Payday Loans
payday loans
ADVERTISEMENTS
Banner
Banner

Get Free ACN Daily Headlines

LiveAuctioneers

Search Auction Central News

ADVERTISEMENTS
Banner
Banner
Bookmark and Share
Auction Results in the News

Mohawk Arms auctions Civil War cannonball, other relics

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Monday, 07 July 2014 16:42

Civil War ordnance sergeant’s cavalry 'shell' jacket with correct belt and colt-type black leather holster ($3,510). Mohawk Arms image

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg, mounted on three brass leg finials and engraved in script “Rebel shell – Gettysburg 1863,” sold for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, held June 13th-14th online through LiveAuctioneers and at the firm’s gallery in Bouckville. The “plugs” had been removed from the seven-pound shell, exposing two threaded openings.

The auction featured hundreds of military items from multiple wars and generations. Headlining the sale was a single-owner lifetime collection of items from the Civil War through World Wars I and II. These included swords, combat gear, headgear, belts, buckles, uniforms and guns. Also sold were 300 lots of helmets and hats, over 100 uniforms, edged weapons and mannequin sets.

“We were very pleased with the results of this, our 71st auction,” said Ray Zyla, the owner of Mohawk Arms, Inc. “Interest in the Americana items (which included the Rebel cannonball and took into account items from the colonial era to the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II) is what really put us over the top. Those items did well across the board.”

Zyla added, “American World War II items and groupings are gaining in popularity, especially when they can be connected to specific individuals. That personalizes them and makes them more desirable. It used to be that a helmet or a uniform with no provenance or anything to link it to a soldier or unit would be enough. Today, people want to know the history behind the item.”

Other categories that fared well were mannequins (all sold except one), American helmets from World Wars I and II, and firearms (especially Civil War carbines). Bids poured in from around the world – Canada, Russia, Italy, England, Germany and even Asia.

By the time that last of the nearly 1,800 lots had crossed the block, the auction grossed a total of around $480,000. Zyla estimated between 75 and 80 people attended the auction in person, while another 800 registered to bid online. Phone and absentee bids were also recorded. Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.

A Civil War felt fez hat worn by a member of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves (a unit that saw action in the battles of Bull Run and Manassas), with original full blue yarn, knot and tassel, with multiple strands, brought $5,850. Also, a Union Army M1858 “Hardee Hat” (also known as the “Jeff Davis hat”), worn by a member of Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry, very rare, brought $3,627.

Also from the Civil War, a Confederate state of Louisiana Bowie knife, made circa 1860 with a 7 ¾ inch blade and showing the Louisiana state seal with a mother pelican feeding her young made $3,393. Also, an Ordnance Sergeant’s Cavalry “shell” jacket, with a period-correct Cavalry belt, a Colt-type black leather holster, cap box, pistol box and leather shoulder strap, went for $3,510.

The top lot of the auction was a uniform worn by SS officer Karl Franz, the last Kommandant of the Nazi concentration camp at Treblinka, a custom four-pocket white linen summer tunic with silk lined sleeves and other features ($10,238). Also, a 33-inch wood cross bar and cords for the “Deutschland Erwache” standard, with turned “acorn” ends and matching tassels, made $5,967.

From the firearms category, a Sharps new model 1859-1863 percussion saddle ring carbine, with a receiver marked “C. Sharps Pat. Oct. 5th, 1852” and “R. S. Lawrence, Patented Feb. 15th, 1859” with clean stock and forearm, rang out at $4,329. Also, a Civil War Green Breech loading rifle with unusual .53 caliber percussion underhammer bolt action mechanism hit the mark for $3,276.

A Civil War Spencer repeating carbine, with the top of the frame marked “Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Mass, Pat’d March 6, 1860,” with light patina on the blued 20-inch barrel marked “M. 1865,” breezed to $3,042. Also, a German World War II “Panzer Faust,” designed to be a portable one-man anti-tank weapon (very effective against Soviet tanks) fetched $2,691.

Tops in the edged swords category was a Japanese Yasukuni shrine sword, with a tang signed “Yasunori” and dated “A Lucky Day in March 1941,” with handmade 26 ¾ inch curved blade ($5,265). And from headgear, a German Army General’s World War II peaked cap made of fine quality doeskin, with gold metal eagle with swastika and gold wire cord piping, rose to $4,212.

A complete United States Marine World War I uniform on a mannequin, worn by a K. H. Becker, with an M1912 wool olive drab tunic, matching trousers and peaked cap, ankle-high boots and field-worn helmet, garnered $4,212. Also, a German Third Reich SA Oberfuhrer (for Westfallen) field service, four-pocket gold-brown wool uniform with breeches brought $2,925.

Mohawk Arms’ next big auction (#72) is planned for November, probably in the second or third weekend. Already consigned is a large collection of military medals, plus antique guns and swords. Consignments for this and all future auctions are being sought. Tel. 315-893-7888, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog for Mohawk Arms' June auction, complete with prices realized, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

#   #   #

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Civil War ordnance sergeant’s cavalry 'shell' jacket with correct belt and colt-type black leather holster ($3,510). Mohawk Arms image

Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), mounted on three brass leg finials ($5,850). Mohawk Arms image

Very rare Civil War blue felt fez hat worn by a member of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves ($5,850). Mohawk Arms image

Sharps new model 1859-1863 percussion saddle ring carbine rifle with clean stock and forearm ($4,329). Mohawk Arms image

Third Reich wood cross bar and cords for the 'Deutschland Erwache' standard, 33 inches long ($5,967). Mohawk Arms image

SS uniform worn by Karl Franz, last Kommandant of the Nazi concentration camp at Treblinka ($10,238). Mohawk Arms image

Japanese Yasukuni shrine sword with tang signed 'Yasunori' and inscribed 'A Lucky Day in March 1941' ($5,625). Mohawk Arms image

From left: John Tkachuk (a dealer and researcher of colonial-era documents), Ray Zyla (owner of Mohawk Arms, Inc.), Igor Folomeyev (a dealer-collector from Moscow) and Mark Zyla (Ray's son). Mohawk Arms image

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:06
 

Rare English clock rings up $109,250 at Jeffrey Evans auction

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 16:12

The Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) ebonized bracket clock, circa 1660-1665, realized $109,250. The winning Australian buyer won the clock through LiveAuctioneers in a heated battle against seven phone bidders and numerous other Internet bidders. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – A rare 17th century English clock made by Samuel Betts of London sold for a record price of $109,250 during the firm’s 26th semiannual cataloged auction of Americana, antiques, and fine and decorative arts, held June 21. The winning Australian buyer won the clock through LiveAuctioneers.com in a heated battle against seven phone bidders and numerous other Internet bidders.

