Sotheby’s brought in $14.4m during Americana week. The biggest sale was the Hascoe Family Collection which brought in $5.446m with 92% of the lots sold. The Important Americana sale auction brought $7,959,947 in total:
- The Ptarmigan Vase: A Monumental Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Vase, circa 1900-05, which sold for $662,500 to a Canadian dealer on behalf of a prominent Canadian museum (pre-sale est. $80/120,000*).
- An Unusual American Silver Teapot Engraved with Hunters in a Landscape, Jacob Hurd, Boston, circa 1750 that more than doubled its pre-sale high estimate to sell for $278,500.
- General Nathanael Greene’s Enameled Gold Order of the Cincinnati, Designed by Major Pierre l’Enfant, and Construction Attributed to Duval & Francastel, Paris, 1784, which was offered by a direct descendent of Nathanael Greene, brought $242,500.
- American folk art in the sale was led by Ammi Phillips’s Portrait of a Rosy Cheeked Young Girl in a Pink Dress painted circa 1832, which exceeded its presale high estimate in achieving $290,500.
Christie’s set of sales brought in $22 million: