Manuel Mendive drawing, Chinese Cloisonné and Rolex Watch Lead A Golden Affair by Akiba Antiques

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As the auction industry prepares for 2022, Akiba Antiques starts the new year with its upcoming sale, A Golden Affair. The auction is set to take place on Jan 13th, 2022, and offers more than 700 lots of antique works of art, vintage watches, jewelry, and more. Live bidding will begin at 10:00 AM EDT. 

Ex-Christies Rare Chinese Cloisonne Hardwood Scroll
Ex-Christies Rare Chinese Cloisonne Hardwood Scroll

A notable lot in the auction is a rare Chinese Cloisonné hardwood scroll table (estimate USD 20,000- 40,000), previously sold by Christie’s in 1983. On the top is a heavy rectangular hardwood plank with curling scroll ends. The late 18th to early 19th Chinese Cloisonné leg base makes the table stand out. The Cloisonne table features four reeded, straight legs. The legs have beautifully carved openwork foliage friezes. The openwork has cloisonne work with medallions dividing the colorful lotus plaques.

Rolex Datejust Black Diamond Dial 18k Two Tone Watch
Rolex Datejust Black Diamond Dial 18k Two Tone Watch

Notable lots for watch collectors come from Rolex and Cartier. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch is a two-tone watch with an 18kt yellow gold bezel fixed dome(estimate USD 6,000- 12,000). It also has diamond numeral hour markers and a black oyster dial. The gold hands are yellow gold. It is cased with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and is water-resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. It has 36mm dimensions. The other watch is a Cartier Panthere(estimate USD 5,000- 15,000). It is an 18k gold watch decorated with a diamond bezel amounting to approx. 2cts. It has Quartz movement, a white enamel face, black Roman numerals, and 28mm dimensions. It weighs 92 Grams.

Manuel Mendive (Havana, 1944) Painting On Canvas
Manuel Mendive (Havana, 1944) Painting On Canvas

Among Fine art, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive Hoyo’s syncretic art takes the lead(estimate USD 500- 5,000). It is an acrylic painting on canvas titled “A la Orilla del Rio” (“By The River Side”). His depictions of female-like in this painting are inspired by Yoruba-Lucumi mythology. The focal subject, a woman is in a state of hybridity, she looks like a human and also an animal. A child climbs on top of her while the other is sucking on her multiple breasts. Mendive is a painter, performance artist, and sculptor from Cuba with African roots. He often fuses human and animal features in surreal landscapes.

Other considerable lots on offer are: 

* Large Japanese Satsuma Urn (lot #0056; estimate $4,000- $12,000)

* A 19th C. Russian Silver & Enamel Icon (lot #0131; estimate $2,000-$4,000)

* (15 Pc) Baccarat Crystal “Harmonie” Glasses (lot #0307; estimate $100- $1,000)

* John Hardy Sterling Silver And 18K Gold Naga Chain (lot #0406; estimate $100- $1,000)

Akiba Antiques was founded by Charles and Franceska Akiba in the 1980s in Paris, France. Franceska has specialized in furniture, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, while Charles’ expertise lies in European paintings beginning from the Renaissance to modern.

Akiba Antiques’s upcoming A Golden Affair sale will begin on Jan 13th, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT. Visit the Akiba Antiques website for more information, and register to bid on Liveauctioneers.

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