Two Strong Sales in Two Weeks for Garth's Auctions Garth's Auctions of Delaware, Ohio held two strong sales within two weeks: the Saturday, July 25th auction of Fine & Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts and the Friday, August 7th Eclectic auction.
York” and each with three lily pad feet and a gold dore finish fell within estimate at $1,293 and $1,469.
The assortment of Asian material was eye-catching and a cloisonné Buddha constructed of hollow cast bronze figure wearing a cloisonné robe with white chrysanthemums on blue was a highlight. Estimated at $2,250-2,750, the figure sold just above the high value at $2,938. A pair of Chinese carved ivory figures were equally impressive and depicted an emperor with sword and an empress with a basket of flowers and phoenix. Dating to the late 19th century, they measured 32” and 30” high respectively and more than doubled the estimate selling for $4,230. A pair of Chinese export porcelain jardinières from the late 18th to early 19th century were decorated with armorial shields, floral motifs, and applied mask handles, all with gilt accents adding to a final price of $2,468. A single Chinese export dish from the 18th century was decorated with a landscape scene of a European woman looking into a mirror. With a faint orange peel glaze, the 10 ¼” long serving piece sold for $1,293.
Other notable lots included a seven-piece Mexican silver tea and coffee service, mid 20th century, which weighed approximately 249 ozt. selling for $3,173. Of the fine art, an oil on canvas depicting a room of 18th century Italian nobles reading was by 20th century Italian artist L. Cavalieri. Enhanced by the elaborate carved, gilt frame, the work sold for $4,935.
Two weeks later on Friday, August 7th, prices proved to be just as strong. It was a hot day in Ohio as Garth's offered a nice selection of Victorian and country furniture, a collection of early lighting, numerous lots of sterling and silver plate, art pottery/glass and a wide range of porcelain during its Eclectic sale in the Gallery. The crowd was appreciative of Garth’s display as the Gallery was full of merchandise and there was barely room to move. However, the fine choices among over 1300 lots kept folks jumping up and waving their paddles as they tried to stay cool.
As in the July cataloged sale, a clock proved to be one of the day’s highlights with a wall clock estimated at $300-500 reaching a solid price of $1,050. The eight day time and strike clock with a wooden mouse running vertically up and down to indicate the time is referred to as a “Hickory Dickory Dock“ clock and the classic verse was printed near the bottom of the 41" tall time piece.
There was something for everyone at the Eclectic sale and two large oil on canvas landscapes by Emerson Burkhart( Ohio, 1905-1969) proved that buyers were on alert. The first depicted a fisherman on the rocks by a seashore and measured 23" h. by 46" w. It sold within estimate for $1,351, while the second landscape made $1,058. A brass astral oil lamp with a dark bronze patina and a frosted, cut shade surprised some selling for $1,000 versus an estimate