Whitley’s Auctioneers presents fine and decorative art in the upcoming Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction. Two featured lots come from Italian craftsman Sandro Vacchetti. Raised in a family of artists, Vacchetti became a ceramist and specialized in female portraiture. In 1922, he became the artistic director of a famous doll company, Lenci. He later formed a partnership with the ceramist Nello Franchini and created a new company: Essevi. During the 1930s, Vachetti’s factory specialized in hand-painted models that captured the freedoms and glamorous occupations enjoyed by the wealthy. The offered lots include a figural group titled Leda and the Swan and a bust sculpture with a polychrome glaze.
Other highlighted ceramic pieces include Doulton Lambeth’s Victorian figural group modeled by artist George Tinworth. A skilled sculptor, designer, and artist, Tinworth was best known for his anthropomorphic figure groups for Doulton Lambeth. The available group titled Scandal, from the 1890s, depicts three women trading news over tea, while a monkey and a cockatoo bird look on. Toby jug collectors will find a Winston Churchill character jug by Royal Doulton among the event’s offerings. The handle of the jug features two cigars mimicking Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ sign. Interested bidders can find more information on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:636
Price Range:$50 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture, Loony Song By Jef Lambeaux|| Estimate: |
|Royal Doulton Prototype Large Character Jug, Winston Churchill|| Estimate: |
|Sandro Vacchetti For Essevi Art Deco Allegorical Bust Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Two Framed Milwyn Holloway Ceramic Plaques|| Estimate: |
|Connoisseur Porcelain Of Malvern Penguins, Pair|| Estimate: |