Chinese rock crystal vase carves out $12,000

LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Litchfield County Auctions ended winter on a high note as it wrapped up its Winter Antiques & Modern Auction Jan. 23-Feb. 8, 2013.

The winter sale was packed with quality furniture, art and decorations. Highlights included a fine selection of silver, such as a Jean Puiforcat sterling silver covered bowl that sold for nearly $20,000, a Georg Jensen centerpiece bowl ($15,000) and a pair of Georg Jensen candlesticks ($13,200).

Chinese rock crystal covered vase, fetched $12,000 during the sale. (Photo courtesy Litchfield County Auctions)

Chinese rock crystal covered vase, fetched $12,000 during the sale. (Photo courtesy Litchfield County Auctions)

In the fine art category, an abstract Modernist watercolor by Avinash Chandra (Indian) sold for $6,540, and a metal hanging sculpture by Chryssa Vardea (Greek-American) sold for nearly $2,200.

Furniture included a Tommi Parzinger extending bench that sold for $2,520, and a Joe Columbo designed ‘Elda’ chair by Stendig that sold for $1,800.

A standout furniture offering was a pair of two Chinese stools, one a 17th century Huanghuali stool, which sold for a combined total of $24,000. A set of four Louis XIV tapestry upholstered and gilt fauteuils, circa 1700, sold for $23,400; an 18th century Welsh oak dresser base sold for $8,100; and a pair of Shagreen “couturier consoles” by Garrison Rousseau sold for $7,500. Additionally, a Chinese carved rock crystal vase, which opened for bidding at $455, hammered down and sold for $12,000.

Other highlights in the sale included a Tiffany Studios stained glass lamp that opened for bidding at nearly $2,000 and sold for almost $10,000. A Signed Buccellati sterling silver owl sold for $6,800. A pair of two 18th century Chinese red Peking glass vases sold for $5,300, and a 19th century sterling wine coaster by Tiffany sold for $4,500.

Litchfield County Auctions’ Summer Estates Auction will be held in July. For more information, visit www.LitchfieldCountyAuctions.com, or contact 860-567-4661 or info@LCAinc.us.

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