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Ken Hall | Gallery Report

Gallery Report: October 2014

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:33

Pomo burden basket, $23,000, Allard Auctions



A large Pomo burden basket sold for $23,000 at the “Best of Santa Fe” Indian art auction held Aug. 16-17 by Allard Auctions in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, a beautiful Yokuts basket by Florence Jacobs Harrie and an historic Yokuts basket by Waysheemlet each went for $5,750; a Charles Loloma buckle changed hands for $6,325; a unique Yei figured rug fetched $5,175; a Fannie Nampeyo olla garnered $4,885; and a figured Wasco sally bag filled with traditional figures such as condors, deer and sturgeon made $4,313. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City



An original oil on canvas painting by the French artist Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969), titled Winter Place de la Madeleine (1942), sold for $24,400 at an estates auction held Sept. 20-21 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. Also, a 14K white gold diamond link necklace, with each of the 102 links having a graduated round diamond, realized $13,035; and a watercolor work by Blanche Nettie Lazzell (W.Va., 1878-1956), titled Abstraction (1936), went for $7,380. Prices include a sliding scale buyer's premium.

 

 


Fernando Amorsolo oil, $100,725, James D. Julia



An original oil painting of laborers working the rice fields in the shadow of a distant volcano by Philippine artist Fernando Amorsolo sold for $100,725 at an antiques and fine art auction held Aug. 19-22 by James D. Julia Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, Montague Dawson's marine portrait of a tall ship in full sail on white-tipped green waves realized $74,062; a rendering of Ernest Hemingway by Waldo Peirce breezed to $53,325; and a late 19th century copper weather vane from a large collection reached $47,400. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction



A 19th century carved and gilded pilot house eagle sold for $1,989 at an unreserved estate auction held Aug. 23 by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y. Also, a Cubist abstract painting signed “LRC” for the Hungarian artist Gyarmathy Tihamer (1915-2005) hammered for $1,638; a 19th century New England farm table in original red paint realized $1,755; and an adjustable hickory Adirondack glider fetched $1,404. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


14K white gold bracelet, $32,400, Morphy Auctions



A 14K white gold tennis bracelet with 46 emerald-cut diamonds sold for $32,400 at a fine and decorative arts auction held Aug. 30-31 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a ladies' ring with cabochon-cut jadeite center stone surrounded by 46 tapered baguette diamonds totaling 5.08 carats went for $31,200; an R.W. Martin & Brothers Wally Bird tobacco jar, signed, 6 1/2 inches tall, changed hands for $25,200; and a Swiss-made Ami Rivenc six-cylinder orchestral music box (circa 1885-1890), also turned $25,200. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams



A rare German Kammer & Reinhardt character doll with plaited auburn hair, blue-gray eyes, lace-sleeved white dress, straw hat and white shoes and stockings sold for $395,750 at an auction held Sept. 24 by Bonhams in England. It was a new world auction record for a doll. Also, a bisque head Kammer & Reinhardt doll modeled after one of the daughters of Lewin-Funcke, the Berlin artist and professor who designed the doll, fetched $278,000; and a Kammer & Reinhardt “Heinz” character doll made $188,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's



A Chinese hanging scroll by Zheng Xie (1693-1765) that had been in the same collection for 40 years, titled Bamboo and Rock, sold for $2.63 million at Sotheby's Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 16-18 in New York. Also, a fine and rare celadon-glazed Dragon vase carrying the Kangxi mark and period soared to $2.29 million; and a 15th century Nepalese gilt-copper structure of Indra that had been in the historic collections of the Dukes of Northumberland since the 19th century changed hands for $785,000. Prices include a 12 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions



An original oil on board painting by Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), titled Kansas Landscape, sold for $43,125 at an annual auction held Aug. 17-18 by Manitou Auctions in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, a C.C. Starr sterling silver parade saddle made circa 1930s, with engraved initials “MTM,” brought $7,375; a circa-1890 Zuni storage jar, 11 inches tall, changed hands for $10,285; a circa-1930s Panamint basketry bowl with zigzag geometric designs made $3,933; and a circa-1920 Navajo sand painting weaving rose to $5,143. All prices quoted include the buyers premium.

