Everard's March 9-10 Auction Features Fine and Decorative Art from Savannah Estates, Other Select Sources

Friday, March 5th, 2021

 Five times a year, Everard Auctions presents an outstanding selection of fully vetted paintings and objets d'art in live-online sales that have become great favorites with collectors. Their 2021 schedule gets off to a roaring start with a March 9-10auction that showcases fine and decorative art from several distinguished collections and Southern estates. Bidders may participate absentee or live online through Everard Live (www.everard.com), LiveAuctioneers or Invaluable. 

Another featured estate is that of a Savannah business leader who collected classical art as well as the works of revered Savannah-area artists. That estate was the source of two highly desirable lithographs: one by Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), titled L'Enfant Au Biscuit and estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and Paul Cezanne's (French, 1839-1906) Large Bathers, the first state of three from the edition of around 100, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

The same estate's holdings included four artworks by Myrtle Jones (Georgia, 1931-2005), an artist who became well known for her streetscapes and paintings of architectural landmarks in Savannah. Jones' oil-on-Masonite rendering of Old City Market, a popular venue for local vendors that was demolished in the early 1950s, is expected to reach $8,000-$12,000.

The earliest painting in the sale is a dramatic Old Master seascape by Bonaventura Peeters I (Flemish, 1614-1652). The 44 by 24¼-inch oil-on-panel depicts several galleons rolling in turbulent waters beneath a foreboding sky. Presented in a gilt frame, it is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

A superbly crafted 17th-century Spanish walnut vargueno on chest has a fall front with elaborate gilt-metal and velvet mounts on its upper portion. It opens to an interior fitted with an elaborately carved and bone-inset arrangement of drawers and doors. Its line of provenance includes the Estate of Dr. Woody Cobbs and Mrs. Honor Cobbs, Atlanta; and subsequent sale in 1958 at the Boston auction company Louis Joseph Inc. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000

There are always more buyers looking for Picasso pottery than there are pieces available in the marketplace. Everard's March 9-10 selection includes a wonderfully painted 12-inch-tall Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Madoura pottery pitcher titled Femme (A.R. 296). The design was conceived by Picasso in 1955 and executed in an edition of 100. It is stamped Madoura Plein Feu and 'D'Apres Picasso, and signed Picasso on its bottom. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000

Gallery preview dates are by special request only, with masks and social distancing required. Bid via Everard Live, LiveAuctioneers or Invaluable. For additional information on any item call 912-231-1376 or email info@everardandcompany.com. Everard Auctions & Appraisals is located at 2436 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404. Online: www.everard.com.