Tony South, a self-taught Yorkshire painter, is known for his humorous depictions of animals performing everyday activities, including drinking tea and reading the morning newspaper. South’s influences are taken from the Marvel and DC comic worlds, as well as his immediate surroundings. As he recalls, “The power of the illustrative image blew me away as a youth and I spent countless hours trying to replicate them.” South’s oil painting will be featured in the upcoming Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, offered by Antiques Council. Titled Britannia Revisited, the painting explores the biker culture of Britain and shows an ape with a helmet, shield, and trident.
The event will feature over 30 lots, ranging from furniture and decorative art to collectibles and jewelry. Standing out among them is Tiffany & Co.’s Japonisme bowl. Introduced in 1871 by Tiffany’s head of silver, Edward C. Moore, Japonisme drew inspiration from Asian decorative art, paintings, and books. The available piece has a hammered surface and is engraved with water motifs. It is decorated with mixed-metal frogs, fish, and lily pads. View the full listings and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:32
Price Range:$300 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An American Japonisme Silver and Mixed Metals Bowl, Tiffany & Co.|| Estimate: |
|Tony South (Born 1964) Britannia Revisited|| Estimate: |
|Michael Whithand, English marine painter, circa 1990|| Estimate: |
|Semi-Antique Turkish Sivas|| Estimate: |
|An early Childs Wicker Rocker C.1900|| Estimate: |