Results. Christmas2018

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A tribal art world record emerges in Rago's $2.3M October auctions

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ.- Rago Auction’s October 19-21 auction series brought in a total of $2,324,975 across three segments. While each segment saw spirited bidding, the series’ opening segment, Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone and Other Owners, met or exceeded all expectations with strong interest and even stronger results throughout.

This nearly 250 lot sale, consisting of tribal and ethnographic art of African, Oceanic, American and Asian origin and fueled by bidding from an international audience including buyers in Nigeria, France, China and the U.K., achieved a final sale price of $969,000 against a high estimate of $928,200.

Standout lots from the Tribal sale include; lot 147, a Fijian ancestral figure which sold for $137,500; lot 209, a bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva from the 16th century which sold for $40,625; lot 105, a community power figure from the Songye people of the Congo which sold for $28,750 against a $18,000 high estimate; and lot 43, a headcrest from the Ekoi people of Nigeria which sold for $115,625, setting a new world record for the highest price achieved by an Ekoi headcrest at auction.

“Rago’s first major tribal sale proved to be a great success in netting just under a million dollars. It is noteworthy that this inaugural sale set a world record with the Ekoi headcrest, whose provenance includes The Helena Rubenstein Collection. Rago is currently seeking property for their next Tribal Art Sale, planned for fall of 2019.” - John Buxton, Specialist in Charge

Lots of note from the weekend’s other sales include; lot 1143, a carved limestone sculpture titled "Crucfixion" by outside artist William Edmondson which sold for $175,000; lot 1106, a 2nd century Roman marble sculpture of a Bacchic Faun which nearly doubled its $15,000 high estimate to sell for $28,750; lot 461, a 74-piece Buccellati sterling silver flatware set which sold for $20,000; lot 1198, George Washington Mark's "Greenfield Street by Moonlight" which sold for $28,750; lot 1142, a Haida Argallite bust of a European man which sold for $18,750 against a $8,000 high estimate; and lot 612, a “Rio” rocking chaise lounge by Oscar Niemeyer which sold for $5,938, more than double its high estimate of $2,400.

http://artdaily.com/news/108647/A-tribal-art-world-record-emerges-in-Rago-s--2-3M-October-auctions#.W_eOp1BKjIV

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Lot 101

 Lot 98

Lot 98

Christies SALE 16418

Arts d'Afrique d'Océanie et d'Amérique

Paris 30 October 2018

Sale total including buyer’s premium: EUR 5,214,750

LOT 98

MASQUE FANG, NGIL A FANG MASK GABON

Price realised EUR 2,407,500

LOT 101

FIGURE DE RELIQUAIRE KOTA A KOTA RELIQUARY FIGUREGABON

Price realised EUR 62,500

Estimate EUR 25,000 - EUR 35,000

https://www.christies.com/arts-dafrique-doceanie-et-27838.aspx?lid=1&dt=231120181206&saletitle=

Christeis SALE 16506

Chefs-d'Oeuvre d'Art Africain et Océanien de la Collection Adolphe Stoclet

Paris 30 October 2018

22 Lots total

Sale total including buyer’s premium: EUR 1,393,125

 Lot 1

Lot 1

 Lot 22

Lot 22

LOT 1

ORNEMENT DE FLÛTE IATMUL, RÉGION DU MOYEN SEPIK A FLUTE ORNAMENT PAPOUASIE-NOUVELLE-GUINÉE

Price realisedEUR 87,500

EstimateEUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000

LOT 22

APPUI-TÊTE YAKA A YAKA HEADREST RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

Price realised EUR 1,207,500

Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000

https://www.christies.com/chefs-doeuvre-dart-africain-et-27896.aspx?lid=1&dt=231120181207&saletitle=

AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ART

Bonhams

13 Nov 2018, starting at 11:00 EST .New York

55 Lots sold

 Lot 92

Lot 92

 Lot 72

Lot 72

Lot 92

EXCEPTIONAL KOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURE, OBAMBA GROUP, GABON

Sold for US$ 336,500 inc. premium

Lot 72

SENUFO ANCESTRAL MALE FIGURE, CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Sold for US$ 87,500 inc. premium

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24828/?category=results#