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Edward Lear (attrib.), drawing, ex. Ford Found.

In Millea Bros "SELECT" 3-Day Event

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Boonton, New Jersey
Edward Lear (attrib.), drawing, ex. Ford Found., Attributed to Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), "Please my Lord I want to be made a Bishop", pen and brown ink caricature drawing on paper, no visible signature, inscribed in pencil verso "Edward Lear", 4.25"h x 6.75"w (sight), 8.75"h x 11.25"w (frame)

Condition: Good/Fair, minor creases, some areas of light foxing

Provenance: The Ford Foundation Collection
Edward Lear (attrib.), drawing, ex. Ford Found., Attributed to Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), "Please my Lord I want to be made a Bishop", pen and brown ink caricature drawing on paper, no visible signature, inscribed in pencil verso "Edward Lear", 4.25"h x 6.75"w (sight), 8.75"h x 11.25"w (frame)

Condition: Good/Fair, minor creases, some areas of light foxing

Provenance: The Ford Foundation Collection

Millea Bros "SELECT" 3-Day Event

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 1001-1369
Lots: 2001-2413
Lots: 3001-3344
Venue Address
607 Myrtle Ave.
Boonton
New Jersey
NJ 07005
United States

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Shipping Quotes
We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. MILLEA BROS. DOES NOT MAINTAIN AN IN-HOUSE SHIPPING DEPARTMENT OR PROVIDE PACK/SHIP QUOTES. For pack/ship quotes, we suggest contacting the UPS Store in Morristown, New Jersey (store1748@theupsstore.com) for smaller items and DAKS Global Logistics (tel: 484.370.8992, email: sales@daksglobal.com) for everything else. You may, of course, use any shipper of your choosing.

 

Pick-up & Shipping

The gallery will open for property pick-up on Monday, May 21 & Tuesday, May 22 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment only after those dates. Purchases will be available for collection at the Millea Bros. auction gallery, located at 607 Myrtle Ave., Boonton, New Jersey, for up to ten (10) business days following the completion of the auction. Please note we will be closed Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All merchandise not removed from the auction gallery by Tuesday, June 5 at 4pm will be released to a third-party storage and shipping company, DAKS Global Logistics (tel: 484.370.8992, email: sales@daksglobal.com) in King of Prussia, PA and moved to their warehouse facility without further notice to the buyer. From that point forward, DAKS Global Logistics will coordinate all shipping, delivery and collection arrangements. DAKS will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (5) business days. After that period a one-time $25 handling fee will be assessed and a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value. You may, of course, use any shipper you wish and no fees will be assessed, providing your purchases are retrieved from DAKS within (5) business days.

Important Information

 

Day 1 (lots 1001-1369) • ASIAN ARTS | AMERICAN & ENGLISH ANTIQUES AND ARTS | JEWELRY & SILVER
Over 150 lots of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, and Indian antique porcelains, bronzes, jades, scroll painting, and hardwood furniture, with many Ming and ancient items, predominantly sourced from four private collections assembled over decades; including spectacular jades and inlaid furniture from the Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Highlights of American and British Arts include an important Aldon Pickens oil, shown at MOMA’s “14 Artists” series, from the Arther and Anita Kahn Collection; a Bill Traylor folk art drawing; a selection of WPA-era paintings; and a large John Shackleton oil on canvas;  furnishings include an Aesthetic era specimen table attributed to Kimmel Bros., and a collection of Regency period antiques from the estate of  Shirley and Harold Leviton; silver highlights include a rare mid-19th c. Tiffany cigar server and  fruit bowl and an extensive Puiforcat “Normandie” flatware service
 
Day 2 (lots 2001-2413) • AFRICAN & OCEANIC TRIBAL ARTS | MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART | DESIGN | MODERN JEWELRY
Featuring a grouping of  African and Oceanic tribal art including over 100 lots deaccessioned from the Newark Museum,  as well as extraordinary  works from four private collections assembled in the 1950s-1970s, with examples dating back to the 19th and early 20th c., some acquired from the top galleries in NYC and London; Modern and Contemporary Art and Design including artworks from the estate of Arthur & Anita Kahn, whose renown collection of sculptures by Alexander Calder and David Smith were consider the most significant in private hands.  This group includes a stabile maquette attributed to Calder, large selections of works by Dorothy Dehner, Jose de Creeft, and an important group of etchings by Eduardo Chillida; original paintings and drawings by major contemporary artists including Damian Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Peter Hailey and Eric Fischl from a single-owner collection assembled over two decades from charity art auctions to benefit AIDS research. Design highlights include works by John Vesey, Karl Springer, Josef Hoffmann, and a fantastic suite of Jules Leleu from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection
 
Day 3 (lots 3001-3344) • FRENCH & CONTINENTAL ANTIQUES | EUROPEAN ART | IMPRESSIONISM & POST IMPRESSIONISM | CARPETS | PHOTOGRAPHY | BOOKS & MULTIPLES
Including Old Masters to Post-Impressionist Fine art including important Picasso ceramics and an important Picasso drawing; a Paul Signac watercolor; and a Hector Hyppolite oil painting; rare 18th c. Louis XV furniture signed Wattellin, Lapie, St. Germain, and an extraordinary pair of  Napoleon III  "Armoire a Medailles" by Befort Jeune; a spectacular 19th c. gilt and decorated Erard piano; 70 piece Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica service;  a selection of photogravures from Camera Works including four by Alfred Stieglitz; and an amazing archive of personal New York City and family photos by George Grosz from the estate of Richard Cohn, a close family friend