The circa 1650-1665 ebonized-case bracket clock, with engraved brass dial signed “Samuel Betts London” in script, featured a double-fusee movement. It carried a pristine provenance, coming from the collection of Kenneth Henry Leach, who purchased the clock circa 1911-1912 from an antique shop in rural England; thence by descent to the consignor Maurice Derby Leach Jr. and Virginia Baskett Leach, of Lexington, Va. The clock also came with an extensive examination report prepared for the Leach family in 1991 by W. David Todd of the Smithsonian Institution.

Samuel Betts (active 1645-1673) was an important early English clockmaker who made both watches and bracket clocks. Betts is often associated with Edward East (1610-1693), who is generally regarded as one of the finest clockmakers of the period and served as clockmaker to Charles I and Charles II.

As always, Evans and his staff offered a fine selection of important Virginia furniture and decorative arts, which drew strong interest and heated bidding. Leading the way was a rare mahogany Chippendale side chair attributed to the shop of Robert Walker in Fredericksburg, circa 1745-1760, with a lovely shaped crest and heavily scrolled ears. It sold for $28,750 against a $3,000-$5,000 presale estimate to an advanced Virginia collector (Lot 434). Several other early Virginia chairs were offered including a circa 1785-1795 mahogany transitional Chippendale corner or smoking chair from the Petersburg, Va., area. It had descended in the prominent Sydnor family of Richmond and Petersburg and sold for $16,100 against the $5,000-$8,000 estimate (Lot 433). Case furniture included a fine figured walnut Chippendale desk with a slightly later bookcase top, made in the Tidewater area circa 1760-1780, that survived in fine condition. The condition, combined with its direct descent through 10 generations of the Woodhouse and Davis families of Virginia, pushed its final selling price to more than 10 times its low estimate ending at $23,000 (Lot 443).

The auction offered an array of fine art including a Porfirio Salinas landscape painting measuring only 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, depicting a lush field of bluebonnets. Salinas’ work is much admired in Texas and attracted strong attention from bidders in that part of the country, selling for $8,050, far over the estimate of $1,000-$2,000 (Lot 636).

Among the decorative objects offered, a Limoges dinner plate from the Lincoln White House sold to a descendant of Mary Todd Lincoln for a strong result, realizing $9,200, even though the rim had sustained significant damage in one area. Its estimate was reasonable, $300-$500, and its final price proves the adage that rarity sells well even if condition moderates the price paid (Lot 659). The plate had recently surfaced and was formerly in the collection of Dorothy Fowler Cooper of Washington, D.C.

After the auction company president and head auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “Outstanding fresh-to-the market merchandise with no reserves and conservative estimates continues to excite bidders. This is especially true for Southern material that retains its provenance. Buyers are looking for pieces that tell a story that they can relate to.” He went on to add, “One of our main objectives when cataloging is to bring out these stories, place the material within an historical context, and research and record as much of the history/provenance of the piece as possible. That is what brings these objects to life and engages collectors.”

The 679-lot auction realized $544,000 including the 15 percent buyer’s premium. More than 2,500 bidders from 31 different countries registered for the sale.

For further information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 540-434-3939.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

The Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) ebonized bracket clock, circa 1660-1665, realized $109,250. The winning Australian buyer won the clock through LiveAuctioneers in a heated battle against seven phone bidders and numerous other Internet bidders. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

The circa 1785-1795 mahogany transitional Chippendale corner or smoking chair from the Petersburg, Va., area, sold for $16,100 against the $5,000-$8,000 estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A rare mahogany Chippendale side chair attributed to the shop of Robert Walker in Fredericksburg, Va. circa 1745-1760 sold for $28,750 against a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A fine Virginia figured walnut Chippendale desk with a slightly later bookcase top, realized $23,000. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A Limoges dinner plate from the Lincoln White House sold to a descendant of Mary Todd Lincoln for $9,200, even though the rim had sustained significant damage in one area. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A fine Porfirio Salinas landscape painting measuring only 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches sold for $8,050. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A diminutive painted-decorated pine blanket chest from Pennsylvania, circa 1830, sold for $7,475. Its unusual design, condition and size brought lots of attention and it sold for three times the estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 16:33
 

Queen Anne highboy reigns at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:12

The top lot of the auction was this American mid-18th century fine Queen Anne carved highboy, which sold for $32,500. Ahlers & Ogletree image.

ATLANTA – A mahogany carved and figured Queen Anne highboy, likely originating from Massachusetts and dating between 1730 and 1750, sold for $32,500 at a huge, high-end estates auction held June 6-8 by Ahlers & Ogletree. The highboy was one of the outstanding pieces in the private collection of Dorothy Edwards of Atlanta and proved to be the top lot of the auction.

LiveAuctioneers.com facilitated Internet live bidding.

Close behind was an English, mid-18th century George II mahogany wood tilt-top table with a round top having a floral carved border raised on a beaded and gadrooned shaft on a tripod base with acanthus leaf motif, and an early 19th century ebonized and gilt carved Empire table with white square marble top, made by noted cabinetmaker and craftsman Charles-Honore Lannuier (French/American, 1779-1819) of New York City. Both tables brought hammer prices of $30,000 each.

