Fine art achieved strong results at Dallas Auction Gallery’s May 25 sale

Porfirio Salinas, ‘Bluebonnets,’ $46,875

Porfirio Salinas, ‘Bluebonnets,’ $46,875

DALLAS — Dallas Auction Gallery enjoyed strong results in fine art, watches and Chinese antiques in its May 25 Fine and Decorative Art Auction. The sale featured a selection of Texas, European and Contemporary art from various estates, as well as Chinese antiques and estate jewelry.

While excellent results were seen across several categories, fine art led the sale, with lot 168, an Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969) oil titled Theatre des Varietes selling for the healthy sum of $57,600. Cortes signed the work at the lower left, and it appears in Brian Roughton’s catalogue raisonne of the artist.

Edouard Leon Cortes, ‘Theatre des Varietes,’ $57,600

Edouard Leon Cortes, ‘Theatre des Varietes,’ $57,600

Texas art performed notably well, as it typically does in Dallas. Lot 170, a signed, undated Porfirio Salinas (American, 1910-1973) oil-on-canvas, titled Bluebonnets, achieved $46,875; and lot 145, a fresh-to-market Alexandre Hogue (American, 1898-1994) pastel on illustration board, dubbed Palo Duro Canyon, earning $20,000.

Alexandre Hogue, ‘Palo Duro Canyon,’ $20,000

Alexandre Hogue, ‘Palo Duro Canyon,’ $20,000

Chinese antiques continue to be a solid draw with Dallas Auction Gallery bidders. Lot 246, a Chinese Republic (1912-1949) porcelain brush pot that had been estimated at $300-$500 ultimately achieved the astonishing total of $31,250.

Chinese Republic period porcelain brush pot, $31,250

Chinese Republic period porcelain brush pot, $31,250

It boasted provenance to the DN Rodinsky collection, and it featured four red stamps on each side for the 16 famous scenes in Nanchang City.

Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755 watch, $16,250

Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755 watch, $16,250

Perhaps unsurprisingly, jewelry and watches remain popular. A standout performer in the latter category was lot 119, a Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 1755 watch, Reference number 85250 / 0009-9189, which rose to $16,250. It was fitted with a 40mm platinum case and was number 143 of a limited edition of 252.

 

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