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
frame at $1,800 (estimate $400 to $600) as well as an 18K Hermes Chaine D’Ancre bracelet at $5,250, while an absentee bidder prevailed on a man’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date wristwatch at $3,500.
A feature of Saturday’s session was a 1933 Ford V8 Deluxe panel truck that was offered midway through the day. Estimated at $25,000 to $30,000, the truck was one of only sixty-nine made with the 60 horsepower V-8 engine and had undergone a frame-off restoration. While widely viewed, the truck failed to garner the necessary interest and did not sell.
Such was not the case in art where sculpture and 19th century portraits led the category. A large and impressive bronze by Luca Madrassi (Italian, 1848-1919) portraying a woman and child with a banner reading “Pax Libertis Independentia” on a stepped marble swivel base saw strong bidding across the board finally bringing $10,000 from a lucky bidder on the floor. A fine bronze nude by American artist Beatrice Fenton (1887-1983) was won by a New York dealer at $2,000 via absentee bid. A portrait of Reverend Ezra Fisk of Goshen, Orange County, New York sold within estimate at $2,000 to an absentee in the room while an Internet bidder was successful in purchasing a portrait of Catherine Gautier (Mrs. Christopher Duyckinck), grandmother of Christopher Hall, painted by portrait artist William Dunlap (New Jersey, 1766-1839) for $1,100.
Not to be outdone by 19th century works, modern paintings and prints had respectable results overall, most notably an acrylic on board painting of a Hudson River Barge by American commercial artist Norman Saunders (1907-1989). Estimated at $600 to $800, the painting immediately took off with a battle ensuing between an online and a phone bidder. The phone bidder did not back down and eventually won the painting for $6,500.
Saturday’s sale finished up with textiles, lighting, furniture and rugs. A unique piece that was offered was an ornate Victorian cast iron fence complete with figural gate. Measuring approximately 26 total feet in length, the fence was removed by the consignor from a property in Wiconisco, Dauphin County. It ended up traveling far from home, selling just over estimate at $2,200 to an absentee bidder out of California. A circa 1906 to 1912 L&JG Stickley bookcase in fine original finish also sold within estimate for $3,500 to a pleased online bidder. The highlight of furniture was an early Victorian Egyptian Revival mantle mirror. Measuring a massive 64” wide by 87” high, the gilded mirror was carved with Classical figures, winged dogs and swags. The mirror garnered much interest all around finally selling well over estimate to a New York dealer at $7,000.
Sunday’s session featured 296 lots of numismatics, books and documents, firearms and military, collectibles and toys, Asian and decorative arts, ethnographic arts, and, of special note, a single owner contemporary Western Art collection. Coins saw strong results overall especially in the case of an 1840-C Liberty Head $5 gold piece (no motto). Estimated at $1,000 to $2,000, the coin