Sublime designs and Surrealist artists take the lead in Akiba Antiques‘ upcoming August auction. A stainless steel sculpture by Ernest Trova is among the auction’s top lots. Its mechanical appendages can be adjusted with a key. It also comes with an artist book. Trova was a leading figure in the American Surrealist and Pop Art scene in the 1960s and 70s. His Falling Man sculpture series presents a standardized representation of modern humanity.
Among decorative art, a Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos Classique clock is notable. Jean-Léon Reutter invented the clock before the LeCoultre & Cie Manufacture fully developed it in 1928. The 20th-century clock has a rhodium-plated frame, perpetual movement, one barrel, and 15 jewels. A slight change in the ambient temperature is sufficient to power its mechanism for two days. A bronze Art Nouveau vase signed by the Viennese artist Heinrich Babka is also available in the sale. The vase depicts a nude figure talking to a pair of young boys. The upcoming auction includes more than 600 lots of sculptures, furniture, and antiques. Find the full catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (332), 20th Century (129), Collectibles (79)
# of Lots:618
Price Range:$200- $18,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Ernest Trova (American.1927-2009) Stainless Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Rhodium Plated Clock|| Estimate: |
|Viennese Heinrich Babka Art Nouveau Bronze Vase|| Estimate: |
|(15 Pc) Versace Rosenthal Medusa Porcelain Set|| Estimate: |
|Limoges Porcelain Wall Plates|| Estimate: |