Would you believe $35,000-45,000?

palimpsestOctober 28, 2012

Frederick Hurten Reade tiles at auction.


The price achieved yesterday for this set of tiles was $637,000.

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It is a beautiful tile. A tad out of my price range though, Pal. ;)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 1:27PM
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    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 2:17PM
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Rhead? who designed the first Fiesta ware?


    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 7:20PM
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Wow! Seeing that, not knowing its value? Eh.. Not my thing, lol. (Just as well, that's over $500,000 more than my house could sell for.).

Who else clicked the thread link, just hoping it'd be a picture of something you have?

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 9:29PM
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I wonder what the value of similar tiles is historically. How are prices compared to pre-2007, pal?

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 9:54PM
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I was not at the auction, but in general these kinds of things seem to go to internet/phone bidders or someone who is clearly representing someone else.

So I think a lot of the stratospheric bids come from overseas buyers.

I do know someone who is friends with the man who bought the $8M Garvan Carver attributed pie crust table a few years back and he is an American. However, since he didn't want anyone to know he would pay $8M for a table he did it anonymously.

I think Rago tends to be pretty accurate with their estimates, so this probably interested a few bidders for whom money is essentially no object.

I don't tend to follow the decorative objects market much, however, I was told that it remained stronger than the furniture market, because the decorative arts are more "portable" and more liquid in terms of ease of resale than furniture.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 2:43PM
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