“Period furniture did particularly well in this auction, a category that has been somewhat soft in past years, and I attribute the success of our sale to strong British participation, both among phone bidders and online bidders,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “However, we had strong bidding in other categories which did perform well, too. These included fine sterling silver, Art Nouveau furniture and decorative art, musical devices and even Greek pottery.”

The auction was originally planned as a two-day event, but so much great merchandise poured in during the days leading up to the sale, there was no choice but to add a third day (June 6). Just over 1,100 lots of fresh estate items came up for bid in all, including a large number of Asian objects and artifacts, estate jewelry, fine artwork, Persian rugs, mirrors, antique clocks and more.

The following are additional highlights from Ahlers & Ogletree's June auction. All prices quoted below and noted above are hammer prices, exclusive of a sliding scale buyer's premium.

Of the clocks in the sale, the top performer was a Federal eagle-inlaid and figured mahogany tall case clock, attributed to the New Jersey clock maker Matthew Egerton (active 1785-1837), 97 1/2 inches tall, which rose to $23,500. Its upper portion showed a hand-painted hot air balloon, possibly documenting the first hot air balloon flight in the States. A 19th century French Aiguilles brass carriage clock with beveled glass paneled sides and maker-inscribed movement, hammered for $6,500.

From the fine art category, an original oil on canvas by the Dutch painter Charles Sayers (1901-1943), titled Bali Market Scene (1938), signed and dated and depicting people buying and selling wares at market, brought $17,000. Also, a hand-woven and palace-size Persian serapi carpet with floral design, 11 feet by 17 feet 8 inches, finished at $12,000.

A late 19th century Regina “Corona” Model 34 oak-cased upright double-combed nickelodeon music player, with a glass front and frosted accents to showcase 12 large-toothed music discs within the changer, reached $14,000. A circa-1900 French Galle Art Nouveau marquetry inlaid music cabinet with ornate floral and butterfly motif, Galle signed, hit $12,000.

From lamps and lighting, an American, circa-1910 Duffner & Kimberly leaded glass and gilt bronze table lamp, 30 inches tall, with a 20 1/2 inch shade composed of burgundy, cobalt blue and opalescent glass tiles, lit up the room for $9,000. A pair of 18th century matching George III ebonized and parcel gilt wood torcheres with pierced woven motif, wowed the crowd for $8,500.

Among the numerous pieces of fine sterling silver, one of the best items, a George III sterling silver lidded soup tureen made by Rebecca Eames and Edward Barnard I  (London, circa 1809) with facial mounts and leap tip motif and weighing 112.1 troy ounces, garnered $9,000; and a pair of George III sterling silver covered round vegetable dishes, made by Robert Garrard (London, circa 1811) with beaded, shell, leaf and gadrooned motif hit $8,000.

A hand-colored map engraving of London on four sheets laid down by Georg Balthasar Probst (German, 1673-1748), with a view of the Thames River and identifying over 200 locations and geographic sites, fetched $7,000; and a third quarter 18th century map of Paris by Johann Georg Hertel, also a hand-colored map engraving, with 48 locations identified, commanded $6,500.

Two pieces of ancient pottery from the Edwards Collection sold for $6,500 each. One was a Greek double-handled Pelike vase with red figures on each side (women and winged figures) accented in cream and black, 13 1/2 inches tall. The other was an Italian Campanian fish pottery plate with a squid and two fish on top and the sides decorated with a wave motif, 7 1/2 inches in diameter.

Rounding out the sale’s top lots were a matched pair of English two-tiered side tables composed of ebonized wood with a bone spindle gallery on each level, raised on brass wheeled casters, went for $12,500; and a third quarter 18th century pair of finely executed George III period gilt wood wall mirrors with scrolled foliate and floral decoration on the sides, 43 inches tall, sold for $9,500. A pair of 18th century matching George III ebonized and parcel gilt wood torcheres with pierced woven motif brought $8,500.

Ahlers & Ogletree is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call 404-869-2478 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the Aug. 9-10 Summer Estates Auction, please visit www.AandOauctions.com.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

The top lot of the auction was this American mid-18th century fine Queen Anne carved highboy, which sold for $32,500. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

Federal eagle-inlaid and figured mahogany tall case clock, circa 1800, attributed to Matthew Egerton. Price realized: $23,500. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

Hand-woven, palace-size (11 feet by 17 feet 8 inches) Persian serapi carpet, floral on a cream background. Price realized: $12,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

Early 19th century Empire table by New York furniture maker Charles H. Lannuier, with white square marble top. Price realized: $30,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

 Regina ‘Corona’ Model No. 34 oak cased upright double combed nickelodeon music player, circa 1899. Price realized: $14,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image.

Duffner & Kimberly leaded glass and gilt bronze table lamp, circa 1910, 30 1/4 inches tall with 20 1/2 inch square shade. Price realized: $9,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

Greek double-handled Pelike vase with red figures on each side, accented in cream and black, 13 1/2 inches tall. Price realized: $6,500. Ahlers & Ogletree image.

George III sterling silver lidded tureen made circa 1809 by Rebecca Eames and Edward Barnard I of London. Price realized: $9,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:15
 

Calif. gold quartz pocket watch tops $37,000 at Cowan's sale

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:24

Rare California gold quartz pocket watch. Price realized: $37,600. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Auctions American History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 13 totaled $986,772 in sales. The 608-lot auction included scarce daguerreotypes, manuscripts, books, maps, political campaign ephemera, flags, photographs of the American West and fresh-to-the-market 19th century photography. Also featured in the June 13 auction was the Paul DeHaan Collection of items related to Adm. David Glasgow Farragut and his flagship, the USS Hartford. Strong phone bidding drove the prices of many of the lots well past their estimates.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

“Friday the 13th proved to be a day of great success for Cowan’s Auctions. From the Civil War to the American West and beyond, Cowan’s achieved incredibly strong prices for a wide range of photographs, documents, manuscripts and other ephemera in our June 13 American History sale,” noted Katie Horstman, director, American history. “We were delighted with the enthusiastic response we received for the historic collectibles that were offered in the auction.”

