Landscape Painting by Melchior d’Hondecoeter & Vintage Decorative Arts Come to Sale With Lion and UnicornJan 29, 2023 10:00 EST
Dutch animalier artist Melchior d’Hondecoeter was well known for painting exclusively avian subjects. His paintings often portrayed geese, pigeons, ducks, magpies, peacocks, and some exotic bird species. One such antique oil painting attributed to Melchior is a key highlight of Lion and Unicorn’s upcoming sale. It depicts a landscape view with hens and chicks and illustrates their plumage in great detail. Japanese–French painter and printmaker Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita’s pencil and pastel portrait of a young woman also leads the catalog. He was celebrated for combining both traditional Japanese and contemporary European styles in his artworks.
The sale also features a noteworthy 19th-century vintage Russian silver and enamel cigarette case. This very rare piece is a significant work by famous Fabergé master Ignaty Sazikov. The enamel work silver box with a hinged lock is designed in the shape of a closed book. It bears a total of nine markings to include ‘Sazikov’ in Cyrillic script. A circa 1950 Persian Isfahan silk warp hand-knotted rug is another striking lot. Crafted by highly experienced weavers, it is finely woven with white silk, which accentuates the birds and floral motifs. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Lion and Unicorn.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, Decorative Arts, Fine Art (427)
# of Lots:427
Price Range:$100 - $150,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Attr. Melchior De Hondecoeter (Dutch, 1636-1695) Oil|| Estimate: |
|Antique 19th C. Russian Sazikov Silver And Enamel Cigarette Case|| Estimate: |
|Circa 1950 Persian Isfahan Silk Warp Hand-Knotted Rug|| Estimate: |
|Ushak Carpet, Handwoven In Turkey, C. 1890|| Estimate: |
|Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (Japanese/French, 1886-1968)|| Estimate: |