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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Leo Lerman-Gray Foy Majolica Auction Results at Doyle

The Leo Lerman-Gray Foy collection we wrote about a couple of weeks ago went under the hammer at Doyle New York earlier this week and I must say, the majolica sold quite reasonably.

The biggest surprise was the unusual Wilhelm Schiller & Sons pine cone molded majolica glazed Jardiniere which was appraised at $500-$700 but brought, with premium, $2000

The biggest price brought by a lot of majolica was no surprise--the pair of Minton monkey vases which brought $4688.

Both the Wedgwood Argenta Lincoln umbrella stand and the unmarked English heron centerpiece brought $988 each.

The George Jones cheese stand brought $1375, the Minton foliage jardiniere brought $2000, and the unmarked monkey figurine brought $813, all with buyer's premium included. 

The entire sale totaled $831,519 against a pre-sale estimate of $413,600-630,600.

For complete auction results go to the Doyle New York Web site.

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