Auction  October 4, 2018

Russian Bronze Leads Heritage’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction Beyond $1.7 Million

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 After Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray, Cossack Herding Horses, circa 1920

DALLAS, Texas — Multiple bidders pushed the final price for After Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray Cossack Herding Horses, circa 1920 to $81,250–five times its pre-auction estimate–to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction Sept. 21-23 in Dallas. The final total for the auction was $1,743,525.

"This auction offered a wide variety of artwork for collectors of all tastes,” Heritage Auctions Decorative Art Director Karen Rigdon said. "Having a range of lots that includes Russian bronzes to an elaborate grand piano to an array of sculptures and paintings helped us expand our reach to collectors with a broad scope of artistic interests.”

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Salvador Dalí, Nobility of Time, 1984

Multiple collectors bid on a Rare John Broadwood & Sons Amboyna and Giltwood Grand Piano, circa 1845 from a distinguished estate in Dallas, Texas, before it closed at $27,500. Records show the instrument, with applied carved gilt wood ornaments and three double scrolled carved gilt wood legs crowned with winged spiral, above the keyboard a cartouche inscribed "JOHN BROADWOOD & SONS, London.”

14K Vari-Color Gold, Silver, Diamond, Guilloche Enamel, and Cabochon-Mounted Egg Form Clock in the Manner of Fabergé, late 20th century more than tripled its high pre-auction estimate when it drew a final sale price of $21,250, while South African artist Keith Savel Alexander’s Agama oil on canvas realized $20,000.

Prominent Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí’s Nobility of Time, 1984 elicited bids from more than a dozen collectors before selling for more than double its low pre-auction estimate at $18,750. Inscribed "Dali / 226/350” and bearing foundry marks: "c JEMELTON 1984CERA PERSA - PERSEO S.A, MENDRISIO,” the bronze with brown and greenish patina was conceived in 1977 and first cast in 1984.

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Margaret Keane (American, b. 1927), Prop Director

Another work drawing bids from multiple collectors was Margaret Keane Prop Director , which more than tripled its high pre-auction estimate when it closed at $18,750.

The Gentleman Collector session began the auction with more than 200 lots that totaled nearly $440,000. In addition to the Herding Horses bronze that led the auction and the Gentleman Collector session of the auction. Additional highlights included a Spanish Colonial Painted, Gilt, and Iron-Mounted Walnut Vargueño on Taquillón Base with Fitted Interior, late 17th-18th century, which sold for $10,625, and a pair of French CIJ Alfa Romeo model Grand Prix cars; one brought $5,500, and the other realized $4,750.

Other top lots included, but were not limited to:

· A Chinese Carved Coral Figure on Carved Wooden Stand $18,750

· A Pair of Marble and Onyx Columnar Pedestals with Inset Painted Porcelain Plaques and Champlevé Enamel and Gilt Bronze Mounts, France, late 19th century $17,500

· A Large Meissen Schneeballen Polychromed and Gilt Porcelain Vase and Cover with Avian Motif, Meissen, Germany, late 19th century $15,000

· A Three-Piece French Orientalist Partial Gilt Marble, Slate, and Bronze Clock Garniture in the Moorish Taste, late 19th century $13,750