Gallery Report: May 2018

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (prices include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):

Francis N. Souza painting, $235,000, Weiss Auctions

A large oil painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, sold for $235,000 at an auction held May 17 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, three artworks by Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a painting and two sculptures – brought a combined $44,800; and a lithograph and screenprint in colors by Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008), titled People for the American Way (1992) hammered for $24,600.

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Gallery Report: April 2018

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (all prices quoted include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):

 Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

A Tiffany Studios bronze floor lamp having a Bamboo design leaded glass sold for $241,900 and a vintage Tiffany & Co. 5.25-carat diamond ring realized $182,900 at Cottone Auctions’ Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23-24 in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a watercolor, India ink and pastel painting on paper by Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983), brought $64,000; and an oil on canvas painting by William Aiken Walker (South Carolina., 1838-1921), titled Cotton Picker (1886), made $22,420.

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Gallery Report: March 2018

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (all prices quoted include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):

 Russian gold snuffbox, $18,750, John Moran Auctioneers

A Russian enameled 18K yellow gold snuffbox sold for $18,750 at a Traditional Collector auction held Feb. 20 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a Buccellati .800 silver bird-form centerpiece basket also brought $18,750; a group of eight Chinese carved jade items realized $19,200; an oil on canvas by Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988), titled Et le Café de la Paix, rose to $6,600; and a Louis XV-style armoire by Linke made $10,000.

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Gallery Report: February 2018

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

Elmer Crowell wood drake, $59,000, Guyette & Deeter Inc.
A full-size decorative standing wood duck drake by Elmer Crowell sold for $59,000 at the sixth annual Decoy & Sporting Art Auction held Feb. 17 by Guyette & Deeter Inc. in Charleston, S.C., in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Also, a bluebill decoy by Lee Dudley gaveled for $30,680; a canvasback drake by Lee Dudley flew away for $23,600; and a bluewing teal hen by James Holly made $21,830.

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Gallery Report: January 2018

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

Chinese porcelain stand, $100,000, Millea Brothers
An Imperial Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain reticulated stand sold for $100,000 at an auction held Dec. 7-9 by Millea Brothers in Boonton, N.J. Also, a gold-mounted violin bow, attributed to Dominique Peccatte, circa 1845, realized $90,625; a Chinese Qing dynasty carved red lacquer chest breezed to $38,750; and a pale celadon jade moon flask carved with low relief scenes of blossoming trees gaveled for $32,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

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Gallery Report: December 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

 

Marathon Products sign, $6,900, Route 32 Auctions
An early Marathon Products (“Best in the Long Run”) double-sided porcelain sign, with iconic running man graphic, sold for $6,900 at the premiere auction of Route 32 Auctions in Indianapolis, Ind. Also, an En-Ar-Co White Rose double-sided porcelain sign went for $6,480; a Cadillac Authorized Service double-sided porcelain sign rose to $6,325; and a Chevrolet “OK Used Cars” single-sided porcelain button sign knocked down for $4,370.

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Gallery Report: November 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

1902 $100 banknote, $24,000, Case Antiques
A rare 1902 $100 banknote from the First National Bank of Nashville, depicting the American financier John J. Knox, graded 12/Fine, sold for $24,000 at an auction held Oct. 21 by Case Antiques Auction in Knoxville, Tenn. Also, an 1882 note from the First National Bank of Salinas (Calif.), graded 20/Very Fine, fetched $7,424; and a U.S. $2 silver certificate (Educational), with portraits of Samuel Morse and Robert Fulton, 64/Choice Uncirculated, went for $5,040. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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Gallery Report: October 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

 

 

Kingfisher feather headdress, $110,700, Skinner Inc.

A Kingfisher feather headdress and four hairpins, made in China in the 19th century, sold for $110,700 at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 15 by Skinner Inc. in Boston. The headdress included numerous phoenix birds, a reference to the Chinese empress. Also, a Chinese three-drawer hardwood altar coffer changed hands for $52,275; and a hanging scroll depicting a boat ferrying a crane, done in the manner of Shen Yun from the Ming dynasty, went for $49,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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Gallery Report: September 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

 

 

Marsden Hartley painting, $169,650, Thomaston Place

An oil on canvas painting by Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943) of the sun breaking through clouds over a Maine harbor sold for $169,650 at a Summer Sale held Aug. 25-27 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, an untitled gouache painting by Alexander Calder (French/ American, 1898-1976) fetched $64,350; a large 1925 oil on canvas by Waldo Peirce (American, 1884-1970) brought $33,000; and a 1930s Paris painting by James Taylor Hartwood made $28,080.

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Gallery Report: August 2017

ATLANTA – Each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

 

 

Birger Sandzen landscape, $97,200, Case Antiques
An oil on canvas sunset landscape painting by Birger Sandzen (American, 1871-1954) sold for $97,200 at an auction held Aug. 5 by Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals in Knoxville, Tenn. Also, an oil painting by John Frederick Kensett titled Contentment Island hammered for $94,800; a painting by Memphis artist Carroll Cloar (1913-1993) titled The Waiting climbed to $47,360; and an Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lithograph of the Moulin Rouge dancer Jane Avril reached $60,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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