Dec 6, 2023 10:00 EST

Doyle+Design: Part I

Lot 299


Italian Silver Figure of Two Koalas
Attributed to Buccellati, 20th century

Estate / Collection: Property of a New Jersey Collector

Realistically modelled seated with a eucalyptus branch on a petrified wood base. Height overall 13 inches (33 cm), length 14 inches (35.5 cm).

Estimated at $6,000 - $8,000


Estate / Collection: Property of a New Jersey Collector

Realistically modelled seated with a eucalyptus branch on a petrified wood base. Height overall 13 inches (33 cm), length 14 inches (35.5 cm).

Apparently unmarked; lacking pin to attach branch; body of koalas beginning to separate

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Auction: Doyle+Design: Part I, Dec 6, 2023

  • Auction of Doyle+Design: Part I on December 6, 2023
  • Strong Prices for Modern & Contemporary Art & Silver
  • Featuring Paintings & Sculpture from the Estate of Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter

NEW YORK, NY -- On December 6, 2023, Doyle presented Part I of the popular Doyle+Design sale showcasing Modern and Contemporary art and silver by prominent artists, designers and makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured were paintings and sculpture from the Estate of Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter, founder of the legendary bridal salon, Kleinfeld's (Read More).

Antoine Poncet
Highlighting the sale was a sculpture by Swiss artist Antoine Poncet (1928-2022) that achieved $37,800, far surpassing its $15,000-25,000 estimate. Executed in pink marble, Animée was acquired directly from the artist by Jack and Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter. The sculpture was a centerpiece in the newly created garden behind the Kleinfeld Bridal store in Brooklyn. When the business was sold five years later the sculpture was moved to the foyer of the Schachter’s Fifth Avenue apartment designed by Peter Marino. An eminent post-war sculptor, Antoine Poncet was highly influenced by the work of Constantin Brâncuși and Jean Arp. His sculptures showcase a balance of form and volume. Critical to each of his pieces is movement and a sense of lightness, which can be found across his work in different media and in varying scale.

Burhan Doğançay
Performing exceptionally well were two works in gouache on paper from 1983 by the Turkish-born artist Burhan Doğançay (1929-2013). The works sold for $25,200 and $23,940, each more than doubling its $7,000-9,000 estimate. Although Doğançay had artistic training from his parents, the artist pursued degrees in law and economics before his work eventually brought him to New York. It was there that Doğançay found his calling as an artist. He was engrossed by urban walls, filled with ripped or peeling posters and the remains of adverts, and their ability to convey the passage of people in time. In the 1970s and ‘80s Doğançay created a series of “Ribbon” paintings, including the current works, that evoke both a continuation of his interest in the illusion of torn paper, as well as Islamic calligraphy.

Doyle+Design: Part II

Part II of the Doyle+Design auction on December 7, 2023 offered Modern and Contemporary furniture and design spanning the 20th century to the present day (Read More).

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