Renoir Lithograph Tops Dallas Auction Gallery Auction
DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery recently hosted an important auction featuring a Pierre Auguste Renoir, “Le Chapeau Epingle” lithograph in sanguine, a pair of Chinese carved ivory foo-lions, an important Chinese Ming Zhengde Imperial blue and white porcelain table screen, a regency style carved marble garden bench, a Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener Table de Salon, a Chinese Qing Dynasty Zitan altar table, and a forty piece collection of antique Palissy ware.
The auction was held on Sept. 2, 2009 at the Dallas Auction Gallery. The highlights are as follows:
Renoir’s "Le Chapeau Epingle"
• Pierre Auguste Renoir’s “Le Chapeau Epingle” planche lithograph in sanguine, signed and dated in plate, “Renoir 97” and stamped in green lower right, “Renoir.” It was from an edition of 50 from a total edition of 200, circa 1897. The presale estimate was between $12,000 and $18,000 and it realized a price of $16,730.
• A Chinese Qing Dynasty Zitan altar table of rectangular form with humpback stretchers below the aprons, connecting the four square form legs with horse shoe style feet. Provenance from the estate of a collector and former ambassador to China under the last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty., circa 1644-1911. The presale estimate was between $30,000 and $40,000.00, and it realized a price of $56,762.
Chinese Ming Zhengde Imperial blue and white porcelain table screen
• A Chinese Ming Zhengde Imperial blue and white porcelain table screen depicting floral scrolls around a circular panel. The back and a narrow band at the base are unglazed. Six character mark below reads, “Great Ming Zhengde Production.” Similar to the one found at the Percival Foundation of Chinese Art exhibited at the British Museum of Art, circa 1505-1521. The presale estimate was between $20,000 and $30,000 and it realized a price of $47,800.
• A Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener (German, B. 1849) Table de Salon the shaped top with floral marquetry contained within a banded ormolu collar above two frieze drawers, the verso with two false drawers, supported by cabriole legs with ribbon tied cornucopia ormolu terminals and ormolu sabots. Stamped, “E. Zwiener,” twice to one drawer, circa second half 19th century. The presale estimate was between $15,000 and $25,000 and it realized a price of $17,925.
A French Palissy platter by Francois Maurice
• A French Palissy platter by Francois Maurice the mottled ground fading from blue to green to brown in color; the whole decorated with crisply modeled marine and bug life as well as fauna. Signed lower right edge, “F. Maurice.” The presale estimate was between $4,000 and $6,000 and it realized a price of $5,078.75.
• A Regency style carved marble garden bench, the ends carved with winged griffins and shields, the bench seat with carved acanthus border, circa mid-19th century. The presale estimate was between $2,000 and $4,000 and it realized a price of $14,340.
For more information, visit the Dallas Auction Gallery Web site or call 214-653-3900.
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