Two items shared the top selling lot position in the June 13 sale. Over 10 phone bidders battled back and forth for a rare California gold quartz pocket watch, which eventually sold to a phone bidder for $37,600. A flute owned by African American musical prodigy Blind Tom also sold for $37,600. Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins was born a slave on a Georgia plantation, where he eventually encountered his first instrument, the piano. General James N. Bethune caught word of the boy and began to exhibit him around the South, eventually securing an audience with President James Buchanan at the White House in 1860, which was possibly the first featured performance of an African American musician in that venue.

Items from the Paul DeHaan Adm. Farragut Collection also achieved strong results. An oil on canvas attributed to William Stubbs and depicting the Battle of Mobile Bay nearly doubled its estimate of $5,000-$7,000 and sold for $10,575, a handwritten draft signed by Rear Adm. D.G. Farragut of the victory at Mobile Bay garnered $8,225, and a sheet iron weather vane of a ship’s captain, modeled after Adm. Farragut brought $5,875.

Documents and manuscripts performed well in the auction, with many pieces exceeding their estimates. A CSA Lt. William M. Owen Washington artillery manuscript archive quadrupled its estimate of $4,000-$6,000 and sold for $18,800. An Austin & Cyril Hawkins archive with a focus on the California Gold Rush also realized $18,800. A Louisiana Purchase Exposition / St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 archive involving Thomas Cridler, the European commissioner for the fair, sold at $12,925. A collection of criminal photographs from Montana Old West Prison Outlaws realized $11,162. An 1863 Abraham Lincoln commission signed as president, for Thomas H. Ruger, brigadier general, realized $8,225.

Historical photography was featured in the auction. A rare CDV of the escaped slave “Gordon” displaying scars on his back trumped its estimate of $2,500-$3,500 and hammered down at $13,200. A salt print by Vannerson of the freed Richmond slave Gilbert Hunt realized $7,800, and a cabinet card photograph of “Comanche Jack” Stilwell realized $7,050.

Additional notable lots in the June 13 auction included a remarkable table constructed of relic wood from famous naval ships by Cmdr. Joseph P. Mickley, which sold for $17,625. An Oxford Lectern Edition of the Holy Bible realized $10,575, a New York Draft Riots broadside titled “Don’t Unchain the Tiger” sold for $8,225, and a scarce William Henry Harrison campaign flag banner hammered down at $7,637.

For more information about the auction call Horstman at 513-871-1670 ext. 236.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Rare California gold quartz pocket watch. Price realized: $37,600. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

Cmdr.  Joseph P. Mickley, USN, remarkable table constructed of relic wood from famous naval ships. Price realized: $17,625. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image. 

Rare CDV of the Escaped Slave ‘Gordon’ displaying his scars. Price realized: $13,200. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image. 

Scarce William Henry Harrison campaign flag banner.  Price realized: $7,637. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image. 

‘Battle of Mobile Bay,’ oil on canvas, attributed to William Stubbs (1842-1909). Price realized: $10,575. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image. 

Jesse James full plate, hand-colored tintype, circa 1869-1870s. Price realized: $9,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:56
 

Chinese porcelain screen brings $126,900 at Elite Decorative Arts

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Friday, 20 June 2014 16:16

Large 19th century Chinese porcelain screen with four Famille Rose panels, mounted in a carved wooden frame. Price realized: $126,900. Elite Decorative Arts image.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large, important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels – each one Famille Rose, with mountain scenes and elders – sold for $126,900 at a Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction held June 14 by Elite Decorative Arts.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

The porcelain screen, a truly gorgeous piece with the four panels mounted in a carved wooden frame and measuring 38 1/2 inches by 46 3/4 inches, was the top lot of the sale.

Just under 50 people held bidder cards in person at the event, while thousands more participated online.

“There's always a strong Internet component whenever we feature Asian items,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts, adding that a handful of people submitted left (absentee) and phone bids.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include a 21 percent buyer's premium for winning bids submitted online, and 18 percent for in-person and phone bids.

Chinese red coral carvings are always a huge hit with collectors and this sale had several great examples. One grouping, depicting a family tree, with birds and a carved flower arrangement, 15 1/2 inches tall, was the auction's second top lot, bringing $90,750. Also, a massive hand-carved red coral depicting a Quan Yin, 9 1/2 inches tall on a 1-inch footed base, topped out at $30,250.

Another Chinese carved red coral rendering of a Quan Yin dressed in a beautiful carved gown standing on a patch of flowers, standing 7 inches tall, changed hands for $5,566; while a large Chinese carved red coral grouping of a Quan Yin with children, boasting a fabulous carved detail of a bird of paradise holding a necklace to the back of the Quan Yin's head, topped out at $6,665.

A palace-size Chinese porcelain Famille Rose fish bowl from the Guangxu Period (circa 1875-1908), 21 3/4 inches in diameter, with cleverly painted fish to the interior and the exterior displaying dragons, birds and flora climbed to $16,520. A Chinese silver dragon footed bowl with two dragon handles and various panels of dragons and people throughout realized $3,509.

Japanese lots were highlighted by an ink and brush watercolor painting by the noted and listed French/Japanese painter Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), titled The Bolivian Shepherd, artist signed and dated 1932. It achieved $18,150. Also, an antique Japanese Tsuba Samurai sword guard made of 22K gold, bronze and copper and showing a puppeteer and a rat in a kimono, hit $4,961.

