Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Cameo glass Sphinx lamp, $19,200, John W. Coker
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By Ken Hall
An 18-inch-tall cameo-glass Sphinx lamp signed “Arsall” on the shade (referring to an early 20th century French designer) sold for $19,200 at an auction held Oct. 18 by John W. Coker Auctions, Ltd., in New Market, Tenn. The lamp was perched atop a finely formed bronze-on-marble base, replicating an elephant, and had a domed shade executed in vibrant shades of orange, yellow and terra cotta. The central figure was the Great Sphinx of Giza. The lamp had a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000. The price includes a 20 percent buyer’s premium.