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Sotheby’s Americana Week Totals $15,029,329 in Two Day Americana Week Sales

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 2010 Americana Week sales brought a combined total of $15,029,329, with both sales exceeding the high estimate in front of a packed salesroom. Sotheby’s two-day sale of Important Americana totaled $13,334,005 (est. $5.4/10.4 million) and was 94.1% sold by value and 80.1% sold by lot. The series continued with Chinese Export Porcelain from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon, which brought a total of $1,695,324 (est. $850,000/1.3 million). The single-owner sale was 94.9% sold by value and 84% sold by lot. A new auction record for American silver was set on Friday when an Important American Silver Punch Bowl by Cornelius Kierstede, made in New York between 1700 and 1710, sold for an astonishing $5,906,500. With a presale estimate of $400/800,000