ACOMOA PUEBLO OLLA & RAMSES FIGURAL PERFUME SHINE IN CORDIER AUCTION JUNE 11 & 12 A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx saw $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, PA.
Saturday included over 100 lots of fine jewelry including diamond, gemstone, gold, Mexican and Native American as well as a collection of lorgnettes. Among many fine pieces of diamond jewelry was a 6.24 ctw brooch that sold just under low estimate at $3,750 while an antique 2.25 ctw fleur de lis brooch sold above its $1,000 to $1,500 estimate at $1,900. A dealer in the room was successful on both a large 6.34 carat tourmaline and diamond brooch at $1,700 (estimate $1,000 to $1,500) and a 2.01 ctw diamond and platinum ring at $3,750 (estimate $2,000 to $4,000). Among timepieces was a man’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust at $3,000 and a lady’s Rolex 18K and diamond Cellini at $1,600.
A surprise and highlight of the jewelry section was a rare Bakelite pumpkin pin with googly eyes in the form of a scarecrow complete with straw arms and legs. Estimated at $2,000 to $3,000, the pin saw spirited bidding between the internet and a phone bidder. The internet bidder finally prevailed, winning the pin at $5,000.
Saturday’s session finished up with decorative arts, ceramics, glass, textiles and lighting. A wrought iron mirror by Edgar Brandt was offered in decorative arts. Estimated at $7,500 to $12,500, the piece failed to find a buyer. Among several dinner services offered was a large 129 piece set of Herend Indian Basket. Estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, the set included many fine serving pieces. Bidding was strong between the floor and a phone bidder with the phone bidder winning the set at $6,500.
The top lot of Saturday’s auction was a Ramses figural perfume bottle attributed to Baccarat circa 1920. In the shape of a sphinx in frosted glass with green patina on a clear base, the piece was estimated at $3,000 to $5,000. A phone bidder again was successful, winning the perfume for $7,000.
A pair of early Persian lamps was a pleasant surprise in lighting. Estimated at $200 to $400, the pair opened online at $700 but immediately became a battle between the phones with the pair eventually hammering down at $1,800. Also selling well above estimate was a unique cockatoo and turtle figural lamp at $1,500 (estimate $800 to $1,200) and a Handel table lamp with a cherry and leaf rimmed leaded glass shade at $2,000 (estimate $300 to $500).
Sunday's session of the two day auction included clocks, furniture and rugs, and fine, Asian, ethnographic and Native American art. One of the highlights of clocks was a Reading tall case clock by Daniel Oyster (estimate $8000 to $10,000). The clock headed home to the Reading area with the winning bidder at $6,000. Also of note was a large French Napoleon III garniture set. In the Orientalist taste, the three piece set sold to the internet within estimate at $2,500.
Among the forty plus lots of furniture was a very large walnut Pennsylvania Dutch cupboard circa 1780 to 1800. Measuring nearly 8 feet tall, the piece sold to a collector just