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.
In the art arena, Capo sold a signed Edmund Blampied (English, 1886-1966) watercolor titled Gathering Seaweed for $5,310.
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.
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.
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.
Capo Auction is located at 36-01 Queens Blvd., Long Island City. For details call 718-433-3710.