Cordier’s Winter Auction to Feature Tiffany Lamp and a Collection of Ethnographic and Modern Art

February 2, 2016

Cordier’s February 20 and 21 Antique and Fine Art Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is to feature a rare Tiffany Grapevine table lamp with Lily Pad base (estimate $8,000-12,000), the Saul and Florence Putterman collection of modern and ethnographic art, and fine furnishings and art from a King’s Point, New York estate.


The collection of Saul and Florence Putterman of Sarasota, Florida is highlighted by a Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Hamatsu Raven mask ($3,000-5,000) and a ceremonial face mask from Guranshi, Ghana ($2,000-4,000), both of which were purchased at the Segy Gallery in New York over thirty years ago.  Also featured will be a colored lithograph printer’s proof by Shusaku Arakawa (Japanese 1936-2010) from The Mechanism of Meaning ($1,000-3,000) as well as a two-paneled sculpture by Florence Putterman entitled “Totems” that was exhibited in a one-woman show ($1,500-3,000).  Putterman’s art is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Chicago Art Institute, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC as well as many others.


Furnishings and fine art from the King’s Point, New York estate of a patron of the arts includes an Italian glazed door curio cabinet ($1,000-1,500) and a polychrome Arts and Crafts chair table ($400-600).  Artwork is highlighted by a watercolor by Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956) ($4,000-8,000) and the 78 inch bronze sculpture “Moonlight Dancer” by Prince Monyo (American/Romanian, B. 1926) ($2,000-3,000).


In jewelry, a 3.6 ctw diamond and sapphire Art Deco bracelet ($1,000-1,500) and a GIA graded 1.10 carat yellow diamond ($2,000-4,000) will be offered.  A 4.378 carat ruby and diamond ring ($8,000-12,000) will also cross the block.  Gold coins will include a gold 1801 capped bust $10 ($10,000-15,000), and an 1877-S $20 ($1,000-1,500).

1801 Capped Bust $10 Gold ($10,000-15,000)
1801 Capped Bust $10 Gold
Ceremonial Face Mask from Guranshi, Ghana ($2,000-4,000)
Ceremonial Mask, Guranshi, Ghana
Colored Lithograph Shusaku Arakawa (Japanese, 1936-2010) ($1,000-3,000)
Litho S Arakawa (Japanese, 1936-2010)
Italian Glazed Door Curio Cabinet ($1,000-1,500)
Italian Glazed Door Curio Cab

Prince Monyo (American-Romanian b. 1926) 78 inch Bronze ($1,000-2,000)
Monyo 78 Inch Bronze
Totems, Florence Putterman (American, b. 1927)($1,500-3000)

Totems, F. Putterman
Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956) ($4,000-8,000)
M Laurencin (Fr, 1883-1956)
Tiffany Lamp with Grapevine Shade and Lily Pad Base ($8,000-12,000)
Tiffany Lamp 
Northwast Coast Kwakiutl Hamatsu Raven Mask ($3,000-5,000)
Kwakiutl Hamatsu Raven Mask