A pair of 19th century Japanese bronze and mixed metal floor vases, both 30 inches tall with gold peacocks to the front and rooster handles and niello trim to the top and bottom, went for $8,772, and a vintage Japanese heavy bronze planter, 14 1/2 inches tall and depicting two warriors holding up a heavy bronze planter, finished at $3,993.

A pair of 18th century Chinese yellow porcelain rice bowls sold as single lots. One, 5 1/2 inches in diameter, brought $5,566, while the other, 4 1/2 inches in diameter, sold for $3,751. Also, a late 19th century Chinese silver hand mirror with dragon jade handle, 8 inches long, with carved jade floral disk to the top of the mirror and eight small round jade disk inserts, topped out at $4,838.

Two late 19th or early 20th century Famille Rose covered vases, 17 1/2 inches tall and depicting Quan Yin surrounded by foo dog handles and finial, with attached tops, wowed the crowd for $8,722. Also, a rare Chinese antique hand-painted enameled Grisaille-decorated yellow ground planter with a flower and leaf design over yellow ground, circa the Qing Dynasty, made $5,324.

Rounding out just some of the auction's major highlights, an outstanding pair of Chinese sterling silver vases, each one standing 7 1/2 inches tall and depicting scenes of warriors among the mountains in relief, with dragon handles, breezed to $4,840, and a Chinese hand-painted enameled porcelain plaque attributed to He Xu Ren, with a winter scene and poem, hit $4,719.

For further information call Elite Decorative Arts at 561-200-0893 or email an inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Large 19th century Chinese porcelain screen with four Famille Rose panels, mounted in a carved wooden frame. Price realized: $126,900. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Extraordinary pair of 19th century Japanese bronze and mixed metal vases, each one 30 inches tall. Price realized: $8,772. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Intricately carved Chinese red coral figural group depicting a family tree, 15 1/2 inches tall. Price realized: $90,750. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Palace-size Chinese porcelain antique Famille Rose fish bowl with orange fish painted to the interior. Price realized: $16,520. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Ink and brush watercolor painting by the Japanese/French artist Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita, dated 1932. Price realized: $18,150. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Pair of late 19th or early 20th century Chinese Famille Rose covered vases depicting Quan Yin, 17 1/2 inches tall. Price realized: $8,772. Elite Decorative Arts image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:19
 

Chinese huanghuali furniture leads Clars' to $1.6M auction

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Friday, 20 June 2014 15:35

This lot of five Chinese hardwood and huanghuali official’s hat armchairs achieved the event’s highest price of $143,800 against its high estimate of $40,000. Clars Auction Gallery image.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s June 14-16 Fine Art, Jewelry and Decoratives Auction will go down as the firm’s most successful June sale in their history and ninth-highest performing sale overall. Total sales achieved over $1.6 million with Asian winning highest sale of the auction.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

A lot of five Chinese hardwood and huanghuali official’s hat armchairs achieved the event’s highest price of $143,800 against its high estimate of $40,000. Following close behind were two Chinese hardwood and huanghuali small compound cabinets that brought $131,000 (estimate: $15,000 to $20,000). Both of these top sellers came to the sale through the Edward Gerber Estate.

An exciting surprise was realized during the Saturday session on a Himalayan thangka, Amitayus. Thee estimate on this piece was $700 to $900 but, in typical auction style, this lot skyrocketed to $15,500.

Fine jewelry came on strong with exceptional results. A fine jadeite and platinum ring, which featured one free-form jadeite cabochon measuring approximately 15.9 x 8.47 x 5.20mm, sold within estimate for $29,000. A pair of diamond and yellow gold stud earrings featuring two brilliant cut diamonds achieved $6,500.

An oil on panel by Emilio Sanchez-Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907) titled Man in a Boat on a Lily Filled Pond sold for $17,900. A painting titled Miss Chy Thanh Nhan #3, by Do Quang Em (Vietnamese, b. 1942) sold for $10,700.

Turning to American works, a combined group of seven earthenware sculptures by Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) sold for $13,800. From Samuel L. Margolies (1897-1974), a dry point etching, circa 1940, titled Men of Steel went for $7,700. A new global record was achieved for Clyde Frederick Kelley (1886-1965) when his oil on canvas board titled The Soul Saver flew past high estimate selling for $5,355. In photography, a gelatin silver print by Richard Misrach (b. 1949) titled Saguaro #7, from the Saguaro Suite Arizona, brought $5,000.

A new world record for a Koran pierced brass box in the Safavid style was also set at Clars’ June sale. Coming from the Edward Gerber Estate, this offering was expected to sell for $300 to $500 but high demand for its form and beauty, drove the selling price to $5,000 selling to a Middle Eastern Sheikh.

Sterling from Tiffany & Co., New York, was the high seller in this category. A sterling silver flatware service in the Olympian multimotif pattern, 1878, sold extremely well achieving $7,800. And from the same time period but coming from France, an ormolu mounted and champlevé decorated clock executed in the Renaissance taste, sold for $5,600.

For more information contact Clars by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-480-0100.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

This lot of five Chinese hardwood and huanghuali official’s hat armchairs achieved the event’s highest price of $143,800 against its high estimate of $40,000. Clars Auction Gallery image.

This Himalayan thangka, Amitayus was expected to sell for $700 to $900 but skyrocketed to $15,500. Clars Auction Gallery image.

This fine jadeite and platinum ring which featured one free-form jadeite cabochon measuring approximately 15.9 x 8.47 x 5.20mm sold for $29,000. Clars Auction Gallery image.

This oil on panel by Emilio Sanchez-Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907) titled ‘Man in a Boat on a Lily Filled Pond,’ sold very well for $17,900. Clars Auction Gallery image.

A new record was achieved for Clyde Frederick Kelley (1886-1965) when this oil on canvas board titled ‘The Soul Saver’ flew past high estimate selling for $5,355.  Clars Auction Gallery image.

