Lot 73
Art Nouveau Amphora Elephant Head Vase

17 1/4 x 10 x 7 inches

Estimate: $300 - $500

Price Realized: $2,176
Includes buyer's premium

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About this Lot

in blue and green enameled porcelain, with gold details and handles with an elephant head design


The Estate of Eveline Hunt

Purchased from Neil Isman Gallery, New York, NY in 1977


overall good condition, with minor wear to luster

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The Estate of Eveline Hunt

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With an insatiable curiosity and an eye for beauty, Eveline Hunt embarked on her collecting journey in the late 1950s. At the time she was a young woman traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. Starting as an Assistant Travel Editor at Charm Magazine, her career allowed her to explore the world, fueling her love for collecting.

 Her taste, though primarily focused on 19th and early 20th-century art and furniture, knew no bounds. With an eclectic flair, she welcomed pieces from various genres and periods into her collection, creating a virtual museum within her grand prewar apartment in the Belnord. Hunt continued to travel and add to her vast collection into her 80’s.

 Beyond her collecting pursuits, Eveline Hunt was a woman of depth and character. She worked as an investment broker until the age of 80, was independent, glamorous, and fiercely intellectual. She immersed herself in the cultural tapestry of New York City. From off-Broadway theaters to the grand stages of the Opera, from symphony halls to the great halls of museums and galleries, she reveled in the arts.