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International bidders prevail at Jeffrey Evans glass auction

This pair of mid-18th century engraved English air-twist wine glasses sold for $10,925 to a buyer in the UK. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

This pair of mid-18th century engraved English air-twist wine glasses sold for $10,925 to a buyer in the UK. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ first auction of 2016 offered important collections of 18th to 20th century American and European glass in two unreserved sessions. The wide and varied selection drew 4,175 registered bidders from 43 different countries, the 1,172 total lots grossed $400,000. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

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Washington second only to Impressionist painting at Keno auction

 

Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875-1943) 'Woman at her Vanity with Earring,' 1910-1914, oil on canvas, 36 ¼ x 28 ½ inches. Estimate: $200,000-400,000. Keno image

Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875-1943) ‘Woman at her Vanity with Earring,’ 1910-1914, oil on canvas, 36 ¼ x 28 ½ inches. Result: $245,000. Keno image

 

NEW YORK – Despite a weeklong postponement due to winter weather, Keno Auctions’ Pop-Up auction boasted an 87 percent sell-through rate on Jan. 31. An American Impressionist painting from a Rhode Island estate brought nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

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Case Antiques weathers winter storm with record-setting auction

This oil on canvas snow scene by Johann Berthelsen mirrored the weather in much of the Eastern U.S. on the weekend of the sale. The painting brought $9,676. Case Antiques image

This oil on canvas snow scene by Johann Berthelsen mirrored the weather in much of the Eastern U.S. on the weekend of the sale. The painting brought $9,676. Case Antiques image

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A blizzard hammered much of Tennessee and the East Coast on Jan. 23, but at the Winter Case Antiques Auction, the records were falling faster than the snow. It turned out to be the most successful sale in company history, with a record sale total that exceeded the high estimate by 20 percent; a record-smashing 4,770 bidders from 70 companies participating in person, by phone, Internet, and written absentee bid; a 96 percent sell-through rate, and several individual artist auction records.

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Lot 71 – William Richards (1917-2004) ‘Hour Glass Parade,’ chromogenic color print assemblage, 53 1/2in x 43in, sold for $650. Gray’s Auctioneers image

Sold out in Cleveland: Richards’ chromogenic photos

 

Lot 71 – William Richards (1917-2004) ‘Hour Glass Parade,’ chromogenic color print assemblage, 53 1/2in x 43in, sold for $650. Gray’s Auctioneers image

Lot 71 – William Richards (1917-2004) ‘Hour Glass Parade,’ chromogenic color print assemblage, 53 1/2in x 43in, sold for $650. Gray’s Auctioneers image

 

CLEVELAND – Gray’s solo artist auction of William Richards’ chromogenic color photographs on Jan. 20 had a 100 percent sell-through rate, setting a record for the auction house.

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Artful silver teapot hits full steam at $18,000

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Michael and Maureen Banner (Americans, 20th century), hand-wrought teapot of sterling silver and enamel, 16 1/8 inches high. Price realized: $18,000. Kaminski Auctions image

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions sold a silver teapot for $18,000 on Jan. 17, a record for the auction house. Renowned New England silversmiths Michael and Maureen Banner crafted the 20th century vessel.

LiveAuctioneers chose the teapot (above) to feature in Art Daily as “Best Photo of the Day,” giving the piece added exposure prior to the auction.

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Seaside mansion’s trappings snapped up at Kodner Galleries

Pair of 19th century French gilt bronze sconces with finely cast relief Bacchus masks and grape leaf swags. Price realized: $7,260. Kodner Galleries image

Pair of 19th century French gilt bronze sconces with finely cast relief Bacchus masks and grape leaf swags. Price realized: $7,260. Kodner Galleries image

 

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ first auction of 2016, which featured a prominent estate, was a big success with 95 percent of the 350 lots being sold. The Jan. 13 auction featured the contents of the Van Waveren estate, an architecturally significant Addison Mizner designed Palm Beach mansion overlooking the ocean and included fine 18th and 19th century Italian and French furniture, art, decoration and estate jewelry.
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Mecum motorcycle auction rallies to record $9M in sales

 

Lot S74, a 1912 Henderson Four, sold for $165,000 (hammer price). Mecum Auctions image

Lot S74, a 1912 Henderson Four, sold for $165,000 (hammer price). Mecum Auctions image

 

WALWORTH, Wis. – Celebrating its quarter-century anniversary, the annual Mecum MidAmerica Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction achieved an astounding $9,054,965 in total sales and an 80-percent sell-through rate. In all, 516 motorcycles hammered sold of the 646 offered Jan. 7-9.

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Bidding on Famille Rose dishes blossoms at $100,300 for Michaan’s

The larger Famille Rose dish measured 6 3/8 inches in diameter. The two sold for $103,000. Michaan's image

The larger Famille Rose dish measured 6 3/8 inches in diameter. The two sold for $103,000. Michaan’s image

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. – As Michaan’s Auctions held their first estate sale of 2016 on Jan. 9, the dominance of Asian antiques set off proverbial fireworks. The sale of lot 210, two small Famille Rose dishes of the 19th century, proved astounding. Amid heavy phone bidding, a Beijing-based bidder who attended live snapped up the dishes for $100,300.

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