NEW YORK, NY.-
New York Citys newest full-service boutique auction house La Belle Epoque Auction
, on August 13th, enjoyed its first new auction after temporarily shutting down since suffering extreme water damage in the spring of this year.
A David Hockney signed lithograph took the lead in the sale, along with fine silver and other artwork. The live online-only Multi-Estates Summer auction featured over 300 lots with a varied selection of fine art, decorative items, furniture, Mid Century Modern pieces and silver.
The David Hockney signed lithograph,Four Flowers in a Still Life" signed, dated and numbered 6/50 circa 1990, floating on a rag mat with eight ply opening gold leaf molded frame. Approx sight size 27" x 38". Approx overall size 35" x 46, sold to a collector in the U.K. for $20,480, making it the top seller of the day.
While in the silver arena, a set of Kirk Sterling Silver flatware Approx 127ozt 102 pcs. sold for $2300, another Sterling Silbverflatware set, approx 99 ozt 102 pcs. went for $1920 and a Russian silver and gold cigarette case 19th century, sold for $385.
Additional fine art included a Charles E Porter (American 1847-1923) early 20th century Floral oil on canvas still life, framed in a gilt molded frame. Approx site size 16" x 19", Approx overall 23" x 26" overall. Framed, which sold for $1920, a Cuzco School oil on canvas, depicting allegorical scene with multiple figures, now in a gilt wood frame approx 33 x 41, 42 x 50 overall Dimensions 50" x 42", went for $768 and another Cuzco School painting, a polychrome South American oil on canvas depicting Jesus and Mary and other figures now in a giltwood molded frame. Approx 31 x 37 overall, sold for $640.
Desirable Decorative items were also featured, with an Ansonia Gilt metal chiming figural mantle clock, raised on a footed base, the round movement with winding holes and adorsed female figural mounts. The clock is flanked by two gilt metal figures of crusaders. Approx. 22" x 21" x 7", selling for $768, a Bagues style ballooning fixture six-light chandelier. Dimensions 25" H X 22" W. going for $512 and a Tiffany Favrile gold art glass bud vase, Early 20th century, signed and numbered 8235. Approx 6" h. selling for $544.
While in jewelry, a stunning 14K Rose gold diamond Art Deco ladies Lucien Picard manual wind bracelet wrist watch. USA 1940s, sold for $640.
Renovations on their 5,000 square-foot auction gallery are scheduled to be complete in late September, after which La Belle Epoque Auction House will once again present auctions on a regular basis, featuring multiple estate auctions and single-owner specialized auctions.