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.