Abell Auction Co. hosts Important Fine Art, Antiques and Jewelry Sale on February 21

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William Wendt, California Landscape. Estimate: $50,000-70,000.
William Wendt, California Landscape. Estimate: $50,000-70,000.

LOS ANGELES, CA.-Abell Auction Co. will host an important fine art, antiques, 20th century design and fine jewelry auction on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. PST. Featuring property from prominent California estates, the online-only sale will offer a 23.73 carat Colombian emerald ring by Graff (est. $200,000-$250,000), a cube by Larry Bell (est. $20,000-$30,000), an important pair of Chinese imperial palace panels ($est. 80,000-$120,000) and a still life painting by Francoise Gilot (est. $12,000-$18,000). As recounted in her memoir, Gilot was Pablo Picasso’s student, decade-long partner and mother of their two children.

Abell’s February 21 auction also includes property from the estate of Audrey Steele Burnand, Newport Beach; the estate of Valerie Franklin, Los Angeles; and the estate of Eva and Loran Whitelock, Los Angeles, to benefit the Loran and Eva Whitelock Fund for Cycad Cultivation, Conservation and Research at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington). Loran Whitelock, a world-renowned cycad expert, spent a half-century studying, collecting and writing about the primordial plants. In 2015, The Huntington acquired his cycad collection, known as one of the best private collections of its type in the world.

Fine art in the upcoming auction includes paintings, drawings and sculptures signed Charles Arnoldi; Larry Bell; Maurice Braun; Arthur Dove; Francoise Gilot; Duncan Gleason; Yoshio Ikezaki; Jean Mannheim; Gustavo Montoya; Ed Moses; Leon Nikolaievitch Bakst; Eric Orr ; Edgar Payne; Ronald Peterson; Hanson Duvall Puthuff; Giulio Rosati; Richard Schmid; Millard Sheets; Elmer Wachtel; William Wendt; Hans Zatka; and more.

Modern and contemporary prints and multiples include works signed Richard Diebenkorn; Jim Dine; Sam Francis; Pedro Friedeberg; Robert Graham; David Hockney; Jasper Johns; Willem de Kooning; Roy Lichtenstein: Henri Matisse; Joan Miro; Robert Motherwell; Pablo Picasso; Edward Ruscha; and other renowned artists.

Fine jewelry includes a 23.73 carat Colombian emerald ring by Graff; a pair of Cartier Panthere diamond and sapphire earrings; rings by Marina B.; Chanel fine earrings; pair of Bulgari rock crystal and diamond ear pendants; a group of 10 loose 3.0+ carat diamonds; a 5.72 round brilliant diamond ring; a 7.60 pear brilliant diamond ring; Mayan jade necklace; and much more.

Antique and modern furniture includes an impressive lapis lazuli, hardstone inset, and gilt bronze French Empire table; Lalique cactus table; Mario Papperzini for Salterini patio set; Mexican Colonial carved wood library table; pair of Chinese hardwood and marble inset moon-viewing chairs; Chinese hardwood desk; 12-piece George III inlaid dining set; Louis XV style consoles and commodes; New York Gothic revival tall case clock; and much more.

Decorative arts include a collection of Pablo Picasso Madoura pottery; Michael and Magdalena Frimkess pottery urn; Louis Vuitton steamer trunk; vases by Dale Chihuly; Vienna porcelain urn; Steinway & Sons grand pianos; French marble and bronze figural mantel clock depicting night and day; gilt bronze rhinoceros after Salvador Dali; Emile Galle enameled glass drink set; sterling flatware services by Alan Adler, Georg Jensen, and Mappin & Webb; a collection of 16th, 17th, and 18th century Latin American and Spanish Santo figures; Persian room-size carpets, Spanish embroideries and tapestries; and much more.

An auction preview will be held February 15 to 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment only at the Abell gallery, 2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles. A complete catalog is available at www.abell.com. Buyers may place absentee bids with Abell directly, bid via telephone or bid online at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

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James Ardis
James Ardis
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James Ardis is a writer, editor, and content strategist focused on the auction industry. His company, James Ardis Writing, has partnered with auction houses, galleries, and many clients outside the art world.

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