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Americana Week 2017 at Christie's realizes $12.1 million and sets six records
A very large Famille Rose Dish, Yongzheng Period (1723-35) realized $118,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.


NEW YORK, NY.- Americana Week sales totaled $12,178,275 with active in-room, phone, and online participation. The top lot of the week was Richard Clague (1821-1873), North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain at Mandeville, from The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection, which realized $1,627,500, setting a new world auction record for the artist. Strong sell through rates were achieved across all auctions, with average 82% sold by lot and 88% sold by value, and notable results for the single owner sale Palmetto Hall: The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection, which totaled $5,364,625 with 92% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.

Overall, six auction records were achieved, including artist records for Richard Clague (1821-1873), William Hawkins (1895-1989), Raymond Coins (1904-1998), Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980), and Jimmy Lee Sudduth (1910-2007), as well as a new record for a Chinese Export Snuffbox. Results for individual sales with top lots are listed below.

AMERICANA WEEK 2017 | Individual Sale RESULTS:
Chinese Export Art
January 18, 2017
Sale Total: $1,776,625 (USD)
76% sold by lot | 83% sold by value

The top lot for the sale was A VERY LARGE FAMILLE ROSE DISH, YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-35), which realized $118,750. The sale set a record for a Chinese Export snuffbox with A RARE BIBLICAL SUBJECT BOMBE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOX, which sold for $32,500. Both lots were from the Popowich Collection, which was 93% sold by lot.

Palmetto Hall: The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection
January 19, 2017
Sale Total: $5,364,625 (USD)
92% sold by lot | 99% sold by value

The top lot for the sale was Richard Clague (1821-1873), North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain at Mandeville, which realized $1,627,500, setting a new world auction record for the artist.

Courageous Spirits: Outsider and Vernacular Art
January 20, 2016
Sale Total: $1,242,750 (USD)
78% sold by lot | 92% sold by value

The top lot for the sale was William Edmondson (1874-1951), Lion, circa 1937, which realized $511,500. Within the sale four auction records were set for artists William Hawkins (1895-1989), Raymond Coins (1904-1998), Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980), and Jimmy Lee Sudduth (1910-2007).

Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver
January 20, 2017
Sale Total: $3,794,275 (USD)
80% sold by lot | 78% sold by value

The top lot for the sale was Ammi Phillips (1788-1865), Portrait of Mary Margaret Deuel, circa 1829, which realized $391,500. Furniture highlights included A Rare Pair of Queen Anne Figured Maple Side Chairs, possibly by William Savery (1722-1787), offered as a parcel lot, which together brought $243,750.

Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver (session II, SILVER)
January 20, 2017

The top lot for the silver section of the sale was A 14-KARAT GOLD FLATWARE SERVICE, MARK OF REED & BARTON, TAUNTON, MA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, which realized $189,900.






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Quinn's Jan. 28 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction led by Granville Redmond landscape

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