JULY Antiques, Fine Arts, and Jewelry Auction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7-5-2017

Patek Philippe Watch & Fine Artworks to headline July 22nd Auction at Bruneau & Co

A men’s Patek Philippe platinum perpetual calendar chronograph watch, a large neoclassical bronze sundial sculpture by Anna Coleman Ladd, and an Expressionist rendition of the Pieta by modern Am./Ukraine artist Jurij Solovij will headline a 352-lot auction featured at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Fine Art & Jewelry Auction on Saturday, July 22nd at noon at the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.

The event will be held live in-gallery, is also on various online auction platforms, including Bidlive.Bruneauandco.com, Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids can also be taken. The noon auction will be preceded at 10 am by a 150+-lot live-only DiscoverIt sale (no online bidding).

Categories will include fine art, decorative art, Asian art, sterling silver, cars and motorcycles. “It will be our usual eclectic mix of merchandise,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “It was great to be able to put together a broad selection of modern and contemporary art. Bidders will find interest in exciting works by artists such as Jurij Solovij and Gam Klutier.”

Kevin Bruneau, company president and auctioneer, was equally excited about the fine group of watches in the sale. “After being able to handle a family’s fine art collection out of Westport, Massachusetts that we sold this past March, we’re proud to offer such a wonderful collection of wristwatches from the same estate,” he said. “The Patek Philippe chronograph is simply superb.”

The Patek Philippe watch is, in fact, the auction’s expected top lot, with a starting bid of $35,000 and a pre-sale estimate of $70,000-$100,000. The large rendition of the Pieta by Jurij Solovij is, in frame, 74” by 54”, and depicts a mother and child in symbolic suffering of all mothers and children throughout the Ukrainian Diaspora, with an estimated value of $2-$3,000.

The neoclassical bronze sundial sculpture by Anna Coleman Ladd is also large and depicts three male figures representing the three stages of a man’s life – boyhood to adulthood. The work is estimated $10-$15,000.

A welded steel rolling sculpture by contemporary Dutch-Peruvian artist Gam Klutier is as part of his “Riders” series, and is formed with a large fin painted pink and white, bringing to mind a cockatoo. It carries a starting bid of $400 and an estimate of $800-$1,200.

Headlining the ladies’ jewelry category is a 5.99-carat diamond engagement ring. The platinum four-prong set solitaire ring consists of one prong-set 4.92-carat emerald cut diamond, graded SI-1 for clarity and E-F for color, flanked by two bar-set baguette cut diamond shoulders (1.07 ct., VS1/VS2 clarity, F-G color). It is size 7 ½ and estimated at $30-$50,000.

Vintage vehicles, a 1948 Chevrolet advanced design 3600 series stake body ¾ ton truck, professionally restored with original interior, and 21,000 original miles, is estimated at $15-$25,000..

A large steel wire rod sculpture of a nude dancer attributed to John Risley is 70 inches tall including steel four-leg stand, and is estimated at $2-$3,000. The work depicts a woman balancing on her right foot, with the other foot extended and arms bent.

Previews will be held on Thursday, July 20th, from 9-5; Friday, July 21st, from noon to 9 pm; and on Saturday, July 22nd, the date of auction, from 8 am until the start of sale at 12 noon Eastern.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the July 22nd two-session auction, visit www.bruneauandco.com. To contact Bruneau & Co. via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com.

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