Friday, November 4, 2016

Sotheby's to Offer Property from the Collection Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher

Beginning this fall, Sotheby's will offer jewelry, fine art, and furniture from the collection of philanthropist and collector, Marjorie S. Fisher, across a series of sales. Amassed over 50 years, the remarkable collection comprises over 1,000 individual lots with an expansive blend of traditional and contemporary.

Mrs. Fisher was known for her commitment to helping others and as a leader within the communities of both Palm Beach and Detroit. Today, we will take a tour of her Palm Beach home, with images courtesy of Sotheby's. Notable items from the sales are identified in the captions below.

Mrs. Fisher's Palm Beach residence

Sotheby’s New York: Contemporary Art Day Auction: November 18, 2016
Wayne Thiebaud, Bananas
signed and dated 1963; signed and dated 1963 on the stretcher
oil on canvas

Sotheby’s New York: Master Paintings & 19th Century European Art: January 2017
Harry Hall
"Underhand," Winner of the Northumberland Plate, with Aldcroft Up, Mr. A. Biggs, Mr. J. Fobert (Trainer) and Mr. G. Foster (Owner)
Signed and dated 1860 lower right
oil on canvas

Sotheby’s New York: Contemporary Art Day Auction: November 18, 2016
Wayne Thiebaud, Bananas
signed and dated 1963; signed and dated 1963 on the stretcher
oil on canvas


Sotheby’s New York: Collections: European Decorative Arts: April 2017

Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Fauxbois Jardinières
18th Century

Chinese Export Porcelain Figural Candlestick Modeled as a standing female figure and a seated child
18th Century

Group of Eight Chinese Porcelain Blanc de Chine Immortals
19th/20th Century

Sotheby’s New York: American Paintings: March 2017

Gaston Lachaise, Head of a Woman
Stamped Lachaise Estate and numbered 4/6

Sotheby’s New York: Collections: European Decorative Arts: April 2017

George II Mahogany Pedestal Games Table

Pair Of George III Carved Mahogany Library Armchairs
Circa 1770

Pair Of Chelsea Porcelain Peony Dishes
Circa 1755

Sotheby’s New York: Collections: European Decorative Arts: April 2017

Group of six spode pearlware tulip-form cups
Second Quarter 19th Century

George I Polychrome-Painted Bureau Bookcase
First Quarter 18th Century

Sotheby’s New York: Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale: November 15, 2016

Pierre-Auguste Renoir And Richard Guino
Danseuse au tambourin; Joueur de flûte: a pair of wall reliefs, Bronze with dark brown patina
Inscribed and stamped 15/20

Sotheby’s New York: Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale: November 15, 2016

Egon Schiele
Sitzender Akt Von Vorn (Seated Nude, Front View)
Executed in 1917.


Sotheby’s New York: Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale: November 15, 2016

Edgar Degas
Paysage
Pastel over monotype on paper
Executed circa 1890-92

Sotheby’s New York: Contemporary Art Day Auction: November 18, 2016

Roy Lichtenstein
Water Lily Pond with Reflections
signed, dated '92 and numbered PP III and RL92-006 on the reverse
screenprinted enamel on processed and swirled stainless steel in painted artist's frame



Sotheby’s New York: Collections: European Decorative Arts: April 2017

Pair Of Porcelain Small Melon Boxes And Covers
19th/20th Century

Meissen Pomegranate Box And Cover
Circa 1750

Sotheby’s New York: Collections: European Decorative Arts: April 2017

Set Of Twelve George IV Silver Plates
1827
Garrards, London

Extensive American Silver And Parcel-Gilt Silver Flatware Service In The Florentine Pattern
Tiffany & Co., New York
(piece count 676 pieces including the case)


Sotheby’s New York: Latin American: Modern Art Sale: November 22, 2016

Fernando Botero
Man on a Horse
inscribed with artist signature; also numbered 3/3 and stamped with foundry mark bronze
Executed in 1999

Sotheby’s New York: Latin American: Modern Art Sale: November 22, 2016

Fernando Botero
Man on a Horse
inscribed with artist signature; also numbered 3/3 and stamped with foundry mark bronze
Executed in 1999

Sotheby’s New York: Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale: November 15, 2016

Diego Giacometti
Sculpture Aux Deux Personnages
Stamped Diego and inscribed with the artist's monogram, Bronze
Conceived and cast circa 1970


Property from the collection of Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher will appear in more than 20 Sotheby's auctions in 2016-2017. All of the items will be in New York for exhibition roughly five days before each sale. A complete sales calendar is available upon request. Please call 212.606.7000 or email enquiries@sothebys.com, and click here for additional information. To read more about the exceptional life of Mrs. Fisher and her philanthropic outreach, please visit the Palm Beach Daily News.  

4 comments:

  1. It's a lovely house. I would give the modern art a pass, but the rest of the decorative arts are interesting. The modern art is representative, at least, not abstract. I'm too much of a purist to appreciate mixing it in, although many people do. I find it rather jarring, like, "How did that get there?"

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  2. I love Sotheby's and Christie's sales - I definitely need to check out this catalogue! Hope you are having a terrific weekend, Andrea!! xoxo

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  3. Anna & AloysiusNovember 9, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Great post, Andrea! And it's a small world that I would know two of your recent posts! Many years ago, I was a nanny for Mrs. Fisher's grandson! She and her family all had a marvelous eye for antiques, art, and decoration. I only had occasion to meet her a few times, but she always impressed me as a very unpretentious woman! Many thanks for the post...I'll keep an eye on the auction catalogues! With kind regards from Anna & Aloysius xo

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