Friday’s portion of the sale included decorative arts, fine art and Orientalia and saw a strong opening with a carved Asian antique ivory goddess, circa 1900, that brought $3,600 (lot 1) and a set of four signed watercolors of koi that brought $11,000 (lot 17). Other highlight’s of Friday’s sale include a collection of Herend porcelain Rothschild Bird dinner service that grossed over $14,000 (lots 230, 231, 232, 234), a Rene-Paul Marquet ivory and gilt bronze figure that earned $6,000 (lot 141) and an oil painting by Guatemalan-born artist Rodolfo Mishaan titled La Bandera Serie Quetzel that brought $3,800 (lot 299).
Saturday continued with strong sales with a diverse array of antique and mid-century furniture, lighting and garden antiques. Lot 501, a Pedro Friedeberg carved hand-form chair, circa 1970, grossed an impressive $9,000 along with a rare pair of Murano teardrop floor lamps circa 1940 that brought $7,500 (lot 633). Other highlights include a pair of Syrian mother of pearl settees that earned $6,000 (lot 750), a pair of Napoleon III Turkish style club chairs circa 1880 that brought $7,200 (lot 726) and a labeled J.W. Fiske cast-iron fountain with three tiers that grossed $6,300 (lot 937).
The June sale at Philadelphia’s Kamelot Auctions exhibited many such successful results throughout the two-day run of over 1,000 lots. The next three sales at Kamelot Auctions will take place in September, October and November. For more information, visit kamelotauctions.com or call 215-438-6990.
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