$80,000 jade censer heats up Dallas Auction Gallery

Carved with dragon handles with two free rings, this 5 1/2-inch jade lidded censer sold for $80,000. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Carved with dragon handles with two free rings, this 5 1/2-inch jade lidded censer sold for $80,000. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

DALLAS – Asian antiques, Daum Nancy art glass and jewelry were the highlights at Dallas Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17 auction. The star attraction of the sale was a Chinese Qing carved white jade lidded censer, estimated at $8,000-$12,000, that sold for $80,000.

“We are pleased to see that Dallas Auction Gallery continues to bring strong prices by selling items that are fresh to the marketplace. The Asian market is continuing to explode, and we are pleased to have such a wonderful reputation in this market” said Scott Shuford, president of Dallas Auction Gallery. “We also sold a very large collection of Daum Nancy glass in the November sale, and the prices were outstanding.”

Bidding was available through liveauctioneers.com, dallasauctiongallery.com, in person and by phone.

Highlights from the sale included:

  • Chinese Qing carved white jade lidded censer, carved with dragon handles with two free rings. 5 1/2 inches high, circa 18th-19th century. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Price realized: $80,000.
  • Chinese Qing carved white jade snuff bottle, 2 1/2 inches high, circa 18th-19th century. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Price realized: $8,000.
  • Rare early Galle French two-handle vase, urn form with a internally decorated striated green foot graduating to an amber bulb waist and extending to a lemon yellow free form rim, decorated with heavy polychrome enameled stemmed flowers. The vase is additionally adorned with two undulating applied glass handles, signed, “Emile Galle.” Literature: for similar vases with free form handles seeGlass by Galle by Alastair Duncan pages: 35, 39, 46 and 51, 6 inches high. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Price realized: $9,500.
  • Daum Nancy diminutive French cameo vase, pillow form in mottled gray graduating to blue glass decorated with swan swimming by a tree covered shoreline, signed, “Daum Nancy,” 1 1/2 inches high x 2 inches wide, circa 1890-1925. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Price realized: $2,200.
  • Rare early Galle French two handled vase, urn form with a internally decorated striated green foot graduating to an amber bulb waist and extending to a lemon yellow free form rim, decorated with heavy polychrome enameled stemmed flowers, 6 inches. The vase is additionally adorned with two undulating applied glass handles, signed, “Emile Galle.” Literature: for similar vases with free form handles see Glass by Galle by Duncan pages: 35, 39, 46 and 51. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Price realized: $9,500.
  • Daum Nancy French cameo covered box, ovoid two handled form in orange mottled glass decorated with a winter scene of snow covered trees adorned with two side handles and comes with the rare lid, signed “Daum Nancy.” Note – The design in the lid and body line up perfectly. 1 3/4 inches high x 2 1/4 inches wide x 25 inches wide, circa 1890-1925. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Price Realized: $3,250.
  • Daum Nancy French cameo vase, flat cylindrical form with a cut top in blue and gray mottled glass decorated with a lake scene of a swimming white swan amongst green vitrified rushes and birch trees, signed “Daum Nancy.” Literature: for a vase with similar design see Glass of Art Nouveau collection of Kitazawa Museum Japan, pg. 257 plate 352. 4 7/8 inches high, circa 1890-1925. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Price realized: $4,250.
  • Rare Daum Nancy scenic French cameo vase, pillow form decorated front and back with a Swiss village nestled in a plush green forested hillside with the snow covered Alps, signed “Daum Nancy,” 3 3/4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide, circa 1890-1925. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Price realized: $4,750.
  • Edwardian Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet having 15 Old European cut diamonds, 3.35 carats approximate total, G-H-I color, SI2 average clarity and 402 rose cut/table cut diamonds, 12.15 carats approximate total, G-H-I color, SI2 average clarity, 15.5 carats total diamond weight, five stones missing, 88.4 grams, 7 1/2 inches long x 1 1/2 inches wide, circa 1910. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Price realized: $20,000.

For details visit www.dallasauctiongallery.com or phone 214-653-3900.

 

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Urn form early Galle vase decorated with heavy polychrome enameled stemmed flowers, 6 inches high, $9,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Urn form early Galle vase decorated with heavy polychrome enameled stemmed flowers, 6 inches high, $9,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Pillow form vase in mottled gray graduating to blue glass decorated with swan swimming by a tree covered shoreline, signed, ‘Daum Nancy,’ 1 1/2 inches high x 2 inches wide, $2,200. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Pillow form vase in mottled gray graduating to blue glass decorated with swan swimming by a tree covered shoreline, signed, ‘Daum Nancy,’ 1 1/2 inches high x 2 inches wide, $2,200. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo covered box, 1 3/4 inches high x 2 1/4 inches wide, $3,250. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo covered box, 1 3/4 inches high x 2 1/4 inches wide, $3,250. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Edwardian Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet, circa 1910, $20,000. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Edwardian Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet, circa 1910, $20,000. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Daum Nancy pillow form decorated front and back with a Swiss village and mountains, 3 3/4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide, $4,750. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.

Daum Nancy pillow form decorated front and back with a Swiss village and mountains, 3 3/4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches wide, $4,750. Image courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery.