Chinese porcelain bowl, $200,000, Nye & Company

Chinese porcelain bowl

An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 sold for $200,000 at a Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st by Nye & Company Auctioneers in Bloomfield, N.J. Also, a Neoclassical parcel gilt mahogany recamier (fainting couch), made in New York City circa 1815-1825, brought $25,000; and a watercolor painting by John La Farge (Am., 1835-1910), titled Figure with Wreath, framed, hammered for $15,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat attribution, $37,500, Woodshed Art Auctions

Jean-Michel Basquiat attribution

An untitled skull painting attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), 12 inches by 22 inches, unframed, sold for $37,500 in an internet-only fine art auction held February 1st by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin, Mass. Also, a gouache on paper rendering of the iconic Apple Macintosh logo attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), done circa 1985, brought $36,000; and a spray paint on cardboard attributed to Banksy, titled go back to bed, went for $10,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

Chinese jadeite seals, $8,750, Bruneau & Co.

Chinese jadeite seals

A partial set of Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals, nine in all, sold for $8,750 at an Antiques & Fine Art Auction held February 3rd by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, an American flag rug made by the Boston Wool Association, 77 inches by 144 inches, realized $5,625; a palace-size Persian Oriental rug, 31 feet 4 inches by 12 feet 3 inches, gaveled for $5,000; and an Arts & Crafts Handel Dogwood leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp made $2,325. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

George Ohr Pottery vase, $11,070, Crescent City

George Ohr Pottery vase

A George Ohr Pottery high glaze bottle form vase, circa 1894, inscribed on the bottom “Jules Gabry” (Newcomb College’s first potter, 1894-1895), sold for $11,070 at an auction held Jan. 27-28 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a four-piece French inlaid mahogany Art Nouveau bedroom suite, circa 1920, made in the manner of Louis Majorelle (1859-1926), rose to $6,600; and a painting by James Mouton, titled Rex, Ring of Carnival, went for $4,920. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

Washington signed book, $138,000, Case Antiques

Washington signed boook

A leather-bound copy of Volume 1 of The Massachusetts Magazine, owned and signed by George Washington and given to his friend and biographer, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), sold for $138,000 at an auction held January 28th by Case Antiques in Knoxville, Tenn. Also, a painting of stallion Bonnie Scotland and groom Robert Green, of the Nashville plantation and thoroughbred farm Belle Meade, by Herbert Kittredge, made $48,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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