LiveAuctioneers bidders win Capo Auction’s top lots

Tiffany Favrile glass gooseneck sprinkler vase, 14in high. Price realized: $12,500. Capo Auction image


NEW YORK – Unique decorative pieces took the lead at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ auction on Sept. 23, along with modern art. Jewelry also made a strong showing at the auction. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

The top lot of the day was a Tiffany Favrile glass gooseneck sprinkler vase (above), which sold for $12,500 to an overseas collector. An unsigned marble bust of Roman emperor Constantine, 28 inches, together with an ornate pedestal, sold for $11,875. Both lots sold to online buyers utilizing the LiveAuctioneers platform amid heated bidding.


Marble bust of Constantine with pedestal, 19th-20th century. Price realized: $11,875. Capo Auction image


In the art arena, Capo sold a signed Edmund Blampied (English, 1886-1966) watercolor titled Gathering Seaweed for $5,310.


Edmund Blampied (English, 1886-1966), ‘Gathering Seaweed,’ watercolor. Price realized: $5,310. Capo Auction image



An Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) lithograph titled Composition with discs and black spiral, 1970, went for $3,435.

A 20th-century Chinese painting of a man standing next to a tree sold for $3,000.


Chinese painting, ink on paper, 25in x 13 ½in. Price realized: $3,000. Capo Auction image


Capo Auction has become known for selling fine jewelry. The September sale offered many such pieces, including a cultured pearl and diamond choker in 14K yellow and white gold choker, with four strands of 3.0-3.5mm fresh water pearls, accented with 20 diamond set dividers and finished with an Art Deco-style diamond set clasp accented with two rows of sapphires. The 16-inch-long choker sold for $2,500.


Cultured pearl and diamond choker. Price realized: Sold for $2,500. Capo Auction image


A citrine straight-line bracelet in 18K white gold with 32 square faceted citrines centering a larger square faceted citrine accented with round and baguette diamonds, sold for $2,000. An emerald and diamond ring in 18K white gold, which featured a 3.30-carat emerald cabochon, made $2,250.

Twelve Empire-style dining chairs in parcel gilt with scrolled crests and red damask upholstered backs and seats sold for $2, 875, while a Hobbs & Co. mahogany bureau bookcase from the early 1900s sold for $1,250.


Set of 12 Empire-style dining chairs. Price realized: $2,875. Capo Auction image


Capo Auction is located at 36-01 Queens Blvd., Long Island City. For details call 718-433-3710.