Colin Gleadell gathers the sales from last week’s Masterpiece in London:
◊ Symbolic & Chase, sold a 1912 Cartier corsage for $20 million.
◊ Private dealer Richard Philp sold a set of Lombardy Renaissance marriage portraits to an English collector for £240,000
◊ Osborne Samuel sold a Lynn Chadwick sculpture for £250,000.
◊ Antiquities dealers Charles Ede sold an Egyptian limestone ushabti for Yahu for £190,000
◊ Robert Bowman sold a small bronze of Rodin’s The Kiss for £580,000.
◊ Adrian Sassoon, who sold more than 60 examples of modestly priced contemporary design
◊ Sladmore Contemporary, which meticulously recreated equine sculptor Nic Fiddian Green’s studio and reported 40 sales ranging from £8,000 to £250,000.
◊ Folk-art dealer Robert Young, who sold nearly 40 pieces for between £5,000 and £50,000 each. His first clients were Americans who bought a pair of felt collage pictures by George Smart, a Victorian tailor from Frant near Tunbridge Wells, for £12,500 after seeing the show.
Market News: Masterpiece a big seller (Telegraph)