Carefully crafted paintings or sculptures bring their subjects to life. Emotional and captivating, fine art draws the viewer into its scenery – its history – to tell its own unique story. Mexico City-based auction house Morton Subastas offers many of these captivating stories in their upcoming auction, Subasta de Antiguedades.
The available lots from Mexico, Ireland, China and more demonstrate how many different cultures express their shared appreciation for artistic beauty. Interested collectors will be drawn in by the golden brown and beige tones of the port of Antwerp from Irish artist Joseph Francis Ellis or the evening reds and oranges contrasted against shadowy blue hues in Mexican artist August Lohr’s 1893 painting of a mountainous landscape.
In contrast to the many paintings and drawings are several figures, statues, and busts. Particularly personable are two Hispanic-Chinese ivory carvings from the 18th century. Both “Head of the Virgin” and “Pair of Hands” feature painted details that bring both pieces to life. Also included are several 20th-century ivory tusks with intricately carved images.
Not to be overlooked in this auction are the many silver platters, flatware sets, and other kitchen accouterments, as well as the many pieces of fine furniture. Those interested in this auction can view the entire selection and register to bid on Bidsquare today.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (71), Decorative Arts (94), Furniture (21), Asian Works of Art (17), Collectibles (33)
# of Lots:237
Price Range:$263 - $1,838
Interesting lots include:
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|August Lohr. Mountainous Landscape with River. Mexico, 1893. Oil on Canvas. Signed and Dated|| Estimate: |
|Warrior. China, Circa 1900. Carved Ivory Model with Ink Details|| Estimate: |
|Bust of Apollo. Italy, 19th Century. White Marble with Black Marble Base|| Estimate: |
|Inkwell. France, 19th Century. Metal. With an Allegorical Figure of Justice|| Estimate: |
|Portico Mantel Clock. France, 19th Century. Ebonised Wood with Bronze and Brass Detail. Winding Mechanism|| Estimate: |