Published: December 11, 2018
DENVER, PENN. — December 5 and 6, two long, but highly successful days at Morphy Auctions, when 1,613 lots were offered breaking the $4 million mark. The bank of phones accounted for $1.7 million in sales, including Lot 146, a 1969 Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” chronograph in 18K gold.
The watch was purchased new on Bahnhofstrassse Street in Zurich in Switzerland in 1970 and was being offered for the first time. The watch is completely original and retains its original factory finish with a wonderful strong patina/rainbow toning to the case. It sold to a phone bidder for $578,100 within estimate.
Tiffany played a large part in the first day of the sale with many lots featured, including this Tiffany Studios Poppy lamp that went for $141,450 near the high estimate. This lamp has a leaded glass shade with purple and maroon poppies set against a mottled and shaded blue background. A band of shaded green poppy leaves surround the edge of the shade. This example measures 27 inches tall.
A full report of this sale will appear in a forthcoming issue.
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