Rare early silver tankard by Huguenot silversmith Bartholomew Le Roux will be auctioned November 21
A rare and important silver tankard crafted around 1710 by the Huguenot silversmith Bartholomew Le Roux (N.Y., 1663-1713), made for the Van Rensselaer family and only the third known example ever discovered, is an expected headliner in the sale.
By: Weiss Auctions
The 550-lot auction, with a 10 am Eastern start time, will also feature art from the Gloucester-New England School pulled from a Cape Cod estate; a fine selection of lithographs by artists like Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder; artworks by James Montgomery Flagg, Jean Dufy, Hunt Slonem, James Nares and Cephas Thompson; and a bronze statue by Salvador Dali.
Also offered will be high-end jewelry from the Public Administrators of New York and Bronx County, highlighted by a massive group of gold rings being sold as one lot with an estimate of $30,000. For those unable to attend the sale, online bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Those accustomed to using Proxibid are asked to register with Invaluable for this one auction.
The unpublished, unrecorded Bartholomew Le Roux silver tankard is an important addition to the known examples of the American silversmith's work. It fully employs the richness of Dutch ornamentation characteristic of early New York silver. The 8 ½ inch tall tankard weighs a total 38.5 troy silver ounces and has been assigned a realistic pre-sale estimate of $70,000-100,000.
The fine art category will be led by a lovely oil on canvas painting by the renowned French artist Jean Dufy (1888-1964), rendered in the 1950s and depicting a Parisian street scene featuring the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Also shown are trees, buildings and figures and riders on horseback. The signed work, 11 inches by 14 inches (sight), should bring $30,000-$50,000.
Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the big auction slated for Thursday, Nov. 21st, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.