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Brunk Auctions, Asheville, NC, held a diverse auction on March 18-19, 2016. Included in the sale were eight lots of French cameo glass.Lot #139 included two small, but very nice, 4″ Daum Nancy vases. They soared past their pre-sale estimate of $1,000 – $2,000, realizing $8,850, including buyer’s premium. Two Daum vases were sold together as lot #144. The vase on the left was very nice, with dandelions, gilding, and a verse in French (called Verrerie Parlante or Talking Glass). They sold above their high estimate of $1,200, realizing $2,360, including buyer’s premium. Brunk combined an early Gallé vase and a Daum vase together for lot #145. The very low estimate of $1,200 – $1,800 was easily exceeded with a final price of $7,080, including buyer’s premium.
For the complete results of the sale, click here and Search by Date for the March 18-19, 2016 sale and click submit.
Our next show is approaching quickly. We’ll be in Glencoe, IL, for the Garden, Antique & Design Show, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, starting April 15th. It’s a beautiful show, with both antiques and gardening, that you’ll absolutely enjoy. We only have two remaining shows in the greater Chicago area, so come and say hi!
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I have an early 20th century etching, “Fish Wharves of Newport, RI” signed by Earl Purdy, 1930 that meets criteria I learned about etchings from your blog. It is numbered, 1/25. does this mean it was the first off the press? And do you know anything about this artist?
First off the press are usually artist’s proofs, but yes, 1/25 means it was the first of the edition of 25 for sale. And no, I know nothing of this artist.