1541 English Great Bible Realizes $9,500 in Cordier’s Spring Auction A 1541 English Great Bible sold for $9,500 while an 18th century verge watch with chatelaine realized $7,500 in Cordier Auctions’ Spring Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on May 18 and 19.
diamond and platinum wristwatch at $1,100 and a Hamilton 3.33 ctw diamond wristwatch at $1,300.
Antique jewelry saw strong results including an Art Nouveau enameled 14K and diamond pansy pin by A.J. Hedges that realized $1,200 (estimate $300 to $500) while two Victorian gold and coral demi-parures each realized $1,100. Numerous lots of diamond and gemstone jewelry were also offered including a GIA certified 1.97 carat diamond solitaire ($8,500), a GIA certified 3.11 ctw platinum and diamond engagement ring ($7,500), and an 18K and diamond Cartier Lincoln Mercury award ring ($2,000). Among Native American and Mexican jewelry was a Victor Coochwytewa Hopi necklace that realized $1,200 (estimate $300 to $500).
Saturday’s session concluded with porcelain and glass. A highlight was a Mintons pate-sure-pate ewer that surpassed its high estimate of $1,200, selling to the internet at $2,800. A 21” Royal Vienna covered urn estimated at $500 to $700 sold to a New York dealer at $1,400 as did a Meissen reticulated scenic cabinet plate at $1,100 (estimate $300 to $500). In glass, a Murano aquarium by Gino Cenedese realized $950 as did an Orrefors "Ariel" vase by Edvin Ohrstrom (Swedish, 1906-1994).
Sunday's session included furniture and rugs, Asian, fine and decorative arts, clocks, and lighting. A Chinese carved rosewood étagère was a key lot selling just above high estimate at $3,200 while a circa 1917 Steinway Model O grand piano sold just under low estimate at $4,400. Other pieces of note included an antique octagonal revolving hardware cabinet and a French Louis XV bombe cabinet that each sold at their high estimate of $1,200. A French needlepoint screen estimated at $400 to $600 realized $1,000 while a Persian Tabriz wool and silk room size rug with the same estimate hammered down at $1,100.
A highlight of Asian arts was a group of six Chinese polychrome ivory carvings of immortals that knocked down at $3,000 to a phone bidder (estimate $1,000 to $2,000). A lot of two Chinese ivory figurines of Guanyin sold for $2,300 while a second group realized $1,700. Among decorative arts was a 19th century bronze and marble desk set with provenance from the Estate of Mary Landis of Newport, Pennsylvania. Estimated at $800 to $1,000, the set hammered down to a dealer in the room at $1,900.
A pair of bronze bas-relief plaques of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by William Rudolph O'Donovan (American, 1844-1920) was a key lot in art selling for just under low estimate at $3,200. Of local interest was a painting of the Gap at Rockville by well-known Pennsylvania artist Ira J. Deen (1874-1952). Estimated at $500 to $700, the painting saw strong bidding before going to the internet for $1,400.
Sunday’s auction concluded with clocks and lighting. A Bailey, Banks & Biddle tall case was a highlight, selling for its low estimate of $1,500. A Pairpoint reverse painted table lamp sold just under high estimate at $1,900 while an Art Deco bronze floral lamp base soared past its $100 to $200 estimate