CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A variety of fine art and icons traveled from – then were reallocated to – locations worldwide during the June 14-15 auction at Jackson’s International in Cedar Falls. Total sales reached $2.3 million (all prices quoted include a 17 1/2 percent buyer’s premium.
Three Scottish paintings were repatriated to their homeland. A large seascape by Peter Graham realized $11,162; while a painting of children at play in sand dunes by Joseph Morris Henderson brought $9,400. A fall landscape by George Houston attained $7,050.
Also up for bid was a watercolor of two women in a boat by British artist Alfred Glendening Jr., which sailed to $8,225. An 11-inch by 14-inch oil painting depicting a peasant girl, by German artist Heinrich Hirt, brought $9,987.
American paintings also sold well. A 10 inch by 13 inch oil-on-panel sketch by acclaimed Pennsylvania Impressionist Daniel Garber (1880-1958) sold to a phone bidder for $70,500. A 9-inch by 22-inch barn painting by Marvin Cone realized $56,400; and a 10-inch by 12-inch cabin scene by William Aiken Walker sold for $37,600.
Russian works included a watercolor and gouache village scene by Silych Sorokovpudov Goriushkin (1873-1954) that sold to a Moscow phone bidder for $27,000. Russian icons generated higher-than-expected bids. A large icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov, circa 1903, sold for $19,975; and a 13 inch by 10 inch icon of St. Alexi Man of God, circa 1800, sold to a collector from Moscow for $17,600.
Glassware, porcelain, furnishings and decorative art were featured the second day, including French ormolu-mounted furniture from the collection of Lucile Lussenden of Choteau, Mont. The first lot offered was a very fine Louis XV- style, gilt-bronze mounted kingwood and mahogany vitrine by Francois Linke, which brought $56,400. A Louis XV-style, gilt-mounted kingwood bonheur du jour by Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener sold for $44,650 against a pre-auction estimate of $8,000-$12,000. It was followed by a French gilt-bronze-mounted ebony bifouterie table after the model by Adam Weisweiler, and realized $21,150.
Black Forest carvings included an 89-inch-tall hallstand depicting a mother bear at the base of a tree, looking upward at her cub. The piece climbed to $19,975, ignoring its presale estimate of $6,000-$9,000. A 30-inch carved cuckoo clock chimed in at $11,750; and a carved wood bench supported by a pair of bears sold for $11,150.
Jackson’s next Collector’s Choice auction is Oct. 17-18. For more information, call 800-665-6743 or log on to www.jacksonsauction.com.