Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been selling fine and decorative arts for more than 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina showroom, but attract a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became known for their integrity and professionalism.


John Emms, a prolific Norfolk painter, was famous for his realistic animal portraits. To fulfill his artistic endeavors, Emms eventually settled in London. His mastery of both painting and horsemanship gave him multiple commissions in the city. Emms’ New Forest paintings of barn animals showcased his artistic skill and precise use of glazing techniques. The next Brunk Auctions sale features a New Forest horse and dog painting by John Emms. Titled New Forest Buckhounds and a Terrier in the Kennel After the Hunt, this piece demonstrates Emms’s direct approach, limited color palette, and artistic liveliness. Brunk auctions Asheville has a variety of such artworks for sale and at auction.

In 1859, Thomas Webb dispatched his glass fabricating business with his children. Subsequent to planning Art Nouveau precious stone and Scandinavian-style china for quite a long time, the organization shut down in 1990. The impending sale of Art Glass and Perfume Bottles, introduced by Brunk Auctions, will offer parcels from a Springfield bequest. A Thomas Webb and Sons swan’s head appearance aroma bottle is one of the features. The light blue jug is molded like a swan’s head with finely cut quills. The cap is of Victorian English silver with London trademarks.


A Tiffany Favrile workmanship glass jar is additionally accessible. The late nineteenth or mid twentieth century glass piece includes an opalescent bowl with greenish-yellow petals proceeding down the stem. Different parcels from the assortment of Sandra Manheimer are likewise on offer, including aroma containers and atomizers from brands like DeVilbiss, Lalique, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.


Also included is a carved mahogany side table by Irish George II from the 1760s. In the early 18th century, England faced invasion by Irish immigrants as a form of protest. This resulted in trade associations and the migration of Irish workers. These craftsmen mainly brought Irish carpentry skills to England. The available mahogany table is a clear example of these Irish woodworking techniques. With rocaille décor, carved Venus masks and cabriolet legs, the table shows the intersection of English cabinetmaking and traditional Irish styles.

The auction will include a 1712 English Queen Anne silver Monteith bowl. Monteith bowls were first made around 1860 and were used to chill glasses. The featured Monteith bowl has a detachable neck adorned with shells and scalloped edge decoration. It also has rococo cartridges on both sides. Interested bidders can also find paintings by John Frederick Herring Sr., Bakshaish rugs, English polychrome Delft items and a French Bouillotte lamp.


Vietnamese art has historically been less represented on the world art market than other Southeast Asian countries. However, the work of the 20th century artist Lê Phổ has consistently shown a strong presence in both private collections and auctions. Lê Phổ was one of the first artists to tangibly link Western Impressionism with classical Vietnamese motifs and today he is remembered for his exuberant flower paintings.

Lê Phổ was born the tenth child in a family of 20 and was allowed to pursue art at a young age. His father was the Viceroy of Tonkin, now North Vietnam. During the 1920s, when Lê Phổ was still a teenager, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Hanoi. His experience at university encouraged him to travel to Paris and continue his studies. This experience in Paris, together with the French colonial influence in Vietnam during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, connected Lê Phổ with the Impressionist movement.


The next Brunk Auctions event will showcase over 350 lots of coins and currency. The lots featured in the auction are from the entire range of United States minting, including pieces dating back to 1796. An offered set of 50 peso Mexican gold coins features the popular Victory winged design. They were made between 1921 and 1947.


The auction also highlights a collection of paper money. Colonial bills, obsolete bills, Confederate currency, and advance sight bills are available. A $ 50 legal tender from 1869 is for sale. It features a portrait of Henry Clay, a woman holding a laurel branch, and a statue of Mercury. Coin and coin collectors may also discover chain pennies, flowing hair dollars, and draped bust dollars. To explore more about such auctions, see the auction previews of auction daily.


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