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Offline Bernard C

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Walsh epergne breaks all records!
« on: October 26, 2006, 05:40:20 AM »
In Dallas, on Wednesday 25th October 2006, a Webb epergne smashed its way into the record books, achieving a hammer price of $6,000, with buyer's premium $7,350, that's £3,921  :!:

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The previous record for this glass house was (to my knowledge) a Stevens and Williams waterlily epergne, apparently designed by Frederick Carder, achieving a price inclusive of b.p. of £2,645 at Sotheby's Royal Brierley auction on Tuesday 3rd March 1998.

Confused?   Think about it.  :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 11:34:36 AM »
The same item ?
Sotheby's got it WRONG !!! ??

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 11:52:46 AM »
Is it certain that Sotheby's got it wrong and not the Dallas Auction house?

if it is unmarked, all attributions are subjective surely?  Unless it appears in an original manufacturer's catalogue?
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 12:47:05 PM »
Bernard
What is your research that shows this particular epergne "smashed all records"?  

The reason I ask, is that I personally know of a Webb Table Epergne that sold at auction for $24,000 about 2 years ago.  I know the buyer and have seen pictures of the piece.  Somewhere on a disk (which all of that is packed right now for a move), I have the picture.  The buyer made no fanfare about  the price (obviously) and I actually ran the picture on a previous cover of our club newsletter, without quoting what the buyer paid for the piece.  

$6000 for the ebay epergne seems kinda low for 'smashing all records."

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 12:56:50 PM »
As I said, think about it.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 01:21:35 PM »
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The previous record for this glass house was (to my knowledge) a Stevens and Williams waterlily epergne,


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Re: Epergne breaks all records!
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 02:43:53 PM »
Quote from: "Bernard C"
In Dallas, on Wednesday 25th October 2006, a Webb epergne smashed its way into the record books, achieving a hammer price of $6,000, with buyer's premium $7,350, that's £3,921  :!:



hang on... how can the buyer's premium be higher than the hammer price???
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 02:53:36 PM »
I think he means that was the total including the buyers premium.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 03:05:14 PM »
It broke  :D
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 03:12:30 PM »
Quote from: "Pat"
I think he means that was the total including the buyers premium.


Ah, yes, I see what you mean.

Della, did it really?!!
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