The James Fairfax Collection of Decorative Arts sells for $1.74 million
This historic two day dispersal of Graham Geddes’ famous High Street collection saw almost 2000 items offered for public auction. A packed auction room on site in High Street enjoyed catering throughout both days while clients bid enthusiastically for both monumental and peculiar items alike. A collection this vast and varied and coveted was always guaranteed to generate some exciting results and here are just three from day one.
Impressive, high quality Asian objects enjoyed spirited bidding and lot 8, a large and impressive pair of Chinese blue and white floor vases typified this interest when they sold for $13,420. The appetite for large scale objects continued with the sale of lot 22, a pair of baroque style bronze torch bearers that reached over 2 metres in height. They finally sold for $9,760 while lot 91, a 17th century white robed Guanyin, reaffirmed our recent stellar results for Asian items and finally sold for $11,590. The Saturday evening session reserved for antiquities delighted when three important Greek lots enjoyed both online and in room bidding while day two will be remembered for the sale of an extremely rare peach-glazed vase, lot 1292 that realised a staggering $73,200 (IBP).
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