 

 


Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions



An original oil on board painting by the English-born American artist Brian Coole (b. 1939), titled Boston From Chelsea Shore, sold for $19,800 at an auction held Aug. 24 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a circa-1920 Provincetown, Mass., seascape by Albro T. Hibbard hit $10,800; James Fulton Pringle's Ship Under Sail shoved off for $7,800; an oil on canvas depiction of waves crashing on rocks by Charles H. Woodbury brought $3,900; and a Ming dynasty Buddha, 35 inches tall, made $8,400. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.2 million, Doyle New York



A pair of 19th century Chinese famille rose glazed porcelain covered vases, measuring 16 inches in height and bearing the Qianlong seal mark, sold for $1.2 million at an Asian works of art auction held Sept. 15 by Doyle New York in Manhattan. Also, a pair of 19th century white jade chrysanthemum-shaped bowls, 6 7/8 inches in diameter, realized $100,000; a large zitan table fetched $93,750; and a Qing Dynasty agarwood scepter, 17 1/2 inches long, elaborately carved as a fruiting gourd vine, finished at $81,250. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island



A World War II fully automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 paratrooper sniper rifle with highly desirable accessories, such as a ZF4 sniper scope, the original mount, a grenade launcher and spike bayonet, sold for $299,000 at a premiere firearms auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rock Island Auction Co. in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Walker's C Company marked U.S. contract Colt Walker model 1847 revolver went for $161,000; and a Winchester third model 1866 lever action carbine hit $92,000. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction



A Myochin School iron articulated snake sold for $37,500 at an auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a bronze sculpture after Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray, titled Falconer, rose to $20,000; a French champleve clock and barometer garniture breezed to $15,000; a Japanese Meiji sterling tea and coffee service brought $13,750; a Paul Jouve etching on paper titled Walking Panther made $13,750; and a Christofle silver-plated centerpiece hit $13,750. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley



An oil on panel surreal landscape painting by Konrad Cramer sold for $9,000 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon, N.Y. Also, a Vargueno desk changed hands for $6,000; a lovely swan planter found a new owner for $2,700; a Longwy Aesthetic plant stand garnered $5,400; a Linke cabinet realized $5,700; an oil on canvas painting by Carl Holty titled The White Vase (1948) attained $5,400; a 1947 Holty work titled Unicorn fetched $2,400; and a Buccellati silver bear made $2,400. Prices include a sliding scale buyer's premium.

 

 


Arts and Crafts chandelier, $26,910, Stair Auctioneers



A W.A.S. Benson English Arts and Crafts copper and brass three-light chandelier sold for $26,910 at a Decorative Arts Auction held Sept. 5 by Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers in Hudson, N.Y. Also, an Aesthetic Movement ebonized hall chair attributed to Gustave and Christian Herter coasted to $11,700; a glazed stoneware faceted cauldron by Paul Chaleff (b. 1947) finished at $5,560; a pair of Pompeian-style bronze tripod floor lamps with alabaster shades went for $9,945; and a Minton porcelain garden seat hit $1,755. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Qing Dynasty vase, $24.7 million, Skinner



A monumental Fencai Chinese Imperial Qing dynasty vase sold for $24.7 million at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 17 by Skinner Inc. in Boston. It was the most ever paid at auction for a Qing dynasty vase in the U.S. It is believed the Chinese Emperor ordered the vase made. It was fired at the Jingdezhen kilns under the direction of the superintendent Tang Ying (1682-1750). The National Museum in Beijing is home to the only other known example in the same size and decoration. The price includes a 23 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Marklin three-piece train set, $6,000, Pook & Pook



