Upcoming Quarterly Auction | Abell Auction Company

Upcoming Quarterly Auction


OCTOBER 6, 2019

Preview October 2-5 | 9 am-4 pm


Exotic Sports Cars and Estate of NASA Administrator to Hit Auction Block October 6th

Abell Auction Company will conduct a fine art, antiques, 20th century design, jewelry, and vehicle auction on Sunday, October 6th, 2019. Live bidding begins at 10 am PST online and at the gallery. The sale features property from prominent Southern California estates, and will he highlighted by an impressive collection of exotic sports cars. Vehicles include a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider, 2017 Ferrari California T Handling Special, and a 2015 Bentley Flying Spur 12.

Abell Auction Co. is honored represent the estate of Dr. Thomas O. Paine, who oversaw the nation’s space program during the first manned missions to the moon. Dr. Paine joined the space agency as its Deputy Administrator in January 1968 and was named the third Administrator in its history in March 1969. During his tenure, NASA launched the first seven Apollo missions, in which 20 astronauts orbited the earth, 14 flew to the moon and 4 walked on its surface. The Paine estate includes an array of NASA memorabilia, a collection of Asian art and California landscapes.

Fine art in the October 6th auction includes paintings and drawings signed Kathryn Andrews, Hans Burkhardt (4), Mary Cassatt, George Chan, Sandro Chia,  Rafael Coronel, Frank William Cuprien, Edvin Earle, Emilio Grau-Sala, Abel Grimmer, Andre Hambourg, Jozef Israels (2), Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Lorenz, Peter Max, Alec Monopoly (3), Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira, Karel Ooms, Camille Pissarro, Hanson Duvall Puthuff, Tony Rosenthal, Nikolai Shabunin, Robert Spencer (2) Luciano Ventrone; sculpture signed Albert Carrier-Belleuse, Michel Claude Clodion, Stan Johnson (2), Dave McGary (6), Vasa Velizar Mihich, Auguste Rodin, Peter Shire, Loet Vanderveen (2); and much more.

Antique and contemporary furniture includes a Louis XV style kingwood and ormolu-mounted cylinder desk; Louis XV burl walnut buffet a deux corps; Louis XV style ormolu-mounted marquetry and parquetry tulipwood writing cabinet; Louis XV style kingwood & ormolu mounted vitrine, stamped Linke; Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany commode; Tiffany & Co. gothic revival tall case clock; Finn Juhl lounge chair (2) models NV-45 and NV-53, and dining table with four chairs; Eero Saarinen womb chair and grasshopper chair; pair of Le Corbusier chrome club chairs; Hans Wegner ‘Sawbuck’ chair and ‘Wishbone’ chair (4); Florence Knoll chrome base table; and much more.

Modern and contemporary prints and multiples include works signed Fletcher Benton, Bernard Buffet, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali (3), Sam Francis, Guido Gambone, David Hockney, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Robert Indiana (2), Pablo Picasso (Madoura) (3), Rufino Tamayo; and much more.

Fine jewelry includes an emerald cut diamond engagement ring (4.04 carats); pair of diamond studs (3.68 carats total); 14 karat and diamond pendant necklace (2.07 carats); Art Deco diamond and platinum engagement ring (1.64 carats); 18 karat white gold, diamond, and ruby necklace; 18 karat white gold, diamond, and emerald cocktail ring; 18 karat and diamond Rolex Datejust; Lalaounis 18 karat olive leaf necklace; and much more.

Abell’s October 6th auction will also feature the estate of Mario Zamparelli, who had a distinguished career both as an artist and corporate marketing genius to many of America’s largest companies. Zamparelli is most recognized for his title of Chief Executive Designer to aviation billionaire Howard Hughes; for 18 years, he created the corporate identity of TWA and Hughes’ numerous other aviation lines. Zamparelli is responsible for many of the iconic corporate design identities such as Nissan, Capital Records, Hunts Foods, Union Bank, Universal Pictures, Southern California Gas Company, Kimberly Clark, Mattel, Suzuki and The Norton Simon Corporation, among many others.

Decorative arts in the upcoming sale feature a Navajo chief’s blanket; collection of Native American woven baskets and ceramic pots; Laura Anderson ceramic vessels (6); Chihuly nine-piece sculpture; Christofle gilt bronze vase; French dore-bronze and porcelain three-piece clock garniture; Steinway & Sons grand piano (4); pair of Austrian hammered brass vases by Josef Hoffman; large collection of antique weaponry; pair of stone carved sphinxes; Tiffany & Co. sterling footed bowl; pair of Buccellati sterling candelabra with cherubs; sterling horse trophy and much more.

Asian art works of art include an 18th century Chinese imperial coat, Haniwa horse head, signed Tibetan dragon rug, Chinese famille-rose porcelain and gilt-turquoise ground covered box, Chinese gilt-bronze archaistic ritual bell, Chinese celadon and blue-glazed vase, Chinese gilt bronze deity, Chinese yellow porcelain vase, Chinese sterling pitcher, Chinese porcelain ‘butterfly’ vase, Chinese carved stone Guan Yin, Japanese tiger textile, pair of Thai sterling presentation boxes; Korean brown and white glazed ceramic jar, 18th century Tibetan chest, Tibetan thangka (3); and much more.

An auction preview will be conducted October 2-5 from 9 am to 4 pm. The Abell gallery is at 2613 Yates Avenue. For additional information, call 800-404-2235 or visit www.abell.com

Abell’s quarterly sales attract an international audience of live and online buyers. This global following allows us to achieve maximum value for personal property. Please call to ask about consignment in an upcoming auction or information regarding registration or purchasing. We have a team of experts that can offer appraisal services for your fine art, antique furniture, decorative arts, and fine jewelry. It is our unique ability to bring together our worldwide network of buyers that makes us the best choice to sell your goods.

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