Published: April 25, 2023
Images Courtesy Treasureseeker Auctions
PASADENA, CALIF. — Treasureseeker Auctions’ Spring Into Treasures: Fine Art & Collectibles sale on April 16 delivered just that, showcasing almost 300 lots of fine art, decorative art, collectibles and jewelry. One of the most highly sought-after pieces in the auction was a Tiffany Studios Arabian lamp that sold for $7,200. The lamp included a green wavy Arabian shade and gold spotting, signed “L.C.T. Favrile,” that rested atop a signed bronze Tiffany base. Another highlight was the Clement Massier “Woman in Waves Bowl.” This circa 1900 piece featured showed colors and depicted a woman drifting on ocean waves, and achieved $4,200. More art glass lots included a Daum Nancy cameo glass and silver pitcher for $2,880 and a Maurice Bouval Art Nouveau cache pot at $2,700.
Cats were popular subjects in this sale. An antique cat painting by Jules Leroy (French, 1856-1921), signed by the artist and showing an adult cat and three kittens, sold for $3,520. Following this in the sale, a Nineteenth Century mechanical automaton and music box that featured five white cats having a tea party was in good working order, and sold for an undisclosed price.
Another noteworthy lot was a Japanese silver and enamel floral box that sold for $3,840. The box had enamel decoration on each panel and was a fine example of Japanese craftsmanship during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Also from this period was a Japanese silver and enamel vase that achieved $2,560. The vase had an ovoid body decorated with a continuous scene of a bird perched amongst blossoming branches of plums.
Other decorative arts categories were also represented. A Nineteenth Century malachite and bronze clock decorated with a cherub and rooster, as well as a 1920s Spanish wrought iron figural winged dragon lamp, both of which were bid to $3,300. A rare signed Carrig-Rohane frame from 1924, created by Boston artist frame maker Hermann Dudley Murphy, sold for the same price.
Prices quoted with buyer’s premium as reported by the auction house. For information, 626-529-5775 or www.treasureseekerauction.com.
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