Niche Delights: Tait painting, carved decoy, "woolies" lead Northeast sale

  • September 16, 2009 11:19

  • Email
Painted black duck decoy made around 1903 by A. Elmer Crowell of East Harwich, Mass., for his friend and employer Dr John C. Phillips sold privately on Sunday for $103,500 after passing in the room on Saturday

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Northeast Auctions' popular marine, China Trade, and sporting art auction on August 15 to 16 tallied around $3.4 million, including premium, on 1,200 lots, a smaller gross than in past years, when totals have approached $10 million. A graceful preening duck decoy by master carver A. Elmer Crowell, passed at $75,000, but auctioneer Ron Bourgeault later negotiated a private deal to sell the sculpture for $105,300, including premium. Strong prices went to a historical painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait ($381,000), sailor-made "woolies" and English pottery.

Read more at Antiques & the Arts


  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Part of the "Seeing Differently" exhibition, Sam Gilliam, Purple Antelope Space Squeeze, 1987, Diptych: Relief, etching, aquatint and collagraph on handmade paper with embossing, hand-painting and painted collage, 41 1/2 in x 81 5/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Bequest of Marion F.  and Norman W.  Goldin, 2017

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his ...

Read More...
Baltimore Museum of Art.  Photograph by Eli Pousson.

Baltimore's Two Largest Museums Just Accelerated Plans For A Minimum Wage Increase To $15 An Hour

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

While Maryland’s minimum wage increases to $15 an hour for companies with more than 15 employees by 2025, two of ...

Read More...
The Great Bed of Ware, 1590-1760 ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world ...

Read More...
Franz Kline’s “Painting No.  11,” and Clyfford Still's "PH-338 (1949-No.  2)" in the Lang Residence.  Spike Mafford/Zocalo Studios

Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

  • ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard ...

Read More...

ARTFIXdaily Artwire