January 2023 Auction Block
By January 11, 2023 One Comment 383•
A new year full of new items auctioned from Doyle, Christie’s, Weschler’s, Potomack, Hindman and Sotheby’s. This month, a Tiffany flatware set sold for well over asking price, a baby grand piano sold for over $3,000 and more.
Sold for: $15,120
From the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Collection, the Tiffany flatware set is comprised of dinner and lunch forks, fruit spoons, dessert spoons, gumbo soup spoons, a carving fork and more. The set sold for well over asking price.
Sold for: $88,200
Artist Bob Thompson’s (1936-1966) “Trees and River” signed and dated “B Thompson ’60.” The oil on canvas sold for almost three times its estimated value.
Sold for: $3,200
A Petrof ebonized baby grand piano sold for over $3,000. The piano comes with a built-in humidifier. Petrof is currently the largest producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe.
Sold for: $10,710
The candlesticks in Russian style with varicolor foliate strapwork, shoulders applied with cockerels on chicken feet, hung with enameled bellflowers. The candlesticks bear a pseudo-Russian mark AT in oval.
Sold for: $24,000
The estimate for this painting by artist Hilda Shapiro Thorpe was estimated at just $500-$700. It ended up selling for $24,000, setting a record for the artist and reflecting the resurgence of interest overall in her work and the Washington Color School. The movement got its start in the 1950s when a group of Washington artists got together, influenced by the “Color Field Painting” in New York.