All Press Releases for May 22, 2013

Bernard Buffet, Faberge, and Important Art at Clarke on June 3rd

Westchester's premier auction.

    LARCHMONT, NY, May 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On Monday, June 3rd at 5 pm, Clarke Auction will present what might be one of its best auctions to date. Generally, a press release highlights one or two rare and important items. Clarke's June 3rd auction offers rare and wonderful pieces in each and every category.

Leading off the art section is a freshly discovered large and important oil on canvas by German surrealist artist, Richard Oelze (est. $60,000 - 80,000). This magnificent painting is well supported by works from other artists including an oil still life by Bernard Buffet (pictured, est. $35,000 - $45,000), an ink and pastel of Nice by Raoul Dufy (est. $5,000-$7,000), an oil by Nicola Simbari (est. $2,000 - 3,000) and a beautiful oil on canvas by American artist, Elmer MacRae, of a young girl (est. $8,000 - 12,000).

Over the past year, Clarke Auction has started to feature prints more frequently and this sale is no exception with a rare Picasso etching and aquatint, Garcon et Dormeuse a la Chandelle (est. $15,000 - 20,000), two lithographs by Joan Miro and woodcuts by Georges Braque, Jean Arp and Kathe Kollwitz.

In addition to 100 lots of art, this sale features some magnificent silver. From various local estates and fresh to market are a set of four Russian enamel and plique a jour silver sherbet sets, two Faberge sterling and glass centerpieces, Cartier silver and ruby glass bird decanters, as well as a rare and important collection of Shreve & Co. sterling. The 30 or so lots of sterling is well buoyed up with a good selection of gold and diamond jewelry with a Russian gold and stone cut diamond necklace (pictured) to be the highlight (est, $6,000 - 9,000).

This sale features several estate groupings. One collection from a physician collector's estate in Old Westbury, Long Island, dominates this wonderful sale with some of the finest examples of French objects and furniture ever sold at Clarke.

A few highlights are a Dore bronze surtout de table by preeminent Parisian artist Pierre-Philippe Thomire, 59" long (est. $15,000 - 25,000), a Linke quality 2 piece bronze mounted vitrine (est. $10,000 - 15,000 and a pair of possibly Thomire bronze urns (est. $4,000 - 6,000). Amongst a wide variety of bronze clocks, two of note are a very large one by C.H. Boye (est. $4,000 - 6,000) and an Empire ormolu mounted green marble pedestal clock (est. $6,000 - 9,000). This estate was loaded with magnificent and important objects and furniture. The Clarke team can be viewed in action in Old Westbury at

A sale at Clarke would not be without Midcentury Modern and Asian offerings. In the Midcentury Modern category is a George Nakashima trestle table (est. $10,000 - 15,000), a pair of Lucite Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs from the 50's (est. $2,000 - 3,000), and a large Hopci vessel by Claude Conover (est. $800 - 1,000) to mention a few. Also in this category is a fine and rare item in the form of an L.C. Tiffany Lava vase (pictured) measuring nearly 5" high (est. $3,000 - 5,000).

Finishing off this sale at Clarke is, as always, the Asian offerings. Featured are a great framed Chinese porcelain plaque (est. $600 - 900), a large Chinese Sancai gazed figure (pictured, est. $1,000 - 1,500), embroidered pieces, a collection of Asian porcelains and more.

Clarke's next auction is on Monday, June 3rd at 5 pm at 2372 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538. Previews are Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd from noon to 6 pm and on Monday, day-of-sale, from noon until 5 pm sale start. The auction catalog can be viewed at and is updated daily.

Clarke Auction of Larchmont, Westchester's Premier Auction, conducts monthly catalogued sales featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914)833-8336 or

# # #

Contact Information

Ronan Clarke
Clarke Auction
Larchmont, NY
Voice: 914-833-8336
E-Mail: Email Us Here
Website: Visit Our Website

Comment on this story...