Atlanta Auction Grosses $1.9
Ga. – A 1923 oil
on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton
Folinsbee, titled "River at New Hope," knocked down for $165,200, and an
important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new
owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New
Year’s Signature Estates Auction held January 6 and 7, 2018.
The two-day event, typically one of the firm’s bigger auctions on Ahlers
& Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami
Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from
prominent local estates and collections, came up for bid in a sale that
grossed around $1.17 million. A stout 460 people attended the auction in
person, despite the cold winter weather.
The first session, held on Saturday, January 6, focused on American art,
furniture, decorative arts, modern design, contemporary art and an
important collection of black and white photography. The following day
the auction featured English and continental art, period antique
furniture, antique lighting and textiles, and fine pieces of sterling
silver. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.
The collection of black and white photographs included signed works by
such luminaries as Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Wiltkin, John Coplans,
Jimmy de Sana, George Platt Lynes and others. A gelatin silver print
signed by the renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, titled
Patrice, dated and numbered in ink, hammered for $14,880.
A scarce set of “Black Shoulder” hand-painted French china designed by
Van Day Truex for Tiffany & Company, with all 103 pieces in the private
stock set inscribed by Tiffany on the base, along with Atelier Le Talec
marks, realized $12,400 while a large set of sterling silver flatware by
Tiffany & Company in the Chrysanthemum pattern sold for the exact same
the furniture category, an English Arts & Crafts mahogany inlaid wing
arm chair, made in the 20th century and from the estate of the
historical and architectural author William R. Mitchell, Jr., breezed to
$8,470, and a 19th-century French Louis XV-style parquetry inlaid
serpentine front commode made from satinwood, gilt metal and marble,
unmarked, changed hands for $6,050.
Rounding out the auction’s primary achievers, a gorgeous Chinese Qing
dynasty porcelain vase, 15 inches tall, fetched $3,025. The hand-painted
famille rose enamel decorated tianqiuping bottle vase boasted a motif of
peaches, birds, flowering vases, ruyi scepters and other precious
objects. Made 19th century or a bit earlier, the vase was marked to the
underside with double cobalt rings.
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