A new world record for a Middle Eastern pierced brass box in the Safavid style was set at Clars’ June sale. Coming from the Edward Gerber Estate, this offering was estimated at $300-$500 but sold for $5,000. Clars Auction Gallery image.

This sterling silver flatware service from Tiffany & Co., New York, in the Olympian multimotif pattern, 1878, sold extremely well achieving $7,800. Clars Auction Gallery image.

Estimated to bring $15,000 to $20,000, these two Chinese hardwood and huanghuali small compound cabinets from the Edward Gerber Estate totaled $131,000. Clars Auction Gallery image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:38
 

Russian buyers drive up icon prices at Jackson’s International

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Friday, 20 June 2014 13:52

This finely painted Russian icon depicting Saint Sebastian of Sokhot, measuring 17 x 15 inches, and signed and dated by Vasily Peshekhonov 1855, sold for $125,000 at Jackson’s International Auction of June 3 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jackson’s image.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Two sessions and $2.75 million in sales – that was the net result of the June 3-4 auction at Jackson’s International. Nearly a half million dollars of the total came from buyers who had bid onine through LiveAuctioneers.

“It helps when you have good, fresh to the market material,” said President and CEO James Jackson. “As anyone in the trade can attest, it is easier to sell a really nice $100,000 item than a really nice $500 item,” Jackson continued. “Furthermore, we were happy to see the Russians passionately participate, yet even they are becoming more refined in their collecting tastes. Ten years ago, one could put anything Russian on the block and a multitude of Russian buyers would duke it out. Now, after the international market crash of 2007-2008, the dust has settled, inventories are up, and boring does not sell.”

LiveAuctioneers delivered 983 registered bidders to the sale. The 240 lots purchased through LiveAuctioneers totaled $466,990. The sell-though rate by number of lots equaled 39.54 percent. Page views on LiveAuctioneers.com totaled 105,393.

The auction featured three main collections including Russian icons and European works from the estate of the late Dr. Edward B. Gerber (1928-2013) of Reno, Nevada; Spanish Colonial works from the noted collection of Puerto Rico native Antonio Roig Ferre; and the lifetime Asian collection of Joan McBride of St. Paul, Minn.

The auction opened with Russian icons, something in which Jackson’s International has developed a global following. The first lot to cross the block was an icon of the Archangel Mikhail, painted in the Western style around the year 1890. It sold to the phone for $37,500. The next three lots (all icons and all executed between the years 1855-1910) were representative of the late style that is extremely popular with nouveau riche Russian collectors as evidenced by the fact that each sold for an astounding $125,000 against estimates $10,000-$15,000 or less.

“Ironically,” noted Jackson, “one can purchase a very excellent icon of the same size, but 250-300 years older, right now for a fraction of the price of which some of these later icon examples are selling for. In my estimation, these old icons are probably a good bet as these will surely rise in value again.”

Some other icons were of note, including lot 6, a signed icon from the workshop of Ivan Malyshev and dated 1882, the 14 x 12 inch gilt-panel depicting saints Kosmas and Damin, sold to a buyer in St. Petersburg, Russia for $55,000. Lot 22, a Russian icon of St. Nicholas, from around the year 1900, with silver-gilt and enameled riza, sold to a buyer in Paris for $40,000. Lot 37 represented the current craze for icons which depict images of individual saints with popular contemporary names. This example, dating to around 1900, and depicting a waist up image of the warrior saint, Dmitry, was estimated at only $3,000-$5,000, yet ended up selling to a buyer in Moscow for $40,000.

Russian decorative arts also fared well, although there is a noticeable slowdown (some dealers would even say price correction) when it comes to unspectacular silver and enameled objects, regardless of the maker. Nevertheless, lot 131, a small (1 1/4 inches) Faberge gold and enamel badge, for the Imperial Russian yacht Tsarevna, sold to a Russian phone bidder for $20,000. Other items of note include a small (4 inches) Faberge agate kovsch with hairline made $7,500, and a 3 1/2-inch gold kovsch by Tilander, finished at $10,000.

A battle-worn Imperial Russian regimental banner from the reign of Paul I, circa 1800, sold to a Russian collector for $40,000 and an Imperial Russian bombardier officer helmet of the Grenadier Regiment, circa 1760s, also sold to Russia for $22,500. An interesting Russian Orthodox embroidered sticharion (church vestment) from the coronation of Csar Nicholas II sold for $21,250 and a unique embroidered, velvet folio with Soviet period inventory label, identifying it as previously belonging to Csarevich Alexi Nikolaevich, sold for $6,250.

Some Russian porcelain sales and other decorative arts worthy of note include a set of 10 Kornilov Brothers porcelain plates with traditional winter scenes, which sold to a Russian phone bidder for $17,500. A Russian porcelain cup and saucer from the Imperial Porcelain Factory did $7,500 and a charming, little Russian porcelain tête-à-tête service by Kornilov finished at $5,250. Lastly, a group of unique North Russian carved wood utensils comprising a figural skopkar and five wooden scoops, all deaccessioned from a Wisconsin museum, totaled $9,000.

Next to sell were European works, leading off with lot 327, a fine gothic gilt-copper and enamel processional cross, 13th century and in an excellent state of preservation, finished at $23,750. It was followed by a pair of late 19th century Belgium cast-bronze angel candlestands, which sold for $15,000. A French carved alabaster angel resting on a marble, gilt-bronze mounted stand sold for $11,875, and a pair of 19th century French bronze figural candlestands made $10,625. A group of four paintings depicting the scenes of the life of the Virgin by Mexican artist Nicolas Enriquez, each signed and dated 1765, and measuring 11 x 9 inches sold for $28,160. An interesting 18th century Cuzco School painting, titled The Three Trinities, finished at $8,750. Other artworks worthy of note include a lovely 19th century carved marble figure of Cleopatra by the Italian sculptor Giuseppe Gambrogi, which sold for $23,750 as well as an unsigned bronze relief panel depicting Socrates and his disciplines, circa 1953, by noted Croatian artist Ivan Meštrović (1883-1963), which sold to a Texas buyer for $21,250.

