DALLAS, TX.- Heritage Auctions
fall offering of Fine and Decorative Arts, including Estates, saw bidders pursuing fine examples of Asian objects and Post-War impressionist and Modern & Contemporary art. The Sept. 17-18 auction event presented more than 1,100 lots.
"We were pleased to see the number of global bidders exceed 1,000," said Ed Beardsley, Managing Director Fine and Decorative Arts at Heritage. "Fine art paintings and works on paper performed extremely well and quality decorative arts received robust bidding."
The auction's $1.1 million results saw Asian works of art and decorative items perform well. A Bronze Chinese Globular Censer, with foo lion-form handles and applied prose sold for $35,000 and a fine Namikawa Yasuyuki Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Jar and Cover, from the Meiji Period, ended at $25,000. Yasuyuki's artwork is highly sought after and he was appointed as an Imperial Household artist to the Japanese emperor. A large Chinese Carved Coral Group of the Eight Immortals rising forth from a boat, backed by a fan and coral-form frame sold for $18,750.
Leading a selection of Modern & Contemporary Art, Untitled, 1976, but artist Gene Davis, ended at $17,500 after spending the last 40 years in a private collection. Billy Al Bengston's Aloah Kakahiaka, 1984, on two panels, sold for $17,500 and Study for Crow, 1988, but Dallas' David Bates who has developed a devoted following in recent years sold for $12,500.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Rita's Tree, by Rita Shulak: Realized: $62,500.
A Monumental Theodore Deck Grand Vase with Chinoiserie Motif, Paris, France, circa 1880: Realized: $11,875.
Court Ladies, a Chinese Carved Coral Figural Group with Stand: Realized: $11,875.
Pink Tulip, 1973, by Lowell Nesbitt: Realized: $10,000.
A Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Porcelain Candlemas Pattern Covered Vase, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones: Realized: $7,187.