April 2023 Auction Block

April’s auction block includes a variety of interesting items including a rare chandelier, unique diamond earrings, Jack Nitzsche-owned guitar and a pair of rare sand bottles. 


Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Gilt-Metal and Glass Sixteen-Light Dahlia 



Estimate: $20,000-$30,000  

Sold for: $47,250  

Property from the estate of a Miami collector, this magnificent chandelier (circa 1950s) includes 16 curved and tapered transparent, olive-green colored petal form shades.   



A 1958 Gibson Custom Les Paul Black Beauty Electric Guitar Owned by Arranger, Producer and Film Composer Jack Nitzsche 



Sold for: $53,295 (inc. premium) 

From the uber cool collection of Jack Nitzsche, slide guitarist and keyboardist on Neil Young’s “Harvest” album, who died in August 2000. The guitar has a mahogany body with black finish, ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays, gold-played hardware and Grover tuners.  

It’s unknown who actually gave Nitzsche this Les Paul Custom guitar.   


A White-Glazed Pear-Shaped Vase 


Estimate: $3,000-$5,000  

Sold for: $176,400  

From Christie’s March Arts of Asia online auction, this simple pear-shaped vase is quite possibly from the Song Dynasty (CE 960-1279). It is property from a distinguished private collection.  

The Potomack Company 

14K White Gold Blue Topaz and Diamond Earrings 

 Estimate: $300-$500  

Sold for: $2,750  

These sparkly wonders sold for nearly six times their asking price. Part of one of The Potomack Company’s jewelry auctions, these unique earrings are set with a checkerboard cut oval light blue topaz and are approximately 17 carats each, wrapped with two ribbons of diamonds. The diamonds contain 18 round brilliant cut stones.  


 A Pair of Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894) ‘Sweetheart’ Sand Bottles 

Estimate: $60,000-$80,000  

Sold for: $151,200  

Part of Hindman’s American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts auction, this pair of sand bottles are from Charles and Maggie Heye Bremer’s marriage or the birth of their first child in 1883. This pair of “sweetheart” bottles is very rare, with two existing bottle sets surviving, both postdating these two Bremer bottles.  








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