Nye & Company's October 14 Estate Treasures auction, online-only, features fine and decorative arts
The auction is headlined by several contemporary collections, including a well-curated group of Southern face jugs primarily from Georgia and North Carolina potters, including pieces by the well-known Meaders and Hewell families.
By: Nye & Company Auctioneers
"In accordance with the New Jersey State mandate, we cannot open our doors to the public," said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. "However, we plan to deliver clients a seamless online experience and will strive to deliver accurate condition reports and images for all items on offer. We'll be closely monitoring our email account and all the bidding platforms."
The auction is headlined by several contemporary collections, including a well-curated group of Southern face jugs primarily from Georgia and North Carolina potters, including pieces by the well-known Meaders and Hewell families. Wonderfully whimsical, expressive and sometimes grotesque, this collection of Southern contemporary face jugs is an homage to an earlier time, when it was believed that slaves near Edgecombe, South Carolina started making them as early as the 1840s as a form of spiritual expression. Their popularity expanded as they were being produced by a much broader market, and they're still popular today among folk art collectors.
Continuing along the lines of contemporary pottery, there are several pieces from a number of private collections, which contribute to a broad and diverse selection of Southwestern and Native American pottery. Santa Clara red and black pottery and Acoma pots are well represented. Also, Southwestern themed art by artists such as RC Gorman and Howard Carr will delight bidders. A number of contemporary Kachina dolls are also being offered.
There are two spectacular bronzes by Dave McGary included in the sale. The first, titled The Bounty of Grey Hawk, is a stunning representation of a Native American covered in a decorated buffalo hide. McGary is so accomplished that the textures of the hide, the ruffles of the feathers and the emotion of the sitter can all be felt. The second bronze, titled Thunder Dreamer, is also a stunning representation of a Native American deep in contemplation.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Estate Treasures online only auction on Wednesday, October 14th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed now, at www.nyeandcompany.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.