You never truly know what to expect at an auction. Sometimes, shining stars end up unsold and back in their boxes while discrete underdogs roll over into overnight sensations. Watching items sink or swim is the nature of a live sale and an entertaining element that can be easily accessed every week on Bidsquare. Even if you aren't the one bidding, the thrill of rising offers and the impulse to root anonymous bidders forward awakens the competitive beast inside all of us.
Since its launch in Fall 2014, Bidsquare has seen over $476M in online bids placed through the platform. Without the need to search the far reaches of the web or subscribe to individual auction catalogs, Bidsquare provides a marketplace for collectors to stay up to date on fresh-to-market items. The constant flow of exclusive catalogs that surface each week have kept Bidsquare's audience busy with serious buying interest. Some even manage to break records.
Here's a list of the Top 10 Items sold on Bidsquare (so far…)
#1) Price Realized $190,500.00
We have to admit, these Chinese bowls served up a significant amount of shock. They might appear simple at first glance but these porcelain treasures sold for nearly 250x their high estimate!
#2) Price Realized: $166,160.00
This serene painting is one of two Fine Western artworks on our Top 10 list purchased from The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction - an annual sale has proven to be a premier event on the platform. Read more about the sale here: Bidsquare Gallops Past $1 Million at Coeur d'Alene.
#3) Price Realized: $145,200.00
Diamonds always attract a special degree of attention. The advantage of buying fine jewelry on Bidsquare is access to quality auction houses like Leslie Hindman Auctioneers which ensures that certificate records and appraisals are credible.
#4) Price Realized: $128,700.00
The Santa Fe Art Auction, where this painting was offered, is one of the Southwest’s largest annual auctions of classic and contemporary Western art. Bidsquare users, coast to coast, loyally tune in to participate online.
#5) Price Realized: $128,000.00
Fernando Botero has graced us with one of his full figured women. This bronze, which speaks to his signature style, pumped up the volume for Bidsquare’s Fine Art sales.
#6) Price Realized: $110,250.00
The holidays are a great time to browse on Bidsquare for gifts. The auction houses we partner with roll out some serious ice in December, like this diamond set which was purchased in Kodner Galleries, Holiday Estate Jewelry & Fine Watches sale.
#7) Price Realized: $106,250.00
#8) Price Realized: $95,200.00
Terpning keeps on topping! Fine Western and American Art is one of Bidsquare's strongest categories within the scope of Fine Art and Howard Terpning is one of many artists of this genre that seem to be reigning in our online audience.
#9) Price Realized: $92,250.00
That price tag is no optical illusion. Modern Art and 20th Century Design is a Bidsquare favorite and always makes for exciting live auctions. Check out upcoming 20th Century Design often to see similar items you can snatch.
#10) Price Realized: $86,800.00
Bidsquare drove over 1.3 million dollars in bids during James D. Julia Auctioneers, Extraordinary Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction on June 16th. One of the items that lit up our records was this iconic Tiffany Studios, Loutus Table Lamp! Read more about the sale in our blog: Bidsquare's Top 5 at James D. Julia!