LiveAuctioneers' TOP LOTS: November 2007 "Top Lots" highlights the top sales on LiveAuctioneers.com for each month including items of unique interst. LiveAuctioneers.com has the fastest-growing free auction results database, with millions o
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LiveAuctioneers' TOP LOTS: November 2007
Shepard Hardware Circus bank
During Rich Penn’s Nov. 2-4 sale of the Lewis Sundries & Country Relics Museum a Shepard Hardware Circus bank sold on LiveAuctioneers.com for $32,400 -- more than six times the high estimate. The 5-inch-tall by 9-inch-wide bank depicting a clown riding in a horse-drawn cart drew 46 bids.
Chinese Pictorial Rug
Collectors of Chinese antiques found a treasure at Brunk’s Nov. 3 auction of exquisite 18th and 19th-century antiques and decorative art. Seventy-five bids were lodged on a Chinese pictorial rug measuring 5 feet 6 inches wide by 8 feet long, with a motif featuring three Imperial dragons in a cloud-filled sky. The rug sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for an amazing $24,000, well beyond its $300-$600 estimate.
A 1905 Oil-on-Canvas Painting by Joseph H. Sharp
A 1905 oil-on-canvas painting by Joseph H. Sharp (American, 1859-1953) sold online during Santa Fe Art Auctions’ Nov. 10 auction. Titled Indian Encampment (In Winter’s Embrace), the piece sold for $209,500. Measuring 18¼ inches by 24 inches and signed and dated at lower right, the picture is of an Indian tipi in a mountainous, snow-covered setting.
Andy Warhol Screenprint
At David Rago Auctions’ Nov. 17 sale of postwar and contemporary art, 25 bids were lodged on an Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) color screenprint titled Jackie II, 1966. The double image of Jacqueline Kennedy, measuring 24 inches by 30 inches and stamped Andy Warhol on verso, flew past its $6,000-$8,000 estimate to sell online for $27,562.50.
John J. Audubon's (1785-1851) The Birds of America
Fine books and manuscripts were on the sale roster Nov. 18 at Skinner. Topping the list of 118 lots that sold online was a 7-volume first edition of John J. Audubon's (1785-1851) The Birds of America. Containing exquisite color plates of various bird species and presented in gilt-finished, tooled Moroccan leather binding, the lot attracted 27 bids and nearly doubled its high estimate in realizing $79,625.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Color Litho and Screenprint
Prior to Clark Cierlak's Nov. 18 Spectacular Auction, 459 people consulted LiveAuctioneers' online catalog to view a Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) color litho and screenprint. Created in 1970 and titled Peace Through Chemistry II, the pencil-signed artwork from an edition of 43, exhibits a strong industrial image in tones of red, yellow, black and, of course, Lichtenstein's favored grayscale. After 11 bids, the lot sold online for