Monday, September 15, 2008

Auction Season at Weschler's Returns, the returns.

Although Weschler's is not the only auction house in DC, I do find them to be reputable and always honest. Summer is almost done and the fall auction season is just about upon us. This Saturday, September 13th, Weschler's starts the season with a Jewelry, Watches and Coins and an Art Auction. As I don't wear jewelry, watches and know anything about coins, lets stick to the art. Out of 175 lots up for auction, I've picked 10 pieces that hit my eye and will see how they do. For the full catalogue click here. Results will be posted after the auction. So lets see what I liked and I threw in a clunker for fun. I'm sure you'll catch it.

John Christopher Temple Willis (British 1900-1969) Boats Docked at a Busy Port, watercolor, 8-3/4 x 13 in.
Estimate: $600 - 800 - SOLD for $750.00

Manner of Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os (Dutch 19th Century) Still Life of Urn and Flowers, oil on canvas, 31-1/2 x 26-3/4 in
Estimate: $5000 - 10000 - DID NOT SELL

Kees Verkade (Dutch b. 1941) L'Eleve, bronze sculpture, height: 12-3/4 in
Estimate: $3000 - 5000 - SOLD for $3,800

Marc Aldine (French 1870-1956) View of the Doge's Palace and the Bacino di San Marco, 23-1/2 x 36-1/4 in
Estimate: $30000 - 50000 - SOLD For $21,000.00...Ah Venice!

John Heber Stansfield (American 1878-1953) Tabletop Still Life with Flowers, oil on board, 23-1/4 x 19-1/2 in
Estimate: $600 - 800 - SOLD For $650.00..may it rest in peace.

Kevin MacDonald (American 1947-2006) Restaurant, Ocean City, color pencil and graphite on paper, 15-1/2 x 22-1/2 in
Estimate: $600 - 800 - SOLD For $650.00...wish I had that one.

Bernard Buffet (French 1928-1999) New York VII (from Album New York), lithograph in color, 28 x 20-1/4
Estimate: $2000 - 3000 - SOLD For $2,400.00.

Larry Rivers (American 1923-2002) May Opening, National Collection of Fine Art, Smithsonian, lithograph in color, 29-1/2 x 23 in
Estimate: $500 - 700 - DID NOT SELL..well its DC.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American 1834-1903) Old Westminster Bridge, etching and drypoint, 3 x 8 in
Estimate: $2000 - 4000 - SOLD For $1,400.00

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