Artworks by ceramicist Betty Woodman feature illusions, colorful patterns, and deconstructed forms of conventional ceramics. Woodman’s historical research inspired these works. The upcoming Bonhams auction will highlight a balustrade relief vase by Betty Woodman. The available ceramic vase features a central container and seven cutout pieces. The brightly colored vase camouflages its functionality– a signature element of Woodman’s work.
The auction also presents interior design elements from 20th-century architect George Washington Maher. One highlight is an octagonal ceiling light from circa 1905. It depicts a mix of geometric and poppy designs. The patinated bronze and leaded glass lamp reflects Maher’s interest in creating completely fresh and functional American architecture.
Showcased are multiple furniture pieces by American Arts and Crafts designer Gustav Stickley. His furniture designs emphasized the detailed colorant application process and a mix of modern and traditional woodworking techniques. The available oak and hammered copper sideboard has a plain and unadorned surface in Stickley’s Mission style. Other notable offerings include an oil painting titled Recollections by Roberto Montenegro, Fada radios, lamps by Tiffany Studios, and paintings by Grace Hartigan. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Collectibles, Furniture (336)
# of Lots:336
Price Range:$350- $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Balustrade Relief Vase 04-7 by Betty Woodman.|| Estimate: |
|Octagonal ceiling light by George Washington Maher.|| Estimate: |
|Recollections oil on canvas by Roberto Montenegro.|| Estimate: |
|Sideboard by Gustav Stickley.|| Estimate: |
|Navajo Blanket Basket by Dale Chihuly.|| Estimate: |
|252 Temple Radio by Fada.|| Estimate: |