The December Auction

Sunday, December 6, 2015
12:00pm

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The December Auction

The December Auction featured a diverse and high-quality selection of fine art, jewelry, silver, and decorative arts. Strong results were achieved across collecting categories. Fine Art highlights include works by noted American painters George Caleb Bingham and Guy Carleton Wiggins. A silver necklace made by Alexander Calder was the top lot in the sale, and while Tiffany silver and Asian decorative arts also garnered high bids.

Highlights

19

George Caleb Bingham
(American, 1811-1879)
John Quincy Adams, May 1844
oil on panel, 10 x 7 3/4 in.

  • Sale price: $48,800
12

Cornelis Vreedenburgh
(Dutch, 1880-1946)
Boerderij
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

  • Sale price: $33,550
39

Guy Carleton Wiggins
(American, 1883-1962)
Wall Street, Winter
oil on canvasboard, 15 3/4 x 12 in.

  • Sale price: $48,800
216

Alexander Calder
(American, 1898-1876)
Untitled Silver Necklace
made for his great-niece Nanette Calder Sexton (1943-2015)

  • Sale price: $109,800
280

Historically Significant American Silver and Gold Quartz Paperweight
Tiffany & Company, maker, for John Pierpont Morgan.

  • Sale price: $27,450
111

Platinum and Diamond Necklace

  • Sale price: $31,720
297

Chinese Silk Scroll, depicting bees and a cricket amongst a vase of chrysanthemums,
possibly by Qi Baishi (1864-1957)

  • Sale price: $38,100
288

Tiffany & Company Silver Flatware Service

  • Sale price: $19,520
310

Chinese Bronze Pot with Gold Splash

  • Sale price: $20,740