News-Antique.com - May 22,2014 - Addison, Illinois – May 22, 2014 – A rare Galle art glass vase purchased for a quarter at a local rummage sale was sold by Leonard Auction on May 18, 2014 sale for $10,000!
The “Magnolia” vase, a mere three and a half inches in height, was crafted by the French artesian Emile Galle around 1895 in Nancy, France. “How this wonderful French vase ended up at a local rummage sale is a mystery, but we are thrilled for our client who found this unique treasure” said John Leonard, President of Leonard Auction. He added that he is extremely proud of the work his team did to identify and market the vase to prospective buyers.
After careful research and consultation with several art glass experts, Leonard Auction conservatively valued the vase in the $5,000-6,000 range. The auction opened with a bid of $4,800 and quickly rose with several phone and internet bidders competing for the piece. Ultimately the bidding war ended with a $10,000 bid from a Midwest collector.
In addition to the Galle vase; the May Auction at Leonard Auction continued a string of highly successful sales for the firm. Other highlights of the May Auction included: two Sergio Bustamante sculptures that sold for $1,200 each; a set of Sterling Silverware by Alvin that sold for $2,400; a Rolex Oyster Watch that sold for $3,800 and an 1892 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin that sold for $1,400.
Leonard Auction’s next sale is scheduled for Sunday, June 22, 2014. The sale will feature a range of items from local estates and collectors. For more information, please contact Leonard Auction at 630-495-0229, email@example.com or visit their website at http://www.leonardauction.com.
About Leonard Auction: Located in the Chicago suburbs, Leonard Auction, Inc. is the area’s leading mid-market auction house. Since 2006, Leonard Auction has offered customers an honest, easy-to-work-with, knowledgeable and experienced partner for all their auction needs.
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