Gallery Report: Early Pewabic Pottery vase tops $37K

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):

Pewabic pottery vase, $37,200, DuMouchelle’s

A 17-inch-tall flowing matte green glaze hand-thrown Thistle vase on a Pewabic white clay body sold for $37,200 at an auction held July 19-21 by DuMouchelle’s in Detroit, Mich. Also, an 11-inch-tall Pewabic luster pottery vase finished at $4,650; an unusual, 5-inch-tall Crater “Lava” glaze vase changed hands for $2,108; a 4-inch copper luster glaze vase with teal and lavender tones brought $2,356; and an 8½-inch diameter copper glaze bowl thrown by Buck Stratton made $2,232.

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Gallery Report: Rare Nike running shoes sell for record $437,500

 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):

Nike Moon Shoes, $437,500, Sotheby’s

A pair of Nike Moon Shoes, designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympic trials, sold for $437,500 at an auction held July 23 by Sotheby’s in New York City. It was a new world record for a pair of sneakers. The previous record of $190,373 was set in 2017, when a pair of Converse sneakers worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball finals gaveled for $190,373.

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Gallery Report: G.C. Ault street scene sells for $336,500

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):

George Copeland Ault painting, $336,500, Hindman LLC

A painting by George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) titled Morning in Brooklyn sold for $336,500 at an American & European Art Auction held May 23 by Hindman LLC in Chicago, Ill. It was a wonderful example of the artist’s time in New York. Also, The Clammer by Andrew Newell Wyeth brought $137,500; L’Anneau de Jade by Vu Cao Dam rose to $62,500; La Clairiere by Henri Maik realized $32,500; and The Rovers of the Ardennes by Alexandre Cabanel went for $45,360.

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Gallery Report: Cased pair of vintage sporting guns bags $135K

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):

Cased pair of ‘Hummingbird’ guns, $135,000, Morphy Auctions

A pair of 1924 Westley Richards .410-gauge SXS Best Droplock miniature “Hummingbird” guns sold for $135,300 at a firearms sale held April 24-25 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Hotchkiss revolving cannon no. 1198, used in the Spanish-American War, rang out at $132,000; a Springfield Trumpeteer .45-.55 caliber trapdoor carbine hit the mark at $98,400; and an early Moravian flintlock rifle, attributed to Andres Albrecht (Pennsylvania, 1718-1802), brought $78,000.

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Gallery Report: ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie poster produces $108K

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):

 ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie poster, $108,000, Heritage Auctions

A half-sheet style A poster for The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939) sold for $108,000 at a movie posters auction held March 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Also, an insert for The Wolf Man (Universal, 1941) achieved $96,000; an insert for The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935) brought $90,000; original set continuity photos for Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) rose to $55,200; and a German magazine promotional ad for Nosferatu (PranaFilm, 1921) made $52,800.

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Gallery Report: $16,900 wins Vladimir Kagan sofa at Urban Culture Auctions

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):

Vladimir Kagan sofa, $16,900, Urban Culture

A Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa, upholstery and wood, 138 inches wide, sold for $16,900 at a debut auction held Feb. 24 by Urban Culture Auctions in West Palm Beach, Florida. Also, an acrylic on wood painting by Ilya Bolotowsky (Russian/American, 1908-1981), titled Miniature Yellow Tondo, 7¾ inches in diameter, finished at $9,100; and a Weltron GEC-2005 stereo system with turntable, AM/FM stereo radio, 8-track tape player and internal speakers made $7,800.

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Gallery Report: 18th century Chinese cloisonné urn soars to $126K

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

Chinese cloisonné urn, $126,000, Pook & Pook

A Chinese cloisonné urn sold for $126,000 in an online-only Decorative Arts Auction held Jan. 14 by Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pa. The 22-inch-tall urn had an estimate of just $100-$200, but bidders recognized it as a well-constructed example that stylistically resembled top imperial urns from the early 18th century. The design was auspicious, showing two large and ferocious red dragons chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom amidst heavenly clouds.

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Gallery Report: Chinese Imperial dragon robe sells for $132K

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):

Chinese kesi dragon robe, $132,000, Brunk Auctions

A Chinese Imperial kesi slit tapestry dragon robe from the late Qing dynasty, late 19th century, sold for $132,000 at a Premier Catalog Auction held Nov. 15-17 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, an oil on canvas landscape by Martin Johnson Heade, titled Sunset Marsh, realized $240,000; an oil on canvas figural rendering of a seated Native American by Joseph Henry Sharp brought $116,850; and a Federal mahogany sideboard attributed to John Shaw (Md.) made $66,000.

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Gallery Report: Currier & Ives print rolls to $62,500 at auction

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):

1868 Currier & Ives print, $62,500, Swann Galleries

An 1868 print by Currier & Ives, titled Across the Continent/Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, sold for $62,500 at a Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books Sale held Dec. 13 by Swann Galleries in New York. Also, a double-page engraved map of eastern Canada and the Atlantic seaboard by Samuel de Champlain & Pierre du Val (Paris, 1664) brought $22,500; and 100 hand-colored lithographs by Honore Daumier & Charles Philipon (Paris, 1836-38) hit $18,750.

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Gallery Report: Jean Puiforcat vases achieve $28,750 at Andrew Jones auction

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):

 Jean Puiforcat vases, $28,750, Andrew Jones

A pair of French standard silver and ruby glass vases designed by Jean Puiforcat of Paris sold for $28,750 at a Design for the Home & Garden Auction held Nov. 18 by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, a pair of diamond, ruby and 18K gold ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels brought $13,750; a Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II stainless steel watch made $17,500; and an oil on canvas landscape by Albert Birerstadt (German/American, 1830-1901) hit $8,750.

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