Warhol portfolio, decorative items impress buyers at Capo auction
NEW YORK – A Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ mid-summer auction in Long Island City on Saturday, July 26, featured some wonderful art and decorative items from multiple estates. LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.
Among the top sellers was an after Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) The Myths Portfolio (including The Star, Superman, Santa Claus, The Shadow, Mammy, Mickey Mouse, Uncle Sam, The Witch, Dracula and Howdy Doody). Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. in 1981, the lithographs in color, 1981, were ach signed in marker (front), title, date, subject and publisher (verso). Each sheet measured 7 x 7 inches. In an envelope and unframed, the portfolio sold for $6,300.
A more traditional piece was the Royal Vienna porcelain charger titled Rape of the Sabine Women. The 22-inch charger, which was signed “H. Stadler” on the lower left sold for $5,700, while a French silver tankard, marked “EP” for Emile Puiforcat, having a domed cover surmounted by a figure of a putto and a cylindrical body, all around decoration of classical females and a scroll handle, sold for $5,600. The tankard weighed 150 grams and stood 11 1/2 inches tall.
Other decorative items included the blue/green slag glass lamp with pink flower border, standing 21 1/2 inches high, which sold for $1,975 and the carved marble figure of a female nude, modeled reclining. This large carved marble measured 26 inches high, 51 inches wide and 16 inches in depth. It too sold for $1,975.
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