Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau’s
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A vintage 1950s brass floor lamp designed by legendary Italian lighting designer Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) sold for $15,930 at a Mid-Century and Couture Estates Auction held May 11 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, a Jeanne Lanvin Castillo Paris evening gown with bead work and embroidery shot to $1,652; a 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL convertible car with hard and soft top sped off for $4,313; and a Hermes ship’s clock by Swiss watch and clock maker Jaeger-LeCoultre went for $1,452. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.