Clarke’s first auction of the fall art and antiques season was a great success with an eclectic mix of items and high-selling lots throughout each aspect of the sale.
These Meissen pate sur pate vases sold for $13,200, more than doubling the high end of the $3,000-$5,000 estimate.
Bringing $7,800 on Monday night, striking pair of Goldschieder figures sold for more than anticipated to buyer in Russia.
These Chinese Qing Dynasty jade pomegranates proved to be important pieces when they brought $8,400 on auction night.
Falling just shy of the high-end presale estimate, an ornate bronze-mounted cabinet sold for $4,800.
Two oils by important Croatian painter, Ðuro Pulitika, sold above the expected estimates, bringing a combined $11,280.
Estimated to bring between $2,000-$3,000 at auction, a sculpture of Jerusalem by Israeli artist Frank Meisler actually realized $5,040 at auction.
It’s no surprise that several Chinese items were among the top lots of the night; this midcentury Chinese lacquered screen sold for $7,800 and was shipped to the winning bidder in China.
In January of this year, Clarke set the auction record for African-American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson at $3,000. On September 10th that record was surpassed when this geometric oil brought $6,600 making it the highest selling painting by the artist at auction.
This pair of lamps greatly exceeded the pre-sale estimate of $800-$1,200, selling for a surprising $4,560.
Three midcentury paintings by Atillo Salemme were among the highlights of the fine art in this sale; this Salemme oil sold for $6,600