18 mai 2021

Rago Design auctions bring in $10 million and set new auction record for Tiffany

Lot 273. Tiffany Studios, Important Dandelion Lamp from the 1900 Paris Exposition, USA, 1900, hand-blown Favrile glass, hammered and patinated copper, 29½ h × 11½ dia in, 75 × 29 cm, estimate: $50,000–75,000, result: $3,745,000, new world record. Courtesy Rago. LAMBERTVILLE, NJ.- With a total of $10 million, more than double the high estimate, and a 89% sell-through rate, Rago’s Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design auctions illustrate the continued strength of the design... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2018

Record Royère leads Sotheby's $25.1 million Design Sales in New York

Lot 444. Jean Royère, "Étoile" Sideboard From The Dumont Residence, France, 1958. Straw marquetry, oak interior, 35 5/8 x 82 3/4 x 18 in. (90.5 x 210.2 x 45.7 cm). Estimate $200,000–300,000. Sold for $1,755,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s spring auctions of 20th Century Design concluded yesterday in New York with an impressive total of $25.1 million – surpassing the series’ high estimate of $21.6 million. Nearly 400 lots were offered over the course of two days, with an outstanding 87.2% of lots sold... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2016

The best of the art & luxury markets offered at Koller

GENEVA.- The November – December auction series at Koller features a large sculpture by Chinese conceptual artist and dissident Ai Weiwei; important works by Gabriele Münter, one of the founders of the Blaue Reiter movement; an oil on canvas by Keith Haring from his European travels in the mid-80s, and a large painting by Swiss artist Albert Anker estimated at approximately $1 million. Koller’s first stand-alone Photographs auction in almost a decade features portraits of personalities such as Muhammed Ali, Desmond Tutu... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

2 rare Chinese animated bracket clocks expected to chime on time at Fontaine's next big auction

Chinese animated two-sided bracket clock, one side with a Chinese theme, the other a Western theme, both with 6-inch porcelain dials. Estimate: $50000-$100000.  PITTSFIELD, MASS.- Two Chinese animated bracket clocks – one a rare two-sided model, the other a triple fusee example – are each expected to sell for $50,000-$100,000 each at Fontaine's Auction Gallery's cataloged antique and clock auction scheduled for Saturday, February 27th , in the firm's gallery at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, beginning at... [Lire la suite]