Artfact Live! June Auction Results Roundup Online bidding at Artfact sizzled in June with six-figure sales of Asian Art at Czerny's International Auction House and individual online sale records at Tajan, Sloans & Kenyon, Quinns Auction Galler
(1921-). Dating to the 1950's and 60's, the works – which came from a single estate – ranged from unfinished charcoal drawings to original acrylic paintings. Though all but one of the lots exceeded their high estimates, it was a nude acrylic on board that led the pack. Estimated at $7,000 - $10,000, Neiman's brilliantly colored, energetic depiction of a standing woman twisting at the waist sold to an online bidder for $19,600 (including buyers premium).
Freeman's, "Fine Jewelry & Watches" – June 20, 2011
Single Pear-Shaped Diamond Pendant
Realized Price: $20,480
If sales on Artfact Live! are any indication, then diamonds are an online bidder's best friend. Weighing in at approximately 6 carats, this pear shaped diamond pendant generated considerable interest among in-house and online bidders alike. Inverse prong set and strung on a 14 karat yellow gold rope twist chain, the pedant ultimately sold online for $20,480 (including buyers premium) – bringing some extra sparkle to Freeman's June 20th sale.
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