Published: January 21, 2016
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Lot Number 1 in Charlie Cobb’s January 16 sale was a bright, colorful embroidered pocket from the late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth Centuries. With a black background on blue fabric, it had large red, green blue and yellow flowers and when closed measured 7 by 3¾ inches. The pocket showed little wear and three phone bidders competed until one was successful at $9,000. It was a good, albeit snowy, start to the day and a robust crowd was in the room, regardless of the weather.
Cobb also did well with Oriental rugs, sterling silver, Danish Modern and early American furniture. The second highest price of the day was for an oil on canvas scene of the Grand Piazza in Venice. It sold for $7,200. Done in the school of Canaletto, the painting had descended in the consignor’s family since a Nineteenth Century relative had lived in Italy.
A complete review of the auction will follow in a future issue.
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