Artfact Live! February Auction Results Roundup Artfact highlights key auction results from February 2010. With high-quality auctions from over 50 international auction houses, bidder and sales volumes far exceeded same period results last year.
News-Antique.com - Mar 09,2010 - (Boston, MA) – Artfact Live! sales continued to grow in February. With high-quality auctions from over 50 international auction houses, bidder and sales volumes far exceeded same period results last year. Highlights include Dargate Auction Galleries’ three-day Winter Auction with over 2,400 online bids and 688 lots sold online; Sloans & Kenyon’s “February Catalog Auction” with over 520 online bidders from 19 countries; and Day 2 of James D. Julia’s “Winter Antiques & Fine Art Auction,” which marked its highest online sales volume since joining Artfact Live!
Artfact is also proud to announce the signing of exclusive live auction partnerships with Aguttes in Paris, FR and Von Zezschwitz Kunst und Design in Munich, DE in February. Aguttes’ first Artfact Live! auction, “20th century Decorative Arts,” will be held on March 10, 2010, while Von Zezschwitz’s next “Art Nouveau - Art Déco” auction is scheduled for April 22, 2010.
James D. Julia, “Winter Antiques & Fine Art Auction, Day 2”—February 5, 2010
Commodore Edward Preble’s Letter Recounting the Burning of the Philadelphia
Price Realized: $29,900
Among the highlights of James D. Julia’s February 5th auction was a letter from Commodore Edward Preable recounting the recapture and burning of the USS Philadelphia during the Barbary War in 1804 along with a contemporary copy of Stephen Decatur’s report. Preable orchestrated the attack while Decatur executed the mission using crew from the USS Enterprise and Constitution. Estimated at $2,000 to $3,000, the letter sold to an online buyer for $29,900 (including buyers premium).
Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH, “Design and Murano Glass”—February 9, 2010
Carlo Scarpa ‘Tessuto’ Vase
Price Realized: €4,200
Designed in 1940 by Carlo Scarpa for Venini & Co., the Tessuto vase sold by Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH on February 9th was estimated to sell for between €3,400 and €3,800. Thanks to strong online participation, the vase beat estimates—selling to an online buyer for €4,200.
Sloans & Kenyon, “Prints from the Estate of Joseph K. Chek”—February 13, 2010
Martin Lewis (1881-1962), “Relics”
Price Realized: $20,000
With February’s record-breaking snowstorms, many collectors opted to bid online during Sloans & Kenyon’s February 13th auction. Among the highlights of the sale, which featured over 200 prints from the estate of Joseph K. Chek, was a drypoint etching by American artist Martin Lewis (1881-1962) entitled “Relics.” One of 12 Lewis prints offered during the auction, “Relics” attracted the attention of several online bidders and ultimately sold online for $20,000.
Kodner Galleries, “Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Art”—February 17, 2010
Possibly Gavril Pavlovich Kondratenko Russian (1854-1924) Oil on Canvas
Price Realized: $8,500
Attributed to Russian artist Gavril Pavlovich Kondratenko (1854-1924), the oil on canvas “Seascape” sold by Kodner Galleries on February 17th was estimated to bring between $5,000 and $7,000. The work, which is signed on the lower right and listed in good to very good condition, beat out estimates—selling online for $8,500.
Grogan & Company, “The February Auction”—February 21, 2010
Extensive Chinese Export Porcelain Dinner Service
Price Realized: $14,000
Described as an “Extensive Chinese