Tiffany Studios 'Bleeding Heart' table lamp will be part of Bruneau & Co.'s Sept. 30 online auction
The auction has a start time of 6 pm Eastern and will be headlined by a single-owner collection of antiques and collectibles. In all, 333 lots will come up for bid. The items can be previewed in the Cranston, Rhode Island gallery (by appointment).
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
The online-only auction will start at 6 pm Eastern time and will be highlighted by a single-owner collection of antiques and collectibles -- 333 lots in all.
"I enjoy doing the online bidding during these online-only auctions because it is like a video game with so much action," said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer. Company president Kevin Bruneau added, "You never know what you're going to find in a house, especially in New England. The single-owner collection being sold was just five minutes away from the gallery."
With a pre-sale estimate of $40,000-$60,000, the Cubist painting by Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1915-2011) is a strong pick for top lot of the auction. The monotone composition of gray, black and white depicts a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (less frame), the work comes with a certificate of authenticity from Husain's son, Shafat.
Maqbool Fida Husain was dubbed the "Picasso of India". He started off painting billboard signs in India but quickly started blending together folk, tribal and mythological arts in a unique, modified Cubist style. He was one of the most celebrated Indian artists of the 20th century and was a founding member of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group.
The early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) 'Bleeding Heart' table lamp, 22 inches tall overall, has an emerald green marbled glass grid lampshade with yellow leaf and vine belting over a thin, shapely column, supported by a round base. The lamp presents beautifully and was in working order at testing. The lampshade measures 16 inches in diameter (estimate: $10,000-$15,000)
All items can be previewed, by appointment, in the Bruneau & Co. gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. For an appointment, call 401-533-9980, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app "Bruneau & Co." on iTunes or GooglePlay. To learn more, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.