News-Antique.com - Apr 05,2010 - (Boston, MA) – With a variety of high-quality auctions from more than 80 international auction houses, bidder and sales volumes continued their upward trend in March. Highlights include: Alex Cooper’s March 21st "Fine & Decorative Arts Auction" with 623 registered bidders and over 1,300 online bids; The Matchbox Forum's "Purely Matchbox 8" with over 76% of lots selling online and I.M. Chait's March 27th "Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art," which marked its most successful Artfact Live! auction to date.
Artfact is also proud to announce the signing of exclusive live auction partnerships with Berner's Auction Gallery in Springfield, OH; Maynards Antique & Fine Art Ltd. in Vancouver, BC and Adam’s in Dublin, IE in March. Berner’s next auction, featuring the Jonathan F. Woodside Collection, will be held on April 11, 2010. Maynards’ first Artfact Live! auction, “Fine Art & Antiques,” is scheduled for April 13-15, 2010, while Adam’s first Artfact Live! sale is scheduled for May 2010.
Northgate Gallery, “Antiques, Fine Art & Decorative Art”—March 6, 2010
18th Century Louis XV Bronze Mantle Clock
Price Realized: $11,500
With ornate patinated bronze figures and a movement by Julien LeRoy, this 18th century Louis XV mantel clock was sure to attract attention. Estimated at $7,500 to $8,500, the clock features expertly modeled putti on either side of a gilded dial with classical details. While floor bidding was strong, the clock ultimately sold to an online bidder for $11,500.
Bruun Rasmussen, “Modern Paintings, Furniture & Design”—March 9, 2010
Peder Moos "Debut" Floor Lamp
Price Realized: kr104,187 (USD 14,408)
Bruun Rasmussen’s March 9th auction offered a treasure-trove of Modern Art and Design. One of the top selling lots was a rosewood inlaid floor lamp designed and created by Danish master cabinetmaker Peder Moos. Known for functional designs of unprecedented beauty, Moos personally executed all of his works. The lamp, which is inlaid with the cabinetmaker’s unique monogram, sold to an online bidder for kr104,187 (USD 14,408) with buyers premium.
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal, “Fine Art”—March 12, 2010
Fern I. Coppedge, oil on canvas
Price Realized: $14,040
Among the highlights of Alderfer Auction & Appraisal’s “Fine Art” auction was an oil on canvas by American Impressionist Fern Isabel Coppedge. Born in Decatur, IL, Coppedge spent most of her life in Pennsylvania where she became associated with the New Hope School and Pennsylvania Impressionism movement. One of the top five results from the March 12th auction, Coppedge’s Winter Landscape sold online for $14,040 (including buyers premium).
James D. Julia, “Important Firearms Event: Day 1”—March 15, 2010
Pair of James Purdey “Lightweight” Sidelock Ejector Game Guns
Price Realized: $41,000
Marked "J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House, South Audley Street. London," the sidelock ejector game guns sold by James J. Julia on March 15th were originally commissioned by Frances Stotesbury Hutchinson of Philadelphia. Founded in 1814, James Purdey & Sons, also known simply as "Purdy," is synonymous with the finest sporting firearms—having been official gun and rifle makers to the British Royal family.