Japanese Moriage Cloisonne Vase Fetches $92,000 at Cordier Antiques' Two Day Spring Auction On May 31 and June 1, Cordier Antiques & Fine Art held their Two Day Spring Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. While Saturday’s offe
News-Antique.com - Jul 24,2008 - On May 31 and June 1, Cordier Antiques & Fine Art held their Two Day Spring Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. While Saturday’s offerings featured many key results, Sunday garnered the top lot of the sale, a large and fine Japanese moriage cloisonné vase by Hattori Tadasboro (1897-1912) that sold for $92,000.
The multi-consignor sale featured items from over seventy-five consignors including estates and collectors. There were over 300 people in attendance during the two days in addition to phone and absentee bidders. More than 1000 bidders were pre-registered to bid via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers which also provided an online catalogue of the auction. Prices quoted do not include the buyer’s premium (10% to 15%).
Saturday’s session offered 427 lots of glass, ceramics, sterling, fine antique and estate jewelry, fine art and sculpture, textiles, lighting and furniture. The sale opened with glass and ceramics and featured small collections of Mary Gregory style and Bohemian cut overlay glass as well as Quimper faience with respectable results averaging $65 to $210. Several pieces of art glass were offered including a Loetz type vase decorated with iridescent gold and violet irises that sold to the Internet for $2,000 on an estimate of $100 to $200. The top lot of the ceramics category was a pair of Dresden covered urns signed “A. Lamm” for Ambrosius Lamm. Decorated with ladies and cherubs, the urns realized $1,900 also to the Internet.
Sterling offered numerous sets of flatware, all of which saw strong results including a sixty-five piece set of Dimension sterling flatware designed by John Prip for Reed & Barton which hammered down at $1,800 to the room. A silver plated tea set, also in the Dimension pattern by John Prip, sold to a New York dealer via absentee bid at $1,100. Other flatware sets included a 126 piece set of Wallace Waverly for $1,500, an 80 piece set of Reed & Barton Francis I for $1,900 and a 72 piece set of Wallace Christopher for $1,500. A fine Chinese export 8 piece silver fish set having ornately decorated handles of dragons in relief realized $1,100 and sold to the Internet while a Gorham sterling silver tea set reached $1,600.
Jewelry overall saw modest results though this category was not without several highlights. Of note was a collection of Georgian and Victorian mourning jewelry from a local collector that included a rare Georgian eye pendant. The navette shaped sepia and watercolor on ivory of a blue "all-seeing eye" was edged with blue enamel under a convex crystal bezel and set in yellow gold with a seed pearl border. Estimated at $400 to $600, the pendant saw spirited bidding between the Internet, floor and phone with a collector on the phone prevailing at $4,000. The room was also successful on a 1.08 ctw diamond and platinum filigree ring that sold within estimate at $2,250 and a finely carved hard stone cameo necklace in a blue enamel