Terms & Conditions

 

The property listed in this auction catalog will be offered by Millea Bros. Ltd. (Millea Bros.) as owner or as agent for their consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. Any of the following conditions of sale may be amended, waived, or modified in the sole discretion of Millea Bros. Ltd. By placing a bid, whether present in the saleroom or by any other means, the buyer (bidder, purchaser) agrees to be bound by the following conditions of sale:
 
1) All property is sold in "as is" condition and all sales are final. Neither Millea Bros. nor their consignor(s) makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the property or the correctness of the catalogue or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, age, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise. Original provenance documentation depicted in the item listings may be replaced with copies at the auctioneer's discretion. This documentation is provided as a courtesy to the bidder.
 
2) The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid and shall advance the bid at his/her sole discretion. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has absolute discretion to determine the successful buyer or to re-sell the disputed lot. If a dispute arises after the sale, Millea Bros.' record of the successful buyer and final sale price shall be conclusive. Millea Bros. reserves the right to withdraw, combine or divide any lot at any time before bidding commences.
 
3) The auctioneer has sole and exclusive discretion, and authority to regulate the following bidding increments:
 
$0 - $100 ................$10
$101 - $500 ..............$25
$501 - $1,000 ............$50
$1,001 - $2,000 .........$100
$2,001 - $5,000 ........$250
$5,001 - $10,000 .......$500
$10,001 - $50,000 .....$1,000
$50,001 - $100,000 ....$2,500
$100,001 - $150,000 ...$5,000
$150,001 - and up ....$10,000
 
4) Some lots offered for sale may be subject to a reserve, which is a confidential minimum price below which a lot will not be sold. Under no circumstance will a reserve exceed the low estimate of the lot being offered. Consignors are prohibited from bidding on their own property, however, the auctioneer may implement reserves by bidding on behalf of the consignor. If bids on a lot fail to reach the reserve, the lot will be "passed" or "bought-in".
 
5) Absentee, telephone, and Internet bidding is offered as a convenience to our customers and, while we will make every effort to carry out your instructions, Millea Bros. cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions resulting in failure to execute your absentee and/or telephone bids.
 
6) Users of third-party internet bidding services shall indemnify and hold Millea Bros. and its consignors harmless against any claim arising out of or resulting from the use of such Internet Bidding Services, including all losses, damages, liabilities, and all fees, including reasonable attorney's fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with any claim. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Millea Bros. and its consignors be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use Internet Bidding Services.
 
7) Title of each lot passes upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer to the highest acknowledged bidder. Thereafter, any loss by fire, theft, breakage, or any other cause is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Merchandise must be packed and transported by the purchaser at his/her own risk and expense. If any employee or recommended agent of Millea Bros. shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility, and expense of the purchaser and Millea Bros. shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. Under no circumstances will Millea Bros.' liabilities to a purchaser exceed the purchase price actually paid.
 
8) The purchase price of each lot shall be the amount of the successful bid plus a twenty five percent (25%) buyer's premium. Unless exempt by law, all purchases, including buyer's premium, are subject to all state and local taxes applicable at the time of payment.
 
9) All payments are due immediately upon receipt of invoice. Payments will be accepted by cash, bank transfer, or check. Non-US purchasers must make payment using a US-dollar denominated check. Credit card payments are also accepted, but only under the following conditions: 1) the invoice is less than $2,000; 2) the credit card is swiped and an original signed receipt can be obtained at the time of the transaction or payment is made directly via our online invoice. Property purchased during the auction may not be removed until the full purchase price, including buyer's premium and all applicable taxes, have been paid. Millea Bros. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Millea Bros. a handling charge of $35 for any check returned for insufficient funds. A service charge of 1.5% will be added each month to unpaid balances beginning 30 days after the sale date. Any invoice not paid in full within thirty (30) days after the auction may be cancelled and the sale rescinded without further notice to the purchaser.
 
10) Millea Bros. Ltd. does not ship. The purchaser must pay for and remove all property from "the auction site" (Millea Bros. Auction Gallery, 607 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005) at his/her risk and expense. Buyers are welcome to use a pack/ship professional of their choice or to collect their purchases in person at "the auction site" within ten business days (10) following the auction event. All purchases not removed from "the auction site" within that timeframe will be released to a third party storage and shipping company, DAKS Global Logistics in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and moved to their warehouse facility without further notice to the buyer. From that point forward, the buyer will coordinate all shipping, delivery and pickup arrangements with DAKS Global Logistics directly. DAKS will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (10) business days. After that period a one-time $25 handling fee will be assessed and a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value. You may, of course, use any shipper you wish and no fees will be assessed providing your purchases are retrieved from DAKS within (10) business days.
 
11) If any applicable conditions contained herein are not complied with by the purchaser, Millea Bros. may, in addition to other remedies available by law; (a) hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price; (b) retain any payment made by the purchaser, and/or (c) cancel the sale and resell the property without reserve and the original purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and added cost.
 
NOTE REGARDING ANIMAL MATERIALS
Certain property contained in this catalog may be constructed from, or may incorporate animal materials, and may require a license, permit or certificate for exportation or resale. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to obtain appropriate licenses. The sale of a lot will not be canceled if a purchaser cannot obtain the appropriate license, permit or certificate. CITES documents are not provided unless specified in the lot description.
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