Rare Centennial Vase and Malcolm Forbes Botanicals Lead $1+ Million Heritage Decorative Arts Auction

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DALLAS, TX.- A Karl Müller-designed and signed Union Porcelain Works Centennial Vase, manufactured in Greenpoint, NY, circa 1876-1885, sold for $47,800 on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 to lead Heritage Auctions‘ Signature® Decorative Arts & Design and Gentleman Collector Auctions at the company’s Design District Annex in Dallas. All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. The auction realized a total of $1,018,813 on 586 lots, with 741 bidders vying for offerings, including strong international online buying contingents. “The result on this vase is spectacular by any account,” said Tim Rigdon, Director of Decorative Arts at Heritage. “There are likely only about 16 of these vases known and we’ve seen none in better condition. Add impeccable provenance and history and it’s easy to see why an advanced collector thought enough of this piece to pay $47,800. The baluster-form Centennial Vase with sculpted North American