Doyle’s Belle Epoque auction exceeds $2 million, February 6, 2013

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.

Doyle New York held a Belle Epoque sale on February 6, 2013, with generally excellent results. Total sales of $2,036,819 surpassed the pre-sale high estimate of $1,870,750, with 84% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.

Rembrandt Bugatti Petit Elephant au Repos>, Doyle lot #450

Rembrandt Bugatti Petit Elephant au Repos, Doyle lot #450

Top lot of the sale was a Rembrandt Bugatti bronze cire perdue sculpture entitled Petit Elephant au Repos. It soared past its pre-sale estimate of $40,000 – $60,000, to sell for $218,500, including buyer’s premium. The bronze was fresh to the market, having descended in the Vanderbilt family. The result surely benefitted from its illustrious provenance.

Roycroft copper-mounted bedroom suite, Doyle lot #133

Roycroft copper-mounted bedroom suite, Doyle lot #133

A Roycroft Arts and Crafts copper-mounted oak bedroom suite, from the estate of C.W. and Marjorie Merriweather Post, sold for $68,500, approximately double the high estimate of $30,000. The suite was an important commission by Elbert Hubbard for C.W. Post, whom he knew personally.

Newcomb College vase, Doyle lot #483

Newcomb College vase, Doyle lot #483

A huge (11¾”), early (1902), high-glaze Newcomb College vase shot past its pre-sale estimate of $5,000 – $7,000, to achieve $37,500, including buyer’s premium. It was consigned from The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art.

For the complete results of the sale, click on the following link. Doyle Belle Epoque results.

The Palm Springs Modernism Show will run from February 16-18, 2013

The Palm Springs Modernism Show will run from February 16-18, 2013

The Palm Springs Modernism Show opens to the public this Saturday, February 16th, at 10 AM and ends on Monday at 4 PM. It will be our first time at the show. We haven’t had good luck in California in recent years, so we’re hoping the show will be good. If it isn’t, we’ll give up the entire state. That would be a shame, but we can’t afford to exhibit at shows where the buyers don’t show up. If you’d like us to continue to exhibit in the state of California, please visit the show and consider making a purchase.

I will be posting videos on YouTube of my lecture on French Cameo Glass to the Metropolitan Glass Club. I need some time to edit the videos. When they’re ready, I’ll put the link on my website and here in my blog.

Incredible Tiffany Favrile Cypriote vase, for sale at the show

Incredible Tiffany Favrile Cypriote vase, for sale at the show

Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased and listed. Tiffany glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.

Fabulous, rare, Tiffany Favrile lamp with intaglio-carved insect

Fabulous, rare, Tiffany Favrile lamp with intaglio-carved insect

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.

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