Strong Prices for American, English and Continental Silver
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Doyle New York's June 3, 2015 Belle Epoque Auction
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Doyle New York's Belle Epoque auction on February 18, 2015 showcased fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Elegant furniture and decorations of the Louis XV and XVI Revivals, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras were offered, as well as art glass, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, clocks, sconces, chandeliers and rugs. Complementing the furniture and decorations were an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.
With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $1,293,719 against a pre-sale estimate of $805,500-1,222,100, with an exceptional 91% sold by lot and 97% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was strong selection of American, English and Continental silver. Among the flatware services were a circa 1930 service by Jean E. Puiforcat, Paris, in the Monaco pattern, that fetched $40,625, surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000, and a circa 1974-1978 assembled Elizabeth II silver-gilt service by C.J. Vander, London, in the Pierced Vine pattern, that achieved $34,375, well over its estimate of $18,000-24,000. From a Newport, Rhode Island collection was an impressive pair of circa 1900 seven-light candelabra by Howard & Co., height 28 inches, that sold for $28,125 against an estimate of $25,000-35,000. By S. Kirk & Son Co. was a circa 1896-1925 tea service in the Castle pattern that surpassed its estimate of $10,000-15,000, selling for $21,250. An elaborately worked Baltimore punch service by Hennegan, Bates & Co., circa 1900, achieved $20,000, exceeding its estimate of $10,000-15,000.
Porcelain in the sale featured a late 19th/early 20th century KPM painted porcelain plaque of Psyche after Wilhelm Kray, sight height 21 1/2 inches, width 16 inches, that more than tripled its estimate of $8,000-12,000, selling for $37,500. Clocks were highlighted by an exquisite Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and champleve enamel mantel clock retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, height 16 3/4 inches, the movement stamped VINCENTI & CO. Bidding on the clock soared past its estimate of $1,500-2,000 to achieve a strong $25,000.
The sale offered two collections of Art Glass – property from the Estate of Erica Lemle Amsterdam and a collection of Schneider glass deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From the estate of renowned interior designer Erica Lemle Amsterdam were over 50 lots of French Art Nouveau cameo glass from the renowned Emile Galle glassworks of Nancy, France. Highlights included a circa 1900 gilt and enameled molded glass stoppered decanter decorated with a reserve depicting a Renaissance Queen, height 8 3/4 inches, that far surpassed its estimate of $1,500-2,500, selling for $12,500, and a Galle acid etched cameo glass Oleander vase, also circa 1900, height 13 3/4 inches, that fetched $10,000, more than doubling its estimate of $3,500-4,500.
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, were 41 lots French art glass made by the Schneider glassworks sold by the Museum for the benefit of the Collection. All 41 lots sold amid strong competition, highlighted by a circa 1925 Schneider vase decorated with an applied oval medallion depicting a blossom, height 9 3/8 inches, that achieved $5,938, many times its estimate of $1,000-1,500.
The auction offered over 90 lots of fin de siecle paintings, highlighted by a view of Notre Dame attributed to Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969) estimated at $1,500-2,500 that achieved $21,250. Twilight Landscape by Italian artist Giorgio Belloni (1861-1944) from the Estate of Maria B. Saraczynski and estimated at $6,000-9,000 fetched $16,250. By Alexis Auguste Delahogue (French, 1867-1953) was a depiction of an exotic Arab Market also from the same estate that sold for $11,875, more than doubling its estimate of $3,000-6,000.
All prices include the Buyers' Premium.
NEXT BELLE EPOQUE AUCTION: June 3, 2015
Consignments are currently being accepted for the June 3, 2015 Belle Epoque auction. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact Malcolm MacNeil at 212-427-4141, ext 218, or email [email protected]