which were given as gifts of State and exhibited in museums around the world. Now, the artist’s personal creations from her private collection are scheduled to cross the auction block in Cordier Auction’s Fall Antique and Fine Art Auction, to be held on November 12 and 13 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Brown, born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, credits the animals that surrounded her in childhood as a source of early inspiration. Later in life, she became a licensed thoroughbred trainer, and spent years raising horses as well as foxes. Her love of nature continued to show itself in her artwork, which also included mythological and historic themes.
The pieces to be offered were all sculpted by the artist at the Cybis company’s Trenton, New Jersey Studio, and include an artist proof of “Satin,” a decorated horsehead on a wooden base, which is expected to bring between $500 and $800.
Other highlights include “Lady Godiva” from Cybis’ Portraits in Porcelain Series (est $400 - $500) and the sculpted unicorn entitled “Prince Brocade” (est $500 - $600).