Capo Auction wraps up 7th year on a high note

Tolla Inbar (German/Israeli, born 1958), ‘Aspiration Duo,’ 1999, bronze, 7 feet 5 inches high, Price realized: $6,875. Capo Auction image

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques just celebrated their seven-year anniversary with their most successful auction of the last two years in November and continued that momentum at their year-end auction on Dec. 16 with a varied selection of decorative items taking the lead. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gallery Report: December 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:


Marathon Products sign, $6,900, Route 32 Auctions
An early Marathon Products (“Best in the Long Run”) double-sided porcelain sign, with iconic running man graphic, sold for $6,900 at the premiere auction of Route 32 Auctions in Indianapolis, Ind. Also, an En-Ar-Co White Rose double-sided porcelain sign went for $6,480; a Cadillac Authorized Service double-sided porcelain sign rose to $6,325; and a Chevrolet “OK Used Cars” single-sided porcelain button sign knocked down for $4,370.

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Fancy yellow diamond ring tops Alderfer Auction at $33,000

6.09-carat natural fancy yellow diamond ring in platinum. Price realized: $33,000. Alderfer Auction image

HATFIELD, Pa. – Fine jewelry rose to the top of Alderfer Auction’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Dec. 7. A 6.09-carat brilliant cut natural fancy light yellow diamond in platinum (above) and 22K yellow gold sold for $33,000 while a 4-carat oval diamond ring in platinum brought $20,400. Collections such as this brought much interest from around the world with bidders from over 40 countries competing. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ahlers & Ogletree to present well-rounded auction Jan. 6-7

Oil painting signed by John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), titled ‘River at New Hope.’ Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image

ATLANTA – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for its big annual Signature Estates Auction, a two-day affair planned for the weekend of Jan. 6 and 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time both days. In all, a little more than 1,000 lots will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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