Highlights From Clarke’s December 9th Holiday Auction

Dates: 09/21/2012

Joan Miro "Le Cracheur de Flammes"

The top lot of the sale was an aquatint and carborundum etching by Joan Miro. This print in a limited edition of 75 was estimated to sell between $20,000-$25,000 but realized $43,200 on the 9th.


George Nakashima Laurel Trestle Dining Table.

A George Nakashima trestle dining table sold for $9,000, right within Clarke’s presale estimate.


STERLING. William Durgin Large Lot of Flatware.

Selling above the high-end of the estimate, this William Durgin flatware set brought $5,760 on Sunday afternoon.


Adler Victorian Wind Up Music Box on Stand

This music box, expected to sell between $1,000-$1,500 brought a surprising $5,040, nearly 5 times the estimate.

Guerrino Guardabassi. Pair of Italian Watercolors of Children.

A magnificent pair of watercolors by Italian artist, Guerrino Guardabassi, greatly exceeded the presale estimate, bringing $4,560.


Set of 12 Schmeig & Kotzian Mahogany Chairs.

Bringing $3,600 this rare set of signed Schmeig & Kotzian chairs sold within Clarke’s estimate to an internet bidder in Georgia.


Roger Prince. 1964 Bronze of Four Men in Hats.

A wonderful midcentury bronze by Roger Prince with a presale estimate of $700-$1,000 brought $3,000 the day of the auction.



Civil War Military Presentation Sword with Eagle Pommel and Ivory Hand Grip

This Civil War presentation sword of southern decent sold for $14,440, above the anticipated estimate.



14kt Yellow Gold and Diamond Bracelet.

Fresh from a Greenwich,CT estate, a beautiful 14kt yellow gold and diamond Bracelet brought $2,880 on December 9th.



Pair of Chinese Enamel Decorated Urns.

Offered with an estimate of $600-$900, this pair of Chinese urns realized $2,800, 3 times more than expected.