A Marklin three-piece tin windup train set consisting of an engine, a tender and a Speisewagen dining car sold for $6,000 at a Christmas in July Toy Auction held July 15 by Pook & Pook Auction in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a 19-inch-tall French Tete Jumeau bisque head doll, beautifully dressed and with a jointed composition body, realized $3,120; a set of 12 carved and painted wooden soldiers, each one 6 1/2 inches tall, brought $2,880; and a Majestic Mfg. Co. steel iron and tin salesman's sample stove made $4,320. Prices include a 20 or 23 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


JFK wartime letters, $200,000, RR Auction



A collection of letters from John F. Kennedy to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction held Sept. 17-18 by RR Auction in Boston. The letters were sent by JFK to the family of Harold W. Marney, who was killed when the PT-109 was sunk by a Japanese destroyer. Also, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's World War II bomber jacket hammered for $93,000; and a famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, signed by the renowned genius, hit $125,000. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Ty Cobb cigar tin, $18,720, Manifest



A Ty Cobb cigar tin, one of fewer than 20 known, sold for $18,720 at a premiere sale held July 12-13 by Manifest Auctions in Greenville, S.C. Also, a Santa Fe Railroad “The Scout” single-sided sign, 20 inches by 40 inches, realized $11,700; a round H.P. Hood & Sons milk sign with cow graphic and original grommets, 30 inches in diameter, rose to $9,360; a Buffalo Brewing Co. Bohemian Beer charger, 24 inches in diameter, fetched $8,190; and a Five Brothers' pipe tobacco store display bin went for $3,900. Prices include a sliding scale buyer's premium.

 

 


British School landscape, $30,000, Carlsen Gallery



A 19th century British School landscape rendering with a waterfall sold for $30,000 at an auction held Sept. 14 by Carlsen Gallery Inc., in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an oil on canvas by Samuel Coleman, titled Coast of North Africa, chalked up $17,000; a signed oil on canvas by Paul Weber, titled Cathedral Rocks Yosemite, climbed to $15,000; an early 19th century classical marble bust and pedestal brought $14,000; and a tangerine and red 1969 Porsche 912 sports car roared off for $9,000. All prices quoted are exclusive of a sliding scale buyer's premium.

 

 


Tiffany Studios lamp, $56,500, Clars Auction



A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) “Venetian” desk lamp, made circa 1910, sold for $56,500 at a fine art, decoratives & jewelry auction held Sept. 13-15 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, an original painting by Leonor Fini (French, 1908-1996), titled Dialogue Impossible, also rose to $56,500; a pair of French urns in the Neo-Classical style, attributed to Henry Dasson (Paris, 19th century), gaveled for $32,000; and a large patinated in metal abstract tree trunk table by Silas Seandel (b. 1937) achieved $26,000. Prices include a 19 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Howard Terpning painting, $1.5 million, Jackson Hole



An original painting by Howard Terpning, titled Major North and the Pawnee Battalion, sold for $1.49 million at Jackson Hole Art Auction's eighth annual live auction held Sept. 13 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Also, a rendering by Carl Rungius, titled Moose, got snapped up for $546,250; Bob Kuhn's Red Fox on Patrol changed hands for $263,250; Martin Grelle's painting titled Strategies (2014) realized $263,250; and Richard Schmid's Yellow Roses went to a determined bidder for $187,200. Prices include a sliding buyer's premium.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:19
 

Gallery Report: September 2014

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:48

Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan's



A 3.70-carat natural, certified sapphire stone in a deep royal blue hue, held in a diamond and platinum ring, sold for $129,800 at a Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Jewelry Auction held June 6 by Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a 5.19-carat fancy yellow diamond ring hammered for $76,700; a Rolex 6234 Pre-Daytona model watch fetched $18,880; a Shreve & Co. Patek Philippe pocket watch realized $18,880; and an oil painting by David William Simpson titled Four Rainbows #4 made $10,620. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Titanic chessboard, $16,385, Philip Weiss



A chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from the doomed ocean liner RMS Titanic in 1912 sold for $16,385 at an auction held July 23 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a block of 15 unused tickets to the Beatles' last concert performance in the United States, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966 (it did not sell out), realized $12,000; and a first-edition copy of Ernest Hemingway's book The Old Man and the Sea, inscribed and signed by the author, changed hands for $3,220. Prices include a 13 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Three sterling sculptures, $18,368, Crescent City



