Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Denver Summer auction brought excitement and spirited bidding to its saleroom last week. The sale realized strong prices in most categories with 89% of lots sold.
“It was our fifth auction in Denver and the feedback from our clients was extremely positive. We are thrilled with the results of the sale and are grateful for the support we are receiving from our buyers,” said Maron Hindman, Managing Director West/Southwest region.
Highlights of the auction included a pair of Chinese export armorial plates and a Feraghan Sarouk prayer rug, both from the same private family collection, which sold for $4,000 and $4,500, respectively. A work by William Scott, RA entitled Forms Blue, Open and Closed, far-exceeded the presale estimate, with interest from around the globe, selling for $18,000. Additionally, a bronze by Allan Houser entitled Water Carrier II, from the collection of Donna and Donald Daggett, St. Paul Minnesota, sold for $20,200, nearly doubling the presale estimate.
The Native American and Southwestern Jewelry session ended the auction with exciting activity. The session included property from several impressive collections and estates from all over the West and Midwest. A San Ildefonso pueblo redware and turquoise jar by Tony Da brought $8,125. A Zuni sterling silver and turquoise necklace, in the style of Leekya Deyuse, from the Estate of Katrina McCormick Barnes, Santa Fe, sold for $10,000.
The next auction in Denver is scheduled for September 19, 2013. Consignments for this auction are welcomed through the end of July. For information regarding upcoming auction and appraisal events, please visit our website at www.lesliehindman.com.