Clarke Auction’s Superbowl Sunday sale was a big success with a large in-house turnout and record number of internet bidders. The sale wrapped up by 4:30pm with plenty of time for auction-goers to get home for kick-off.
The top lot of the sale was this “as is” pair of Meissen ewers that sold for $26,400 to a bidder on the phone despite several areas of damage.
A heavy and attractive Tiffany & Co. bracelet, consigned for auction during a Clarke’s “Walk-In Wednesday,” exceeded the $4,000-$5,000 presale estimate, bringing $7,200 at auction.
Estimated to sell between $400-$600, this lot of Asian hardstone carvings and snuff bottles actually realized $7,200 on Sunday afternoon, confirming that the Chinese market is still strong.
This pair of Minton garden seats, likely designed by A.W. Pugin, found in a Manhattan estate, sold for $14,400 to an in-house bidder, more than 4 times the anticipated estimate.
Selling for $3,600 on Superbowl Sunday, this unidentified but sleek pair of mid century cabinets brought more than expected.
A wonderful 1967-68 acrylic on canvas by renowned abstract expressionist Paul Jenkins brought $15,600, falling right within Clarke’s $12,000-$18,000 presale estimate.
This wonderfully crafted Lino Tagliapietra vase sold to a satisfied in-house collector for $4,800, exceeding the $2,000-$3,000 estimate.
Estimated to bring between $3,000-$5,000, an evocative oil by 20th century French female artist, Valentine Prax, sold to a phone bidder in California for $9,600.
This bronze bust of the serene Ellen Jansen by Sir Jacob Epstein sold to a bidder in London for $9,000.
Although the favrile shade was unmarked, this Tiffany Studios lamp base sold to a bidder overseas for $10,200, more than 3 times the high-end estimate.