Three early 20th century Continental sterling sculptures of jousting knights on horseback (one shown), with ivory faces and decorated with cabochon agate stones, sold for $18,368 at an estates auction held July 26-27 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. Also, a small Russian icon (circa 1898-1908, St. Petersburg) of The Virgin of Kazan, in a sterling and enamel riza by Nicolay Kemper, made $13,035; and a 20th century contemporary alligator motif low table, signed R. Ferguson, hit $7,110. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Wedgwood Dragon King vase, $74,062, James D. Julia Inc.



A Wedgwood Dragon King vase, the largest piece of Fairyland Luster Wedgwood ever made, sold for $74,062 at a Glass & Lamp Auction held June 11-12 by James D. Julia Inc., in Fairfield, Maine. Also, a Tiffany table lamp with richly colored poppies having striated orange petals and applied bronze centers against a bed of leaves on a mottled green and yellow background, all on a gold dore base, went for $41,475; and a pair of Moser decorated ewers with overall applied and enameled parrot decoration hit $20,737. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Louis Apol oil painting, $16,000, Richard D. Hatch



A winter landscape original oil painting, 45 inch by 32 inches, in a period gilt frame by Dutch artist Louis Franciscus Hendrik Apol (1850-1936) sold for $16,000 at an auction held May 23-24 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, N.C. Also, a Rolex 18K gold ladies' President wristwatch with diamond number indicators and a mother-of-pearl dial changed hands for $4,000; and a pair of 1830 French dueling pistols, gold inlay by Lered W. Proze, numbered 1 and 2, went for $1,400. Prices are hammer, exclusive of a buyer's premium.

 

 


The Phantom movie poster, $203,150, Heritage Auctions



A rare original one-sheet poster for the 1925 horror classic The Phantom of the Opera, one of only four known, sold for $203,150 at a Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction held July 19-20 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Also, a Charlie Chaplin six-sheet for Sunnyside (1919) rose to $71,700; an insert for the cinematic masterpiece Casablanca (1942) went for $83,650; a German poster for the unnerving 1931 classic M realized $50,787; and a large Italian foglio for the film La Dolce Vita made $47,800. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


1900 Coca-Cola calendar, $210,000, Morphy Auctions



A 1900 Coca-Cola calendar in near-mint-plus condition, with an image of model and actress Hilda Clark, the first beauty to appear in Coke's ads, sold for $210,000 at an Advertising & Coin-Op Auction held Aug. 22-24 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Mills Double Dewey upright slot machine, 5/25 cents, with original music, garnered $114,000; an 1896 Coca-Cola calendar in a shadow box with gilt frame made $105,000; and a Pepsi-Cola Art Nouveau china soda fountain syrup urn went for $69,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


‘Shang’ Wheeler black duck, $115,000, Guyette & Deeter



A presentation black duck by “Shang” Wheeler sold for $115,000 at a Summer Decoy Auction held July 29-30 by Guyette & Deeter (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H. Also, a “dust jacket”-style plover by Elmer Crowell soared to $109,250; a “pinch breasted” 1932 model pintail from an old California collection breezed to $77,625; a pair of mergansers by Oscar Bibber realized $69,000; and a rare dowitcher by John Dilley changed hands for $57,500. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Pair of Bohemian decanters, $44,400, Kaminski Auctions



A pair of Bohemian decanters of uranium/vaseline coloring, opaque glass with gilt decoration, sold for $44,400 at one of two Summer Auctions held July 13 and 27 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, another pair of Bohemian decanters, featuring an image of Zill al-Sultan (“Shadow of the King,” the Qajar prince who ruled Iran's capital, 1874-1907), fetched $18,000; and a 21-inch bronze of a nude woman on a marble base titled Crest of the Wave by Harriet W. Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980), hit $26,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Scottish Moor pitcher, $4,888, Jeffrey S. Evans



