Galle Cat Realizes $10K+ at Kaminski

LYNNFIELD, Mass. – Kaminski’s Year-End Auction, Dec. 29-30, featured a variety of antiques, as well as Hollywood memorabilia from estates spanning Cape Cod to San Diego.

Galle 1-23.jpgThe surprise headliner of the event was a late 19th/early 20th Century tin-glazed faience cat by artist Emile Galle, considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement. Galle’ was predominantly known for his floral motifs and experimental techniques with glass. Originally estimated at $2,000-$3,000, it realized $10,637.

Late 19th/early 20th Century Galle tin glazed faience cat, white ground polychrome painted and gilded with flowers, having green glass eyes. 13 1/2"h. x 6 1/2"w., signed E. Galle/Nancy.

A selection of decorative accessories accounted for much of the auction’s success,Lalique 1-23.jpg with a signed Lalique glass vase surpassing its high estimate of $500 and achieving $2,645.

A pair of 19th Century Rose Medallion Vases more than doubled their original estimate, realizing $3,220.

R. Lalique (1860-1945), glass vase, 7"h. x 5 1/4"w., signed.

Highlights of the sale also included a 19th Century antique Serapi rug approximately 12’ x 14’.  This rare piece, carefully maintained and in excellent condition, fetched a final price of $16,100.

A stunning 18-carat white gold ring, featuring a hefty 5.88-carat emerald also stood out at this auction event.  RegencyTable 1-23.jpgAfter a spirited round of bidding, the ring sold for an impressive $13,800.

Early 19th Century Regency burlwood work table with inlaid rosewood and ebony chess board and backgammon board, 27 1/4"h. x 28"w. x 17"d. Silk sewing bag.

Also of note was an early 19th Century burl wood Regency game/sewing table, with chessboard and backgammon board, both inlaid with rosewood and ebony. It garnered $5,462.

Kaminski’s next auction takes place Jan. 27.

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