Freeman’s selective annual European Art and Old Masters auction returns with a selection of painting and sculpture by such sought-after artists as James Tissot, William Bouguereau, and Elizabeth Jane Gardner, among others. The sale highlights the best of the continent spanning several centuries, with works created as early as the 16th century alongside lots by modern figures like Edouard Léon Cortès and Gustave Loiseau.
All the Variety and Perfection: The Wedgwood Collection of Dr. Ellis F. Rubin & Suzanne Borow Rubin brings to market an important collection of Wedgwood ceramics spanning the past three centuries. With iconic designs by Josiah Wedgwood, Daisy Makeig-Jones, and Keith Murray, the sale features an esteemed selection of Black Basalt, Fairyland Lustre, Art Deco, creamware, and Jasperware designs.
Ellis and Suzanne Rubin spent over sixty years amassing the ceramics collection that filled their Bucks County, Pennsylvania home. Suzanne developed an interest in and appreciation for art from her father, and from there, Dr. Rubin remarked, “I had no hope of avoiding being drawn into collecting.” Motivated equally by personal passion and intellectual curiosity, the Rubins traveled widely as they chased rare forms and unique examples, befriending collectors, dealers, and curators along the way.