Published: February 15, 2016
THOMASTON, MAINE — Chauncey Bradley Ives’ marble sculpture, “Undine Rising From The Waters,” standing 50¾ inches tall, led the two day sale at Kaja Veilleux’s Thomaston Place Auction Galleries February 13–14.
Ives made copies of this piece in various sizes and a life-size version is in the Yale University Art Gallery. Undine was a legendary figure, a mortal sea sprite and Ives used her in other compositions A collector who came from New York specifically to buy the piece, paid $105,300 for it and left immediately after.
The sale included numerous paintings, ancient carvings, a collection of cased ship models, scrimshaw and more. The second day of the sale included a group of protest posters depicting Huey Newton and the Black Panthers as well as fine jewelry that performed well.
A complete review on the auction will follow and will include details of how Veillleux discovered the Ives marble on a local house call.
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