How much would you pay for a doorstop?

Bathing beauties 
Bertoia's Auctions are famous for their early cast iron doorstops.
This Art Deco doorstop “Bathing Beauties” designed by Fish and produced by Hubley created a bidding frenzy during the million-dollar summer sale auction.

"The Bathing Beauties doorstop is an extremely popular form with collectors, and this example was in particularly nice condition,” said Jeanne Bertoia, the company's owner. “It was estimated at $3,000-$4,000 and sold for $10,350, which we believe to be a world auction record”.

Believe it! $ 10,350 for a doorstop! Don’t we wish to have this buyer as a client?!

Image courtesy of Live Auctioneers.

©2011 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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