"Le Pho" Painting and Rare Sevres Tea Set Top Lots at Kaminski Auctions' New Year's Sale

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Kaminski Auctions ended the 2014 with an impressive sale on December 28th at their Annual New Years auction. The sale drew bidders from Europe and Asia as the two top selling lots of the sale included a Sèvres Portrait tea service and an important Vietnamese painting.

Le Pho (Vietnamese, 1907-2001), "Roses Tremieres," oil on canvas, signed lower right

Kaminski Auctions ended the 2014 with an impressive sale on December 28th at their Annual New Years auction. The sale drew bidders from Europe and Asia as the two top selling lots of the sale included a Sèvres Portrait tea service and an important Vietnamese painting.

It is rare to find a complete Sèvres portrait tea service. This particular set was comprised of 11 pieces on a cobalt blue background with finely detailed portraits on each, including images of Madame de Pompadour, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle, and Marie Leszczynska. The set sold for $17,035.00 including buyer’s premium.

An important painting by the famous Vietnamese painter Le Pho (Vietnamese, 1907-2001) titled "Roses Tremieres," from a California estate sold for $13,200. The painting was a lovely floral bouquet of vivid yellow and red roses signed lower right by the artist.

Bidding on the Internet jumped from $3,000 to $13,000 for a rare Italian carved gilt mirror with beveled glass and an intricately carved frame decorated with putti, swags and birds from a Massachusetts estate. The final hammer price was $15,600 including buyer’s premium.

Two sculptures in the sale performed well including a Demetre Chiparus(Romanian, 1886-1947), bronze on marble base, titled "Ayouta," and signed "D. Chiparus" on the base that sold for $13,200 and a Henryk Kuna (Polish, 1879-1945), bronze sculpture of a kneeling figure, mounted on a green marble base, signed and dated 1913, Warszawa Foundry. It sold for $6,600 to an Internet bidder from Poland.

A collection of 18th Century mahogany and dark wood furniture brought stronger prices than in recent months. An 18th century Philadelphia walnut grandfather clock, by Thomas Crow of Wilmington, Delaware, sold for $7,200 while an a 18th century English sideboard, with string, shell and bellflower inlay brought 6,240 as well.

Kaminski Auctions has a full slate of sales scheduled for the winter months of 2015 including the Estate of Mary Alchian of Palm Springs, California to be sold unreserved on January 18th, an estate sale on February 8th and two important Asian auctions. The first on February 22nd and their Fine Asian Art and Antiques sale featuring an important lifetime private collection on March 1st, 2015. If you would like more information, and to sign up to bid go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com, or call 978-927-2223.

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