Monumental Chinese painting attributed to Qiu Ying (1494-1552) brings $112,500 at Ahlers & Ogletree Asian lots took center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s March 25-26 Spring Salon Auction, as a monumental classical painting attributed to Ming painter Qiu Ying (Chinese, 1494-1552) soared to $112,500.
˝ inches tall, garnered $1,240 (15 lots by Meaders brought a total of $9,650). Also, a large rococo style 20th century bronze Italian two-tiered garden fountain with an allover verdigris patina, about 70 inches tall, rose to $4,960.
The fine art category featured an oil on canvas allegorical figure painting by Robert Jessup (Tex., b. 1952), depicting a woman unexpectedly emerging from a puppet stage, startling a boy with a book in hand, signed and dated, measuring 72 ˝ inches by 117 inches (framed), went for $5,890; while an oil on canvas figural rendering of the famed White Hall Inn & Tavern in antebellum Atlanta, Georgia, by Wilbur Kurtz (Am., 1882-1967), titled White Hall 1840, brought $4,425.
On to furniture, where a semicircular “Omnibus III” sectional sofa attributed to the German-born American designer Vladimir Kagan Gray (1927-2016), designed in 1953 and upholstered in gray microfiber, with a loose back and tufted seat cushions, on Lucite supports, fetched $5,900. Also, an exotic Mid-Century Modern rosewood desk by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar (Am., founded 1910), having a rectangular form and marked on the inside drawer for Dunbar, fetched $2,178.
Ahlers & Ogletree has two auctions planned for the spring and early summer: a May 4th Jewelry & Couture Accessories Auction and a June 10-11 Summer Estates Auction. Details will be made public in the coming weeks. Watch the website for updates and info: www.AandOAuctions.com.
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