St Uriel could rise up to $26,000 in Morton Kuehnert's sale on Sunday
Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers has scheduled two sessions for its monthly specialty auction on Sunday, May 22 in Houston, Texas. Session One, which begins at 1 p.m. Central, includes 91 lots of Latin American paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Session Two to follow includes 144 lots of French art and antiques from the estate of the late Edwin E. Dunnam, a Houston businessman.

Participation in the auction is open to the public. Online and phone bids will also be accepted.

The highlights of the first sale include lot 38, Roberto Montenegro's Meza/Naturaleza Muerta (Still Life), 1963, estimated at $14,000-$18,000; lot 41, Rafael Coronel's Dos Figuras/Alfredo de la Carpa, estimated at $42,000-$48,000; and lot 42, Pedro Coronel's black marble sculpture entitled Craneo,estimated at $4,000-$7,000.

Two oils on canvas by Horacio Renteria Rocha are featured: lot 32, Nino Cadeteand Dos Chicas en el Concina. Each is estimated at $5,000-$7,000. An interesting Gunther Gerzso untitled ink on paper, lot 46, is estimated at $12,000-$14,000.

St Uriel santo
St Uriel santo ($26,000)

Three Spanish Colonial 18th century santos are available: lot 63, a silver St. Rafael, estimated at $8,000-$10,000; lot 65, a silver bulto of St. Michael the Archangel, is estimated at $8,000-$10,000 as well; and lot 66, a silver St. Uriel in military attire, is estimated at $22,000-$26,000.

An 18th century Goa finely carved ivory crucifix, lot 59, is expected to achieve $9,000-$10,000. Lot 56 is an oil on copper depiction of Immaculada Concepcion, which is estimated at $14,000-$16,000.

An 18th century Mexican Colonial ivory inlaid table vargueno, made for holding jewelry, documents and valuables, is estimated at $30,000-$35,000 whilst lot 78, an oil on panel by Eugenio Oliva Y Rodrigo titled Fiesta Gitianisis estimated at $10,000-$12,000.


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