My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, readership slows down in the summer, so I will only publish on Mondays until the weather gets cold.
Heritage Auctions held a 20th Century Design sale on May 25, 2017. It wasn’t an important sale, but there were a few special items included. I’ll only cover the decorative arts.A Lalique Cactus table, designed in 1951, was the top glass lot of the sale. It sold within it’s pre-sale estimate of $20,000 – $30,000, realizing $33,750, including buyer’s premium. The top ceramic lot of the sale was #63258, a 13″ Pablo Picasso pitcher from 1952. It sold for $37,500, including buyer’s premium — double its high estimate of $15,000. I don’t know much about Picasso pottery, but I do know there was a very good market for it at one time, especially in Paris. A really goofy Martin Brothers handled jug/vase sold well, bringing $15,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 – $8,000. I love Martin Brothers stoneware, but there was no way I was going to buy this one. I really didn’t like it.
For the complete results of the sale, click here. You’ll have to sign in (free) to view the prices.
Our next show is the Denver World Wide Antique Show in mid-July, so we’ll take some time to smell the roses. I’ll be buying and selling in the meantime, so be in touch if you’re doing either.
I recently listed some new items on my website and I’ll be listing more in the near future. Please check my site as often as you can.
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