Spring Auction Results at M G Neely Auction

We had another great sale on Sunday, May 7th here at M G Neely Auction! We had quite a few surprises in this sale, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, jewelry was a big hit. Decorative silver sold well, as well as did art glass. Mid Century Modern furniture was very popular, however it was overshadowed by our large collection of Asian antiques and decor. Overall, it was a successful and exciting auction!

This Edwardian bell pendant is set with over 2.5 carats of diamonds, two sapphires, and a beautiful pave design. It was sold for $3,750.

A stunning Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire ring set in Platinum sold for $825.

A beautiful and unique Daum France dresser box with sterling mounts was sold for $1,000.

This large and finely crafted dressing mirror is a great example of the transitional period between Art Deco and Art Nouveau, and is marked GSW Jungendstil Gamba. It was sold for $725.

A more unique item in the auction was this Victorian wrought iron salesman’s model of a staircase, which sold for $4,050.

Mid Century Modern furnishings and decor were a small, but interesting portion of our sale. Vintage lighting was especially popular.

This stylish vintage brass globe would look great in any study or office. It sold for $500.

This pair of chrome side tables by Paul Evans from the ‘Cityscape’ collection sold for $2,800.A pink and white Murano table lamp by Vetri sold for $475.

A vintage glass and chrome vanity light was very popular, and sold for $475.

These traditionally styled table lamps decorated with brass swans and tole shades were designed by Chapman, and released in the 1970’s. The pair sold for $500.

A large percentage of our sale was a collection of Asian furnishings, decor, sculptures, and collectibles.

This large, heavily carved gilt wood Chinese alter cabinet is decorated with lacquered scenes of birds, flora, and palace scenes. It sold for $3,750.

This pair of ornate cloisonne over brass garden seats is decorated with dragons and lions and beautiful floral a geometric patterns. They sold for $1,300.

Art and sculpture were a smaller portion of the auction than usual, but were not to be overlooked!

Does this man look familiar? This polished bronze floor sculpture by Georges Charpentier (French, born in 1937) depicts Charlie Chaplin with his characteristic bowler hat and cane. It was sold for $1,700.

Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011) is an Italian ceramist with a long and illustrious career, and the founder of the International School of Ceramics in Florence. This signed and numbered piece sold for $2,150.

 Barry Leighton-Jones (1932-2011) is an English artist who was commissioned by The Kelley Estate to create images based on the life and work of Emmett Kelley, a famous American Clown. The oil painting titled ‘Helping Hands’ sold for $1,450.

American artist Bill Mack (1944-) has a unique three dimensional sculpting technique. This bonded sand sculpture sold for $3,000.

Thank you for supporting M G Neely Auction for another successful sale! We will hold our Summer Auction on Sunday, July 9th at 12pm EST. Stay tuned for our next blog post, where we will share a preview of our next sale. You can follow us on twitter @neelyauction for more sneak previews!