The November 18th auction featured an interested and eclectic mix of quality antiques, sterling silver, fine art & furniture. The highlight of the night was the collection of Hungarian art including works by Adolphe Fenyes ($81,900 left) and Koszta ($23,400). European pieces continued to be the stars on the night with a large Sevres vase realizing $16,380, a Meissen figure selling for $5,850 and a collection of Austrian silver sell with top lot realizing $4,680.
The second night of the auction on the 25th of November boasted an exceptional collection of Chinese antiques. Jade and Bronze were the stars of the night. A rare Xuandu marked gilt splashed bronze censer which realized $81,900 and a second quality bronze censer of the same period realizing $46,800. Jades of all ages were the hot sellers. The Langleb collection of jades saw strong prices for Neolithics and Ming Dynasty examples. Notched disc $18,720, Shang Deer $14,040, Yellow Ring $37,440 and Red Cong $16,380.
White Jades continue to top sales at auction. Our November auction included some good example including a covered vase in the Mughal manner ($58,500), a good box with Ming and Qing plaques set in sterling silver ($28,080) and a finely carved ring ($25,740) and a Ming jade carved headdress ($14,040).
A very good surprise of the auction was the Imperial Court Necklace made of mixed stone which we believed dated to the 18th century. The Chaozhu sold for $44,460. The necklace was composed of spinel as the primary bead with accents in tourmaline, malachite and coral. Rarely do necklaces of these stones come to the market.
A.H. Wilkens would like to thank all of our consignors from the November 18th and 25th auctions. We are now building for the 2015 year and are collecting for our monthly Antique Estate Auctions and Catalogue Auctions. Please contact us about your interest in consignment. We are available by phone in our Oakville (905.849.9600) or Toronto (416.360.7600) locations. Happy Holidays!