Inspired by Rodin – Sold at Garth’s: Ossip Zadkine Sculpture brings $14,100 during Summer Auction In two short days just over 1500 lots crossed the block of Garth’s Auctions’ August 5th Eclectic and August 6th Asian, European and American Decorative Arts sales with standing room only crowds.
Today they came to see the jewelry and my little one loves it!” Perhaps just shiny enough to attract the attention of the youngest generation of the Crucs/Rice family was the old European cut diamond ring was not marked, but was likely platinum, which helped it sale to a $4,300 sale price.
Joe Rice has been a collector of political ephemera since he was 17 years old. He still collects and displays much of it in his home. He purchased the McKinley lot for $1,058 of which he believed the best item was the MkKinley/Roosevelt jugate measuring 1 ¾”, but his favorite item from the lot was the mechanical gold bug. Rice offered “I love to come to auctions and this is the best auction I’ve ever been to head to toe!” Another group of political ephemera, comprised mostly of buttons for Theodore Roosevelt's presidential campaigns of 1904 and 1912, also included is a miniature book: "Facts about the Candidate" published in 1904 and a print of Roosevelt and Johnson from 1912 by Allied Printing, NYC. The lot sold for a strong price of $2,703.
Other items of interest included a six piece L. & J.G. Stickley bedroom suite selling for $1,234 and a cherry harvest table that sold for $1,175. An airplane propeller attributed to the Curtiss Aircraft Factory's Curtiss "Jenny" JN-4 airplane was marked "HB921". At 8' long, it spun off the podium for $1,234. A recast of an Elwell bronze sculpture depicting an Indian in a canoe with supplies was scouted by several bidders pushing the sale price to $1,410.
For further information about Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, please visit www.garths.com or call 740-362-4771. Garth’s upcoming auctions include the October 7th Eclectic sale, the recently added October 22nd Firearms sale, and the annual Thanksgiving Americana sale on November 25-26.