CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jackson’s Auction conducted a highly successful auction Dec. 5-7 in which bidders utilizing the LiveAuctioneers platform won 45.3 percent of the more than 1,500 lots. LiveAuctioneers winning bidders contributed $482,910 to the three-day auction’s total sales.
A 19th-century plains beaded hide pipe bag (above) was the top item purchased through LiveAuctioneers. The colorfully decorated bag, 33 ½ inches long including the hide fringe, sold for $31,200 (prices include the buyer’s premium).
A 9-inch-tall Sino Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Amitayus (below) sold for $19,500 to a LiveAuctioneers bidder. Dating to the 17th or 18th century, the depiction of the Buddhist deity was seated on a double lotus throne with a paste gemstone in the crown and a fine overall gilt finish.
Jackson’s Auction has long been known for selling the finest in Russian religious icons. A LiveAuctioneers bidder won a 17th-century Russian icon of the Kazan Mother of God, which was finley painted in the traditional old style. The borders depicted various saints including Boris, Gleb and Tikhorn. The veil of the Virgin was overlaid with an embroidered panel decorated with seed pearls, and the entire icon was overlaid with a silver gilt repoussé and chased riza with an elaborate halo and a suspended tsata embellished with faux gemstones. In an excellent state of original preservation, the icon sold for $9,750.
LiveAuctioneers bidders were also successful in buying a group of four Chinese carved jade ornaments for $9,100, and a Chinese carved elmwood horseshoe-back armchair for $7,800.