An unusual Scottish Moor-pattern amethyst opalescent glass water pitcher, dated to around 1890 and possibly made by the West Virginia Glass Co., sold for $4,888 at an Art & Victorian Glass Auction held July 26 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mount Crawford, Va. Also, a set of seven Continental two-color cut overlay Rhine Wine glasses rose to vaseline (uranium) bowls, each with Strawberry Diamond and Ellipse design, possibly made by Baccarat or St. Luis, France, gaveled for $2,300. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Anatole Vely painting, $22,800, John Moran



A painting by the French artist Anatole Vely, titled La Reveil du Coeur (“The Awakening of the Heart”) sold for $22,800 at an Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held July 22 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a pair of Maison Millet Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marble urns coasted to $14,400; a gilt bronze-mounted Louis XV-style bureau plait gaveled for $13,200; an American pottery piece by Harrison McIntosh fetched $4,200; and a carved oak grande sonnerie bracket clock chimed on time for $3,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Indian princess figure, $92,250, Skinner Inc.



A carved Indian princess tobacconist figure by Samuel Robb sold for $92,250 at an Americana Auction held Aug. 9-10 by Skinner Inc. in Boston. Also, a carved Punch tobacconist figure rose to $79,950; a life-size Black Forest walnut bear also brought $79,950; a quirky composition statue of a scantily clad woman with full-body tattoos, called Battleship Kate, changed hands for $28,290; and a painted folk art Parcheesi board and a folk art game board both fetched more than $30,000 after spirited bidding. Prices include a 23 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Parker Brothers shotgun, $60,000, Sanford Alderfer



A Parker Brothers AHE grade side-by-side double-barrel shotgun, 28 gauge, with 26-inch barrels, sold for $60,000 at a Firearms Auction held July 15 by the Sanford Alderfer Companies in Hatfield, Pa. Also, an L.C. Smith Crown grade side-by-side double-barrel shotgun, 20 gauge, with 26-inch barrels, made $22,800; a Winchester Model 21 grade 6 side-by-side double-barrel shotgun, 12 gauge, with 28-inch vent rib barrels, hit the mark for $22,800; and a Parker Brothers DHE grade 20 gauge shotgun brought $12,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


World War I poster, $18,750, Swann Auction



A poster from World War I by H. R. Hopps, titled Destroy This Mad Brute / Enlist (circa 1917), sold for $18,750 at a Vintage Posters Auction held Aug. 6 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a poster by Alphonse Mucha, titled JOB (1896), commanded $21,250; Mucha's decorative four-panel work The Seasons achieved $11,250; James Montgomery Flagg's Wake Up America Day (1917) fetched $8,750; and Howard Chandler's If You Want to Fight / Join the Marines (1915) went for $7,680. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Case, French wine, $48,222, Sotheby's



A case (12 bottles) of 1990 vintage Chateau Petrus French wine sold for $48,222 at a Finest & Rarest Wines Auction held July 16-17 by Sotheby's in London. Also, a case assortment (12 bottles) of 1990 vintage Domaine de la Romanee-Conti French wine also garnered $48,222; a half-case (six bottles) of 2000 vintage Chateau Petrus went for $25,116; a case (12 bottles) of 1982 vintage Chateau Latour climbed to $23,106; and eight magnum bottles of 2000 vintage Carre d'As sold as one lot for $22,102. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Yayoi Kusama work, $269,000, Christie's



A gouache and pastel on paper work, executed in 1957 by Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), titled Nets, sold for $269,000 at a Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction held July 24 by Christie's in New York. Also, an oil on canvas by Alice Neel (1900-1984), titled Portrait of Vivien Leone (1983) topped out at $209,000; an oil on canvas by Milton Resnick (1917-2004), titled Unity (1960), realized $149,000; and a 10 elements / magnesium and tin work by Carl Andre (b. 1935), titled 4 mg Hexatin, changed hands for $118,750. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Olympic gold medal, $67,642, Grey Flannel



An Olympic gold medal, won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia by Vin Baker of the Team USA basketball team, sold for $67,642 in an auction that closed on Aug. 20 and was held by Grey Flannel Auctions. It was an online, phone and absentee auction, with no live bidding. The medal received a total of just four bids. The first bid was for the minimum (or reserve) of $35,000, but three other bids countered, for a final hammer price of $56,369. A buyer's premium was then applied to that figure, pushing the final selling price to $67,642.