The second session opened with a small offering of American art beginning with a handful of estate-signed paintings by William Glackens (1870-1938) which, with the exception of a small (18 x 14 inches) floral still life that came in at $13,750, went unsold. However, that was not the case for the three Marvin Cone paintings that followed, all of which saw active bidding, A small oil on board sketch of a stone quarry by Cone came in at $119,000. That was followed by a 9 x 22 inch red barn scene, which made $68,750, and a still life measuring 18 x 15 inches did $32,500. A large, lovely spring landscape by Indiana artist Edward Williams (1870-1950) made $47,500 and the bronze Duck Baby fountain by Edith Parsons, with verdigris patina, finished at $9,375.

The rest of the sale featured, to a large degree, Asian works from the Joan McBride collection. This session opened with a bronze figure of famous Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Sculpted by French artist Paul Paulin (1852-1937), the 1921 effigy sold to a buyer in India for $20,480 against an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. That was followed by a Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze Buddhist figure which sold to an in-house bidder for $11,520. Next up was a 19th century Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Bodhidharma which sold for $9,375 to the same in-house bidder. An interesting Tibetan gilt-copper repoussé plaque sold for $11,875, which was followed by a 6-inch Chinese carved jade water coupe, which sold for $11,250. Whereas a Chinese carved white jade double water coupe finished at $12,800, and a Chinese carved celadon 6-inch plate made $7,680.

Chinese and Japanese jades saw considerable interest with some renewed interest in the previously soft Japanese market, although it seemed apparent that the recent ivory ban likely hampered sales. More Asian works of note include a small Chinese carved and polychrome erotic panel (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), which sold for $14,000 against an estimate of $200-$400. A Chinese carved rosewood and jade mounted altar stand sold for $10,240, and an interesting Japanese carved ivory and rootwood climbing monkey sculpture finished at $8,125. Asian works concluded with a small offering of contemporary art followed by Tibetan or Mongolian silver and jade mounted objects. Of the modern Asian art, the top lot was a 26-by-36-inch oil on canvas painting by Vietnamese artist Le Pho (1907-2001), which finished at $37,500. That was followed by a watercolor courtyard scene by Chinese artist Fang Xiang (b. 1967) and three Le Pho oil on canvas floral still lifes, which totaled $47,360. A Chinese Mongolian-style, silver-lidded jar with hard-stone mounts sold for $11,520, which was followed by a Chinese silver-plated and hard-stone mounted seal box, which made $15,360, and three Chinese Mongolian-style jade and silver-mounted swords totaled $42,000.

Asian works were followed by a mixed offering of European decorative arts including a black-forest Swiss-carved figural game clock, which sold for $9,375. A three-piece French bronze hunting motif garniture sold to Russia for $20,480. A German carved wood and polychrome lusterweibchen chandelier came in at $9,375, and a carved and gilt-wood Lyon and Healy concert harp sold for $17,920. Other European glassware, porcelain, and decorative arts worthy of mention include a KPM plaque depicting the Holy Family, selling for $6,875, a 7 1/2-inch Galle carved and fire-polished vase bringing $7,500, a Daum Nancy cameo glass chandelier making $6,250, an 8-inch elephant’s vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres selling for $1,750, and a pair of contemporary art glass vases by Dante Marioni which sold for $6,150.

The sale finished with a small collection of mostly contemporary jewelry from a private, Midwest collection featuring a ruby and diamond cocktail ring, circa 1935, which sold for $10,000. An Art Deco ladies diamond and sapphire platinum filigree ring made $8,125, a Tiffany moonstone matching necklace, bracelet and earrings set, circa 1940, did $6,400, and a contemporary Sophia D diamond-and-platinum bow necklace went for $5,000.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

This finely painted Russian icon depicting Saint Sebastian of Sokhot, measuring 17 x 15 inches, and signed and dated by Vasily Peshekhonov 1855, sold for $125,000 at Jackson’s International Auction of June 3 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jackson’s image.

This weathered Imperial Russian regimental banner from the reign of Paul I, circa 1800, sold for $40,000. Jackson’s image.

This gothic gilt-copper and enamel processional cross, measuring 20 inches in height, sold for $23,750. Jackson’s image.

This carved marble figure of Cleopatra signed Giuseppe Gambrogi sold for $23,750. Jackson’s image.

This diminutive (9 x 7 inches) Chinese carved and polychrome, hidden erotic scene panel sold for $14,000. Jackson’s image.

This French three-piece bronze garniture after Carrier sold for $20,480. Jackson’s image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:12
 

Miniature lamps spark big bids at Jeffrey S. Evans auction

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:41

A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp, white to citron yellow, with a satin finish, white floral leaf and butterfly décor, and period burner, sold for the top price at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' second auction of the Marjorie Hulsebus estate collection of miniature lighting on May 31. Dating to the end of the 19th century, the lamp sold for $11,500, nearly twice the presale estimate.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

This and the other items offered in the auction came from Hulsebus’ personal collection, and many had been published in her reference works on miniature lighting.

An equally rare cameo fuchsia glory and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp, white to midnight blue, with a satin finish, decorated with vine and butterfly to the squatty base, attributed to Thomas Webb and Sons, sold within the $6,000-$9,000 estimate for $8,625.

Another highly sought-after rarity, a hanging cast-iron miniature triple-arm chandelier lamp, the frame being only 10 1/4 inches high, fitted with three colorless glass tapered fonts, each embossed “FIRE FLY” and with the correct opaque glass chimney-shade, also sold for $8,625. A rare figural Santa Claus lamp brought the fourth-highest price of the sale, $6,900. It was of white glass, with a fired yellow and brown body. Produced circa 1892 by the Consolidated Lamp & Glass Co., the lamp appealed to collectors partly because of its unusual coloration.

