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Morton's Auctioneers Fall Sale:Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Cher & Barbara Streisand All Fans of These Finds!

Morton Auctioneers Fine Art Sale will host the first official auction of fall 2016, artist Peter Max and celebrity jewelry designer Erte part of this standout offerings, open to public
  • <strong>Peter Max was named an official artist for the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team and famously painted Willie Nelson, Shaquille O'Neil and Taylor Swift</strong>
  • <strong>Erte is collected by Barbara Streisand and Che</strong>

"We are so excited to have such a unique lot of offerings for our clients,this sale is really drawing crowds not only from Houston but all over the world" Luis Morton CEO

    HOUSTON, TX, August 19, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On September 17 , 2016, Morton Auctioneers Fine Art Sale will host the first official auction of fall 2016. Among a wide variety of fine art and collectibles celebrated artist Peter Max's numbered original serigraph of Mickey & Minnie Mouse is truly a rare find. Max was not only the official artist for the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team but was commissioned to do signature pieces of Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift & Shaquille O'Neil. A memorabilia store dedicated to Max's work is located in Las Vegas Caesar Palace. For the young at heart, jewelry designer Erte, 18 karat yellow gold emerald and diamond heart pendant. There has only been 250 pendants ever made and his celebrity collectors include singing legends, Cher and Barbara Streisand.

Historians are buzzing over this next piece of Texas-Mexico history. From 1842, an actual flag capture during Mexico's battle against Texas is up for auction The bidding war for this item has already started.

As far as other Texas legends go, oilman and adventurer Henry B. Harkins Jr., lived up to his reputation as an avid safari and wild game hunter. Morton's has acquired his extensive collection of fully mounted Alaskan brown bear, a bobcat, a wildebeest, a baboon, a cape buffalo and a warthog among others from his collection.

All of these items and other major works of art will be available at auction on September 17, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m.

The sale is currently on view in the Morton Auctioneers showroom Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.All sales are open to the public where light refreshments will be served, as always no prior reservation is required, and the complete sale of hundreds of pieces is available to view online at mortonhouston.com.

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Auction Items

For questions on auction items please contact, Katie Harris at (713) 827-7835 or email her directly:kharris@mortonhouston.com.

A HAND-STITCHED MEXICAN BATTLE STANDARD, estimate $2,500-3,500
Reputedly captured by the General Alexander Somervell Expedition at Camargo, Mexico, circa 1842, this battle standard is steeped in history. Depicting the National Coat of Arms, it is a rare representation of Mexico and Texas's volatile past.

MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE SERIGRAPH, PETER MAX Each $1,500-$2,500
Peter Max's work is recognizable internationally. His bright colors, abstracted concepts combined with his unique perspective make his works a must have for any collector. While Max's work can be found both in auction and in galleries a public offering of both Minnie and Mickey Mouse is rare. What makes these pieces even more special is that they are both numbered 116 out of 500 in the edition by the artist.

A VARIETY OF TAXIDERMY, estimate ranges $100-150 up to $2,500-3,500
A unique variety of taxidermy lots from the Estate of Henry B. Harkins, Jr., Houston, Texas a life-of-the-party oilman and adventurer who enjoyed game hunting in Africa, bear hunting in Russia and Alaska, and race car driving at Bondurant. We are pleased to offer a full-mount Alaskan brown bear, a bobcat, a wildebeest, a baboon, a cape buffalo and a warthog among others from Mr. Harkins' collection.

AN 18 KARAT YELLOW GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND HEART PENDANT BY ERTE, LIMITED EDITION 20/250, CIRCA 1984
"Mysteries of the Heart" is a very appropriate name for this work of art pendant. Conceived in 1984 in a signed limited edition of 250 pieces by Erte, one of the most successful artists of the Art Deco period. The heart pendant is exquisitely crafted in 18K yellow gold with alternating satin and bright polish finishes, creating depth and movement. The intensely green emerald eyes and the beautifully set diamonds question mark, are a reflection of "veiled" romance that explores our secret emotions. Not only is this pendant a marvelous piece of jewelry to own; it also has a distinguished provenance from the collection of Dr. Lyn Robertson, Houston, Texas.

Morton Auctioneers
Luis Lopez Morton founded Morton Auctioneers in 1988, first opening as an antique gallery in Mexico City, Mexico. Morton Subastas is the largest auction house in Central and South America. Morton Auctioneers is also the leading Auction House in Houston, and currently holds the city's highest auction record with the sale of a Chinese Imperial Vase for $930,000. Morton Auctioneers is located at 4901 Richmond Avenue, Houston TX 77027.


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