Oil painting by Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) hits $108,900 at Ahlers & Ogletree's Aug. 25-26 auction

The auction featured Modernism, weapons, collectible books, jewelry and Asian arts on August 25th and antiques and fine art, scrimshaw, silver and rugs on August 26th. Overall it grossed $1.3 million. Online bidding was on multiple platforms.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
 
 
Lovely oil on canvas painting by Louis C Tiffany.
Lovely oil on canvas painting by Louis C Tiffany.
ATLANTA - Aug. 31, 2023 - PRLog -- A lovely oil on canvas painting by the renowned artist and stained glass and jewelry designer Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) sold for $108,900 in Ahlers & Ogletree's two-day Fine Estates & Collections auction held August 25th and 26th, online and live in the Atlanta gallery. The painting easily bested its pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$75,000 and ended up being the auction's top achiever.

The auction featured 484 lots of Modernism, weapons, collectible books, jewelry and Asian arts on August 25th; and 474 lots of antiques and fine art, scrimshaw, silver and rugs on August 26th. Live gallery bidding was held in Ahlers & Ogletree's new gallery location at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta.

The oil on canvas painting by Louis C. Tiffany, titled Boat at Sea Bright (1888), depicted four men carrying a boat in the sand with buildings in the background. The work was signed and dated lower left and measured 24 ¼ inches by 36 ¼ inches (canvas, less frame). It had an Art Institute of Chicago First Annual Exhibition 1888 label en verso and an Ohio Society of New York label en verso (both partial).

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which overall grossed around $1.3 million. Internet bidding was via Ahlers & Ogletree's online bidding platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com, as well as LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Prices include a 21 percent buyer's premium.

A Chinese 18th century style bronze and parcel gilt ceremonial "Phoenix Bearing Zun" wine vessel on wheels, the tall Gu form vessel with trumpet form rim resting in a hole at the center of the bird's back, the bird's feet resting on an axle between two six spoked wheels, while the bird's tail curved down and around, standing 16 inches in height by 9 ½ inches in width, changed hands for $51,425.

A stunning Audemars Piguet 18k rose gold and custom diamond set Royal Oak Offshore model watch, case No. 0307, featuring a Swiss made perpetual (self-winding) jeweled movement, custom (non Audemars Piguet) diamond chrono dial, and a custom (non AP) diamond encrusted bezel, case, and bracelet, approximately 15 cts. total of SI-1 clarity and H-I color diamonds, fetched $42,350.

Coming up next for Ahlers & Ogletree are a Modern Paintings, Prints & Sculpture auction in October, and a sale featuring the Estate of Fred Bentley, St. and the Estate of Vectra Orkin Barnette, plus fine jewelry and timepieces, in November. Watch www.aandoauctions.com for more details.

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