Rare Gibson guitar takes center stage earning $4,800 at Capo Auction

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Gibson acoustic guitar, possibly a 1928 Nick Lucas L1 or L2 model with faux tortoiseshell, black stenciling on the fingerboard and rhinestone inserts. Sold for $4,800. Capo Auction image


NEW YORK – Select pieces of contemporary art, including an abstract by Eric Orr, along with a rare Gibson acoustic guitar and a stunning Steinway piano, all took the spotlight at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ April 22 spring auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

There was a huge amount of preauction interest in a custom Gibson guitar (above), possibly a 1928 Nick Lucas L1 or L2 model, that featured a rosewood body and rhinestone inserts. This rare instrument sold for $4,800.


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Eric Orr (American, 1939-1998), ‘Abstract Composition, Green,’ oil on canvas with gold leaf and lead on panel, unsigned, image size 43in x 36inch, framed. Sold for $5,700. Capo Auction image


Early in the day, the fine art portion of the auction generated a great deal of bidding online and on the phones, with an Eric Orr (American, 1939-1998) oil on canvas titled Abstract Composition, selling for $5,700, while an attributed to Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969) self portrait (below) bringing $3,000.


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Attributed to Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969), self portrait, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 20in x 11 1/2in. Sold for $3,000. Capo Auction image


The excitement continued with a Steinway Grand piano model M, serial number 185559, which sold for $4,200.


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Steinway grand piano Model M, serial number 185559, black ebonized case. Sold for $4,200. Capo Auction image


Jewelry remained as strong at Capo Auction as a 16-inch-long18K gold double rolo link chain necklace signed Wempe (below) sold for $3,300 and a Cartier diamond solitaire ring, 18K yellow gold, 1.50 carats, sold for $3,000.


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Wempe gold necklace, 18K yellow gold double rolo link chain necklace, signed Wempe, 16 inches, 88.4 grams. Sold for $3,300. Capo Auction image


A 12-inch Dresden porcelain portrait vase (below) titled Epanquissement Asti and decorated by Ambrosius Lamm sold $1,440.


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Dresden porcelain portrait vase, ‘Epanquissement Asti,’ decorated by Ambrosius Lamm, 12in high. Sold for $1,440. Capo Auction image


In furniture, a stunning set of four Louis XVI-style gilt wood chairs, each with cartouche shaped back, padded arms, serpentine front seat and cabriole legs, sold $3,600 and a pair of 4-foot-tall Globe Wernicke bookcases, each with three glass-front shelves over a single long drawer, went for $2,600.

Capo Auction is located at 36-01 Queens Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101. For further information call 718 433-3710.