November 18, 2012 Auction Highlights

Dates: 09/04/2012

Midcentury modern, period antiques and decorative arts, and contemporary and modern fine art carried Clarke’s November auction with numerous lots exceeding expectations.

 

Signed & Dated Paul Evans Midcentury Slate Top Mixed Metal Server

The highest selling lot of the sale was a 1969 Paul Evans server that realized $25,200, more than twice the low-end estimate.

 

18th Century English (?) Silver Tazza.

An 18th century tazza brought a surprising $13,200 on Sunday afternoon, selling to a bidder on the phone.

 

Outstanding 17th Century Dutch Mythological Tapestry

This beautiful tapestry sold to a fortunate internet bidder for, $6,600, just below the expected estimate.

 

Life Size Modernist Bronze Figure.

Bringing  $22,800 at auction, a masterfully executed unidentified 20th century bronze figure sold for more than twice the presale estimate to an in-house bidder.

 

Ðuro Pulitika. 1966 Oil on Canvas "Zena Iribe"

An oil on canvas by Croatian artist, Ðuro Pulitika brought $5,040, the second highest auction record for the artist. Although Pulitika’s work is seldom traded in the U.S., Clarke also holds the top auction record at $7,200 in its September 2012 auction.

 

8 Mira Nakashima Midcentury Chairs.

Selling well above estimate, this set 0f signed and dated Mira Nakashima chairs brought $21,600 at auction.

 

Rosewood Marbletop Banded and Bronze Mounted 2 Drawer Louis XV Commode

Estimated to sell between $1,200 and $1,800, this 18th century P. Roussel commode brought an unexpected $4,320 on the 18th.

 

Edward Kemeys. Terracotta Bloodhound "Hereward" (1 of 2)

Falling within the presale estimates, two terracotta bloodhounds by Edward Kemeys sold for a combined $10,800 to a single phone bidder.

 

Morago. Abstract Oil on Canvas "Bolero"

One of three large works offered on the 18th by contemporary Italian artist, Morago, sold for $4,080, nearly 4 times the presale estimate.

 

6 Panel Lacquered Screen.

This 6 midcentury 6 panel screen, later confirmed to be designed by Karl Springer, sold for an outstanding $13,200.

 

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