The Hulsebus Collection auction of 317 lots was 100 percent sold, realizing over $219,000, with registered bidders from over 30 countries. The third and last installment of this legendary collection will be sold by Jeffrey S. Evans on Oct. 18, followed by two collections of early kerosene and Victorian period lighting.

For further information call 540-534-3939, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Estimated at $6,000-$9,000, the rare cameo Fuchsia Glory and Leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Just over 10 inches tall, this rare hanging cast-iron miniature triple-arm chandelier lamp, with the correct opaque glass chimney-shades, sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

The Santa figural miniature lamp, having a rare yellow and brown coloration, sold for $6,900, easily topping the $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:54
 

Fresh-to-market jewelry in demand at John Moran Auctioneers

PDF Print E-mail
Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:22

This assembled set of amethyst and 18K gold jewelry – the brooch by Jean Schlumberger’ and the ear clips by David Webb – went home with a floor bidder for $19,200 (estimate: $8,000-$1,200). John Moran Auctioneers image.

ALTADENA, Calif. – On May 20 John Moran Auctioneers conducted their semiannual HQ Fine Jewelry and Luxury Auction at their headquarters in Altadena. Buyers, one third of whom bid online, were evidently thrilled by the wide array of offerings, buying 98 percent of the 324 lots.

LiveAuctioneers.com facilitated Internet live bidding.

Among the selections of fine jewelry filling the majority of the catalog, buyers found practical, wearable pieces with character.

Fun rings with character and style certainly drew a lot of attention during the preview. One such piece, a curious carved shell cameo ring dating to circa 1890, featured a male mask depicted in frontal and left and right profile views simultaneously. Initially estimated to realize $600-$800, it incited some friendly competition, ultimately going home with a floor bidder for $1,680. (All prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.) Another late 19th century ring, designed in the coveted Renaissance Revival style with a central baroque pearl flanked by two female ship’s mastheads, wooed bidders with its siren’s song to a $9,000 price tag, well over the $1,500-$2,500 estimate.

A number of gorgeous diamond rings tempted those looking to make a statement with sparkle. One offered midway through the sale featured an impressive central 8.54-carat diamond, graded G color and SI1 clarity and set in platinum. Conservatively estimated to sell for $90,000-$110,000, it realized $204,000.

Jade and coral certainly made a splash at the May 20 auction. A coral, diamond and gold necklace centered by an 18K-gold dragon’s head set with diamonds and colored gemstone eyes earned a formidable $15,600 (estimate: $6,000-$8,000). A collection of jewelry featuring gold bracelets, earrings, and pendants set with jade and coral incited a bidding war among absentee and floor buyers, ending only when a floor buyer raised his paddle at the $3,000 mark (estimate: $600-$800).

Big names were also well represented and much appreciated. Possibly the most anticipated lot was an assembled set of hexagonal-cut amethyst and circular-cut diamond jewelry, composed of a brooch by Jean Schlumberger and a matched pair of ear clips by David Webb. These spectacular pieces found a new home with a floor bidder for $19,200, comfortably surpassing the estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

Always a crowd favorite, animals also performed well. A Van Cleef and Arpels lion brooch fetched $3,600 (estimate: $1,500-$2,500). A set of Cartier jewelry consisting of a gold “LOVE” bangle, complete with gold-toned screwdriver, and a classic "rolling" ring, inspired a number of bidders to leave absentee bids, however the victor was a determined online buyer who paid $4,612.50 (estimate: $1,000-$1,500).

Decidedly, the most anticipated luxury accessory offered was the ostrich skin Hermes Kelly bag in the desirable camel hue with gold tone hardware. A lucky floor bidder snatched it up for a fair price within estimate, $6,600 (estimate: $5,000-$7,000).

Additional Highlights include:

• An Art Deco enamel and jadeite compact, circa 1925, of 14K gold and black, white, ivory, and green enamel centering a jadeite plaque, realized $5,206.25 (estimate $1,200-$1,800).

• One of a number of quality watches offered, an IWC Portuguese 7-day Automatic wristwatch, found a new owner with a telephone bidder for $7,200, just over the estimated price range of $4,000-$6,000.

• A breathtaking pair of 18K white gold and natural Burmese ruby earrings, estimated to sell for $8,000-$12,000, earned $14,700 due to the efforts of an enthusiastic phone bidder.

John Moran Auctioneers’ next HQ Fine Jewelry and Luxury Auction is set for Dec. 9, and consignment inquiries are currently invited.

For information on any of John Moran Auctioneers’ auctions, call their offices: 626-793-1833.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 This assembled set of amethyst and 18K gold jewelry – the brooch by Jean Schlumberger’ and the ear clips by David Webb – went home with a floor bidder for $19,200 (estimate: $8,000-$1,200). John Moran Auctioneers image.

This antique cameo ring, carved as an intriguing triple-faced mask, exceeded expectations, selling for $1,680, well over the estimated $600-$800. John Moran Auctioneers image. 

Realizing an impressive $9,000, this 18K gold, enamel and pearl ring is a gorgeous example of the Renaissance Revival style (estimate: $1,500-$2,500). John Moran Auctioneers image. 

This circa 1925 Art Deco enamel and jadeite compact incited some fierce competition among floor bidders, finally finding a buyer for $5,206.25 (estimate: $1,200-$1,800). John Moran Auctioneers image. 

Estimated to realize $4,000-$6,000, this handsome IWC Portuguese 7-day Automatic wristwatch earned a price of $7,200 at Moran’s May 20 auction. John Moran Auctioneers image. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:57
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 3 of 71
ADVERTISEMENTS

Banner Banner