Gray's October 2 auction will feature a Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and a Helen Frankenthaler print
A stunning Van Cleef and Arpels limited edition Alhambra necklace and a vibrant abstract silkscreen on paper by American artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) are just two expected top lots in the Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art Auction.
By: Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers
In all, 438 lots will come up for bid, beginning at 11 am Eastern time. The full catalog is up now and pre-bidding is open at GraysAuctioneers.com (https://auctions.graysauctioneers.com/
Highlighting the fine jewelry category is the Van Cleef and Arpels lapis-lazuli and 18kt yellow gold Alhambra necklace, a limited edition, 20-motif necklace made in France circa 1970. The necklace is famous for the four petals of its clover motif, which symbolize luck, health, fortune and true love. It was worn and popularized by the American actress and princess Grace Kelly (est. $10,000-$15,000)
The screen print in colors on wove paper by Helen Frankenthaler is titled Southern Exposure (2005) and carries a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$9,000. The work is framed, signed, numbered (#9/128") and dated ("'05") lower left, and measures 30 ½ inches by 37 inches (sight). Ms. Frankenthaler was an abstract expressionist painter and a major contributor to the history of post-war American painting.
There are several artworks by Charles Lapique (French, 1898-1988) in the auction, including a pair of aluminum and clear acrylic sculptures, one titled Gloucester (1970) and the other Le Cavalier (2007). Both are signed lower right on the base and are from limited editions of eight pieces each. Gloucester is 21 ½ inches tall, while Le Cavalier is 47 ½ inches in height. Both are estimated to bring $2,000-$4,000.
To learn more about Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers and the live and internet auction planned for Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, at 11 am Eastern, visit www.graysauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.