Published: October 18, 2022
DETROIT, MICH. – After three days of sales, October 12-14, two sculptures, one classic and the other contemporary, were tied for top lot status, each selling for $14,880, including buyer’s premium. The sale series’ first day saw an Italian marble sculpture of Venus and Cupid, circa 1900, top the offered lots. Venus is depicted semi-nude and holding a garland of flowers, standing 45 inches high on a base 18 inches in diameter. The important large sculpture was brought from Italy by the grandparents of the Troy, Mich., consignor around 1920. A pair of bronze gazelle garden sculptures had graced the property of a prominent Central Avenue, Bay City, Mich., collector, one standing 37 inches high and the other 36 inches high. With requisite green patina due to outdoor use and exposure, the castings were Twentieth Century. More highlights from the sales will be discussed in a follow-on review.
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