Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches

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Lot 367-RARE "POWDER TESTER" FLINTLOCK GUN, circa 1790

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Lot 362-Marc Chagall "Woman with Basket of Flowers"

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Lot 80-Henri Matisse "Le Repos du Modele"


Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc., will conduct the first auction of the New Year on Monday, Jan. 13th and Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2014 at 6 pm, at their gallery facilities in West Palm Beach. The two session auction is featured with an outstanding selection of consignments of Antiques and Fine Art. Property that will be included is from a Lady¹s Estate in Hobe Sound, FL; Fine Art Collection from Mr. Vincent Lloyd, Fort Pierce, FL; Collection of Fine Art from a Boynton Beach Home to include over (16) Marc Chagall Prints and other Modern Masters; Fine Antiques and Bronzes from a Boca Raton, FL Residence; Antiques and a Miniature Clock Collection from a Gentleman, Delray Beach, FL; Chinese and Asian Objects d'Art include Jade, Ivory, and Cloisonee from a Gentleman, Ocala, FL; Collection of Antique Fire Arms and Amazing Shooting Weapons, formerly from the Collection of Eddie Reider, Pittsburgh, PA/Sarasota, FL; Contemporary Glass from a Boca Raton, FL Home; and so much more from South Florida and the Palm Beaches. Absentee and Phone Bidding is available or bid live on-line.

An amazing collection of antique firearms and shooting weapons is featured in the Winter Estates Auction, formerly from the collection of Eddie Reider, Pittsburgh, PA. Reider was a well-known gun collector, who sold the bulk of his collection many years ago. The collection is consigned by his daughter from Sarasota who has decided to sell the last of his collection. Some of the pieces in the collection are illustrated in the book, "Firearms Curiosa" by Lewis Winant, which has become the collector's bible for unusual collectible shooting weapons. There are weapons that shoot from Canes and Swords, as well as, rifles and pistols, and a shooting baton and fantasy items. Highlighting the collection is Lot 367 a rare "Powder Tester Flintlock Gun", circa 1790, with the proof stamp on lock plate.

The auction is highlighted by a Collection of 16 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) etchings and lithographs. This is a large offering of the artist's graphic works at one time, so collectors will have a wide selection to choose from. Including Lot 362, "Woman with Basket of Fruit" and Lot 429, "Painter with Hat", both having good color and subjects. Additionally, from this collection of art, Lot 80, a Henri Matisse rare lithograph, "Le Repos du Modele", c.1926, and has a Provenance of Jacques Frapier, Paris art dealer of the artist. The image is of a nude odalisque reclining in a boudoir, her eyes firmly on the viewer. The lithograph is pencil signed and has the art dealer¹s blindstamp on the paper. The collection has works by Picasso, Dali, Rouault, Villon, Miro.

A fine selection of paintings will be offered including Lot 470, a watercolor by important American artist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924), titled "The Terrace", depicting three Women in a Café. The color and brushwork is loose and flowing. The painting is listed in the artist's catalog raisonee. An important painting by the Maqbul F. Husain (1915-2011), Lot 471 of "Horses in the Moonlight" painted in the early 90's. The artist started his career painting posters for the Indian cinema and rose to become the "Picasso of India". The painting is estimated at $40,000-60,000. Lot 414 is an English sporting painting by John E. Ferneley (1782-1860) of "The Melton Hunt with Sir Harry Goodrich and Sir George Mountford with the Quorn Hounds". The Quorn Hounds is one of England's oldest fox hunting packs. The painting is a sketch for a larger work by the artist. Additionally, there are over 15 English Portraits from the 18th and 19th century from an attorney in Fort Pierce, FL.

Chinese objects are featured with Lot 439, a very well cast bronze double gourd jeweled vase. The vase in "Yuanmingyuan" is a melding of the Eastern and Western styles in Chinese art between 1920-1940. The stones are paste, simulating rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. It stands 11" high and has the "Da Ji" symbols for luck. In the October 28th auction, another similar jeweled vase sold for $42,500. The vase is estimated at $15,000-20,000. There will also be some fine white Jades, 18th Century Porcelains, Silver and Bronze objects.

A good selection of French miniature clocks are being sold from a local Delray Beach gentleman's collection. A variety of clocks are enameled painted and many have ormolu mountings. There is some travel clocks and pocket watches included. The sale has several lots of American studio glass. Lot 141 is a two piece "Persian" pattern glass by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly. The glass is in a purple coloration that makes it really stand out. Other lots by Kenny Carder, Michael Pavlik, John Breckke will be included. Additionally, there will be Meissen, Lalique, Fine China Sets, Bronzes, Glass Objects and Clocks.

A gallery preview will begin on Thursday, Jan. 9th and run daily from 10 to 5 pm. Absentee and phone bidding is available or bid live on-line. For information and details please contact the gallery at info@agopb.com or call us at 561-805-7115.


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Lot 470-Maurice Prendergast
"The Terrace"

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Lot 439-Chinese Gilt Bronze "Da Ji" Vase

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Collection of French Enamel Miniature Clocks