event’s offerings. The choker includes 144 diamonds and comes in its original leather case. Those interested in this or any other piece can register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (61), Decorative Arts (91), Furniture (39), Jewelry (27), Asian Works of Art (23), American Indian & Ethnographic (20), Collectibles (50)
# of Lots:318
Price Range:$20 - $100,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|John Martin (1789-1854) Apocalyptic Painting|| Estimate: |
|Bulgari Parentesi 18K Choker w/ 144 round cut Diamonds|| Estimate: |
|18K Ladies Ring with 35 Diamonds|| Estimate: |
|Pu Ru, Red Zhong Kui|| Estimate: |
|Pre Colombian Fragments and Bracelet|| Estimate: |