Suzanne Valadon, oil on canvas ‘Vase de Fleurs.’ Price realized: $44,840. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

Suzanne Valadon, oil on canvas ‘Vase de Fleurs.’ Price realized: $44,840. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Suzanne Valadon, oil on canvas ‘Vase de Fleurs.’ Price realized: $44,840. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida collections.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

The first, a lovely old guard Palm Beach estate of fine 20th century artwork by well recognized French artists including the auction’s featured lot by Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865-1938), a circa 1920 oil on canvas titled Vase de Fleurs, which was quickly snapped up for $44,840.

The collection also contained a charming Louis Valtat (French, 1869-1952) oil on panel Pommes a la Draperie Bleu selling at $22,420, and Edouard Vuillard, (French, 1868-1940) pastel Portrait de jeune fille bringing $7,080. Treasures from this estate also included an early 19th century George III English silver covered tureen selling at $5,900, an 18th century George III English silver coffeepot at $1,880 and a large and good collection of English tea caddies and Continental boxes all finding ready buyers.

The second Palm Beach collection was composed of a large and varied selection of 20th century mostly American works. Included were John Ferren (American, 1905-1970) with a 1954 oil on canvas titled Mojave #1, which was  estimated at $3,000-$5,000 and hammered down at $9,440; numerous works by Mary Spain (American, 1934-1983) including Lot 127, her oil on canvas titled First Prize Levitation Piece at $5,192 (a new auction record for this artist); and a collection of Karen Karnes (American, b. 1925) ceramics bringing a total of $6,800.

The auction’s largely fine art selection also featured a François Gall (French 1912-1987) oil on canvas, Au Café Flore, at $4,248, a Dietz Edzard (German 1893-1963) oil on canvas, Concert aux Sablettes, for $11,800; and a Suzanne Eisendieck, (French, 1908-1998) oil on canvas, Fete au Port, fetching $7,080. Also sold at the auction were an Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) watercolor bringing $6,490, an Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) mounted gelatin silver print at $7,080, and a Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione) (Italian 1688-1766) trompe l’oeil on paper for $11,800.

Sculpture included a large Emile Louis Picault (French, 1833-1915) early 20th century bronze Egyptian Figure selling at $10,600 and two Erté (French, 1892-1990) bronzes totaling $7,552.

Estate and fine jewelry featured a pair of 4.47-carat fancy intense yellow diamond earrings selling for $13,570, an important 9.0-carat emerald and diamond ring at $30,680, a 15.0-carat diamond and sapphire necklace bringing $10,600, and a diamond, sapphire and white gold bracelet selling for $7,965.

(All prices quoted above include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.)

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Suzanne Valadon, oil on canvas ‘Vase de Fleurs.’ Price realized: $44,840. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Suzanne Valadon, oil on canvas ‘Vase de Fleurs.’ Price realized: $44,840. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Louis Valtat, ‘Pommes a la Draperie Bleu.’ Price realized: $22,420. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Louis Valtat, ‘Pommes a la Draperie Bleu.’ Price realized: $22,420. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

George III silver tureen. Price realized: $5,900. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

George III silver tureen. Price realized: $5,900. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

John Ferren, ‘Mojave #1.’ Price realized: $9,440. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

John Ferren, ‘Mojave #1.’ Price realized: $9,440. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Mary Spain, ‘First Prize Levitation Piece.’ Price realized: $5,192. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Mary Spain, ‘First Prize Levitation Piece.’ Price realized: $5,192. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Dietz Edzard, ‘Concert aux Sablettes.’ Price realized: $11,800. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Dietz Edzard, ‘Concert aux Sablettes.’ Price realized: $11,800. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Emile Louis Picault bronze, ‘Egyptian figure.’ Price realized: $10,600. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Emile Louis Picault bronze, ‘Egyptian figure.’ Price realized: $10,600. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Yellow diamond earrings, 4.47 carats. Price realized: $13,570. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Yellow diamond earrings, 4.47 carats. Price realized: $13,570. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Important 9.0-carat emerald and diamond ring. Price realized: $30,680. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.

Important 9.0-carat emerald and diamond ring. Price realized: $30,680. Photo by Royce Bonta, Kodner Galleries.