The Lark Mason Associates sale of Lalique, Baccarat, and Other Fine Glass from an American Collector presented on the iGavel Auctions website recently closed with strong results, selling 134 out of 135 lots. The sale total of $592,883, including buyers’ premium, was led by a Baccarat Gilt Bronze Mounted Glass Camel, which realized $43,750. The top Lalique lot was a Green Perruches Vase, No. 876, which fetched $26,250 against an estimate of $4,000-8,000.
Says Lark Mason: “We’re pleased that we had such a successful sell-through for this auction with prices in some instances quadrupling many estimates. It proves that glass still holds water as collecting category.”
With international bidders from Europe, Asia, South Africa and the United States furiously competing, many lots entered into extended bidding such as the Lalique Penthievre Vase, No. 1011, which was finally hammered down to a German bidder. After heated bidding from two collectors one from the United Kingdom and the from South Africa, a Borromee Vase, No. 1017, which sold for $19,500 against an estimate of $7,000-10,000 went home with the South African collector, as did a Red and White Stained Perruches Vase, estimated at $4,000-8,000 that realized $23,125.
The online sale commenced on April 23 and was extend through May 31st.
About Lark Mason:
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years an an expert at Sotheby's New York.
Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby's. As an Asian works of art specialist he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, "The Antiques Roadshow."
For more information, visit www.igavelauctions.com and larkmasonassociates.com