PLYMOUTH, MA CO­P­LEY FINE ART AUC­TIONS

American Fine Art Magazine - - Auction Report: Boston, East Dennis, New York, Ply -

JULY 19-20

Sport­ing Sale

$5.2 mil­lion

On July 19 and 20, Co­p­ley

Fine Art Auc­tions hosted its 2018 Sport­ing Sale to much fan­fare for its de­coy and fine art of­fer­ings.the sale, which was 96 per­cent sold by lot, yielded a ro­bust $5.2 mil­lion. Dur­ing the sale, more than a dozen world records were achieved for artist or de­coy mak­ers, with eight of the de­coys hit­ting six-fig­ure prices.top­ping the sale, and the de­coy cat­e­gory, was the Earnest-gregory Dove­tailed Goose from the col­lec­tion of Donal C. O’brien Jr., which sold above its high es­ti­mate for a price of $810,000 af­ter ac­tive phone bid­ding.

In the painting cat­e­gory the 1895 painting Com­ing In, by Arthur B. Frost, achieved $48,000 against a pre­sale es­ti­mate of $30,000 to $50,000, while an­other by the artist ti­tled Trout Fish­ing (est. $6/9,000) went above its es­ti­mate at $9,600.Ai­den Las­sell Ri­p­ley’s wa­ter­color Set­ting Out was bought for its high es­ti­mate of $30,000, while Lynn Bogue Hunt’s On Point sold for its low es­ti­mate of $18,000.

Arthur B. Frost (1851-128), Com­ing In, 1895. Wa­ter­color, 17¼ x 25½ in. Cour­tesy Co­p­ley Fine Art Auc­tions. Es­ti­mate: $30/50,000 SOLD: $48,000

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