William Edmondson, the first Black American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, saw himself as a religious messenger rather than a sculptor: “I didn’t know I was no artist till them folks come tole me I was. Every piece of work I got carved… is a message… a sermon, you might say.” Two examples of his carved limestone sculptures will be featured on the first day of the upcoming Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction, offered by Case Antiques. One shows a standing woman holding a book in her left hand while the other shows a small animal sitting back on its hind legs. Augusta Savage’s plaster and bronze patina Gamin sculpture will also be featured. Another notable Black American artist, Savage modeled this work after her young nephew.
Several notable jewelry lots are available, including a 1995 necklace from Piaget. This 18-karat yellow gold piece is set with three strands of brilliant-cut diamonds and a center emerald pendant. Both vintage and contemporary Rolex watches are offered as well. Among these is an Explorer from the early 1960s and a yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona made approximately 30 years later. View each of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable.
# of Lots:768
Price Range:$150 - $44,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|William Edmondson Sculpture, Lady With A Book|| Estimate: |
|Ladies Piaget High Jewelry Necklace Set|| Estimate: |
|Vintage Men's Rolex Explorer 1016, Box & Papers|| Estimate: |
|Augusta Savage Plaster Sculpture, Gamin|| Estimate: |
|East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher|| Estimate: |
|Palace Sized Cloisonne Censer|| Estimate: |