Pair of exquisitely carved Chinese antique ivory tusk figures gavel for $45,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree A pair of exquisitely carved Chinese antique ivory tusk figures on fitted rectangular bases with scrolled feet sold as one lot for $45,000 at a New Year's auction held Jan. 4-5 by Ahlers & Ogletree.
Armor) sold for $8,000; and a monumental oil on canvas painting of three nude female beauties as nymphs by Jules Victor Verdier (Fr., 1861-1926), titled Nymphs, hit $10,000.
In the watches and jewelry category, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner two-tone watch with 3-carat diamond bezel around a black face, with a stainless steel watch band, gaveled for $8,500; and an 18-inch-long, 18kt yellow gold and diamond necklace with two panther (or leopard) heads with mouths clamped around a diamond-mounted circular ring realized $6,250.
A National Basketball Association 2001 Los Angeles Lakers menís championship 14kt yellow gold ring with two .25 solitaire cut diamonds above 22 solitaire cut accent diamonds, size 11 Ĺ , achieved $7,000. Also, a late 19th century (circa 1898) English 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun with walnut stock, metal engraving and scrolled foliate decoration commanded $5,500.
Two very different tables each generated much bidder interest. One was a 17th century clockworks constructed from hand blacksmithing, possibly taken from an Italian church and later converted into the base for a rectangular glass-top table ($7,250). The other was an Italian marble table with round dentate patterned top, urn-shaped pedestal and three paw feet ($5,500).
Returning to fine art, an oil on canvas depiction of Still Life With Pears, Apples and Sunflower by British painter Gerald Cooper (1899-1974), 20 inches by 24 inches less the frame, knocked down at $6,000; and a 19th century Continental School four-panel folding screen hand-painted with an idyllic fictitious landscape, each panel 83 inches by 24 inches, sold for $5,500.
Ahlers & Ogletreeís next big auction is slated for Sunday, March 16th, and will feature mid-century Modern design pieces from the estate of Walter Glenn of Atlanta. Another sale, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 23rd, is in the planning stages but itís not certain whether or not it will be held.Watch the website as January turns into February, at www.AandOauctions.com.
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