RESULTS: The Opulent Eye New York, 18 November 2014

New York's Opulent Eye sale #2897 realized $5,483,563/£3,509,480/€4,386,850

New York

The Opulent Eye

 New York, 18 November 2014, Sale #2897

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium] 

218 lots sold

Total: $5,483,563/£3,509,480/€4,386,850

67% sold by lot

327 lots offered

£0.64= $1 / €0.80=$1

84% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Large And Important French 'Japonisme' Ormolu-Mounted Ebonized Etagère-Vitrine, By Edouard Lièvre, Paris, circa 1880.

120,000 - 180,000




European Trade


‘Colimaçons Et Bête Fantastique’: An Important French Gothic-Revival Ormolu-Mounted Forged And Wrought-Iron Thirty-Nine-Light Chandelier, By Emmanuel Frémiet, Based On A Design By Émile Vaudremer, Paris, 1897.

250,000 - 350,000






A Fine French Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood and Satiné Parquetry Center-Table, By François Linke, Index No. 965, The Mounts Designed By Leon Message, Paris, circa 1905.

100,000 - 150,000




Middle East Trade


An Italian White Marble Figure Of Psyche, on Pedestal

By Professore Cesare Lapini, Florence, circa 1900.

60,000 - 80,000






A Thomas Webb & Sons Cameo Glass Allegorical Vase, ‘Night,’ circa 1900, Titled On The Underside, ‘Night’ Designed By And Signed In Intalgio Geo. Woodall.

150,000 - 200,000






A Life-Size Carrara Marble Figural Group of The Three Graces, After Antonio Canova, By Raffaello Battelli, circa 1880.

60,000 - 80,000






A Thomas Webb & Sons Cameo Glass Allegorical Vase of Cupid, circa 1880, acid-etched crescent mark, Thomas Webb & Sons, designed and Signed in Intalgio G. Woodall.

60,000 - 80,000






A Large American Gilt-Bronze And White Marble Centerpiece, By Edward F. Caldwell & Co., New York, circa 1905.

25,000 - 35,000






A Ningxia Carpet, North China, Second Half 17th Century.

8,000 - 12,000




US Trade


A French White Marble Figure Of Psyche, By Theodore-Charles Gruyère, Dated 1876.

20,000 - 30,000





Melissa Bennie, Head of Sale, European Ceramics and Glass, comments: “Extraordinary and unique works by celebrated 19th century artists hammered at the top of yesterday’s Opulent Eye auction. These rare well-documented pieces enjoyed active bidding from around the globe.   Included was an important Japonisme ebonized étagère vitrine by the Parisian artist Edouard Lièvre and a remarkable collaborative neo-Gothic chandelier designed by Émile Vaudremer and sculpted by Emmanuel Frémiet.  Likewise, the intricately engraved glass vessels of the British artist George Woodall of the Gem Workshop at Thomas Webb & Son produced robust results.  The sale closed on a high note with a Ningxia Chinese carpet dating to the second half of the 17th century realizing $118,750.” 

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.



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