Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Don Quixote" Counterfeit Print.

Auction end date: 1/27/2012
Sale price: $133
Details: 24" x 16"; No. 131 of 300; came from a Honolulu estate with no COA.
NOTE: appears to be an original lithograph from the Foret edition of "Pages choisies de Don Quichotte de la Mancha" titled L'age d'or (Field #57-1B), however this is a counterfeit print (see Field p. 259). The size is much larger than the authentic print and the edition size is incorrect.  In addition, the signature looks forged.

Don Quixote Illustrated by Salvador Dali.

Auction end date: 1/26/2012
Sale price: $87
Details:  published 1946.

Dali Vogue Magazine Cover (4/1/1944).

Auction end date: 1/23/2012
Sale price: $130
Details: Near mint; complete.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tribes of Israel "Benjamin" Medallion.

Auction end date: 1/21/2012
Sale price: $90
Details: No. 1721; 77.2 g .999 silver; by Medallic Art Co., NY.


Original Engraving "Pegasus in flight with an angel."

Auction end date: 1/19/2012
Sale price: $38
Details: 8.5" x 10.25" image on 11" x 14 7/8" paper; appears to be #70-3 (p. 56).

Tribes of Israel "Asher" Medallion.

Auction end date:1/19/2012
Sale price: $100
Details: 51.2 mm; 86.5 g .999 silver; by Medallic Art Co, NY.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Hommage a Leonardo da Vinci Original Engraving: "L'ampoule Incandescence" (Light Bulb, 1975).

Auction end date: 1/18/2012
Sale price: $610
Details: No. 154 of 450; 14 3/8 x 20" plate; Arches paper.
NOTE: appears to be original engraving #75-8K (Field p. 106).

Jerusalem Bible Illustrated by Salvador Dali.

Auction end date: 1/16/2012
Sale price: $130
Details: complete with box.

Ten Commandments Medallion.

Auction end date: 1/15/2012
Sale price: $78
Details: 49 mm; 46.59 g fine silver.

Collectors' Guild Alice in Wonderland Lithograph Forgery: The Queen's Party.

Auction end date: 1/15/2012
Sale price: $400
Details: COA misidentifies it as "The Queen's Party" (actually "Queen's Croquet Ground"); No. P XXXVI of CLL; 26 x 17.5 in. mat size; about 20 x 28 in. paper.
NOTE: this is not an original intaglio #69-5(I) found in Field catalog pp. 36-37; this is likely a counterfeit as identified in Field catalog p. 259; the signature appears to be a forgery (see also The Great Dali Art Fraud & Other Deceptions by Lee Catterall, pp. 152-153).