Works by Blashfield, Dürer, Buttersworth and Manguin are in the Andrew Jones online auction on March 27

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Oil on canvas laid aboard by Edwin Howland Blashfield (American, 1848-1936), titled Hospitality, 86 inches by 95 inches (est. $8,000-$12,000).
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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of fine art, as well as antiques and design from antiquity to the 21st century, in an online-only Design for the Home auction and Garden scheduled for Sunday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp PT. Nearly 300 quality lots will be offered to the highest bidder.

Important and varied private collections and estates will offer a rich selection to discerning buyers. A private collection at Hancock Park includes an extraordinary suite of seven epic allegorical paintings by the famous French-trained American muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield (NY, 1848-1946), including Hospitalityaround 1915, should reach $8,000 to $12,000.

Blashfield’s career took off with his work in the dome of the Manufacturer’s and Liberal Arts Building at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, which prompted commissions from WK Vanderbilt and GWC Drexel for their personal residences. Blashfield is best known for painting the murals on the dome of the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Hancock Park collection embodies a stately Old World aesthetic with Renaissance and Baroque furniture and objects highlighted by a remarkable Spanish Renaissance oak table box, late 15th/16th century (est. $1,500-2,000 $), antique carpets and fine silver headed by an Irish George III sterling silver two-handled covered cup by James Scott, Dublin, 1809 (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), titled The Holy Trinity (The Throne of Grace), circa 1511, 15 ½ inches by 11 ¼ inches (est. $8,000 – $12,000).
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The collection also includes a gothic altar triptych depicting Saint-André, Saint-Agnès and Saint-Joseph (est. $10,000-20,000) and engravings after Simone Cantarini and Albrecht Darer, including woodcut The Holy Trinity (The Throne of Grace), around 1511 (estimated between $8,000 and $12,000), as well as Rembrandt and Martin Schongauer. Wonderful decorative arts will also cross the auction block.

Other highlights from the other end of the artistic spectrum include a spectacular marine scene titled Shipping off Gibraltarattributed to Thomas Buttersworth (est. $3,000-$5,000) and Henri Manguin’s Little sleeper in a white shirtdated 1918 (est. $15,000-$25,000), from the collection of the late actor and avid art collector and aficionado Peter Falk, of Colombo notoriety.

One of the earliest examples of Pablo Picasso’s work is in the medium of ceramics Devil Player (AR 1) designed in 1947 and executed in an edition of 200 (est. $7,000-$9,000) from the estate of Lou Ann Zellers, Pacific Palisades, and another collection an abstract tattistone sculpture by Louise Nevelson (est. $2,000-$3,000) as well as works by Richard Buckner, Laura Coombs Hills, Francis Swaine, more a landscape attributed to Gustave Loiseau (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Also on offer will be a charming second quarter 18th century George I/II Burr elm ‘mulberry’ serpentine chest of drawers (est. $10,000-$15,000) from the collection of John H. Ford IV, Los Angeles. The term “mulberry” describes tinted burl woods intended to imitate tortoiseshell.

From a Beverly Hills collector is a magnificent early 19th century Regency giltwood convex girandole mirror (estimated $3,000-$5,000). An English gentleman’s collection features a Louis XVI style walnut and black lacquer side cabinet by Henri Dasson, 1884 (est. $2,000-$3,000) and a Louis XVI style black lacquer side cabinet. Transitional Louis XV/XVI by François Linke (est. $3,000 to $5,000).

Fine silver selections include an assorted set of five Victorian dolphin-shaped salts by John Samuel Hunt, London, 1839-1842 (est. $3,000-$5,000), an impressive French tea service of six pieces by Henri Laparra, Paris, second quarter 20th century (est. $1,500-$2,000), together with Georgian platters and platters, an American silver bowl by Edward Winslow, Boston, circa 1700 (est. $800 to $1,200), cutlery and more.

Dramatic marine scene titled Shipping off Gibraltar, attributed to Thomas Buttersworth (British, 1768-1842), 34 inches by 48 inches (est. $3,000 – $5,000).
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Other highlights include a range of rugs including a large Tabriz rug with signage panel (est. $8,000-$12,000) and a large Serapi rug (est. $8,000-$12,000) from a private collection in Beverly Hills; fine china and glass highlighted by a large Lalique glass model of a rooster designed by Marc Lalique circa 1953 (est. $2,000-$3,000) and ten other lots by Lalique.

A ten-lot partial Herend Rothschild Bird porcelain dinner service (estimated at $400-$1,500) will be donated by a private collector in Sedona, Arizona. Also included are bronzes, clocks, tapestries, artwork, a medieval sword, 19th century dueling pistols and more.

Online auctions will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Offers from absentees will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced live previews will be held by appointment at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery prior to the auction.

Plans may change in accordance with Los Angeles County Health Department Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the gallery for more details. The gallery is located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Offers from absentees will also be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008; or, you can email them to [email protected]

Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections of fine art, antiques and of collectibles. The company understands market trends and anticipates the 21st century.

The highly experienced staff have a wealth of knowledge and international flair, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, buying properties across the United States. Sales at Andrew Jones Auctions are diverse and eclectic, ranging from fine diamonds to contemporary art, ranging from antiquity to the present day.

For more information on Andrew Jones Auctions and the Design for the Home and Garden auction on Sunday March 27, visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are released often.

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