Rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock soars to $998,250 at Fontaine's An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, sold for $998,250 at Fontaine's Auction Gallery on January 21st.
rug designed in four panels with birds and filigree, 159 inches by 255 inches, with no wear or repairs, changed hands for $6,352.
A pure white marble sculpture depiction of the mythological figure Diana, by Rafaello Battelli (It., 19th century), shown standing amongst a crescent moon and stars, 34 inches tall and signed, breezed to $19,360; and a large brown sculpture of two hounds (“Pompier” and Caron”), tied to a tree trunk, by Auguste Nicolas Cain (Fr., 1822-1894), 25 inches tall, signed, finished at $7,865.
Rounding out just some of the day’s top lots, a Gothic pierced bronze center coffee table with a gilt bronze octagonal base with Gothic arches, finials and wavy pierced decorated panels, rose to $5,142; and a large figural walnut carved elk head with antlers, mounted with natural elk horns on a self-framed filigree carved back panel, carved by “H. Leach,” 56 inches tall, fetched $6,050.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has several big Antiques & Fine Art Auctions planned for the first half of 2017, on March 25th, April 22nd , May 2nd and June 17th, all in the Pittsfield gallery with start times of 11 am Eastern time. These will feature fine clocks, watches, music boxes, 19th and 20th century lighting, exceptional furniture, paintings, bronzes, jewelry, silver and accessories.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality items, to include furniture, lighting, clocks and watches, paintings, porcelains, bronze and marble statuary, Asian items, art glass and cameo glass, Russian objects, silver, musical, coin-op, advertising, toys, banks, gaming and carousel items for future sales. Consignments are currently being accepted for all the upcoming auctions.
The firm will buy outright or accept on consignment fine antiques, collections or entire estates. Call (413) 448-8922 and ask to speak with John Fontaine, or you can send Mr. Fontaine an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the company and the upcoming auctions in March thru June, please visit www.FontainesAuction.com. Updates are posted often.