Charming decorative arts exceed estimates at Neue Auctions summer art and antiques auction on July 25


Colored wood block with embossing by Hiroaki Takahashi Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945), titled Tama, the Cat (1924), 10 inches by 14 inches ($ 1,107).
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A simple but charming garden bird swirling garden ornament measuring about 5 feet 6 inches high with a central pole, to which were attached seven rotating branches, each with a bird at each end, turned out to be irresistible to bidders in Neue Auctions online -only the summer art and antiques auction held on July 25th. After lively auctions, it flew for $ 1,353.

The birds appeared to be machine-stamped metal with traces of blue paint, and the tip had an ornament lily flower flagship of style. Each branch turned in the wind with ease. The estimate was conservative at $ 150- $ 300. After 23 bids, it sold to a Liveauctioneers bidder for $ 1,100 (minus 23% of the buyer’s premium) and was marked as a “hot lot” with 50 bidders making it a favorite.

The sale was filled with 300 lots of unique treasures looking for new homes. These included art, antiques, signed rock’n’roll albums, vintage posters, decorative arts, Asian artifacts, patio furniture, works on paper and more. Overall, the auction brought in $ 54,580, with the buyer’s premium. Online auctions were conducted through, and

“I wasn’t sure if the bids would be high or low, but many lots exceeded our expectations and estimates, said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “People are staying home right now and getting their fix through online shopping and auctions – the first summer auction I’ve had in 20 years.

Hand sculpted and painted figure of an osprey falcon by artist Wendell Gilley (Maine, 1904-1983), depicting the osprey in flight landing on a driftwood branch, signed by the artist ($ 1,599).
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Maciejewski said that historically Neue Auctions has held an auction every two months, but for 2020 it’s monthly. “We are working with a lot of areas right now,” she said. “The baby boomer generation is downsizing and properties are selling fast, which keeps us busy. I am grateful that we are able to keep up with the momentum.

Here are additional highlights from the auction. All prices listed include a 23 percent buy-in premium.

A stunning hand-carved and painted figure of an osprey by artist Wendell Gilley (Maine, 1904-1983), depicting the osprey in flight landing on a driftwood branch above a plaice in the sand , 17 inches tall and artist signed, brought in $ 1,599. In addition, an Arts and Crafts oak watchmaker’s desk having a rectangular top and fitted with a glass panel over three drawers, cost $ 799.

A sailor has attracted a lot of attention in the category of decorative arts. It was lot 182: a hand painted cast iron door stop in the form of a uniformed sailor painted red, white and blue and measuring 13 ½ inches ($ 1,169). Also, a Nantucket basket hand-woven in 1995 by Sylvia Terry, oval in shape, topped with a carved whale, with fittings and bone closure, signed by the artist, is $ 677.

The Asian lots were led by three emblazoned Chinese export plaques, the central Qing, Quianlong plaque (circa 1735-1738), painted in the center with the arms of Dickinson impaling Wright above the motto “Dei Manus Medicus”. The other two plaques (Qing, Qianlong, circa 1745) were painted in the center with Fazakerley’s quarterly arms impaling Lutwyche. The set brought in $ 1,599.

A set of eight cups and saucers covered with 20th-century Chinese export cabbage leaves, the delicate cups having two handles and domed lids, the 6-inch by 5-inch saucers, fetched $ 1,353. Also, a set of Capodimonte emblazoned porcelain comprising two cookie plates with handles, six plates and five bread plates, all decorated with bacchanal scenes on the edges, cost $ 1,107.

Charming swirling garden ornament featuring a garden bird measuring about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a central post to which were attached seven rotating branches, each with a bird at each end ($ 1,353).
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A colored wooden block with embossing by Hiroaki Takahashi Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945), titled Tama, the cat (1924), 10 inches by 14 inches, of the lifetime edition published by Shozaburo Watanabeo, signed with the publisher’s seal used from 1929 to 1942, went for $ 1,107; and a group of eight assorted Chinese china white The tallest 10-inch Guanyin action figures fetched $ 799.

Chinese textiles have aroused the interest of bidders. A silk jacquard woven tablecloth, a patch construction in gold and earth tones woven with dragons in the clouds, measuring approximately 86 inches by 44 inches, was knocked down for $ 1,169. The same price was made for a silk jacquard woven quilt, woven with dragon and phoenix borders centering stripes in multiple colors, 70 inches by 64 inches.

Neue Auctions’ next major auction is a mid-century design auction with contemporary art scheduled for Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. EST. The sale is titled “What is Neue Pussycat?” And auctions will be conducted online only, via, and

Headlining the auction is a work of art by Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). The offer of this serigraph, entitled oval office, gives it extra meaning in our current difficult times. Commissioned as part of the Artists for Freedom of Expression project, the 36 inch by 45 inch print, signed in pencil by Lichtenstein and dated 1992, has an estimate of $ 30,000 to $ 50,000.

The modern auction will feature many other wonderful finds in the fine art category, including works by artists like Viktor Schreckengost, Julian Stanczak and others. Cataloging is in progress. The furnishings will feature excellent mid-century modern classics from names such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Folke Ohlsson and others. Look at the website for more details.

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Neue Auctions offers a tailor-made experience for sellers and buyers, with items featured fully guaranteed and vetted, and combines regular online auctions with selected art exhibitions and educational opportunities. Offering consignment services for unique items, estates and corporate collections, the firm assists clients in the complicated process of settling estates and downsizing in general, working with individuals, trusts, estates, museums, banks and lawyers.

Neue Auctions continues the history and long-standing tradition of art collecting in Cleveland by bringing beautiful works of art to the market for sale, thereby encouraging the present and future generation of collectors. Neue Auctions accepts shipments for future sales. For purchases or consignment inquiries, please call 216-245-6707; or send an email to [email protected]

Find out more about Neue Auctions and Saturday August 22 “What’s New Pussycat? online auction at 11 a.m. EST, visit Updates are posted often.

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