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Doyle New York held its Belle Epoque sale on June 6, 2012, with Loetz glass leading the way. The art glass section of the auction was fairly weak, except for Loetz, which was well represented with a great collection that appeared to be from a single owner. The Loetz was estimated very conservatively, so the results easily surpassed their estimates for many lots. I tried to get a statement from the head of the department at Doyle, but unfortunately received no answer.
Top results for the Loetz were shared by two lots, #s 581 and 583. Lot 581 was a rare black bottom vase that could have been estimated much higher than $1,000-1,500. It soared past its estimate to sell for $17,500 (including buyer’s premium).
Two lots later, a gorgeous Loetz vase with very busy decoration of drips and zippers shared the spotlight with #581. It sold for the identical price of $17,500, against the same pre-sale estimate of $1,000 – $1,500.
Only two other Loetz lots exceeded $10,000, but many surpassed $4,000. For the complete results of the entire Doyle Belle Epoque sale, click on the following link. Doyle’s Belle Epoque sale results.
Our next show won’t be until July, but we’re still very much in business. Don’t hesitate to call or write, and let me know what you’d like to buy, sell, or trade.
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 Louis Icart etchings. Here’s the link. chasenantiques.com