Monday, August 04, 2014

Auctions Around the World In the Arts of the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific Summer 2014

1. PARIS.- Today at Sotheby’s Paris, the Monumental Sculpture, Fang Mabea, Cameroon, formerly owned by Félix Fénéon & Jacques Kerchache was sold for €4.353.500 ($5.914.099) above the
high estimate of €3.5 million

2. DALLAS, TX.- A rare and fantastically-preserved Campaign Flag advising Native Americans to "Beware of Foreign Influence" brought top lot honors when it sold for $59,375 in Heritage Auctions' $739,000+ Americana & Political Signature® Auction May 24 in Dallas. The auction's 400+ lots spanned more than 200 years of American history.

3. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A Navajo classic twill-weave manta from the Collection of Alexandra and Sidney Sheldon of Malibu, Calif., sold for $112,500 in Bonhams' auction of Native American Art,
June 2 in San Francisco. It was the leading lot of the $1.9 million auction that achieved a 98 percent sold rate by value and an 85 percent sold rate by lot.

4. DENVER, PA.- Morphy’s May 17 auction may have gotten off to a “rocky” start, but that was just fine with bidders, since prehistoric stone artifacts were exactly what they came to buy. The 190-lot auction that featured blades, bannerstones, arrowheads and points of tremendous rarity chalked up a healthy $661,000 (all prices quoted inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium).[/url]

5. DALLAS, TX.- DALLAS (AP) - A necklace made from the claws of a grizzly bear and a Colt .45 six-shooter once owned by ex-scout and showman “Buffalo Bill” Cody sold at auction in Dallas for more than $40,000 each. Heritage Auctions says both sold Saturday for the same sale price: $40,625. The Dallas-based auction house sold the two pieces during its “Legends of the West Signature Auction,” which featured nearly 400 collectible items including guns, photos, badges and books. Heritage spokesman Tom Slater says Sioux warrior chief Sitting Bull gave Cody the grizzly bear-claw necklace. Slater says Cody bought the 1873
Frontier Six-Shooter Revolver from the New York City firearms dealer Hartley & Graham in January 1883.
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