Tiffany tulip lamp
Light up the auction
WILLOUGHBY, OHIO – The group of the first American fixtures in the Milestone Auction on August 7 were from a collector and were led by a Tiffany Studios lead glass tulip lamp on a Tiffany Studios bronze bookcase base. It featured multi-colored tulips on a streaked blue background with a confetti glass and retained its original cap. Estimated at $ 20/40,000, it ended up being a private collector for $ 44,400. For more information, 440-527-8060 or www.milestoneauctions.com.
The full moon (flask) rises over Tremont
SUDBURY, MASS. – Tremont Auctions’ Summer Estates Discovery online sale on August 16 featured over 600 general estate furniture lots, most of which were cataloged without much description and estimated to be sold. Sale peaked at $ 3,175 for a Chinese blue and white porcelain moon vial with dragon decoration. At 17 inches tall and estimated at $ 300/400, the coin had been consigned to a local collector. Several online bidders gave the chase, but a buyer in China ultimately trapped him. For more information, 617-795-1678 or www.tremontauctions.com.
The figure leads to Nadeau
WINDSOR, CONN. – On August 21, the Nadeau auction gallery took top honors, an outdoor garden figure depicting a girl with a butterfly measuring 43 inches. Estimated at $ 200/300, it came from a private collection in Avon, Connecticut, and sold to an online bidder for $ 4,800. Ed Nadeau said he was surprised by the results and didn’t know why he had walked so much. This was the highest price paid in a sale of 479 lots representing over 94% per lot. For more information, 860-246-2444 or www.nadeausauction.com.
Harvested autumn landscape
At the Talbot farm auction
TURNER, MAINE – The harvest was successful at Talbot Farm on August 17 as Charles M. Talbot Associates conducted his annual auction at Poplar Hill. A notable lot in the sale was an oil on canvas painting by Carl Von Hassler titled “Cottonwoods in Late Autumn”. The company does not charge the buyer any premium, so the final price for the fall landscape was $ 2,800. An oil on canvas by Florent Mols of a fishmonger also performed well, which was set at $ 1,100. For information, 207-225-3797 or www.ctaauctions.com.
American Art Nouveau Lamp
Lights up at Michaan
ALAMEDA, CALIF. – Until 2021, Michaan’s Auctions president Allen Michaan reported no signs of slowing down. “The collector base around the world is growing by leaps and bounds,” he noted. “People of all ages are drawn to the collection as a form of self-expression, a way to assert their individuality. Art, antiques and real estate have more heart and soul than manufactured goods… which attracts today’s various auction buyers. There was no summer recession during the company’s gallery auction on August 14, where one of the highlights was an American Art Nouveau leaded glass shade with base, attributed to Gorham Mfg Co. It sold for $ 7,200. For more information, 510-740-0220 or www.michaans.com.
Enneking paint leads a lot to
Blackwood / Mars
ESSEX, MASS. – “Fall Landscape”, an oil on canvas by John Joseph Enneking (1841-1916) sold for $ 2,952 at the Blackwood / March Auctioneers on August 21. The painting measured 23½ by 29½ inches and had a label on the back for Adelson Gallery. Enneking was one of the first Boston artists to delve into the Impressionism that Warren Adelson of the Adelson Galleries coveted before the twentieth century. The versatile artist painted through styles incorporating elements of Impressionism, tonalism and the Hudson River School into his landscape works. For more information, www.blackwoodauction.com or 978-768-6943.
Dopey Cel gets some serious cash for Schultz
CLARENCE, NY – An animated celluloid of Dopey from the 1937 Disney musical fantasy film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sold for $ 3,075 at Schultz Auctioneers on August 19. The cel features the character in mid-air with split legs while playing a cymbal. The frame is signed in pencil “With Best Wishes / Walt Disney”. Yes Snow White earnings have been adjusted for inflation, it would be the highest grossing animated film of all time. Dopey is a favorite of the bunch and perhaps the friendliest dwarf. For more information, www.schultzauctioneers.net or 716-407-3125.
Montgomery Charter leads Pook’s
Sale of photos and ephemera
DOWNTOWN, PENN. – Of the 514 lots offered at the Pook & Pook sale on August 18, Photography, Prints and Ephemera, a 1735 Montgomerie charter from New York City brought in the most, $ 51,200 to a buyer of the New York State bidding online. The detached manuscript, which was printed by order of the mayor by John Peter Zenger, is considered one of Zenger’s most important documents. His printing was delayed due to his arrest, imprisonment and trial in which he was charged with defamation. The document was handed over by a former New York collector who had worked with Pook & Pook before and was valued at $ 30 / 50,000. For information, 610-269-4040 or www.pookandpook.com.
The Johnson jersey proves
Magic for heritage
DALLAS – A 1980 Earvin “Magic” Johnson jersey, worn to the NBA Finals that year and signed by the great basketball player, Heritage Auctions’ August 22 sports memorabilia sale with a sale price of $ 1, $ 5 million, the best lot in a sale that grossed over $ 25 million. He beat the bats used by Babe Ruth and Pete Rose, Bill Russell’s rookie card and a pair of 1985 Michael Jordan Air Jordan sneakers. For more information, www.ha.com.