 

 


Suzanne Valadon painting, $44,840, Kodner Galleries



An original oil on canvas painting by Suzanne Valadon, titled Vase de Fleurs, sold for $44,840 at an auction held Aug. 6 by Kodner Galleries in Dania Beach, Fla. Also, a 9-carat emerald and diamond ring slipped on a new finger for $30,680; an oil on panel work by Louis Valtat titled Pommes a la Draperie Bleu, fetched $22,420; an oil on canvas by Dietz Edzard titled Concert aux Sablettes rose to $11,800; and a bronze Egyptian figure by French sculptor Emile Picault went for $10,600. Prices include the buyer's premium.

 

 


Pair of Chinese foo dogs, $14,950, William J. Jenack



A pair of Chinese carved marble foo dogs sold for $7,475 each (or a combined $14,950) at an auction held Aug. 10 by William J. Jenack Auctioneers in Chester, N.Y. Also, one lot consisting of six ancient Roman coins hammered for $1,000; a Chinese blue and white covered jar changed hands for $4,600; an ancient Roman Emperor Vitellis denarius brought $690; a bronze Dhyani Buddha fetched $978; and a Macedonian Philip II tetradracrum (circa 359-336 B.C.) went for $1,150. All prices quoted include the buyer's premium.

 

 


Wizard of Oz concept art, $45,625, Heritage Auctions



A pair of preproduction concept paintings from the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz sold for a combined $45,625 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction held Aug. 23 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A Lansky Brothers leather coat owned and worn by Elvis Presley hammered for $35,000; and a 1976 Harley-Davidson Model FLH motorcycle previously owned by Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx of the metal band Motley Crue and designed by a mechanic for the Hell's Angels hit $32,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

 

 


Six hanging scrolls, $25,960, Michaan's



A set of six Chinese hanging scrolls of calligraphy brushwork attributed to Yu Youren sold for $25,960 at an estates auction held Aug. 3 by Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a painted Buddhist scripture on silk crossed the block for $7,080; two Asian famille rose vases depicting birds and beauties hammered for $4,130; a Mid-Century Modern classic Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair with ottoman fetched $7,670; and a pair of jade, diamond and white gold earrings with Mason Kay Report hit $6,490. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:57
 

Gallery Report: August 2014

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:11

Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's



A pair of famille rose porcelain plaques from the Republic period of Wang Qi (1884-1937) sold for $463,000 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 23 by Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a folding screen inset with porcelain plaques coasted to $59,000; two huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs with side table fetched $100,300; a landscape hanging scroll by Wu Hufan (1894-1968) made $59,000; a cinnabar lacquer scroll form box brought $38,350; and a spinach double gourd-form wall vase reached $23,600. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

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Men's Longines watch, $50,600, Cottone Auctions



A rare and handsome men's Longines wristwatch, purchased in the 1940s and descended in the same family ever since, sold for $50,600 at an Advertising, Scientific and Art Auction held May 31 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Chelsea “Wardroom” clock, made by the American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio, chimed on time for $15,000; a set of 12 Royal Doulton hand-painted and relief gold leafed plates fetched $8,050; and a Merchants Union Express Co. lithograph gaveled for $6,500. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

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Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan's Auctions



A Tiffany Studios stained glass landscape window, circa 1910-1920, with an image of a classic veranda setting, sold for $236,000 at an auction of Louis C. Tiffany treasures from Japan's esteemed Garden Museum Collection held April 12 by Michaan's Auctions. Also, a Geranium motif Tiffany Studios table lamp with leaded glass shade resting on a superb mosaic and bronze base achieved $165,200; and a Tiffany Studios enamel vase depicting a three-dimensional flowering Sumac made $118,000. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.

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