New Record Price for Canadian Silver



The Decorative Arts and International Art auction concluded our fall season on a high note with a well attended preview, much excitement and a new record price for a piece of Canadian silver sold at auction. The sale brought together a superb collection of decorative art, rugs and paintings, lending the showroom an air of elegance and warmth that welcomed those who attended the preview over the weekend. The opening segment of International Art witnessed Montague Dawson's spectacular painting, Dawn and a West Wind, bring its high estimate at $48,000. Decorative Arts began with a collection of chess sets, ranging in age from the ninth to the twentieth century, including two elaborately carved sets in ivory, which brought $25,200 each. The collection, shown together, represented various aesthetic traditions from around the world, with examples of nonrepresentational Islamic pieces, a set of Netsuke and some charming carvings of sea creatures.

Some unusual snuff boxes, Georgian silver and eighteenth-century examples of French silver followed an impressive assemblage of bronze sculptures, but the absolute highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Laurent Amiot's covered soup tureen bearing the arms of the Hertel de Rouville family. The tureen, which was estimated at $25,000 - $35,000, brought more than double its estimate after intense bidding on the phone, online and in the room, finally selling for a record $83,000. We were delighted to see the object purchased by The National Gallery of Canada, and we look forward to seeing this important piece of Canadian cultural heritage on public display in their upcoming exhibition of Amiot's work in 2017.

Other highlights included some excellent Russian silver: a finely engraved silver parcel-gilt beaker which brought well over its estimate of $1000 - $1,500 selling for $7,200 and a Fabergé silver mounted glass claret jug which sold for $6,600. The sale demonstrates once again that the decorative arts, with its diversity of objects and styles, continues to appeal to a broad audience. Waddington's is pleased to conclude yet another successful season.

View the Auction Results

Posted: 12/10/2015 9:00:00 AM
By: Bill Kime

UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Decorative Arts & Silver Online Auction
February 25 - March 2, 2017


On View:
Sunday 26 February 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 27 February 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Rugs and Carpets Online Auction
February 25 - March 2, 2017


On View:
Sunday 26 February 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 27 February 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Ethnographic Arts and Artifacts Online Auction
including the collection of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum
April 22 - 27, 2017


On View:
Sunday 23 April 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 24 April 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Preview Gallery


Decorative Arts Online Auction
June 10 - 15, 2017


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Decorative Arts Auction
Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 6:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon